Is it just me or was this Monday especially difficult to get through? I'm sorry for the lack of internet presence yesterday but I just couldn't wrap my head around being productive. Do you ever have those days?
A while back, I came across this post by Brianna of Observant Nomad and I've been keeping the idea in my back pocket for a rainy day in the blog world. I love creative thinking/writing prompts and when Braid Creative asked, "What do you want to be doing all day?", I was excited to put it all on paper... errr, computer. The worksheet includes a few questions that are fun to think about and were really telling about what's missing from your life. See my answers below:
Where are you when you wake up?
I wake up to the morning light shining through big sheer-curtained windows in the downtown walkup that I share with my little family. Waking to the sunrise is refreshing and I sit up, stretch and feel rested because I was able to sleep early the night before. Mr. Jackson stirs and Lorelai skips into our room, jumping on the crisp white bed linens. I can hear people bustling outside but the sound is soft enough to remain comforting.
Describe your morning routine:
After heading to the kitchen to steep a cup of tea, I jump back in bed with a sketchpad and some free time. I create aimlessly for an hour or two before it's really time to start the day. I do a focused and intentional sun salutation and then step out onto a balcony to smell the crisp and cool Autumn air. We kiss Daddy goodbye and Lorelai and I walk to school (which is close to our city dwelling), chatting about our plans for the weekend. After dropping her off I continue the jaunt to work.
Describe your dream wardrobe:
I dressed easily and casually, picking items from my wardrobe of neutral and practical pieces. Nothing is too overdone and nothing taunts me from the back of my closet for being too small/too big/too trendy. A collection of shoes forms a neat line in my storage space and there's a choice for every occasion. I go with comfortable sable colored sandals but make a note to bring out something higher for date night on Friday.
Describe your environments.
I spend the majority of the day in my studio, a space with white brick walls and plenty of room to work on projects and collaborate with friends. The air inside is fresh and clean because it's nice enough to keep the giant windows open while we work.
What is your day like?
My day is enjoyable but productive. I spend the morning chatting with friends (who happen to also be colleagues) about upcoming projects and dedicate a good chunk of time blogging. At lunch time I'm able to step out with a friend (one perk of being my own boss) for something light, healthy and delicious. In the afternoon I spend time tying up loose ends so that I can go home without unfinished work looming over me. At the end of the day I feel fulfilled and inspired.
What fills your evenings?
After picking Lo up from school, we meet Mr. Jackson at the farmer's market and grab seasonal produce for the evening's dinner. We walk home leisurely, taking in the scenery and the sounds of the city. The three of us make dinner together and eat al fresco. We finish up just as the sun begins to set. We tuck Lorelai in at a reasonable hour and she falls asleep easily. I feel blessed to watch her sleep soundly and soak up the joy that comes from watching her be little. Mr. Jackson and I spend the rest of the night together, phones put away, chatting about everything and anything. It's dark and quiet and I drift to sleep satisfied that the day was not wasted.
p.s. I would love to know what your ideal looks like. Leave it in the comments or feel free to give this post a try!
image via wit + delight