What is your “real work”? I have been thinking about mine.

What is your “real work”? I have been thinking about mine.

Creative life.

It’s January 16, 2020. If you are like me, and you most likely are, you juggle many “jobs” throughout your week. Women of my age (60), typically do most of the laundry, grocery shopping, coordinating of household needs, scheduling social activities, have a career outside of the house, purchase the children’s gifts, etc.

Then, when I think of my career – managing a gallery; marketing; accounting; staff management; client management; rental properties; making ceramic pieces; and investments. When, I look at all of these lists. I don’t know how I get it all done. Somehow, it does.

But, what is “my real work”? I am blessed with many talents. Can I choose only one or two? That is what I am thinking about as we start this new year.

I am taking the month of January to just think about ceramic work and my focus for 2020. It was an interesting exercise to go through photographs that I have taken of artwork over the last 10 years. Here are images of the art that really speak to me:

Italian ceramic artwork

Asian bronze wine vessel

Porcelain bowls

Abstract painting

Italian sculpture

Porcelain dishes

After looking at the above art for about the 5th time, I think they will be my focus for 2020.  What can I learn from them? Is there a similar theme?

Tell me how do you choose the things that give you a sense of purpose? Plus, feed you – financially and emotionally. I have created lists. I have written dreams in journals. Scribbled on small papers. I have buried them in the yard.  Yup,  I have burned them on New Year’s Eve. However each year, about this time, I must take one small step forward in A direction. I tell myself to have faith in this choice.  That a window will crack open. So, I choose and begin the new year again. I can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store for me. I would love to hear about your plans for the year. Please let me know in December how you did. Take care, c2.

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