I have to be honest, today was frustrating for me. By the end of the day I was actually angry, which only caused more problems and stress. It was difficult for me to find the time to do the things I needed to do today, even though I had a decent night’s sleep. It was a matter of not having control over my time.

But I still managed to get quite a bit done, even with nearly constant interruptions. I filmed a video for CreateQuest, edited two videos, wrote more for a course, and tried to start drawing before the first major interruption for my day, so that got put on hold.

Once I made it to the studio an hour early, my client was already there, so I started tattooing almost immediately, still no warmup or drawing for the day, but the tattoo was a good bit of art time:

The second major interruption happened as I finished up the tattoo, and put a hold on the rest of my day until the kids were in bed. When I finally got to tackle my warmup page:

And started working on a piece of flash that I think I’m going to trash. I like the concept, but I was too frustrated to execute it the way it was in my head. I’ll probably abandon this one and try something new tomorrow (if I’m lucky enough to get the time to draw).

Looking at it now…I really dislike it. A lot. I’ll play with the idea more tomorrow and see what I can figure out.

What was awesome?

A super-happy client.

What needs work?

Protecting my time. If I can’t work, then I can’t provide for my family.

What did I learn?

Deep work time needs protected so that my deep love time can be full of connection.

And don’t forget to check out CreateQuest – a project that I’m working on with Chris Beaven. It’s our mission to bring creatives together in an empowering community with a focus on improving the world, not just changing it.

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