Good morning, world!
Jason has just left to go to work, and of course my sweet Sophie girl is curled up asleep, next to me, as I play on my computer this morning! This is starting to become our morning ritual, Sophie girl & I! I am so thankful that she is able to stay with me.
This transitioning to working from home can get really lonely really fast!
I talk to her a lot! and I mean, like, “Girrrrrrrl, has she lost here ever-loving mind???” a lot!! Don’t worry, she doesn’t actually speak back, like with actual words or anything, but we do pretty well understanding each other!
I am really in my head this morning. Hell, who am I kidding??? being an introvert, I am in my head a lot most mornings! Today, I am thinking about all of the work that still has yet to be done!
Like a crazy person, I have committed to posting 1 YouTube video every day of November, and then I had already decided that I wanted to do a 24 Days of Christmas series, which means I will be posting a YouTube video EVERY-SINGLE-DAY-FOR-54-DAYS!!! The reality of that boggles the mind!!
And if that weren’t insane enough, I have thrown a BIG move right into the middle of all of that!! The YouTube videos right now are a full time job, in and of itself, but then I realize, “CRAP!! Someone has got to pack this house up!!!” Well, that someone is me!
My hubby and I have moved A LOT in our 21 years of marriage!! So many times, that I honestly have lost count!! Moving has kind of fed the gypsy in me. The one that is always want to purge, pack, and start brand new. I haven’t moved in 10 years. THAT IN INSANE to me!! That might be where my longing for a change of scenery has come from, my soul getting itchy to stretch out and try on a new environment.
This is both scary and exciting!
What this has done for me, which is surprising to me, is it has reawakened my passion for decorating, decor, and home DIY projects!!
That is where I started my creative life, originally!
It is my roots, so to speak!
My mom was a very talented crafter, matter of fact people used to give her the moniker “Queen of Crafts”. I wanted to be crafty too, but someone in the family said, “We already have one creative person in the family, we don’t need two.” Well, apparently that person was mistaken, because here I am!!
The thing that I am finding most joyous about creating YouTube videos, especially having committed to posting every day for 54 days, is that it forces me to look around my world, and find ways to be creative, EVERY-SINGLE-DAY!!
That makes my soul sing, really, REALLY LOUDLY!!!
I think that is what my soul should be doing.
If I am going to spend a good half of my lifetime working, I want my job to be joyous, and make my soul sing really, REALLY LOUDY, at least once, EVERY-SINGLE-DAY! Now, don’t get me wrong, there are so many things that go wrong with the process of making YouTube videos, or creating, or just life in general. I can not even think to tell you how many times some computer-ey thing that I was trying to figure out how to do, has frustrated me to the point of tears. Way too many times that what I thought could be humanly possible when I first started my YouTube career!! 😉
But, at the end of the day, when the tears have subsided, and I’ve cozied up in bed, next to my hubby, for a good night’s sleep, I can honestly tell you that, when I close my eyes at night, I am seriously happy. Like down to my tippy toes, if I could do this for the rest of my life, with no pay, I would still die an EXTREMELY HAPPY girl, and is that what it is all about anyway!??
I know, I know, life is not all rainbows, and unicorns, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t at least try to make every moment as close to that as possible, does it? What is wrong with being happy in your work?
I have always believed that “work” was supposed to be a sad, depressing, durge. A task, that when you had completed a day of it, you were supposed to be left completely wiped out, with nothing left for anyone else. If it wasn’t, then you weren’t doing it right.
Man, oh man, I was so wrong!!
Now, mind you, I don’t actually make money doing what I do. I am not sure how that works, yet. But, that is okay with me. I am in the stages of learning the process, and doing the ground work, so that in 5 to 10 years, someone can say, oh look at Chrissie, she was an overnight success, and I can just stand back and smile, and laugh to myself, “Oh, if only they knew how much real work, and blood, and sweat, and tears has gone into this “overnight success”!”
Man, I can honestly say I can’t wait for that day to come!!
As for now, I am going to count my blessings, and just keep doing creative work, that continues to make my soul sing!!
Here is to a life filled with many happy songs!!