It’s 4:00pm here in California now and I just wanted to check in for a quick hello. I rarely write posts as simple as this one, but today is a simple, yet magnificent day and I wanted to tell you why.
The first thing I did this morning was chat with a very sweet client whose website I will be re-designing, starting tomorrow. Most of my client interaction is done through email, but this little lady occasionally requests phone calls and after the inspiring chats I’ve had with her, I’m almost thinking of adding phone calls into my normal client routine. There is just something special about connecting with the people you serve, especially when they are creatives who make waves around the world.
After having a nice chat with Kate, I showered and got ready — something I admittedly don’t always do every morning when I work from home (I do bathe every night though). It feels nice to put a little effort into who you are and to wash away the grime of yesterday, both physical and mental.
Next, Monja and I went for a walk. Monja has recently become “leash reactive,” meaning that he goes ape shit when he sees another dog during our walks. He never used to be like this and was once always so excited to meet other dogs. Now he is reminiscent of Cujo and I have hired a trainer who can hopefully help us sort out his doggy issues. But that is all besides the point because we had a nice walk and I got to feel today’s 88-degree sunshine on all corners of my face.
Next, I hopped in the car and ran three errands: depositing Christmas money into my bank account (always fun to see your savings increase), bought coffee (a staple in my diet), and purchased supplies for my Creative Collective project. All the while, I had my windows down with Belle & Sebastian — the perfect sunshine music — echoing from my speakers. When I arrived home, I made my #CreativeCollective art piece and had so much fun in the process. I really am thrilled for this year-long project, because today’s hour of creation reminded me how powerful it can be to just let your mind loose. Now, I’m buckling down to do some design and blog work. I’ll probably be at my desk until 8 or 9, but I couldn’t be happier. Today is not technically a special day, but it sure feels like it is.
Now, I could have sat here and told you about the mishaps of today — that Monja ate one of my earrings while I was in the shower, or that it took me two failed attempts before I made a Creative Collective project that I actually liked. But when I look back on my day, the mistakes are not what stand out, and usually, they aren’t. What really stands out is the feeling of it all. Today I feel radiant and inspired.
If you want to be part of the Creative Collective, check out the prompts here. The first community link-up is tomorrow! I can’t wait to see what you all share. 🙂 Have a beautiful Tuesday, everyone.