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Discipline means putting first things first

Oh, how I wanted to spend the evening puttering in my studio!

HOWEVER, I forced myself to be disciplined and put first things first.  I spent the 2 hours necessary to prepare for tomorrow’s meetings and events at work.  I did manage to get about 15 minutes of studio time in where I fussy cut squares and sashing for a pillow project that’s due later this week.  A little bit of studio time and smooth start to the day versus lots of studio time coupled with the mad dash to get everything done while trying to get out the door by 6:15 a.m.?  No brainer! I’ll take the smooth start any day!  Actually, I’d like to be in my studio by 6:30 a.m. every day working on my craft business rather than commuting to an outside day job.  That’s my end goal. I try to keep this in mind as I make myself stay disciplined and focused on getting things done when my creative genie is calling me to the studio.