..to laugh and do my own thing.
I've decided not to take part in the excellent Cowal Open Studios this year as I'm going to open my studio every weekend for a while this season.
I am ignoring the voice that says 'I can't possibly' (letting others down/not joining in/it's the thing to do/I'm being selfish/I helped set it up after all how can I abandon it/and the dozen or so other 'reasons' that come rushing into my mind....)
I've decided that if I am wide awake at 2 or 3 or 4am, as I often am, it's perfectly fine to get up and do some work, have something to eat, play some beautiful music, light the stove, and just enjoy the solitude and peacefulness.
It's funny that before I made these decisions these seemed like big issues, and afterwards I see how small they really were! Have you had this experience too?
Are there things, even small things like these, that you are doing because you think you should, that really, in the depth of your heart, you'd rather not do?
I dare you to simply decide not to do them!
The sky won't fall in. In fact it's quite possible that no-one else may even notice....