It’s ok to prioritize creative work.
It’s ok to tell your kids, “I’m working right now.”
It’s ok to assign value even when there’s no job title or pay schedule.
It’s ok to quell and mitigate the interruptions with clear communication and careful planning.
It’s ok if you are the only one who understands your end goal.
It’s ok if you don’t have an ‘end goal’.
It’s ok to prioritize your creative work.
It’s ok to place value next to the actions that bring your heart closer to the life you want to have, the movements that feed your soul, the activities that bring clarity and vision and motivation to your days, and the exercises that help you slow down enough to see a little more clearly your created place in this created world within your creative life.
It might be easier to give up, give in, and say there’s too much going on. It might be simpler to go with the flow of your family, but sometimes you have to redirect; be attentive to your family’s needs, but also to your own.
Be attentive to the way this work holds space in your life.
Be attentive to the time you allocate.
Be attentive to interruptions and how they form your character, both in carrying on and allowing seeming interruptions to guide you.
Be attentive to how you communicate with your people about what you need, the time it takes to do this work, and what it means to you.
But also, be loyal to your self-assigned work. No one else will choose it for you.
It is not unimportant.