Monday, August 13, 2012

Show Up, Shut Up, and Work

Sometimes when the going gets tough, the "tough" shut down. There are so many excuses why one doesn't get to work and I think I've pretty much used them all. It's a dilemma.

Resistance is difficult. Anything, and everything, can block the path to working.

Let's be on the up and up, okay? Those of us working from home have it much worse than those punching a clock at an office. There is no one to be accountable to, other than your's truly over here.

We get the things done that need to get done. At an office, the work comes first, the house is left for some time later. At home, the house gets done first, and hopefully there has been a schedule in place for work. Does that happen? It should, but often times it doesn't.

Who's the boss of me?

But, hey, you need a pay check right? So get to work! Knock it off at the coffee machine and stop hanging around with that idiot, Mr. Resistance.

While I was trying not to waste time looking for the next painting subject in the studio, I wandered off to more beads. This bracelet is made of knotted Greek leather cord with more Greek Mykonos beads and Turkish glass.

Greek Mykonos beads, Turkish beads, Greek leather cord
After finishing the bracelet I tried, once again, to find a painting subject and leafed through a few travel books. I didn't want to spend too much time so I settled on this scene. I liked the colors and the depth. At least if I move paint around I might be able to push away some resistance.

Something new to paint/sketch..

For now, it will do. The "boss" might be happy I showed up to work at all and won't fire me.


  1. Wow! This is my first time reading, and I think I am a fan of yours!

    Posting about this very thing today. I woke up this morning feeling the sting of the struggle too. I asked God if I had enough courage to be on this journey and pushed myself to get to work despite how I was feeling.

    Encouraging to know that I am not alone in the fight!

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Welcome to my world Ne! Thank you for taking the time to comment. Resistance is a tough fight, but win-able! You are so NOT alone!

  2. I love your spunk in this post! loving your beads too. Thank you for the scoot in the butt to get moving!

    1. Haha! Thank you Jenny. We all need a kick in the backside now and then!


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