I mentioned before that I signed up for a Bootcamp for artists. I must confess that after the first 6 weeks, I have already fallen behind. I could make up a lot of excuses, but the truth is that making some of the suggested changes scares me. Just deciding what is important sometimes leaves me with a rumble of anxiety in my stomach because what if I make the wrong choice?
Like learning a new technology (Evernote has rave reviews) that should help with writing and organizing my electronic files seems daunting in the face of trying to maintain my studio practice. Even though I love my computer, writing things out by hand feels so much better to me, I am actually thinking about going back to a written calendar format, with space for notes, daily lists, and a weekly check-in for accomplishments. Then I think, but I can’t have it on my phone and the technology is there, I just need to learn it, so why regress to paper? But then there is the tactile quality of paper. I love paper. And cool notebooks. So what’s really wrong with keeping a written calendar?
Can you see my dilemma?
Sigh, I know I just need to do SOMETHING, and make the decision. And it really doesn’t matter if it doesn’t work, I can always switch to the next new thing later…