On Friday, my daughter suggested we “go to London on Monday.” She’d just completed an exhaustive work project and thought this would be a nice treat. My immediate reaction was, "no I can’t, I have too much going on to just pick up and go." But this spontaneous suggestion has got me to thinking. Just as important as learning to say no in life, is the opportunity to say yes. For the practical and routine-loving me, a quick decision or about-face change of plans is a challenge.
Just as I seek freedom in the actions I take in the studio to loosen up and take some risks, it’s a good reminder to take advantage of those same lessons in daily life. It’s still a balance of learning to say no to unproductive activities but also understand the times to just say yes and enjoy the results!
I am spending the day with my daughter today, just not in London. I'll take a look at the calendar and see if we can plan a trip there in the near future!