I’m the bad mom this morning. Last night, our 7th grader went to her first concert. She went with a friend and a friend’s dad. She met the band members, got them to sign her Ipod and tickets and even exchanged a penny for a personalized guitar pick! She rocked out for four hours.
She had achieved nirvana!
The downside was that went didn’t know it was a school night when we agreed to the concert. The deal was that she would have to go to school the next morning — no excuses. (Apparently her friend gets to sleep in.)
Of course this morning I heard: “I’m sick.” “My throat hurts.” “I’m just going to the nurse and come back home.”
Fine. But you are going to school. This is as good a time as any to learn that there are some days you have to do what you don’t want to — even if you feel sick. You just have to do them. And you have to be cheerful about it.
I feel that way in the studio a lot!
It takes discipline to work on something because the deadline looms. It takes discipline to finish a commission you didn’t want to do – but you needed mortgage money. It takes discipline to start new bodies of work, strike out in new directions — especially when there are no guarantees of success.
It takes discipline to finish the boring stuff before we can get to the fun stuff.
I have a few of those projects hanging over me right now. Guess it’s time to get to work.