Since I started impersonating an artist on more of a full-time basis (yikes, it still alarms me to think of it like that), I’ve been baffled by how full even my slow days are. Here’s a sample from yesterday:

6:15am: get up, make coffee, and do some cat-assisted yoga, which involves a lot of side-sweeping motions during Downward Dog to move the cat. Ride the stationary bike (my Christmas present from Nadja) for the length of a Sword and Laser podcast. Shower and put on clothes I can take a lesson in and teach a lesson in.

7:30 – 11:00: revise chapter 4, with interruptions for toast and deciphering the shopping list app my girl sent me.

11:00 – 12:00pm: practice guitar.

12:00 – 12:30: lunch, and lunch reading of a chapter I’m reviewing for the Online Writing Workshop. The author reviewed one of my chapters, and how the etiquette works is that you return the favor or pay it forward. In fact the rules of the OWW are that you have to give feedback in order to get feedback. It’s a good system: it creates interdependence, and it makes us listen well to each other.

1:00 – 2:00: take a guitar lesson. I’m not going to go crazy and say I’m getting better, but I did figure out where D was on the first try at least once this time.

2:00 – 3:30: buy rubber gloves at Walgreens, go home, and finally change the litterbox.

3:30 – 5:30: finish chapter 4 revision! Do a little dance.

5:30 – 6:00: get ready for teaching.

6:00 – 7:00: teach a voice lesson. Usually I have 2 students on Mondays, so today was a light workday.

7:00 – 9:00: make kale pasta and watch Homeland with my girl.

9:00 – 11:00: read a corner of the internet, and finish my OWW critique. For dessert, read some of my friend Matt Lavin’s excellent novel-in-progress.