Life is inconsistency. I maintain, if something is important, you will make time for it, but it may be more truncated in form. Like yoga. Like art. Like reading. Most days I can make time to get my caffeine and most days I can get my yoga. It just may not always be an hour or two. If I hit 20 good minutes, and that is all I have by way of time; good enough.
Same with reading. Same with painting. As long as I give those practices that support my space, time, and love... I'm doing relatively well.
I'm a bit of a Jane of all trades. An exaggeration, I suppose; I'm a Jane of a number of trades. I don't believe this to be a unique situation. I find that a number of us have to hit multiple areas of effort and expression in our lives. Like Hindu goddesses missing a few limbs, we try to hold it all down. And up.
It is inconsistent. That is okay. Just like we need to remember we are more than one thing, we need to accept and honor the inconsistency of life. Do what you can, when you can. Try your best, whatever that best looks like at that time.
You don't need extra arms or extra time, just honor what is most consequential right now and respond accordingly.
Jocelynne Lowans is an animated Yogini-Artist on a mission to deepen the creative experience and growth of the world while remaining a crazy cat lady.