Haha! Okay, so jokes aside….I have been wondering the same thing.
Everytime I think, man, I need to do a blog post, I get so overwhelmed! Part of it is because I have a gazillion things to do, but the other is writer’s block…..or maybe I should call it in general “artist’s block.”
I have always loved writing and being creative. I think though, when I do put stuff “out there,” I want it to be very thoughtful. Sometimes when I’m so busy, I don’t have time to just sit and think….what do I want to say? What do I want to share? Do people even care about this?
Getting in a routine and just posting pictures just to do it, isn’t good enough for me. That’s where I’ve felt stuck.
OVERTHINKING is never good. Sometimes just writing….in a stream of consciousness, is the best way. So here it is.
In 2012 my goal was to take a step back. See the forest AND the trees. What happened to the free spirit artist girl in me? I realized I had alot of healing to do. I was missing my mom terribly, and had a bit of post traumatic stress from her illness and death. I overbooked my schedule for 2010/2011 because to be honest, I couldn’t deal with it. Filling every minute of the day with something- ANYTHING, pushed it aside and helped me to cope. But then I finally had some down time and BAM! It hit me. Let me tell you, while not too pretty, it has been very very important.
I am finally doing things I never let myself have time for….friends, trying new things for hobbies and the business, more time to do “projects,” and most important, time for God and my hubby. I do feel like I’m getting there and I am beyond thankful for my faith and the process.
There are a few thing that have helped me tremendously. I highly recommend them if you are just feeling stuck.
Music. I can’t even begin to tell you how much this affects me! I love all kinds of music, but because Metallica might be a bit distracting,
I save that for the gym. 😀
Depending on what I’m editing, or working on, will determine my “station.”
Jesse McCartney (I know, you can laugh)
The Bible (there are no words to tell you what reading this has done for me every day)
Within the Frame
Going somewhere new….Even a few hours away can change your perspective! Staying in and around where you live 100% of the time can make life seem dull. It’s so important to give your eyes something fresh to look at.
Taking photos of friends.
This is an amazing outlet….spending time with a friend is priceless, it’s a gift I can give them and also a gift to me
that I can understand them better and spend time with them!
I’d love to hear from you if you’ve experienced this very thing in your life and found ways to follow your heart again.
So here’s where I’ll end this for now. Yesterday I went out with my oh so gorgeous friend Molly. This was “supposed” to be for headshots.
I had other ideas in mind (wink).