It's Not Always Sunshine & Rainbows!
From February 21st Revue Post
I know we try to portray that it is on our social media so that everyone thinks we are out living our best lives 24/7, but we all know that's a lie. Because let's face it, life isn't always sunshine & rainbows. A lot of the time (in a creative person's world) it's writer's block, a photography rut, or simply a creative black hole that we can't seem to pull ourselves out of. And as painful as those times can be, they are necessary for our growth.
It's like they say, you can't keep doing things the same way, and still expecting different results. Sometimes our writers block or creative ruts happen because our brains are saying, "Hey you! This isn't working anymore more and maybe it never did. We need to regroup and approach this in a different way." And perhaps we should be listening, because our brains are pretty damn smart.
As you know, I've been in a creative rut for a while now. I get a spurt of inspiration here and there, but for the most part, I feel uninspired and directionless. To the point where I start questioning my abilities as a writer, photographer, and creative being. I start telling myself lies such as, "well maybe I was never really good at this in the first place", and "this is a sign I should just give up." It really can be a constant loop of negative inner dialogue when you've lost your inspiration and motivation to create.
Anyway, I feel like I'm always a bit more introspective around the new year, as I'm looking back at the previous year (in this case years), seeing what I need to change, and setting goals for myself so that I can continue to grow and evolve. I'm trying to be hopeful that this year will see us through COVID and back to something resembling normality. So that maybe, just maybe, I'll be able to get back into a more creative zone. In the least, I'm trying to be more loving & understanding with myself, so that I can curb the negative inner dialogue and move forward.
What are some of the things you've been struggling with creatively? What are you doing to get out of that rut and move forward? And lastly, how are you doing? Let me know in the comments!