Monday, June 30, 2014

On The Bright Side Blues

So far this year my declaration of the "Year of Explore" has been a bit of a bust. In some ways I've learned a great deal; at work my position has changed twice, offering me the chance to adjust, break, and grow. I've met new people, managed new responsibilities, and tried my best to accept change with a cheerful, flexible attitude.  That hasn't been easy, and my creative life has definitely suffered. I haven't made anything new in ages and am tired and a bit sad.

On the bright side, I have:
  • Read a few good books
  • Taken up meditating 
  • Saved a bunch of money
  • Spent time with loved ones
  • Eaten a lot of amazing food
What's a girl to do when she feels down in the dumps?  Blog her way out of the blues?

It's probably not a great idea to overshare here, but some things do help. Taking pictures helps. Taking naps helps. Spending time with my pets, spending time in nature helps, exercising helps, playing games helps. Advice seems to say that if you want to be creative, create every day -- even if you don't feel like it, don't feel up to it, can't bring yourself to do it. If it were as simple as that, well.

Today, though, sharing a little bit here helps. Writing this helps. Taking pictures helps. One moment, one day, one week at a time. 

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