day off

my dog resting on an uncomfortable chunk of wood

 

I cycle between creative outlets. I don’t sit still very long and neither does my creativity. This circle of writing, singing, performing, photographing and breathing keeps me alive. I strive for the eloquent blog post filled with my words, pictures and dreams. I yearn for songs with memorable notes and heartfelt lyrics. Some days the posts are written before I turn on my computer. Other days I couldn’t write a decent sentence if my life depended on it.

I love having several outlets to turn to, especially when they all lead to one common goal—a fulfilling creative life. But I have rough patches like anyone else. I fear that stress in my life will consume me and I won’t put forth my best work. My inner critic flourishes during these moments. It knocks me out cold, barely able to breathe, completely unable to create anything.

Self-motivation got me to this point—I have the drive to create and no one can ever take that from me. However, even freelance, self-motivated people need  a  day off once in a while; and I need to allow myself one of those days without feeling guilty about it. I was left with no choice but to take a few months off of my blog this year so I feel like I’m still playing catch up.  I can’t change that and I can only move forward.

This week I plan on being a little creative, knocking a goal or two off my list, then spending the weekend with my family. I will let you know next week if I follow through and take a “day off” to relax and not dwell on anything creative. Wish me luck!

 

my chihuahua resting in the sun

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