Sunday, March 15, 2015

What happened???

So, it's been over a year since I updated this blog.  What happened?  Well, it's not a simple answer.  It never is is it?  To begin with, by the time I was done with the year, I felt something akin to being burnt out.  I had not idea what to create, had little to honestly no desire to do anything, and was suddenly overcome with the feeling that the year had been pointless.  I retrospect I know it wasn't, but it took a while to get over that feeling.  After what I would consider to be a lengthy recovery period I have done smaller projects.  I painted my mom something for Mother's Day.  I made my sister and my best friend Christmas gifts (they weren't done on time-to be brutally honest they still aren't done).  But overall, aside from photography, which I will always gravitate to, I haven't done much.  Part of it, I'm starting to see is habit.  I come home from work, get dinner together, and sit down in front of the TV and computer until it's time for bed.  I'm strongly starting to question those habits, but not enough to change them.  There are still classes I would love to take, (guitar lessons, weaving classes and maybe some pottery) but haven't been able to free up the funds to do so.  I sometimes marvel at how much I accomplished in that year, and I want to get back to having creativity be a regular part of life, though not as rigidly.  Time to re-evaluate some old habits.