The last two weeks! I've been: taking | playing | hoping | remembering | catching | attempting | starting | searching | wondering | practicing
The last two weeks! There's been a lot of introspection. I've been: finding | falling | hoping | putting | watching | wishing | thinking | reevaluating | wondering | unsubscribing
This hasn’t been a great month.
I’ll just get that out of the way to start: I haven’t done nearly as much writing as I’d hoped, and photography has been a bit of a struggle, and I still haven’t started my painting.
But weirdly, I’m ok with that. I’m realizing that this is completely normal for me, and I’m learning how to work with it.
When I set my goals at the beginning of the year, I made plans to come back and revisit them every few months: to make sure my goals haven’t changed, to think about whether or not I’m on track, and to decide on my next steps. I didn’t really think too much about it at the time - it was just something I picked up from a productivity article - but it’s turning out to be an essential part of my creative process.
I never noticed it before this year, but my attention and motivation both start to flag after three months of work. That’s all I’ve got before everything starts to suck and I start thinking about moving onto something new.
June was month three in this particular cycle.
Trying to remember what I've done the last two weeks... going | feeling | planning | watching | starting | having | remembering | making | thinking | buying
I'm still at a creative low. It's not just photography - I wasn't all that enthusiastic about writing this week, either, and a lot of my other projects sort of stalled on me.