It's been a busy two weeks. I've been: finishing | wondering | starting | baking | looking | making | editing | losing | trying | watching
Looking back, I can split August into two distinct creative phases: for the first couple of weeks, everything was... slow. I was getting some work done, but not as much as I wanted, and I wasn't really into any of it.
Mostly, it was because I had a week's vacation scheduled for the middle of the month, and I didn't want to get too deep into anything, only to lose my momentum. It wasn't a conscious thing, but... I know that it was there. (It's kind of a habit for me, and not one I'm happy with.)
That said: the vacation was actually helpful.
The last two weeks, I've been: feeling | making | researching | editing | missing | putting | rethinking | thinking | trying | wishing
The last two weeks, I've been: hoping | thinking | running | getting | finishing | looking | taking | buying | falling | making
July has actually been a really good month for me, from a creative standpoint.
I know. I’m surprised, too. Lately, I’ve started every one of these check-ins with a sigh about how weird things have been, but July… actually went well. Mostly. I mean, it didn’t start well, but the last few weeks… I’m really happy with the work I’ve been doing.
I... kind of didn't realize that two weeks had passed already. Huh. Anyway, I've been: falling | catching | taking | thinking | working | debating | watching | getting | making | hating
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.
This has been such a weird month, creatively.
It seems like I say that - or some variation on that - every month (which should probably tell me something), but… yeah.
First off: my schedule. I’ve changed my workout routine, which has had an impact on everything else I do through the day. And the impact has (mostly) been good: I can start writing a little bit earlier in the day, which fits my natural creative cycles better, and which means I meet my targets a little bit earlier, freeing up time for other things.
So that’s good.
The last two weeks in two minutes. I've been: looking | thinking | listening | feeling | daydreaming | drinking | getting | starting | making
The last two weeks have been... more eventful than I realized, actually. (I kind of feel like I say that a lot, but... yeah. It's true.) I've been: feeling | making | rewriting | getting | starting | baking | playing | cursing | hoping | thinking