Sometimes, the truth hurts.
This week I’ve been delving into the world of vloggers, after a recommendation from a friend and found this post: http://charliemcdonnell.com/im-scared/. The honesty inspired me, and so, for the new year, I’ve decided to be truthful…
Last year, this blog lost it’s pizzaz. Not that I’m saying it had plenty of pizzaz beforehand, but whatever it did have, it begun to lose it. The problem was that I was struggling with creativity because I overworked myself. Running a business, however small it is, is really a big thing. The responsibility of it all sits on your own shoulders, and it can feel like a large weight. Combining that with overworking can sap creativity, therefore leaving poor little blogs like this one a little neglected, and me in a rather dangerous situation health-wise.
I have always been creative. I have always loved new projects, new ideas, drawing, sketching, planning, producing. Ever since I was a little girl, I never had time to ‘hug Mummy’, I was always ‘too busy’ with my various projects! My Mum taught me how to draw and I remember how amazed I was the day she taught me that arms didn’t come out of the side of people’s heads, but they had bodies, as well as heads when you draw them. (I blame Roger Hargreaves for this!)
Last year though, I felt my creativity start to dissolve a little. I stopped taking photos for fun, and didn’t plan how to express my thoughts through a blog like I used to. And, as much as I love Pinterest, I found that I would spend all my time that I could do creative things, looking and ‘pinning’ other people’s creative things, and I had nothing to show myself!
I spent 3 and a half weeks in Australia and New Zealand in December, and I learnt to relax again, to enjoy life and to not plan too much for the future.
So, I’ve made a new years resolution (or two) – to BE CREATIVE. That’s to CREATE things. So, if I have an idea for a sketch, to grab my sketchbook and pencil and to draw it. And I vow to explore ideas on this blog, rather than to just document some of the happenings of my life working for Floral Footsteps. I also vow to take more time with my feet up, slippers on and a good cuppa tea, and I suggest you do too!
So, I hope things will get a little more interesting around here.
ps – I’d love your thoughts and feedback if you’ve made it to reading this far.
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