Monday, June 17, 2013

The Weekend

Hey friends! How was your weekend? Mine was really good. It was one of those weekends where you don't do much, yet you're happy about it. J and I spent a lot of time outside, just hanging out, throwing the ball with Penny. And of course the standard bloody mary and mojitos were involved.
And honestly? No work was done. Normally, I will at least take photos for a blog post, or do Etsy orders in the mornings before J gets up. But this weekend, literally, no work (until 8:30pm on Sunday as I currently write this post). 
 
Dare I say I'm going through an uninspired rut? I'm not sure uninspired is the right word. I'm just having a hard time figuring out what I want to do next. I have ideas. But the concepts are not easy to execute. They are different from what I'm used and this sort of change takes a lot of research and consideration. Basically, I'm not moving quickly to just DO something, I'm trying to take my time to make sure it's done well.
 
And part of that is hard. I feel a lot of pressure with my shop these days. Sometimes it's hard for me to wrap my head around the idea that a break is a good thing. That it's ok to go slow. It's ok to take the time to really develop an idea to it's full potential. Rather than giving in to the pressure and throwing something in the shop that isn't my best.
 
So that's where my head at right now. Behind the bloody mary's and tattoo getting (more on that later) I'm like "hmmmm...JAA...???" I'll let you know when I get it all figured out. ;]
 
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6 comments:

  1. I know this feeling all too well! My weekend was also pretty much the same, with the exception of building a fence gate thrown in there. Sometimes all you can do is not do anything and wait until the inspiration or an idea hits you. I hate the feeling I get from not doing anything... almost as if I feel guilty for not doing work or coming up with ideas, but if I force myself to do something, that's when I know I haven't given it my best and usually the outcome sucks.

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  2. ive been feeling the same myself lately, ive found it helps a lot to remember that working slowly and carefully is a GREAT thing, and the results always turn out much better that way.

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  3. Oh girl, I totally understand! I have been in such a rut lately as well. You described it perfectly. It's not that I am completely uninspired, but it's like I have no idea how to execute the ideas I do have. I think taking the time to slow down and breathe for a second will definitely help!

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  4. Its definitely good to take a break, a breather, a step back every now and then. Don't put too much pressure on yourself. I bet when you take that breather and slow-down it will all become a lot clearer and you'll figure it all out :-)

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  5. I'm with you on the uninspired rut....it has happened to me before and I'm hoping it passes quickly. Sometimes slow times are a good thing :).

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  6. Sometimes I feel really inspired and sometimes I don't...be nice to yourself-it will pass :)

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