I feel like just the other day I just wrote an entry about how I’ve been working far too much and not focusing on what matters to me. I get stuck like a hamster in a wheel or a drone working for the Queen. It’s the daily routine, the grind, the mindlessly trudging away, and when I get to the point of pausing I find myself scratching my head, “Why am I doing this?”
In the past, this hasn’t actually gotten me anywhere, in fact, it’s torn me down and landed me in the hospital. I go through cycles and I am fine working all the time, but when I come to my senses I feel the need to satisfy myself emotionally and intellectually. Not too long ago I asked my Facebook friends what I could do to switch things up or to take a break from the monotony. People recommended cutting my hair, going on tour, but the feedback that got me sitting up straight and peaked my interest were “more blog entries.” They were onto something without a doubt.
Since then, I am still working my day job just as hard as I always have, but have made an effort to focus on myself, crafting, music, and art just as much. I have been going non stop for about a month now. People have asked me, “How do you do it?” They say that I am like a machine! Maybe that’s true. Of course, giving up coffee and alcohol have been a serious contributing factor to my new found creative energy plus creativity breeds creativity.
I have never felt so fulfilled the last month as I have my entire time living in Austin. I make sure to spend at least two hours everyday doing something creative for myself. Not only am I happier but I’m sleeping better too. If that’s not great enough, I have a lot of new opportunities on the horizon, which I am looking forward to sharing more with you very soon.