The summer brought with it a few obstacles to my creativity. My physical health and my mental health tanked. So instead of doing a lot of projects out in the sunshine – I spent it in the doctor’s office, and getting lots of tests.
The good news is: that I am feeling better, though I have a long way to go! I have some answers and treatment has started, and so far the results have been fantastic. I can feel my creativity returning along with my energy.
The Bad news is, that my creative journey was put on hold while all this was happening – and I don’t have much to show for it.
Yet, I wanted to document it, because I know I am not the first creative person to have gone through a period like this. I wanted to let you know if you are also going through something like this that you are not alone!
I use my body and brain to make art, and going through this summer has really taught me that I’m not alone in my struggles and that it’s okay to prioritize well-being over productivity.
And I want you to know this too.
If you aren’t feeling well physically and feel something is wrong – trust your intuition. If you are burnt out and depressed – reach out, take a break, and DON’T FEEL GUILTY ABOUT TAKING CARE OF BOTH.
Easier said, than done I know.
But if you aren’t here, you can’t make cool shit. So take care of yourself — and I will do the same!