When You Feel Stuck

When You Feel Stuck

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The last few weeks I felt extremely stuck.

I have felt stuck in my creativity.

I know that this happens but it was a hard time for me.

I haven’t blogged in a while, I just didn’t have anything to write about. I probably did but I couldn’t find the words or the passion.

The way I would describe how I felt was like trying to walk in thick mud, if that is even possible? The energy that is needed to just move forward was hard and it was draining.

I suppose it didn’t help that I was unwell and I didn’t want to take any days of work.

I pushed on, I did and I was okay about it.

I know that it is really important that when you are not feeling 100% to surround yourself with others that can encourage you.

To have other that can inspire you.

A few weeks ago I had a Skype session with my friend and mentor. It was so much fun and I was refocussed on some goals that I had set earlier on in the year.

Then last Saturday I went to a writing, blogging and publishing catch up at a lovely café.  It was so good to see what other people are doing and learning some new ideas about blogging.

Then on Wednesday I went to another café to meet with lots of creatives. Loved the night and also seeing what others are doing.

Now I am feeling inspired, I am feeling inspired to write, to work on goals, to take pictures and to just be creative.

What do you do when you find yourself stuck in the creative process?

Do you have friends that you can talk to, that can encourage you?

Will share more soon.

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Rest in the Creative Process

Rest in the Creative Process

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Last night I slept well, I woke up this morning with a feeling of peace.

Peace that I haven’t felt in a while.

The last few days I have been on an amazing retreat meeting women from all creative backgrounds. Hearing what they are doing and being encouraged by speakers and leaders in the creative area.

The retreat has energised me; it has allowed me to have the space to create. It has challenged me to spend more time on the creative process.

Today I am feeling inspired and have so many thought and ideas rolling around in my head.

I learnt that dreams that I have thought that have died, are not.

The dream is still burning and is still shining. My dreams are alive again.

I have learnt that it is okay to be vulnerable; it’s okay to make mistakes and to be kind to yourself. To be honest I am still working on this.

It’s okay to just be yourself.

I find that this is hard sometimes as well to just  be yourself and that it is okay.

It is okay to enjoy yourself and to be filled with joy.

I have learnt that I am enough.

This is something that I am still working on and to just be kind to myself.

I have been reminded that I want to sing more and that I want to just sit in the creative space.

I have learnt that I want to rest in the creative process.

I want to be able to have that space to create, the space to dream and the challenge of taking that leap of faith.

I want to be able to keep stretching myself and to always keep learning.

I have been encouraged to reach further and to just have a go at things.

I have learnt that I am a creative.

Will share more soon.

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A Coffee Shop Across From the Beach

A Coffee Shop Across From the Beach

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Yesterday I had such a lovely, beautiful and amazing day.

I drove to visit a friend who I have known since 2003 (I am sure).

We met in a little coffee shop that is just across the road from a lovely beach. I love the drive to Rockingham it is about 40 minutes from where I live. As I left my home the weather was wintery, raining and grey skies. As I drove down the freeway I was heading towards blue skies and when I arrived at the beach the sun was shining.

I love the beach, there is something about the calmness of the waves, rolling into the shore. I love the sand, the shells and that it means to me life.

I was meeting up with my friend who is also an amazing mentor to go through some goals for the rest of 2015.

We drank coffee I had my usual large skinny flat white extra hot. We tried a chocolate slice, we drank water and we chatted.

I am not sure who was in the coffee shop, it was packed when we arrived but we found a seat. We started working, planning and discussing ideas.

I am sure when people left the coffee shop and when new people came in but we were oblivious to what was going on in the coffee shop.

We were on a mission, we were focused, we were thinking, we were making plans.

We were totally focused on ideas, things to do, how to achieve the goals and what steps I needed to do to achieve the goals.

I don’t know about you but I find it really encouraging to be accountable to someone about achieving my goals.

I think that you need someone who can cheer you on.

I am really excited about what I need to do, there is quite a bit to do and I know that I can achieve it.

I really want to share with you on of the goals that I am working on which we titled

Be a storyteller………………

this one is all about communicating. I love that, communicating through blogging, speaking, singing and writing.

I am so looking forward to realising these goals and that I have the choice and the opportunity to achieve them. I have my faith and I know that I am not doing it alone.

I will share more soon.

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Life and the Single Christian Girl

Life and the Single Christian Girl

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January Moments

The last few days I have been organising, cleaning and sorting out my house. I have really enjoyed it.
I have.
There is something about clearing out things that you don’t need that gives you space to breathe and to think about things with clarity.
I have also had a break from social media, which was nice.
I achieved so much in the last three and a half days.
I have organised a nice craft area where I can spend some time being creative. Which I am really looking forward too.
I am also feeling relaxed, it’s nice to not really having to plan or organise anything at the moment. I do enjoy this but I do need to find balance between my work and my home life.
I have also been reading and catching up on watching movies.
Next week I plan to catch up with friends for coffee.
I also am planning to go back to boxing which I have really missed.
I do think that you need a break and that it is quite healthy to have that down time.
I never really took that much time off in my last job, but now I am in a position where I have to take holidays and I am not complaining at all.

#spacetocreate15 is my new hashtag for this year.

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Something that I want to do every day is to sing. I love singing and this is my goal for 2015. It is one of my creative goals, and I would like to write more at least 2 to 3 times a week for my blog.

What is it that you would like to achieve in January?
Is there something little that you can do?
Be encouraged.
Will share more tomorrow.

Loves and Hugs

Traceyxx