Wednesday, December 29, 2010

When you want to take flight...

January 1st is right around the bend and I suppose that means I’m supposed to reflect on what I’m going to do better at next year, right? I’m not much for following traditions, but it does seem like this moment is as good as any to reflect on what needs to change.

My life is a little hectic right now and I’ve got so many things going on. I feel a little like I’ve been twirling my arms around in giant circles trying to fly while only wearing myself out and not getting anywhere. While I’ve really been enjoying all of the different aspects of my creative life lately, I feel like I’m spread a little too thin so that I’m not really able to do anything whole-heartedly. I’ve got several residential landscape design projects I’m working on, a graphic design project, my work at the engineering firm up in Tucson two days a week (pays some bills), my two Etsy shops which I am trying to build and add more products, and a portrait photography business I would like to grow. I’ve also had a huge urge to paint or draw lately but really can’t find the time.

What does all that mean for my blog? I wrote down some resolutions a few weeks ago and one of them was to be more consistent in my postings here. But lately I’ve been thinking, can I really do that? And should I? I know I haven’t been very good to you readers who I do appreciate so much. There are so many things I would love to do here, like add guest posts, more themed posts, share your work and work of others that I find inspiring, add some DIY or tutorials, do some give-a-aways! Sounds great doesn’t it? Ah, but where would I find the time? Plus there’s this little nagging thing…I really don’t enjoy writing. I’m such a visual person that sometimes the thought of writing is a deterrent in itself.

So quickly, before this sounds like I’m complaining (too late?), what I really wanted to ask from all of you is, how do you do it? I know there are many of you out there that are extremely busy and still manage to streamline your work to be consistent and high-quality. Can you share some secrets in the comments with me and the other readers out there? If you are still out there…

Thank you and thank you for sticking around.