Sunday, November 7, 2010

When "Life" Happens

I am finally on the mend after a week of illness. Sometimes life is really good at telling us to slow down, if we listen. With all this reflection time and digital purging I have been doing it got me thinking even more on what I want my web presence to be. I have been toying around with the idea for weeks to do away with my photography website. My thoughts on what needed to happen kept coming back to one word: simplify. I do not need to keep updating two websites. So this is where I will be from now on. I plan on continuing on the path I have been and also sharing some of my photography here as well. I really look forward to continuing on with a creative blog and a more diversified path. I know this is where I need to be in this moment.

My Dad also mentioned to me this weekend that I am behind on my Project 52. This is also something I am choosing to let go of right now. I already did a Project 365 a few years ago. I took a picture every single day for a year. I did not miss one day, though there are some I wish I did in looking back at the quality. Trying to restart another yearly project was something I thought I could handle a few months ago but it is becoming a chore already and not something that is helping me creatively. I want to genuinely WANT to shoot art, not to squeak out a sub-par photo just for the sake of getting something done that week. So I am tabling the project for now and I feel that is OK. I am not going to beat myself up about it or be disappointed. Instead I am going to continue on being creative and try not to over schedule myself so darn much!

7 comments:

  1. Bravo Celina,
    Now if I can only do that, I too will be on a much better path.
    Love you and talk with you soon. Glad to hear you are feeling better.
    Love
    MOM

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  2. I hear you, Celina. My blog's on hold at the moment, too, after giving birth eight weeks ago. I just don't have anything to say, and don't want to write for the sake of it. But it's hard to walk away...

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  3. I take my hat off to you, you are listening to yourself and what your body and mind is capable of right now. You seem to be heading in such a positive place and I am very happy for you my friend! Thank you for being an inspiration to me as well!

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  4. Good for you, Celina! You are fabulous, even without 2 blogs and project 52. I'm hoping that cutting a few things out will give your creativity space to soar.

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  5. Can I borrow that last sentence?? I'm glad you'll be incorporating your photography here. I like 'em and don't want to miss 'em! Glad you are feeling better and have a plan! :-)

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  6. I"d like to borrow that last sentence too, please ;)

    Got myself way over-extended this fall and it's just no fun. I think I need to do my own digital detox.

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  7. I applaud you for making the choice to step back from obligations that aren't making you happy anymore, and not beating yourself up about doing it!

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