Writing today, from a sunny warm morning, at a beach bar, having the sea right in front of me. And why i’m here, is the reason i’m writing this post today. You know how i have always written throughout the blog about how awesome being a creative is and yes freelancer as well. And besides quite a few difficulties, it’s like really, the best job in the world. I’m not darth vader, but like all creatives i presume, there are times that you definitely feel that dark side approaching.
Being a creative is a mental, not physical job. Treat your brain, as if it was your tired hands or feet. It’s not always hearts and butterflies. Yes, a lot of new freelancers, know that this is no joke. Going freelance, needs balls, and lots of work. Loosing your sleep too.
Maya Angelou said, “you can’t use up creativity, the more you use, the more you have”. And i believe that, it just grows more and more in you. But one of your worst enemies, could be your own brain. At some point, it just gets tired and shuts down. I wish you could see me some days, walking around like a zombie, feeling that all creativity is just sucked out of me. I always said if i had a job that required 8 hours muscle work, i would be miserable, but my brain wouldn’t be tired all the time.
My blog is my baby and my work is my life. It’s still something i wouldn’t trade the world for. I was asked last weekend by my friends if i would ever see myself opening a restaurant, a beach bar or do something else. Nope. Not ever. I’m living my dream. Maybe that’s why creatives push ourselves to the fullest. Because whatever we do, whatever we create we do it with so much passion, to the limits of exhaustion.
Then days like today and yesterday come. Where you just change your daily routine. Work from the beach, and your 5 minute break is a dip in the sea or sunbathing on the sand. Or like yesterday, a long walk around the island, talking with the mister, walking Bella and eating ice cream. That’s why i live my weekends and all the moments really to the fullest. There are batteries that need to be recharged.
So here it is. This post. All you see in the cover is, relaxation. Zero creativity, just the sea in front of my feet, seconds after i was swimming in it. Because sometimes, even though your creativity is to the fullest, you just have to get a break…breathe…relax, even for 10 minutes..