It’s funny how life can insert itself into our creative lives and wreak havoc.
Things were going along just fine. I was figuring out a new schedule and still finding time to craft and write. I was getting into the swing of it. Making it work. And then I had to work 65 hours last week to cover for someone else, keeping the doors open while the store manager was on vacation.
I’m starting to regret ever getting this job in the first place. (No, not really — it’s not that bad and I really needed to get out of the house!)
It just happened all at once and the only way to survive was to keep breathing and just get through it. But it threw my mojo off. Seriously off. I’ve had some free time in the last few days to create and all I did was stare at a pile of supplies and just sit there. No motivation at all.
So, I took took the bull by the horns and went to Big Picture Classes and signed up for some upcoming workshops. Maybe it will help get the mojo flowing.
I signed up for:
Camp Scrap with May Flaum. It starts in a few short weeks. I’ve taken many of May’s classes in the past and they are always fun. My style is vastly different but I can always find some inspiration in the material she presents.
Hello Story with Ali Edwards. Many of my pages recently have been more technique oriented or centered around something I wanted to try. It’s been awhile since I focused on storytelling, so I thought this one might help me get focused back on bringing the stories to life.
The Phone Photography Project with many contributors. Now that I have a new phone with an 8MP camera, I want to use my phone camera more. Looks like a lot of territory will be covered in this one and I’m looking forward to the challenges all through July.
Yes, it was quite a splurge. But it’s worth it if the mojo gets a jolt.
Is anyone joining me?
Have a great weekend!