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Lately, I’ve been feeling…..

December 1, 2011

….like this. 

I’ve been in a kind of bleh state for the past few days and I can’t seem to pull myself out of it. Even pretty totes like these aren’t helping (and those are real cheery too). I think all of the moving and feeling of unsettlement is finally starting to get to me. Having a New York adventure may sound like fun (and, okay, for the most part it is) but I’m feeling uninspired and it’s getting in the way of my work. Aside from a few wedding invitation designs, I’ve spent the entirety of my stay in NYC working on self-initiated projects which is hard to do because no one is giving me direction nor am I getting paid. I’m solely working towards building my design portfolio and even though that’s a wonderful goal to aspire to, sometimes not having a client or an end date to a project really starts to weigh on my creativity.

I don’t normally like to post about moody stuff here on my blog (in fact, I wasn’t sure if I was even going to go through with posting this entry), but I’ve been feeling so poopy on life lately that it felt fake to post about cheerful, pretty, peppy stuff. And you know what? Just writing it all out has made me feel a gazillion times better. It’s like hearing myself complain only makes me realize that my problems are just peanuts and I instantly snap out of it. I actually stepped away from this entry for a few hours, took Miss Diamond for a long walk, snapped some pictures of my new neighborhood, made dinner for hubs and myself, and watched Top Chef. All feels right in my world right now. I even brainstormed some new designs to work on and figured out ways to improve on some older ones.

So…tell me, what do you do when you’re in a funk? Does writing it out help you? Would you rather talk it out with a friend or relative? Do you keep it cooped up? Whatever your trick is, I’d love to know! Thanks for listening. xoxo!

{image via Italian Vogue}

4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 1, 2011 4:19 pm

    everyone feels like this at some point! its proof you’re a real artist.

  2. December 2, 2011 2:26 pm

    You and me both! You described my Wednesday (12/30) – I couldn’t get myself out of a funk! Rather than cook, I treated myself to a delish Columbian dinner. It was total comfort food. I am also working on my design portfolio – going to have my friends pretend they are my clients and give me deadlines. Will be fun and a good way to catch up with them – sketchbook on hand :-)
    I also moved to a new apt in mid Oct. and totally sympathize on the unsettlement part. I want to create a cozy environment but don’t know where to start. My best bet would be to start with one room or corner at a time… Ah! To find a way to balance all this! All that said, in order to be creative I need to create that environment. Only thing I can do is press-on so that I can reach my goals.


    • December 3, 2011 10:53 am

      Thanks for sharing,Irene! It’s comforting to know that I’m not alone. I love Columbian food! Congrats on your move, have fun settling in. Finding balance is always the tough part. I had dinner with a friend the other night and she said something that was totally obvious but somehow resonated loudly with me…she said, “You can never have everything, so love and focus on the things you do have.” It made me feel at ease. Instead of focusing on all of my problems, I need to focus on all of my good fortune and success. xoxo!

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