When you struggle to create, that’s when you know you most need to try.
I’ve been feeling pretty creatively dead lately. Everything I create seems to be the same thing, over and over again. So last week I went out into the forest. I didn’t have any ideas in mind before I left, just a bag full of props, my camera, and tripod.
I can’t say that I had a major breakthrough or that it recharged my creativity entirely, but I have felt more motivated, inspired, and content with where I am on this journey.
“The journey not the arrival matters.” ~ T.S. Eliot
There’s nothing like those quiet moments alone in the woods. Solitude can give the mind space to explore. And if nothing else, those moments bring peace and a sense of wonder like nothing else can.
I shot a few concepts, there were only two I ended up finishing (at least so far), and I’m at peace with that. It was the moment, more than the result that mattered. These pieces aren’t perfect, but that’s okay. We push forward, not because we always feel like it, but because something inside us impels us to create.
So always explore, always chase creativity. And if you don’t know where to begin, just start somewhere and see where the journey takes you.