10.7.12

photographing butterflies or mentally freaking out

reading in the sun
rosebush
dash cooling off in the grass
I think you'd be saying you're not an actual human being if you said you never lose inspiration. Or maybe that's just me? See, I'm in kind of a rut. It happens every now and then. Some days I lack inspiration entirely, and others I have so much that I can't seem to get anything out. Somehow though, I always pull out of the enormous hole that I'm in. But waiting for that to happen is a challenge in itself. It seems all the things I do - blog, write, photograph, create things - are put on hold until I can regain focus. No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to get anything worth keeping out of what I do. Every photograph gets trashed, every piece of writing gets deleted. Nothing that I produce makes sense. It's not coherent. I can't finish anything. It doesn't meet my standards. Even this post took much effort to piece together. 
Maybe you keep a list of things to do when you're stuck. Me? I usually wait and let it all come back to me. Sometimes I find inspiration again by taking walks outside or writing my feelings or photographing butterflies or mentally freaking out.
But inspiration is usually the one who finds me.

xo,
abby

7 comments:

  1. I can completely relate. Most of last summer I was in an inspiration rut until I did a 30-day photo challenge - that was really a huge help and boost to me.

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  2. agreed. wonderfully said, dear.

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  3. amen. you just have to wait it out. cuz its not something you create, its something God gives you! in His own timing.

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  4. honestly, you never stop making me laugh, and yes. totally agree. I was in an awful rut a couple of months ago. but somehow I popped back out. :)

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  5. Haha, this is absolutely true! Your photographs are amazing by the way, and I think we can all relate to this xx

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  6. yes yes yes. agreed. also. it'd take every ounce of my strength to take pictures of a butterfly.

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