Friday, January 18, 2013

Happiness Project: Do What You Love

So I wasn't that great at taking pictures during the past month, but I managed to take more than I was previously. I should consider doing a photo-a-day challenge again, but might wait until I get my iPhone back. Mine broke Wednesday, and I am currently using my old AT&T Go Phone from a couple years ago. I do have a little digital camera that I could use, but that is so much less convenient than the iPhone. Oh how technology has spoiled me. I barely remember what it was like to get film developed...

Anyway, for this month I have chosen to pursue the things that I love but don't make time for. Oftentimes I get home from work and work out, eat, watch TV and play around on my computer, shower, read a little and then go to bed. No where in there do I make time for creating, and, to tell you the truth, I don't even read enough for my liking. So for this month, I'm going to make time for being creative.

I already know a few ways I can do this:

1. I will finish the painting I have been working on since before Thanksgiving for a friend.
2. I will finally create a scrapbook of my trip to Venice almost 2 years ago.
3. I will write at least one short story.

Now fitting this in might be difficult, especially since I just picked up a freelance writing job, but I will work to do each of these things this month, amid my working full time and planning to move to Chicago at the end of February. But even if I don't fit something creative in every day, I will work to get it in as much as possible. Creativity is something you must actively practice, and I want to make sure it is a priority in my life.

And on that note, I wanted to link to something I discovered yesterday: Blossom Magazine. I'll let the online magazine's creator describe it herself: 
"Blossom" is a visual journal that's all about loving your life and living it fully and authentically. Filled with loads of creative ideas and inspirations, Blossom celebrates our creative expression and passions; our mantra is "Create Love, Be Kind and Express Beauty"

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