My this has been a long week. There’s quite a bit of irony in telling people, “Hey, I’ve got a new blog” and then having no time to write in it. Work-wise I’m helping develop the social media marketing for Disney+, which is on top of my job leading the creative team for Disney, Pixar, and Star Wars social. To say it’s a busy time would be an understatement 😊 Personally, Kyle and I are running Agility, working on freelance projects and putting on art shows and events in our converted living room. A lot of days I find it hard to be motivated to read, write, or make something.
My old therapist helped me realize that as an only child I tend to process things better when I’m by myself. I need this alone time to cope with all the things in my life, bad or good. It gets challenging when you have so many responsibilities. It feels hard to communicate that and I end up feeling guilty when I can’t make time for other people. I know that I’m doing the best I can though and ultimately that’s important.
I’m now trying to utilize Sundays as days to focus on personal priorities. Mostly reading, writing, and designing. I see so many articles or editorial pieces that I want to read and really focus on yet I never seem to have time. For example, today the new issue of T Magazine came out and there are four wonderful profiles on Rachel Weisz, Nick Cave, Nicolas Ghesquière and Shigeru Ban. I have to be diligent with my time though and ensure I’m spending it on my priorities. I have a list of bookmarks that I want to write about but haven’t had time. Hopefully today is the day.