Spring is rolling in fast and I couldn’t be more excited about being able to take Cruisy (my retro bike) out for a spin again. Snow was not really on the weather menu this winter, so from time to time on a day that was unusually warm, I’d take her out and ride to the forest to explore. Now that the temperatures are properly getting higher, my riding adventures became more frequent again.
What I love most about spring, though, is the fresh energy and drive for life that seems to fill my body. I am eager to create and there is a rush of inspiration in every corner. So much so that I get even more easily distracted than usual. And believe me, I get pretty easily distracted as it is.
I seem to have also found my mojo again. I wasn’t quite sure what kind of colour palette and style I want in my photography, and was kind of dabbling in a few different styles, which just wasn’t making me happy. I was frustrated over photography and I really did not want anything like that stopping me from having fun taking new pictures. But now, finally, I feel like I made the right decision and I’m liking what I create.
Unfortunately, I am one of those people who is rarely actually pleased with my work. I wish I would just love it. But I might think it’s great at one moment, and then think of 10 things I could have done better the next. So it is hard sometimes, not just when it comes to photography. I guess the only really good thing that comes from this obsessive criticism towards myself, is that because I constantly try to get better, I eventually also succeed.
I have quite a few new projects in mind involving illustration, branding and similar things, so I feel like I will be very busy but very happy creatively speaking.
The more things I have to do, the more I stay motivated and clear of negative thoughts. I think when we have too much free time, we rely and listen to our thoughts too much, and they can quickly become twisted. This is why it is very important to constantly stay in motion. At least for me it seems to be that way.
I hope all of you are also doing well, and feel this spring motivation as I do. I will try my best to be more active here, because I really missed writing throughout January and February, but I had to figure out some stuff beforehand. Now that that is done, I can pay all of my attention to new content.