Friday, May 8, 2015

Own your life

Slowly I am coming back to life, in my creative world. I have been watching the show "Younger" and find it hilarious. What is not too funny is how the main character chose family life over her career. Yes, the ongoing middle aged woman cliche. She gives up her publishing career for a husband and child. Then years or decades later, she is divorced and broke, looking to get back into her field of work.

I do not want to be that girl.

For months... or about a year, I have written less and less material. I am not sure why, but it has happened. Maybe I am enjoying my life in relationship bliss too much? Focusing on my family? Day job? Whatever it is, it needs to come to a halt. I love writing and managing businesses. However I now understand the constant struggle of balancing work and home life. I don't want to neglect my family or significant other to go to networking events. At the same time, I don't want to deny myself that thrill of a first Image Session with a new client.

We can make so many excuses about why we aren't doing the things we "want" to do, but have we asked ourselves, "Do we actually want these things?' For myself, I know I am passionate about writing. My distraction has been excelling at my day job and starting my own family. Therefore writing has taken a serious back burner. Do I want to write? Yes. I also want to travel and thoroughly enjoy my life. This is not negotiable.

Lets all take a few minutes and think about what is it that we want. Not make excuses why we aren't doing things and blaming it on external distractions. Take ownership of the direction your life takes.

Are you with me?