It’s not that I don’t remember to visit my site, and update it with all the awesome things I’m doing, making, cooking. It’s more that I’m so busy I don’t have time to do awesome things, let alone write about them.
It’s actually depressing, because it’s not like I can look forward to an easy semester in the Spring, where I have more free time. Really it just feels like this will go on and on, for the indefinite future. Which is, of course, an exaggeration.
But I do find moments for bursts of creativity, and relaxation. For instance, I’ve sprinkled some doodles throughout. I feel the most excited and creative once I’ve been to my one art class this semester – time consuming, yes, but the one elective that does absolutely nothing for my graduation.
Which, speaking of, I’m terrified of. Not so much about the future, which is scary, sure, but mostly the loss of resources! I won’t be able to look up random journal articles, or watch lynda tutorials, or take inspirational classes! At least, not as easily.
If I go someplace new though, maybe just the experiences themselves will be better than the resources, provide more inspiration.
It’s just that thoughts pass so quickly through my mind. I’m inspired to start everything, and finish nothing!
As a compromise, I force myself not to get on my website. Not to play on Pinterest. Homework, homework, homework.
And it’s boring, boring, boring. Lonely, lonely, lonely.
This article “What does doodling do?” says “Unlike many dual task situations, doodling while working can be beneficial. Future research could test whether doodling aids cognitive performance by reducing daydreaming.” I think doodling is great for relieving stress, calming your mind, expressing ideas, and really is just the answer to everything. ;)
And this TED talk redefines doodle as “v. to make spontaneous marks to help yourself think”. I think I’ll continue googling doodling! :p