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Monday, September 24, 2012


Lately, I feel like I have been slipping up...not tremendously, but enough to realize I need to address it. Sometimes I feel so filled with energy and fervor, but I oftentimes grapple with pushing myself to be creative and interesting.

I'm not sure what it is, but sometimes I miss being a child, when you feel like you have your entire life ahead of you with any road to chose to venture down. This is actually the exact path I wanted to explore since I was four years old, drawing inside of a tent perched on top of my tiny bed, and now that I'm here, I realize how trying it can be to keep moving forward without getting stuck in the same pattern that works for many people, but doesn't necessarily work for me. I think I've just been thinking too much because I'm about to turn 26 in a few days, and I want prove my younger self right that I am in fact going in the right direction. I had assumed that life in general would be easy and fun, and you turns out that it is utterly amazing (and has a plethora of opportunities for further improvement), but you have to work hard in your relationships, career, and family in order to build your life in a way that makes you happy.

I know that I've needed time to regroup myself for a little while, and I think I just need to finally give in and do so instead of cranking out quantity rather than quality. Thank you all so much for your unending support. I know we can all be hard on ourselves, and your insight and words of encouragement mean so much to me. I never realized how much my blog would mean to me less than a year ago, and want it to continue to be my powerhouse for creativity and happiness, but in a more defined path. I think I'll be back in about a week or two.

Before I scoot away and rush off, I do want to let you know that I can't wait to work on an illustration of one of the photos that you voted on: photo #2 shot by Hilda Randulv. I loved reading your thoughts, as always.

 I can sense good vibes over the horizon...


Anonymous said...

Good for you, Danie! You said such nice things the last time I was in the need of a break and it totally gave me new perspective :) You totally deserve to step back and regroup - focus on what's really important to you!

Neche said...

That's a good thing. Sometimes I also need to refocus i think everyone needs to refocus sometimes. Goodluck.

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Amspaete said...

Danielle you are amazing, and even more so for taking the time to better yourself and find time for you! I agree with all of life's hardships but know working hard will get you to where you want to be and remember to never give up! :)

Anonymous said...

take as much time as you need. quality is definitely always better than quantity. i've always felt that way, at least. i'm looking forward to the illustration.

best wishes.

Inés said...

Hi Danie,

Take your time sweetie, and then please, please came back!
BTW!!! You've been nominated for the Liebster Award on my blog! You already know that I love your Pasadya, so of course I had to choose you first:)

Check out my page for more details. Can't wait to read your post!

A big hug!


Unknown said...

Love your honesty Danie, and hope you know you're not the only one to feel this way.

Taking time out is invaluable. It helps bolster our spirits and refresh our creativity.

Hope all works out :)

x Elena @ Randoly Happy

Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog the other week :)

L. said...

I love your work, I've just discovered your blog :)


Joy | Frock Files said...

Finally got a chance to visit your blog after you left your lovely comment on mine (awhile ago). So thank you for that, and for this honest post -- I feel this way a lot, as a writer, and it's good to know that other artists go through the same things. Whenever it happens, I just take it as a sign that I need to go out and enjoy life! As my lovely fiance says, "Sometimes you need to be a consumer, not just a creator, to get inspired."

melody said...

i was of town and didn't see this til now, but awwww, hope the time to yourself is a fruitful and restful one. I really love your work and look forward to seeing you when you get back! :)

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