Have you ever had that feeling where you want to draw, or make something, but you just don’t know what? Or you’ve got so many ideas buzzing round your head you jump from one to another, not knowing where to start, and before you know it it’s dinner time and you haven’t done anything? Sound familiar? Well that’s me. Right now. Or should I say, that’s been me for the last 4 weeks, since I finished my uni course (a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design).
Now over the course I got inspired by a lot of new stuff and subsequently ended up with almost literally a million (or slightly less) ideas of things to try out, a lot of which, due to time and the direction my projects wandered off in, I wasn’t able to take further than the mind map stage (and I made A LOT of mind maps.) ‘But that doesn’t matter!’ I foolishly thought, ‘when I finish the course I’ll have so much free time I can just sit down and do all of these things. It’s going to be awesome!’ Ha, yeah right. I want to turn round and hit my 6-month-younger-self for being so naive.
Okay, to be fair, I still whole heartedly agree with the sentiment, it’s just acting on it that’s proving a little tricky. And why? Well, where you might think lack of time could be a problem, that’s really not the issue here (I work part-time). The issue is that I’m one of those people where, the more time I have, the less I do. Which is annoyingly bonkers. But, while I’ve been trying to get the same focus back that got me through my Final Major Project, I finally think I’ve got it. (I’d call it a light bulb moment but you could probably have re-invented electricity in the time it took to figure it out). And that’s where this blog comes in.
Over the last 4 weeks I’ve been writing down all the things I want to have a go at, and so the plan now is to try and tackle one of these each week (possibly every 2 weeks) and post them on here as I go. Hopefully having this as a bit of a target will kick my brain into action and help turn my inspiration into something physical. And if anybody reading this ends up in the same boat (come on, I can’t be the only one right?) then if you can get something out of it as well, then hopefully it’ll all be worthwhile.
Now, I need to go put together my list and turn it into some kind of time plan *shudder, organisaion, shudder* ready to post next week…