So I recently felt a bit uninspired like I always do during this season. I don’t know what it is, maybe the fact that at 3 o’clock it is pitch black and you feel like you are going to bed in an hour. I wasn’t sure about the content on this blog anymore, there are so many different amazing ones out there and I feel like I don’t wan’t to just talk about beauty products and how good they are or why I like or don’t like them. Don’t get me wrong, I love to try out new things and then talk about them but does it really have a purpose? I don’t know to be honest. I am still going to do it as I love it and find these kind of posts helpful but I feel like something is missing. The little extra that makes this blog special and different from all the others. I know that it won’t be possible to do something completely new because there is a lot to read already.
As I feel/ felt a bit uninspired and unmotivated at the moment, I had to find something that gives me the joy of doing what I love again. Photography and being creative.
The majority of us just walks around these days with a phone in their hand and listening to something, not being there. Me included! I love my podcasts but do I need to look at a screen when I am walking? I don’t think so. There is so much to see that doesn’t come from blue light, just look up right now, what do you see? A family member, someone reading on the tube/bus, a beautiful wall with old pictures showing amazing memories, a tree looking on fire with all it’s autumnal colours? I am conscious of not taking in what I see and just walking around taking everything for granted. There is so much that I am probably missing on a daily basis. A child eating an ice cream, chocolate all over the face having the best moment, a dog running after its tennis ball, an old person maybe needing some help? I am definitely taking in the world around me enough and just seeing things not properly watching what happens.
So with my creative rut, I decided to change something and here comes the new idea. Every week I am going to choose a theme, let it be windows, animals, tiles, paper, ads,… anything really. I want to be more conscious of the things surrounding me so my goal is to take pictures of the theme during each week and create little galleries with a little text, stories, quotes, what happened when I took the pictures, recommendations,… just like an online diary/ journal.
It is going to be a way for me to be more creative again and see the world through different eyes, the eyes you have when you are a child and see everything for the first time. Being impressed by anything and everything.
I don’t want it to be professional pictures fully edited and stuff, some are going to be from my iPhone, some from my fuji camera and others film. I want it to be a mix of everything. It is probably going to take some time until I figure out how I want the posts to look like but I am just going to try out new things and going with the flow.
I hope that you are going to enjoy these random posts and just read like a diary of my everyday life.