I've reached the point of oversaturation. My mind is so outrageously full that I really can't take any more in—nor do I want to. If you're in a state like this, you might know what I'm talking about. Advice articles. Productivity tips. The over-foisted "don't compare yourself to others" flag that's being flown all over the internet. Discussion about how to write/paint/photograph/sing/becomeaperfectbeing! I can't read any more of that. I really can't.
I've been feeling this for a while now, but it hit me last night, as I prepared to round up my favorite articles for today's gallery post. I've got news for you: there's not gonna be one today. It's become clear to me that the types of articles that I've become, in a way, addicted to are actually keeping me from everything I want to do. I want to be more creative in my life in many ways. So I've been reading about how to do that. And taking instruction from others. I want to write more and better. So I've been reading about how to do that. You see the problem here, right? I'm reading about how to do these things instead of doing them! I know I'm bringing up a point that probably many other people have been talking about (gadgets and the internet are being bemoaned and have been for quite some time), but this is the first time it's really hit me. I've thought about it in the past and agreed that I'd like to spend more time doing and less time reading about it, but this is the first time it's hit me like this. I'm done with all the internet rifling, the bored crawl from link to link. This is not how I want to run my life any more.
That being said, these gallery posts are going to be fewer and further between. I'll continue to mark things that truly interest me and share them when I gather enough, but I'm no longer going to hunt these out. If lovely web pages come to me so I can share them with you, fantastic! But I don't think it's serving either of our times well to read article after article on how to do the things we want to do, when we should just be out there doing them. This is my personal decision, but I encourage you to try a bit of this and see how you like it. I'm hoping that in recapturing the time these articles rob us of, we can begin to create our lives.
Love and creative vibes,