I was recently hanging out over at Unraveled Academy (if you haven't heard about Unraveled academy yet, go check out my blog post HERE ) and someone was sharing about how they were really having a hard time being stuck in a creative rut. Reading all of the countless comments to that post really hit close to home. You see, being a creative is amazing. The highs are completely addicting and seeing work you create and are proud of is a pretty powerful experience but what no one really tells you is that the lows are pretty debilitating. Add that to the vicious game of comparison that we all tend to play and you have a recipe for a serious struggle.
My last creative rut lasted almost 8 months. It was so difficult for me that I almost packed up shop and called it quits with this little business of mine. I definitely considered more than a few times. But then I started reaching out to a local group of photographers. These women are some of the most talented, loving, generous creative souls ever. We went out to beautiful locations and created some pretty magical art together, we had soulfully creative conversations about our art, we taught each other how to see the exact same photo with new eyes and it was crazy powerful. So powerful in fact that I am pretty sure it saved me.
So, if you find yourself in a rut or creative block surround yourself with other creative souls. Join Facebook groups, attend local meetups, heck come hang out with us at Unraveled we would love to have you! No matter what you do just get out there and CREATE! YOU ARE WORTHY AND YOUR ART MATTERS!! So, go find yourself some creative friends and make magic shit together and then share it with the world! I cannot wait to see what you create!!