HI HELLO SWEET HUMANS OF THE INTERNET!
Lets have a discussion on the quiet moments, on being an activist, on livin in the DAY TO DAYYY, and if you are a creator and when you are not all glitzed up/ performing/presenting:
Sometimes I notice that it's really easy to become entirely fixated with and submerged with your passion that everything seems to be entirely trivial, and because of that other things happening in your life start to crumble a bit without you really realizing it. This is not me saying that passion has to go completely on the back burner (HECK NO!!!!!! Never ever squash your fire, its what makes the world progress.), but!
something to remember, that I've needed to drill into my noggin, is that it's okay to distance yourself from it for a bit. Taking breaks, especially if you are a creator because what you produce comes from YOU and therefore can drain you, to do self care, in any form of which that may come in (read a book, drink some tea, JAM, masturbate, take a nice bath, WHATEVA it may be) is vital to you continuing what you do. If you don't take the moments to pause and give yourself the time you deserve to have small recoverys, you will not be able to continue what you do as effieciently and fullheartedly as you like to, ya know? Our health, both mental and physical, does not last forever, and therefore it's okay and NEVERRRR selfish to need to take care of it.
FURTHERMORE! All of the moments where you are not/cannot do what you love are so very important too! Its tricky to get out of the mindset of thinking otherwise because it gets to be like LIFE IS FLEETING I COULD DIE AT ANY MOMENT WHO AM I TO NOT CREATE THIS I AM A HORRIBLE HUMAN BEING AGHHHH, and that existentialism and mortality IS a fine motivator, but inspiration comes from life, and therefore you must LIVE and EXPERIENCE to find it. All the moments of your life are what shape you into you, and thats so very important because its pieces of your that go into your work. It is VITAL therefore to live your life in ALL facets. Living and creating are so very intertwined, and therefore its so very okay to do both. I hope you have the best day,
Photo of MOI by @alice_just_be