This is kind of a different post for me here, but it’s sort of in line with my artistic journaling theme so I’m gonna go with it.
I work about 50 hours a week at my day job, and honestly, it is not a creative job at all. So that creative muscle rarely gets used at work. It mentally exhausts me to not use that side of me at work. And honestly, I rarely realize that until I get home, and I’m both physically and mentally bushed. So I thought I’d do a series of motivational quotes in my bullet journal this week to help with it.
The other consideration I had when I decided to do this is that I don’t have a lot of time. I already barely write on the projects I’m working on for my publishing business, so how was I going to have the time to draw or paint? I finally decided that I was putting too much pressure on myself to be perfect. And no one is perfect. No one can be.
So this is my attempt at not being perfect, at accepting that the things I post don’t have to be perfectly finished, or beautifully detailed in every way. They can be rough, they can be doodles. And that is okay.
I’ll be posting the majority on Instagram so make sure you follow me there if you don’t already. But I thought I’d put this first one here too, because it’s a nice simple one and I messed up on it a lot, but I still like it. (And I needed an image to go along with this post. *shrug*)
It’s something I can do to stretch that creative muscle when I can’t sit down and write on my books, or play in Illustrator making things that I could potentially turn into stickers when my office is set up and able to print and cut them. And best of all, it comes with me everywhere I go, because it’s right in my bullet journal.
I think this will be a fun exercise to do this week. Let’s see how it goes.