I’ve hit a little dip in my creativity lately, not for a lack of desire, but just simply having too much going on that’s affecting me. When I have a lot of of health issues happening at once I tend to get depressed, which understandably affects my motivation to do anything else.
It’s strange because as I have said many times before, photography has been a huge outlet for my anxiety as well as a great distraction from my health issues. However, when they start to pile up, I become somewhat paralyzed. I can’t do anything until some of the things in my pile are finished.
Normally, I share a lot of the personal things going on in my life if I think it will help readers relate, but I haven’t felt that way recently. I will share though that I did injure my neck. I’m assuming it’s from carrying a camera all the time, but the herniated disc in my neck has become flared and is pressing on a nerve that has caused me almost non stop pain for months now in my shoulder and arm. I’ve finally gotten the help I need and it’s finally starting to get better, but this is one of the main reasons I haven’t been here much. Hopefully very soon I can get back to what I was doing again.
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Still Life and Motivation
In the meantime, I have been trying to get back into shooting still life photos. If you’ve been following me for a while, you may know that it was something I did quite often. When we moved to our new house I didn’t have my setup anymore, but now I have found a little corner of our home to start again. I’ve been exploring the natural light coming from different windows as well as trying to get the hang of using a strobe light I got for Christmas.
Little by little my motivation has been coming back as my pile of worries slowly goes down. My mind is always overflowing with ideas and things I want to share with you all, its just a matter of getting it out properly. Stay tuned, little by little they will be shared.
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