I was recently laid off from my job at a company I worked at for over twenty years as a result of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company let almost fifty percent of the workforce go as part of this layoff. Similar layoffs have been happening everywhere. I truly sympathize with anyone who has suddenly found themselves without a job as a result of this pandemic. I can honestly say that it left me reeling.Continue reading
I always longed to be the type of person that carried a sketchbook and made time to draw in it every day. But even after rediscovering the joy of drawing some years ago, I’ve failed time and time again in my attempts to make this a consistent creative habit… never mind reaching 100 days of drawing in a row. So often I would get inspired to draw and begin carrying my sketchbook with me for a few days in a row, or even a week. But life would always seem to get in the way and my sketchbook would soon go back to sitting on the desk… again. [Read more…]
I’m a big fan of Matt D’Avella and I enjoy a lot of the content he creates on his YouTube channel. I found myself tremendously inspired by this recent interview he did with Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.
In this short video, McKeown explains that if you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will. I would even go so far to say that if you don’t prioritize your life, everyone else and everything else will. I know I’m finding it harder and harder to escape the state of busyness and overwhelm I seem to constantly find myself in. This certainly has a direct impact on my ability to find enough time for creative work. [Read more…]