Sometimes a little time off, receiving instead of creating is what you need.
In a digital century where what you do and think is shared with your friends and the rest of the world as it happens, it's easy to get caught up in it all. More like fucking losing your mind to be honest. So here I am after a month (or more) of digital detox, and some creative hibernation. While the world attaches negative connotation to hibernation, I like to think of it as a period in which you slow down, enjoy the present moment and recuperate that creative energy. And that explains a whole lot of what I've been up to for the past few weeks. Aside from a brief baecation, and a little shooting here and there with DesignerK Photography, and of course, my 9 - 5 job as a writer at a digital agency (gee whiz), I have been a couch potato without the television, blissfully breezing through a couple novels I never got around to reading.
Well now that I'm done with hunkering down to nothingness and telling myself that I have nothing left of me to give, it sure feels great to conclude that it was all part of the creative process. I now believe that creativity happens in circles; highs, lows, and some downright mountains to climb, end up going through a period of loafing, and finally going through a transformation that takes you to a higher level.
If it isn't clear by now, I have a love hate relationship with the digital world. I loathe the fact that it has taken over everything we do in our every day lives, yet my mind is fascinated by the endless possibilities it has if used correctly. The same goes with traversing through creative hibernation; while it may feel like the end of your creativity career all that's happening is a little time for rehabilitation... and revivification of the creative mind.