Time to reflect.
Following the decision to update the theme for Moggie’s Proclamations earlier in the year, I’ve also decided to revisit (and update) my personal site to better reflect how my approach to things has changed. These updates are, for the most part, aesthetic changes that affect the formatting and design, but leave the majority of the content on the site intact. These follow on from the most recent updates that I made, and continue to develop the site towards the same idea from which it was conceived. That of exploring the wondrous creative journey that I’ve been on.
And how my work has developed over time.
Work that, admittedly, and regrettably, hasn’t been forthcoming in recent months. Or recent years. Not that I’d (entirely) intended that to be the case. It’s just something that happens with my creativity from time to time, as I often meander through my different interests at my own pace.
I’m not known for making haste, either. As I rarely feel obligated to indulge any particular interest. I just do whatever seems to be appropriate at the time, and at this time it seems appropriate to ignore Neverwinter Nights 2 (once again) to inspire creative feelings in my brain. Something that began with Creativity (Or The Lack Thereof) (Pt. 1) and Creativity (Or The Lack Thereof) (Pt. 2), but didn’t advance any further than that due to a lack of creative content, as evidenced by my Instagram account, which is becoming increasingly gaming-orientated. Not that video games haven’t always been a significant interest of mine, and one that’s unlikely to change any time soon. But that doesn’t mean that I need to exclusively create either kind of content. I could do both. I used to do both. I just need to make time to do both again.
I’d forgive you if you thought those words hollow, as I’ve repeated them throughout numerous creative posts and they’ve amounted to nothing tangible yet. But I’ve been digging through folders and unearthing creative content. Which I’ve then been trying to translate into content for posts on Instagram. I’ve also had a rather fortuitous change of circumstances recently, and that should noticeably reduce the constraints on my time for the foreseeable future. So I’m hopeful that I’ll finally be able to make good on those promises that I’ve made (to myself) in recent months.
I have missed indulging my creative interests.
This is arguably the best time for it, too. I’ve had such an odd year. But it’s been a pleasant year. One that has been as perplexing as it has been inspiring, with recent First Impressions posts perfectly demonstrating how opportunities can be seized if you’re willing to take a risk with them.
Given that I’ve been hesitant to deviate from established practices in the past, but easily ignored those same practices without a second thought. And I’ll need to do that again if I’m ever going to rekindle my creativity. Not that breaking habits which have been steadily reinforced is ever easy. But it’s a necessary change. One that I’m actually excited about, as I’ve got a few concepts that I’m eager to revisit and I’m curious as to how they’re going to present themselves now. I doubt that I’m going to struggle to reacquaint myself with familiar processes. It’s hard to say, though. It has been a while and my motivations have changed in that time. But I won’t know unless I do just that and, after writing yet another post about my creative aspirations, I think that I owe myself that much, or at least the chance to try.
Have a nice weekend, all!