Last week I had a sudden surge of creativity, and I did something I’ve been meaning to do for some time: I filmed a vlog. So, I now have a blog, a YouTube channel and a strange desire to get them both going. All I need is another day or two in the week….preferably a day or two of weekend!
In some ways, my finally facing my fears (see my earlier post on creativity) and getting round to filming a vlog seems to have marked the start of some kind of transitionary period. I suddenly had the urge to go through all my old things that I’ve stored up and hidden away in drawers and on shelves and start throwing things away.
I found old photos, letters, postcards…a print out of a slightly embarrassing MSN Messenger conversation that I had intended to give to my best friend, but that apparently never made it out of my house – and other things of actual sentimental value that will go back into my drawers and filed away until the next time I feel like going back into the good bits of my past. I also found lots of junk. Bad memories that I’d hidden away, things linked to places I wasn’t so fond of, and clearing them out was surprisingly cathartic.
It took me hours to just go through a small amount of space, and there’s so much more to do, but it feels so liberating to have some empty space in my room ready to be filled with new memories, new ideas and new projects.
That was all unexpectedly cheesy….
So – to the new projects. I’ve set myself a few goals for the next year (?) – some are personal (and definitely not ones to go up on the internet for all and sundry to read!). Others are…still personal, but slightly more shareable.
And so, in an attempt to actually make myself get up and DO these damn things, here they are:
- Learn a little bit more about photography (and maybe get a better camera…)
- Re-learn German. And learn some Greek.
- Get back into creating music and ACTUALLY SHARE IT WITH PEOPLE!
- Build this blog into something slightly more coherent and structured
- Sort out the jumble of wires that’s at my feet. Seriously, those microphone cables won’t untangle themselves…..