Tuesday, November 10, 2009

new perspective

I've been doing a lot of hiking... not so much blogging.

They say life can pass you by if you're not careful. Luckily, I've been living a very full life these days, but my blogging and etsy online life has suffered. I haven't been very active in any of my etsy groups, and I'm finding that I'm getting stressed out about my flagging online participation. Isn't that odd? One would think, "Yay! I'm living a full life and I don't have time to read and comment on dozens of websites!" But the reality is that I feel terrible. Like I'm letting down the online community, even though I'm just this one tiny little shop, with one tiny little blog.

Maybe I feel burnt out because I just recently carved so many lino designs for my portfolio. I'm not quite sure. All I know is when I feel that something is expected of me, it takes all the joy and impromptu-ness out of it. My muse doesn't like to be forced. She likes to slip in quietly and surprise me. That's when I create.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, I'm not in a place where I want to quit ennaneve, not at all, but I'm in a place where I'm feeling overwhelmed by expectations... most of them my own.


  1. I know how you feel. Bakind and decorating cupcakes is supposed to be fun but once everyone started insisting I should start a business or sell them... while flattering, it just felt like pressure to be really good as opposed to fun. You are so creative, no one expects it, they just enjoy it. Go with how you feel even if that is to take a break or step away from being really active online. We all have those periods and people will appreciate future creativity over a burnt out ennaneve.

  2. Thanks, J! :) I'm thinking about giving ennaneve a temporary vacation until she feels like coming home. :)

  3. I agree! -- Do the blogging as much as you can but we all understand that we have busy lives :)