I’ve been obsessed with process, both in personal and professional applications, for as long as I can remember. If something has a process, to me, that must mean it has order and it’s therefore easier to wrap my head around. But that isn’t the case with photography and any artistic endeavor that requires a creative “process.”
We’re so lucky over here in Seattle to have so many trails and outdoor activities at our fingertips. Just thirty minutes’ drive outside of the city and you hit the tallest mountains and the greenest trees. It’s special. If you’re like me though, you don’t handle a plethora of choices well. How do you choose how to spend your free time with so many great options? Where’s the middle ground between having a completely unique experience and muddling through an activity that 123,456,532 people are also doing?
I’ve been writing for Kale & Compass for over a year now and I’ve learned a lot about myself and about what blogging involves. And how involved it is.
It’s been really, really hard to work up the nerve to dive back into my food blog since my 3+ month hiatus. There’s the cooking and the recipe-creation and the photography that requires the perfect midday light and the requirement I set for myself (subconsciously) to write in a very specific, cheery, witty, biting, quick-witted voice. With lots of exclamation points!!! All of these things do not add up to a successful life blogging and I know it and I’m biding my time before I have to admit it to myself. Something has to give. Something will have to change.