New flowers, two perspectives . . . some days I can easily pick my favorite photo and some days it’s harder . . . love to see all the flowers in the first photo and the depth of field in the other. Either way . . . beautiful blooms thanks to @tarafo
Thank you for a Wonderful day... ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ No matter how rich, talented or great you think you are...how you treat people ultimately tells all... ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ 🎵Plain And Simple - Mike & The Mechanics🎵
✨ “Never apologise for being sensitive or emotional. It is a sign that you have a big heart, and that you aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength” ✨ - Brigitte Nicole
Someone has recently told me that they liked what I post on IG but at the same time it made them feel bad about themselves for not doing enough of the things they want to do. And I get it. I know that feeling so well. There are artists on here and out there whose art blows my mind, photographers who create the most amazing and imaginative shots. And some of these people have kids! I don’t have kids and still get so tired sometimes that mindless Netflix binging is the only activity I seem to have energy for. It’s so easy to fall into the comparison trap. But we have to realize that we only get to see one small part of the picture.
We don’t see how much work went into acquiring those skills, how many failures, how many sacrifices. We are all at a different stage in our journey. ▫️
Take me for example. (As hard as it is for me to fathom that anyone could compare themselves to me…. The self-doubt is real, folks!) I spent last year really digging into my creativity, dedicating lots of time to my art. And that’s awesome. But the flip side to this is that for the most part I never left my hermit phase. I needed those weekends and week nights by myself to be able to work on my projects. Earlier this year, I finally wanted to spend some time with other human beings. Which led to creating less and feeling a little overwhelmed with IG where everyone still kept producing stunning art while I “just” hung out with people.
To end this lengthy post, let me say that I think it’s okay to feel overwhelmed and tired and not enough. But it’s also super important to snap out of it, get up and go do the things you wanna get better at, things that bring you joy and self-expression. Because those things matter!