For the Month of May
Powerful reflections. I’m constantly thinking about how to monetize whenever I learn something new; losing sight of how much joy can come from just doing the creative thing. Without any need for affirmation or figuring out how to make it more productive. Thank you!!! 🙏🏼
While I think it’s flattering that so many people enjoy the things you create, I agree that sometimes you have to create just for the sake of creating ❤️
Ooo I love that the little ones have cameras too! Yes, I’ve come back to writing and I’ve found a lot more joy when since I’ve prioritized it being just for me. At least a majority of it for now.
So many beautiful reminders - thank you ✨
The bird of paradise is such a special flower for me - I used it as the cover photo in my recent post as well. Thank you for these beautiful reflection. Lot of nuggets to remind me how to infuse creativity in my every day.
Beautiful photos to accompany your thoughts. I too love photography and I keep going back and forth about selling prints and/or downloads. I have yet to set anything up and keep thinking that it may never happen because while I love creating and sharing - it also brings me joy to just do it without expecting anything in return.
This resonated deep in my bones. I'm being more creative just for me, no one else.
Thanks for the thoughtful questions. It’s interesting how it seems more natural to turn everything I do and enjoy into some sort of business instead of just enjoying it for the sake of enjoyment itself. Going to focus this month just on creating for me -- what a novel idea haha 🙏🏽🌺🌺
Lovely read 😊👏
Oh I love this reflection so much! I'm going to use the prompts for the New Moon's intention. Thank you!
Thank you so much for this. I just wrote all these questions down in my notebook and even answered some of them. I have been feeling lately that I really need to dig into creating for myself.
Thank you for sharing Alex 💜 you and your stories are so much appreciated. Beautiful photos and family.
Yes!! This is on my mind a lot too. It's so hard to resist the pressure to monetize or turn your creative endeavor into a side-hustle! I'm trying to lean into the idea of pursuing things that give me joy or pleasure without any other outcome or productivity goal. It's sad how this feels counter-cultural!
I recently started pottery. And one of the first things people started to tell me when I showed them some pieces, is how much I'd be selling them for. It was a given. And it made me realize that I wanted to keep this just for me. It made me think about my initial intention for starting pottery. It was because my creativity became work and I wanted something just for me. It's kinda funny isn't it? Your reflections sound very similar to mine this month. Thank you..
Great questions. You've reminded me that I enjoy taking photos (just for my own joy) and that I should do more of that. I used to use Instagram a lot more but I became aware that I was seeing situations firstly through the lens of "this would be a good photo to share". And that didn't fill me with creative fulfilment so I don't do that anymore. Thanks, lovely prompts.
Clara, What a great day you have in store. D