Friday, February 5, 2010

Seeking Balance

I noticed yesterday that I'm an all-in kinda girl. Lately my thoughts have been on freelance writing, and writing my Round Table Discussions. I haven't taken a photo in at least a week, or even edited one.

When I took the above photo, we were at Multnomah Falls. I have photos from the same area from over a year ago. I've been struggling lately with seeing the same sights all the time. They are breathtaking and majestic. But I have captured them in the past. I think that's why I'm drawn to be a travel photographer and writer. I ache for the new. I plan on many new trips this summer, and hopefully it will be the start of something.

I don't want to stop doing photography. Yet I've shoved it to the back. I have had many people contact me about doing Round Table Discussions, but nothing concrete has been set up yet. Still, no photos.

I tried editing some photos last night, and probably would have been more successful, but other things came up and took precedence (mainly a lot of cleaning since we were just told our annual apartment inspection is today). This weekend I hope to find more time for editing and listing photos.

And more time to dream of places to photo. I am moving next month, it's only one town over, but there are new sites. Lots of discovery will occur, and I will take my camera.

Balance will not always elude me. I will find a way to make all of my dreams fit.


TheHappySoul said...

I believe balance is essential, but I too have the hardest time finding it! I get set on one thing and run with it until I find something else that peaks my interest. I move on to that topic and run with it until another idea comes along. It seems my life has always been like that. I think part of it is that I really can't stand leaving a project until it is finished. That may be because I am so impatient and curious about what the outcome will be, or the fear that if I set it down, it may not ever get done. Not sure how to find balance in my life, but I'm hoping that I might get a few pointers from you since I learn from you on a daily basis. :)


designsbykari said...

I love that you see adventure in moving "one town over". I know you'll find some amazing things to share with us!

Maybe rather than think you're out of balance, see that your priorities are set. You have other things more pressing at the moment. I'm sure the photography will work it's way back in.

Monika's Gifts Galore said...

Have you thought about becoming a professional traveling photographer? Seems like it might be perfect for you.

bagsofblessing said...

Love your insight Robyn! I may be strange, but I feel more comfortable when my life is out of balance a little. It keeps me on my toes, being ready to lean to the left or lean to the right. Whatever it takes to keep me somewhere near the center.

To me, to find balance is to stop moving forward. I don't want to become complacent where I am. In my life, stagnation isn't a good thing. I like to constantly push myself outside my comfort zone to things I may be scared to death of. I often find new things to be passionate about, and always find myself growing.

As I get older, I am learning to love my off-center self!

giggles'N' rainbows said...

I find that balance is very difficult. Do I do the laundry and cleaning or sew? Make up that new item I been thinking about for weeks or clean up my sewing room again. Be inspired by a wonderful group of artist online or spend a few extra minutes making his favorite dinner?
I want to find it balance…but I’m always playing catch-up.
I love painting! It is such a personal expression of who I am. My last painting was a custom painting with the choice of subject and colors picked for me by the customer. I think that’s why I haven’t picked up a brush since, now some 5 months. How do you find balance, the balance between pleasing yourself and your customer on a custom painting?
I agree with Happy also…It is extremely difficult to go back and pick up something that I haven’t finished a few hours, or days later. I tend to do better with a marathon session of work time, getting several small things or one or two larger projects completed during one span of time.
Robyn, I think the stress of your move has distracted you temporally and it will pass…So many things to check off your list etc.
Once you are in your new place though, I think your move will inspire you…the fresh start, the new area to display your work and the new surroundings. Not to mention spring is coming...That always inspires me! I can’t wait to see what create next.
I agree with Monika too what a great idea!

giggles'N' rainbows said...

I love that bags of blessings!

"As I get older, I am learning to love my off-center self!"

ardee said...

You're not out of balance...just not set in your ways. Life isn't set in stone and it's forever throwing us that "change-up" pitch! The key is to respond and hit a home run when it does!

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