Settling down to a familiar routine can do this to an artist, and it’s happening to me now. No matter that I’ve traveled to Nashville and Tampa recently, or that I try to mix up my days, striving away from a boring conventional routine, I’m still feeling like I’m in a downward spiral. I have a trip to Aruba planned for February, and I’m planning my big upcoming USA road trip, but even with the prospect of forthcoming travel, I’m uninspired.
I need a lift, a change, a revolution within – to get the creative juices going again. I am in desperate need of a vacation from my “vacation,” where no worries, no deadlines, and nobody, no nothing needs me, calls me, or expects anything. A short time away from it all – or perhaps a muse, to distract and to accommodate me. I need to feel what’s real again. I need an escape away from the motions, and into the wild wilderness of the world. I need to find freedom, once again – for what was working, no longer lingers.
Perhaps, I need a muse.
(Photo by Vinny D via Flickr)