I will admit that it's hard to stay motivated in these COVID-19 times. Many days, I've just sat on my bed and watched Superstore or Love is Blind. I've been mourning cancelled trips and my ability to check out new breweries on the weekends. I'm mourning the freedom to do things.
But, staying inside isn't just for me right now - it's for those immunocompromised and I will do my part to stay inside to flatten the curve and flatten the chance of those getting the disease.
So, when I'm not watching tv shows, I've read a bunch and started painting again. Motivation to me these days is just doing one thing a day that boosts a bit of creativity inside of me, whether that means an hour painting, watching a documentary, taking pictures of birds in my backyard, or writing an email.
WEBSITE: Lost Cities
For as long as I can remember, I've been afraid of the ocean. The depth, so much still unknown - it's terrified me. I love riding on small boats, but afraid of what's beneath the water. I've gone snorkeling, even with my fear, and have been witness to the colorful art of coral. How or what can I find creative inspiration from an area that scares me? The connectivity of it all. The coral, the water, the marine life - all connected. All feeding each other to sustain the habitat of the sea.
I recently watched Chasing Coral and was insanely depressed. We are killing the coral - the colorful canvas of the sea - and soon it'll be too late. Too late for the coral, too late for the marine life that need the coral to survive.
But watching and interacting with Lost Cities renews my hope that we can sustain corals and bring color back to our oceans.
(Also, if you know me, you know I love a good interactive website!)
Come on Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
Think About Things - Daði Freyr
Everybody Wants You - Red Hearse
INC. - Dori Valentine
RAIN - Ben Platt
I usually listen to music in the car but since I'm not driving much anymore (except to the grocery store), I'm trying to at least twice a week listen to music.
I had to cancel some trips this year, so here's to looking to where I can go in the future.
ARTICLE: Unclimbable by Eva Holland
For some reason, I am so fascinated by articles and documentaries on climbing mountains, but I'm not really interested in doing it myself. Though reading and watching this topic makes me motivated in what I'd like to do in life. Endurance, determination, spirituality.
A little note to end, the world is your backyard.. or the backyard is your world for right now. Here's a pic from my backyard: