What’s your favourite band or artist to listen to when you need a cheer up? I’m noticing a definite trend in my music collection towards the melancholy and pensive (‘sad bastard’ music, as a friend once called it). I could use some pep.
I’m having a hard time finding my groove lately. Maybe it’s coming down off the little contact-high I had from all that sweet baby exposure in the past three weeks. There is something about holding a sleeping babe that made my heart clear and put it all in perspective…
But it seems the effect is only temporary. The days are getting shorter, colder… I’m probably still suffering a little post-art-show let down, too. What is next? I put so much energy and thought into getting to here, but now I feel at a loss. Since being back in Hamilton again there is a distinct muddiness going on.
It’s hard to keep my eye on the prize sometime, working in my studio all alone most days. I miss having coworkers. It’s be nice if there was someone across the hall to take coffee breaks with, laugh, get a second opinion, bounce ideas off of. Besides which, what is the prize, anyway? I imagine a studio buddy would remind me of why I have chosen this path on days like today when I’m scratching my head.
Where do you find the energy you need to keep going when the going gets tough? I’d appreciate your tips (and cheer-up music suggestions!).
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