Entry 29: Work versus Play

Entry 29: Work versus Play

Firstly, I would like to say that I am grateful to be working at a full-time job in the field of my choice, which is art. Lastly, I am also trying to seek out a career, which requires more experience on my part. My goal is to work on my portfolio and find my dream job, but most of my current energies are poured into my current job. Because of this, my free-time is spent relaxing and goofing off instead of building up my resumé.

All of this leaves me stuck in the middle of the "work versus play" conundrum. A brain can only handle so much of work before it requires some down time to recharge itself. Everyone handles this differently, but my goal is to work after work. To those of you who have this work-ethic already established, I applaud/despise you. I wish I had the will-power to work on my art projects for four hours after working in a studio for eight hours, but, alas, I don't have such motivation.

But fear not! Lately I have been going to the library for a change in scenery and mindset, because my apartment activates "relaxation mode." Although I don't read any books at the library, the peaceful environment is a good change of pace that helps me realize that others are being just as productive as I would like to be. So I would recommend the public library as a helpful resource for motivation/focus.

I am also trying to trick myself into believing that projects can be considered as play instead of work, which is totally true! I have over five projects that I have been trying to complete, some of which include a clay model of a robot, redesigning my website, and a some papercraft fan-art, to name a few.

Micro papercraft, inspired by Minecraft/Achievement Hunter, 1 of 6

Micro papercraft, inspired by Minecraft/Achievement Hunter, 1 of 6

Anyways, this coming week I'll be traveling to Texas to visit some relatives who may or may not have similar mustaches like my own (my dad looks strikingly a lot like me). While spending some time away from work grants me the option to "play," I would still like to set some time for myself to work on my own art.

If you happen to have any suggestions/motivational posters that can help inspire me to productivity, then feel free to leave a comment and/or feedback; that would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for reading!

 
Entry 30: Play

Entry 30: Play

Entry 28: More Than a Mom

Entry 28: More Than a Mom