Overambitious: Recovering from Creative Burnout

just-beI’ve overextended myself, wrung myself dry of creative energy. Not ideas, mind you, I have plenty of those – but my ability to execute them is at capacity.

I’ve disdained comfort and safety. “I’m not the type of person who watches TV every night,” I tell myself. “I make things.” I’m constantly pushing my own boundaries, instantly jumping to the next project when I master the last one. Learn one recipe, time for a new one. I feel the need to be constantly growing by experiencing new things. Every year I make an ambitious set of goals in all aspects of my life. I care about everything; I have opinions about everything. No decisions are easy or simple.

I’m happy to be passionate about life, but sometimes it’s just exhausting.

I don’t want to be average. I want to leave a mark on the world, even if just among my family and friends. I aspire to more.

I want to do more, accomplish more, read more, learn more, create more.

But I need to just be more.

I think it’s time to let myself be comfortable for a while.

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