This week I’m feeling overcome with productivity!
The start of this week, and the end of this week, have been faced with a few different emotional states. Last weekend, Kirsty and I were on holiday in the Peak District, where we used the excuse of bad weather to mainly sit around a lodge, watching Game of Thrones from Season 1, eating a literal ton of junk food, and having the occasional dip in the hot tub. It was just what we needed, after the stress of wedding planning and the negativity of work. It was relaxing, it was private, it really was taking a break from the drama of every day life. However, when Monday night/Tuesday Morning rolled around my mood was significantly different.
Tuesday was that ‘Back to Work‘ feeling. Tuesday was waking up to an alarm, having to dress in human business clothes, and having to sit in an office for 9 hours at a time. I wasn’t in a bad mood, per say, but I wasn’t in the best mood I’ve ever been in. Also, the Wedding stress started kicking up again so, there was that. However, I’m happy to report I’ve turned it around.
First and foremost… I’ve hit 500 Followers. A huge, huge thank you to everyone following Clockwork Clouds. I couldn’t be more grateful. You keep me going and give me the inspiration to keep blogging, which in turn, keeps me creative and productive.
Speaking of inspiration, on Wednesday, I hosted Deb on #WiPW and she shared her 52 Week Photo Challenge. It’s a good lesson in commitment, and working with others to achieve an end result. You can, and I insist you do, read it here: A Year Long Photography Project – A #WiPW Guest Post. On Tuesday, I had to put Debs post online, I had to select which photos of hers I’d like to use (all were great, so it was a hard choice!), and I had to get it scheduled for Wednesday. Well, re-reading the post it kept inspiring me. These photo challenges are something I’ve been meaning to get back into (Greg and I have one over at Level Up Blog, but as you’ll see if you look, we didn’t keep up with it!). Getting this post up was a great source of inspiration! It’s helped inspire a future blog that I have scheduled too.
It just so happens, that this week had more photography in store. Greg and I had booked what we like to call a ‘Level Up Lunch’ where, utilising 45 minutes of our Full-Time-Work-Day (which most people call Lunch Time) we discuss the future of our company Level Up Photography. After that, and after determining we’re going to do this every other Thursday, I was feeling damn productive. Finally we were moving forward where we’d begun to stagnate, finally we were jumping over hurdles that have blocked our path for far too long. It was a good feeling. It was a productive feeling. But… I didn’t stop there!
This week I’ve also written two blog posts, scheduled for the last two Mondays of October, and I’ve written the post you’re reading now. That’s a good amount of writing, and writing helps me feel better; it helps me shift my mood, and I find it empowering. I also paid the deposit for the Wedding Venue (big news!), and contacted a photographer we liked the look of (I’m not shooting my Wedding!). I also, also started speaking to Woody about planning a brand new world to host our D&D sessions in, and I’m a man that loves building worlds. It’s got my brain racing, it’s got my enthusiasm started, and… it’s perhaps taking attention away from the fact that #NaNoWriMo is coming up, but what you going to do? Inspiration is inspiration.
WOW. Productivity. That’s what we’re talking about. Now if only I could keep this going in all aspects of my life, I’d be making great progress. I can only hope the rest of the week goes as well. Hell, I’d like the rest of the year to go like this! It feels damn good!
By the way, did I mention 500 followers? Thank you so, so much. I am genuinely grateful for anyone reading!
This is the first of a series I’m going to be doing called Friday Feeling; a more personal post about what’s going on in my life that week. I’ve decided that having a post every Monday is great, it keeps me disciplined, however as it is normally a more general, evergreen post (though often inspired by recent events in my life) I wanted a post on my blog that was a little more casual, a little less structured, and that reflected my personal life in the moment. This is that.