Declutter Your Creativity

When you feel fear, you are on the threshold of something great. When you step through fear, there is always love on the other side. - Shaa Wasmund


How do you keep your creative brain decluttered when your life is madness? 

How do you stay on task and productive when you're constantly on the move? 


These are all questions I have always struggled with, but with our recent move to Europe my creative brain has felt even more dismantled. In an interesting way, I have looked at it like a challenge to dig deeper into my creative purpose. Instead of continuing to run around in 50 directions, what would it look like to jog steadily in one? 

I think we all can agree we would eventually get where we wanted a little sooner if we stayed on course, but staying focused with full creative tanks requires effort. 

Here are a few new things I have been trying to keep my body and creative soul clear and on track:

  1. A Green Drink: I love Amazing Grass products. I now crave it and it totally fuels my mornings. If you're not in the habit of downing greens in the mornings - try it! It has changed my world.
  2. Do Less, Get More: My new read from Shaa Wasmund. I made it a new goal to read 5-10 mins in the morning to help me set an intention for the day. She has so many good snippets of inspiration and I write down the ones I can carry through my day. 
  3. One Girl Band: New podcast that fellow photographer, Anna Purna recommended and I love it so far! It is geared toward women entrepreneurs and so far I love the advice she gives on honesty and staying productive.
  4. Coffee Shop Life: I am always surprised how escaping the physical clutter helps clear my creative juices. 

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Narrowing Your Creative Path

There have been points along my creative path I wasn't sure where I was headed. Everything felt like a BIG unreachable dream and I wanted "all the things."


Somewhere along that path of stumbles, I was unknowingly defining my passions more and more.

It was easy to see what others were doing and imagined myself there. I wanted to travel the world and I wanted my photos to be meaningful. I wanted them to “help” the world.

How crazy of a dream was that!?

At the beginning there were so many bridges to cross it felt overwhelming. I wondered if I had crossed the right one, or wasted so much time going in the wrong direction.

Now I look back and see how each bridge crossed was somehow leading me in the right direction. Even if a bridge felt like a detour, it brought a lesson, new knowledge, a fresh outlook and a story that is mine. 


It's hard when you want to quickly go from point A to point B - enjoy the path of stumbles. Perfecting your craft and narrowing down your niche takes time and continuous effort.

When it doesn't resonate with have started to narrowing your creative niche and I believe that is an awesome path to be on!


Parenting in a 5x5 Shack

Can you imagine trying to be a parent in a 5x5 shack? The stresses, fears and doubts that accompany raising a child are already endless. 

The streets in this Indian slum were flooded on my second visit and as I was making my way through the tiny streets I noticed this mother and her child. They were cuddling and laughing, just like any other moment a parent would have. 

She waved me inside her little “home” as I captured the sweet moment and got to say hi to her adorable little boy. As I stepped back out into the pouring rain I wondered if she was blind to her surroundings. She is likely a single mother in this slum and her son at not even a year old, will sleep on a concrete floor constantly exposed to diseases. 

It’s not my hope that by sharing these stories we feel “bad” - but inspired. No matter if it’s just viewing your own life differently, take a moment to reflect and appreciate.

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