The day to day life of a creative freelancer can be quite ironic; inspiration is birthed from experiences, yet you find yourself isolated and working long hours in a confined environment, and question why you aren’t inspired.
Growing up, i’ve always been very active and have spent a lot of time in the outdoors; this for me clears my head and allows new ideas and creativity to flow much smoother and cohesively. Fast forward to 23 year old me and I find myself questioning where my creativity has slipped to, why the seed isn’t flourishing as brightly as it did; I look up from my computer screen, it’s 1am, I am alone and at home in my (messy) room. That, alice, is why you are not inspired.
Experiences flow through your brain like streams flow through crevices, and if a season runs too long and too heavy, either the streams will burst their banks and create a whole mess or, they will run dry and leave empty structures behind. Sitting in a room day in and day out, trying to create new content will eventually burn me out, and it’s happening sooner rather than later.
With a pretty cool friend of mine, also a creative freelancer, we have decided to extend our offices from your “normal” 4 walls, and head out, shooting footage along the way.
(Well, there’s obviously still the regular appearance at our local coffee shops too.)
First in this series, we walked to a tarn at the base of Cadair Idris in Wales.