Obviously there's a lack of focus here. I've tried meditation but my brain is buzzing with too many ideas! Fortunately, I got to have a quick chat with artist friend, Jaykee Evangelista this morning and he told me something in the lines of enjoying the process, that sometimes the process is more important than the product. Which truly resonated with Austin Kleon's book. Chapter two was all about process. And it was all about just having fun and surrendering and sharing. It's definitely the journey not the destination. (Have to remember to put that in my stack of mental notes.)
But well you know, sometimes I get so excited. And like Wolverine, patience isn't my strongest suit, too. I want to hasten the process so I can get to the next destination and finally label them as one of my "finished" projects. Then I can start again with the next one. But one of the things that I'm still trying to accept, being in the creative profession, is that the ideas never die down. They are like gremlins (80s reference yo!) that multiply when they get wet. But for the creative folk, ideas multiply when you encounter another person, read another book, travel to another country. Whenever I see opportunity, my brain lights up like a firework display. My obsession to get to end points are so extreme that I often have to find the time just to remind myself to smell the roses, enjoy the scenery, keep calm, and trust the process. That's very easy to say, but so hard to do. And I pray that in my lifetime, I get to do as much as I think I can do.
Oh and a note to you guys out there: Whenever you encounter a spaced-out artist, please be nice. Getting all these ideas, isn't something we can turn off. We're merely processing inspiration and that happens in between meals, during commute or even when we're talking to you. We're strange and special like that.