I took the day off yesterday and I really needed to have that day to let some of the dust settle. Do you ever feel like you have been burning the candle at both ends and you just feel worn out? You know those times when life is just carrying you along from one thing to the next and you don't necessarily like the places you keep ending up but your not sure what to do about it? This describes my life lately.
I think it may be the shift in the season taking us into cold weather that is stirring my hunger for introspection. I feel the need to reevaluate my life and my work these days. I think I have a fair amount of loose nuts and bolts that need a good tightening down and maybe even a front end alignment before I can hope to go much further.
What I am trying to describe also relates to what Julia Cameron (The Artist Way) refers to as "restocking the pond". The idea is that artists who go on and on creating content eventually come to a time when they begin to empty out. It is in those times that it becomes necessary to find ways to "restock your pond". This will be different for different people. Looking at art, reading books, tumbling through other peoples Flickr favorites and listening to music with headphones are all ways that help refresh my artist interior. It could be helpful to hear what you do?