That is a great question. I have been busy and not just the busy with tasks from TaskRabbit. I have been busy with filming. All of August I was working on a feature film called LOOK INTO THE FIRE. We made a 1 twenty-something page feature film in 15 days. 15 DAYS!!!!
That is a lot to do in 15 days and I know Hollywood does it all the time, but as an independent film…it was difficult.
BUT WE DID IT!
For the full month of August, all I had on my mind was a film. I did have 2 small events for TaskRabbit that I had to attend too but other than that FILMING WAS EVERYTHING.
But Alyssa… where have you been now? The last post you made was at the end of May and it’s October!!! What have you been doing?
That is a very good question! I had been Tasking a lot but only with 2 clients at the time going back and forth with each other on different days. Then everything else…. Well fell through. I lost my mojo. 😦 Everything that went with filming youtube videos to posting anything….. Just sort of went quiet for me. I fell right into a rut and I stayed there for a little bit. Actually, once filming and major events slowed down, I have sort of stayed in that rut.
I do know what is keeping me in a rut or at least are contributing factors:
- Struggling for work on TaskRabbit
- Low $$ in my account
- Creatively lost
- Feeling helpless because I can’t support myself at the moment
- Starting to overthink everything I do
Do any of you guys have any suggestions on how to get out of a rut? I would really like to go to a place and just relax and unwind. However, creatively I don’t know if that will help. I have started to actually write in a journal again just because I felt that maybe I should and it has helped me with my emotional state of mind. I still exercise and run so every time I do that, I do feel better about myself and about my day.
Do any of you all get into this situation? Any advice you can give me to help me out? I would love to hear how other creatives control their state of mind and just keep going even when you are in a rut. Anyways, let me know and hope to hear from you all soon.
~ Alyssa G