Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Picture Perfect: How to be okay with a Messy Life

I was thinking about how everything on my sets- or the final image at least- has to be perfect in order for me to place it on my website. Then I was thinking how disorganized my office was at that moment, or my living room for that matter. And it occurred to me suddenly, that the final images I put out in the world don't always reflect the displacement or messiness of my own life.

It's weird. It kind of feels like I'm telling a lie.

I mean, obviously my work- my personal work- will always reflect my current point-of-view or my state of mind. It comes out through my voice, inspirations and final shot/photo/series in some form or another. But it's crazy to think that some people will only ever see this polished side to my work, my life. When in fact, I am a crazy hot mess about 95% of the time.

The best advice I've received (that I can remember) has been in the vein of "let the little things go" and "spend time on what's most important".

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In order to follow this piece of advice, I must ALWAYS prioritize my loved ones. I don't have a lot of time after work and family to spend cleaning house, unpacking bags or reorganizing. And I have become okay with it. And by okay I don't mean excited about a messy house, I just mean I have peace about it. That's why I try and get help with the cleaning at times and schedule in "days off" to catch up on organization. But overall it's quite nice to change my perspective and see the messiness as a sign of well being.

When I see the kitchen table piled with mail and my daughter running round asking to play- I feel solid about ducking to the park to play. And I try to remind myself... sometimes it truly IS about the little things.


Jenni @ Jarfly said...

All so true :)

Anonymous said...

This is so true. When I am working I am awesome and so organized and then I come home. I have kids too so my house is a mess most of the time. I find that I am okay with that as well.

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