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Tech Tuesday - Be inspired

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 HALFSTACK MAGAZINE

Here is another desktop for you all this week. Be inspired and take some time to create. The older we get, the more likely we are to get stuck in our ways. Be open to change, adjust with the ebb and flow of life and stop being afraid.

We have so many burdens on us as adults that we often make decisions based off of obligations, rather than what we truly need or want. Now, I am not saying go out and be irresponsible or make terrible decisions that will scar you for life. But, I am saying try new things. Do something different. If you want to see change, you can't be afraid of changing things up. Be inspired.

As a creative, I often feel this tug of war between "what people expect of me" in terms of a career and what my goals and dreams are. I often face creative blocks or find myself looking at my work as "work" instead of enjoying it. I stop myself lately and rewind my thoughts because how can I create to the best of my ability if I am not able to enjoy the process? I often wonder why the two sides of my brain battle it out. The business and logical side vs. the creative and dreamer side. I also had this sudden realization that life has gone by so quickly. I'm turning 29 in November and the last month I was incredibly nostalgic about the past 15 years. As an artist, this has left me wondering can I still be creative the older I get? I read this great article recently, on the Washington Post that highlighted a woman who was going through a similar thought process. You can check it out here. It just inspired me to rethink things and keep forging on.  I have to have an open mind, right?

So, today's downloadable - designed by Shaylee Emert is just a little reminder to be open, get inspired and just create. You can download it here. Just remember to click more and select download the image.
Jen Lezan
Editor in chief 

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