The Daily Struggle: "Me" Time
This week I have been wanting to channel my creativity into other outlets. It’s just once I get home from work I no longer feel motivated to do anything other than making pasta and watching reruns of The Office. I really struggle with making time for myself. I focus so much on working and then entertaining my friends/roommates that I don’t give myself time to do what I want to do.
For those of you who don’t know this, I am a singer. I love to sing, write music, play music— pretty much do anything that has to deal with music. However, I haven’t been able to set time aside for myself to do that in a while. I even started a music Instagram that I literally haven’t posted on in months. Just an inactive account with some old videos of me singing random songs. I have been itching to set time aside to make some new videos and get those uploaded on there. It’s just every time I go to do it something gets in the way. It’s mostly my fault because I could just ignore the other plans or force myself to, but I don’t want it to be a job or a task. I want to do it because I love it.
The other thing I have been wanting to do in my spare time is to learn close-up magic. I mean come on... how great would that be? That would just take my coolness over the top. I could just be at the bar acting super chill and then whip out a rabbit or do a card trick. I love pranking my friends and family, so what better way to do so than with some actual tricks up my sleeves? I have been talking about learning magic tricks for weeks now. Yet, I don’t give myself enough time to even learn one trick. How am I going to be the next Penn & Teller if I don’t start practicing now?
Anyways, the moral of the story is I really struggle with allowing myself to have “me” time. I have decided I am going to start taking a few days a week to myself and doing what I enjoy. Whether that be working on my music, learning some new tricks, or honestly just relaxing and unwinding. I don’t always have to be the entertainer or push my “me” time aside for others. How do you guys make time for yourselves? Also, any magicians out there that need a magician's assistant?