Hellooo active artists!
It’s holiday season and I feel it’s probably a hit for everyone. As a side job I do a little retail. In my little retail job, I notice every consumer is just busy. Busy for gifts, work and the change for the new year.
All the new changes seem fun?! Yea well not so much. A lot of consumer’s I notice are just annoyed, following the “holiday routine”....losing the spirit of giving. Which all results of a more busier routine. For example, getting the gift for your partner and spending $1000 on them. Or for your cousin, you agreed to do a secret santa. And for your work events, you may be spending money on drinks, food and small gifts for everyone. Me, myself I’m spending gifts for the volunteers I volunteer at.
I'm really feeling that pressure to be the best gift person ever. It's almost like your life dwells on it. I feel that tension with people, the stress and frustration. Also, because I been working on my business, I'm going to have to leave shopping for Holidays last minute.
I thought holidays meant.. you know holidays?? Holy-day. Being holy to yourself, enjoying others? Well here in Canada anyways.
No what, I realized there needs to be a fun perspective on this. Not really for me, but I realized this needs to be looked at by everyone. I call this week...#Busyweek! But a FUN busy week. Like that? :)
Let’s make this busy week fun! Get that shopping list for others and destroy it. Get busy by making your own gifts. Be the active artists you are and make a gift.
("Real Simple" has great ideas to get your inspiration going for the holidays! )
(Also, I think as busy people we kind of lose the meaning of the holiday with in our culture. Here's a recap to understand what holidays are suppose to mean)
Tweet me @JennAntonioArt and tag the word #busyweek and let me know how you are changing your "busy" lives to a more positive, eventful or creative one :)
-Thanks for reading, Boundie :)
Btw, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!