I know, I know, it's been what? A year and a half since I last wrote a blog post? Sheesh. Well I'M BACK because I feel like this is important...
Resoycled started in my 400 square foot efficiency duplex back in 2012 and ever since then I've had a love/hate relationship with working from home. I'm sure some of you can relate. On one hand, it's great! I get to stay home and work (sometimes in yoga pants and a t-shirt, not exactly business casual) while I do chores around the house, cook, listen to podcasts or watch Planet Earth until Netflix rudely interrupts and asks if I'm still watching. It's wonderful, but after a while it became quite difficult to separate my work life from my home life. I was staying awake until the wee hours of the morning because i thought, "Well, there's work to be done and I might as well do it because the gangs all here!" Wrong. So wrong.
So, I began looking for a studio space and in minutes MINUTES I found the perfect spot in Ft. Worth, Texas or as some like to call it, Funky town. Resoycled has been through quite the transitional phase but I've finally settled into a place that I am quickly growing to love. The space is old and smells like the art building I spent most of my time in during college and it is full of wonderful people, I have a private workspace outside of my home, and there just so happens to be the perfect space for me to follow my dream of having my own darkroom.
Things are looking up and good/happy/funtimes growth is on the horizon. Why am I telling you all of this? Because, if I've learned anything from my experience and from all of these crazy changes, it's that work/life balance is crucial to your mental and physical well being. Once I began to notice them both quickly deteriorating, I had to make a move. It felt risky but it has been so Ft. Worth it (too much?). In a world where working around the clock is the norm, it's difficult to turn it off and relax, but it's completely necessary. So light a candle, take a moment to chill, spend time with those you love and remember the good stuff.