A friend posted a tweet the other day, “Using distractions to distract the other distractions” which is a bit of a knotted mess if you try to unpack it, however, I completely understood her meaning. I often find myself distracting myself from the distractions that I need to do but don’t want to (right now I should be going to the store, which in and of itself is a distraction from getting actual work done…). It is a vicious cycle.
All of last week I distracted myself, with ‘legitimate distractions’ you know, the things that do actually need to be done (such as cleaning my makeup brushes)… just not necessarily when I was doing them. To be completely honest I was avoiding a lot of writing that I want (need) to do. There are a lot of stories I have been meaning to tell, life events you need to be filled in on, but every time I sit at my computer I end up distracting myself by compiling look books for a styling job, or updating my tumblr and pintrest (you know… building my ‘brand’ as Drew would say). Then again, by that logic, I am indeed distracting myself right this moment by writing this post instead of writing the words that seem to be trapped behind the great wall of distraction.
So then, I will leave this here. Open a new window, and get to work. See you on the other side (I hope).