2021 started off in all the wrong ways for me. Throughout 2020 I felt like I was living in some kind of special bubble shield. The pandemic, working from home, social distancing… I didn’t realize the day to day toll it was taking. Life seemed somewhat normal despite those things. Then all of a sudden, it didn’t. And my mental health absolutely collapsed. A few months later, and I’m still pulling myself back up (with the love and help of others).
I realized I needed to take some time to do fun things with no strings attached. No goals. No timelines. No need to finish. No lofty ambitions – just the joy of making things.
What do you like to make for fun? Games? Art? Music? Food? Videos?
For me so far, it’s been art. Specifically, cute landscapes in Blender.
I’ve been learning so much too as a side effect. Shader nodes, sculpting, particle systems… BUT. One distinction I want to point out is, this education has been a by-product of the fun. Not a goal. And I absolutely KNOW that if I had set out to try to LEARN NEW THINGS… I would have failed. Or at least gotten frustrated and put it away.
Why is that? I don’t know. I’m not even trying to figure it out anymore. I’m just having fun for now 🙂