Diary #1

Turn on the lights. Diary #1
The last couple of years have been a struggle (career-wise).  I’ve felt like I can’t get clarity on things I need to be clear about. And when I have moments where I suddenly feel the surging energy of striking on something that is right, I can’t hold on to it long enough to really nail it down.

I suspect this is because I am a combination of burnt out, uninspired, isolated, and bored.  And also, lately, I am also totally distracted by current events.

So my strategy is to write and create my way out of my funk. I am not sure where this exercise will lead, but I am eager to try it.  I will write, daily – not more than 200 words to start (based on this advice to set my goal laughably low – an idea I find so utterly counter to my nature that I can’t help but be seduced by it). Plus I will include some other personally creative thing with it (why must set the bar higher?!?); a photo, or collage (that I desperately want to make), or a picture that I drew.  I am hoping that I will look back on that last sentence in a few months or years and see it as a first statement of a real artist and creative rather than how it sounds now… totally childish.

p.s. This is 225 words.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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