Taking a Short Break
It’s interesting to think about how I feel like I’m less motivated to create things the more creative I am at work. For anyone who stumbles on this and doesn’t know, I’m an editor at Blizzard primarily working on World of Warcraft’s in-game cinematics and various other projects for the other IPs. On a daily basis, my job revolves around having to be creative on the spot at all times. There are meetings here and there sprinkled throughout the day that help break that up, but for the most part my mind is racing all day. I think as a result, I come home and just want to mindless play something or watch something or read something. Definitely an unexpected consequence.
That’s not to say that I’m not making things or obsessively working on things outside of work, like I used to, but my focus isn’t so much on painting or building or designing right now, so I feel a small break coming. As seen by prior posts, I tend to focus on other things and come back to this hobby after a few months as the things I post on here are my absolute favorite things to make. But it’s been interesting to finally see that it could just be quantified as being drained from a full day of artistic work and then lacking the motivation to do more of it after hours, rather than just losing interest in the hobby altogether.
Well, this has certainly been a wild stream of consciousness post so far, but I think I should end it there. I’ve been thinking about teaching myself something music-oriented, or maybe learn to program something. I’ve also been wanting to learn Unity for some time, so perhaps that could be a fun little break from this. Either way, I imagine I’ll be painting up a storm in no time.