Life vs. Living

Being creative, I am the first to admit that I can barely keep my mind or attention on one idea for longer than a few minutes. And let's be real, iPhones and technology are quickly burning holes into our brains, so that is a definite reason as well.


photos by the ever-talented Kaden Polk

I think it’s easier to create a kind of headspace of being, instead of doing. It sounds silly, but it works for me. When I was in school, which I loved and miss dearly already, I would choose to be a student. What does a student do? Study, go to class, aim for good grades. Instead of feeling this need to having to do something, I chose to be something. Being a student is a heck of a lot easier when you recognize yourself as an achieving and accomplished student. Rather than living and working away from living, focusing on how "if only I could be done with xyzzy, then I would finally be living".