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Post by Cat on Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:27 pm

I recently read a book for "The INFJ writer" that talks about how INFJs really struggle with the fact that creative projects will never fully manifest the vision in our heads. The vision is a full-faceted diamond, and a creative project in physical reality can only over be one facet - so we have to learn to let go and work with that.

I torment myself with this A LOT. (As I'm sure most people with creative passions do.)

Something I'm currently struggling with is trying to separate my art from my identity.

I'm trying to make a website to put creative projects on, and I can't decide on a "feel" for the theme/layout because I constantly change moods. Sometimes I want something dark and broody, sometimes I want something light and goofy, etc. Then I spiral into an identity crisis of "holy crap, I can't even decide what I like/who I am!" when in reality these are all various parts of me.

Then I really get myself into trouble when I start thinking "wow, my art/online persona is a lot more vibrant/versatile/engaging than my daily life persona, so I must be some sort of imposter." When again, I think it's pretty common for artists of all types to be shy and introverted.

So just feeling stuck with all of this in general, when I know I shouldn't be wasting time thinking about it and just get on with making things. =/

Messy thoughts as usual, any input on any of this appreciated Smile


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Post by melodiccolor on Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:11 pm

Let it go and stop thinking about it. Let your intuition work in the background. It will give you your answer and it will be perfect. For me it usually appears out of the blue while I'm busy doing something else.

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Post by Cat on Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:36 pm

Totally just found my answer in the meantime haha!

I've got to learn to wait out these intense moods >_<
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