Well, we’ve been home for over a month and I’m finally getting around to editing the remainder of our road trip photos. I could have a million excuses, from work being busy and taking up a lot of my time and energy, to the change of weather leaving me tired and unmotivated, to the fact that the eternal rain we’ve been dealing with lately gives off a completely different vibe than these photos and it just hasn’t felt right. It’s all true, but the main reason? I’m so uninspired lately. I remember how excited and inspired I was feeling this time last year, with the change of weather and darker days leaving me cozy and creative inside. It hasn’t been that way this year. I’ve been very apathetic and passionless about photography, blogging, and my creative drive. And I really don’t like it.
I know it’s just burnout of the blogging/photographing variety but I really want the passion back. I don’t know if it’s something that needs to happen organically or if it’s just time to force myself to do, and the rest will follow. This post is in hopes that the latter is true. At the very least, I wanted to wrap up this project for closure and hopefully start getting some more motivation, probably in a little bit different of a direction than usual. I’m not sure exactly what I’m feeling passionate about anymore. I feel like this blog is very representative of that: my lack of focus, moving from idea to idea with no solid focus anymore. Which raises the question: is a niche absolutely necessary? Do readers (you) enjoy a variety of topics, or is it better if I stay on track with one or two things and focus primarily on them?
TLDR; I’m burned out lately and any advice is welcome 🙂
Anyway! Onto the actual post, now that I’m finished rambling. I’m onto part three of a four part post, but will be wrapping up posts about last month’s trip by the end of October. After we left Point Arena, we continued down Highway 1 to Fort Ross, an old Russian settlement on the Central Coast of California. Jensen really enjoys historical landmarks and museums and I was really intrigued by the fort. It’s definitely worth the day fee to see this little slice of history if you’re driving down highway 1. We also traveled further South to Santa Cruz, but unfortunately didn’t get to do a lot there; due to all the fires, our plans for driving home ended up changing and we left a day earlier than originally planned. But, there’s always next time to get to the things we didn’t make it to this year.