But when I sit in front of the laptop, words fail to come out.
I have a pretty little blog planner that's actually filled with new topics to write about - from personal stories to beauty and literature - but no matter how many times I go though it, nothing seems to excite me enough to actually write about it.
And I will never publish a story I'm not freaking excited about.
I tried detecting the issue in here and as it turns out, there are some things that are constantly present in my mind and occupy its space to the point of not being able to properly focus on anything else.
*Like that photography project I want to do with my grandparents but still don't know how.
*That big documentary web-series I'm gonna start filming in a few weeks (which means I'm returning to Youtube again but in a completely different way, let me know if there are some things you'd like to see in there) and that you're absolutely gonna love. Some of you who have known me for a while might actually guess what's it gonna be about sshhh.
*That special someone who makes me laugh like I haven't laughed since childhood (Ivana, you told me that someday I'm gonna send you a text that says 'you were right!' and oh my gosh I can't believe I'm saying this but you were so right!).
* Terrible situation in the Croatian film industry that's making me feel sick.
* Upcoming little travels.
* Loving photography more than ever.
Many people tend to think that creativity is easy. That creative life looks something like dolce far niente 365 days in a year.
You do nothing and million dollar ideas simply come to you. I hate to say this, but that's one of the main reasons why so many dreams fail even before they get the chance to shine.
I absolutely hate it when someone says to me 'oh it's so easy for you 'cause you're talented.' because that's the biggest misconception of all. Talent is nothing, and let me say that again - NOTHING without the insane amount of hard work.
Laziness is an excuse, and a quite stupid one if you're asking me. Bad day is also an excuse, no inspiration falls in the same category as well.
The most important thing is never to stop writing. Photographing. Filming. Doing whatever you're passionate about. Especially on those days when it feels like somehow things aren't working for you. Like that damn text is never about to happen. Like your photo is the worst one ever. But take it anyway. And then another one and another one. Keep doing it until your mind unblocks.
When it feels like you're not complete without a certain thing, don't give up on it. Don't postpone it for tomorrow. Don't go hard on yourself. Yes, it might be a shitty day but you're the one who's gonna decide on how it's gonna end. Write about it. Don't think too much about it. Just write.
Not everything needs to be a masterpiece but you mustn't stop.
Because if you give yourself a free pass today then you'll find a new reason for it tomorrow and the day after...which means that your work is gonna suffer and if you're really passionate about it, you're gonna feel terrible as well. And why would you do that to yourself?
Pick yourself up from the ground.
Focus on something different for an hour and then return to your task with some fresh perspective.
Talk about it.
Just please don't give up.
Passion is wonderful. Talent is a lovely little thing. But if you're not gonna cheer for you even during those weird and moody days, there's absoutely no way for you to move forward.
Constant work is the key. So put that crazy idea down in words, take the first shot - who knows where it can take you. Just please don't stand in one place. Don't give in to laziness. Don't surrender to an average life.
We're all extraordinary.
Now start working and enjoy the bumpy ride.