Social media revolves around sharing: photos, videos, quotes, thoughts, news, links, etc. One of the articles that caught my eye while scanning my feed this afternoon was "Why we are burning out in the arts." That to-the-point title caught my interest more effectively than 20 mind-numbing click-bait offerings. It's worth the read, and it got me thinking further on the subject.
As artists, our work is to create. Particularly in the film industry, while in the middle of a project, we are often dedicating 12 to 18 hours a day to our task! And because we are trained to sustain the long days, even when we need a respite, after a day or so it is tempting to feel guilty for not "working" in that moment. However, if we never take the time to recreate, our think-tank engine will soon be running on fumes.
What do you do when the glass is neither half empty or half full...it's just...empty?