Archive for May 8, 2019

I’ve been a little lax in posting here again, and I apologize. I have had the best of intentions and it’s been a very busy time, but the truth is, I’ve just been stuck. I’m working on creating a very encouraging “animated” video. I’ve done quite a few illustrations, and I hope to post it fairly soon, but there is one little part of the script and a little bit of the animation that I am still trying to figure out and in the midst of the figuring, I just got stuck.

It happens to all of us and ordinarily I’d tell you to “soldier through” and that not quite perfect and finished is better than something brilliant that no one will ever see, but I can’t really do that in this state, as it would be hypocritical. Instead I will say this:

These stuck points come to us all sooner or later and the trick is to not get lax. Sometimes a stuck project really is a project that is not quite ready. Timing is everything but if that is truly the case, there is nothing wrong with putting it aside and getting other things done while you try to get unstuck. At least I have been living this out. I’ve finished several graphics for another ongoing project that is proceeding nicely. I also just finished a dozen large decorative images for my son’s classroom as well as a paint party painting that I will do at my church this weekend, plus all the stuff that relates to being a pastor at Easter. My wife and I also took a few days off for an anniversary getaway. Now I know that last thing may not looks like it fits here, but trust me when I tell you it really does. All the productivity in the world is pretty much meaningless if we are neglecting our most vital relationships in the process. I’m giving you that one for free, but please learn it. It cost me a lot to gain that knowledge.

Bottom line, there is nothing wrong with being stuck unless you let it stop you in your tracks. So when you get stuck do what you can and keep at those things that you can keep moving forward.