This weeks random topic was …
‘What are you currently Struggling with?’
…it ends up being an episode about the Struggles of trying to Curate and Focus an Instagram feed:
- How do you decide what to focus on, when Multiple Passions seem right?
- Do you even need to curate an Instagram Feed?
- Why is Focus so bleeding hard? lol
This one’s a bit like being a pinball bouncing around inside my brain, as I try to work out what to do; there’s a lot of thinking going on in this one, but the day after recording I made a decision, and The Chaos of Curating finally seems to have found Clarity.
Hope you like this one :)
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” SKETCHING FREQUENTLY, CAN ALSO HELP LOSE ANY FEAR OF IMPERFECTION, WHEN IT COMES TO PUTTING PENCIL TO PAPER “
– Beth Hobbs
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