A bit bananas

5.17.2012

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I seem to of gone a bit bananas. Ever since we got back from our trip I've been all out of whack. Surges of inspiration and then feeling down in the dumps. Having a very hard time going back to the way things were. I have tried to make a post like 10 times, I kid you not. Something is not flowing for me. So I leave you with a few images and a promise that I will present you all with a beautiful descriptive and personal experience soon.

A few things have changed for me, a break through really. Or maybe its Summer knocking on my door. I no longer feel the urge to stay glued to my computer and actually want spend more time away from it. While social media is a great tool, the falseness of it all has finally made me snap. The outdoors is calling my name! I'm going to be cooking, spending as much time with my hands in the dirt as I can, smelling all the beautiful flowers as they bloom :) While I know I can never give it up entirely, I am taking a cut back. Does anyone even read this? Who really cares? I ask myself.

29 comments:

  1. I totally feel you. I haven't done a post in 2 months! eep. sometimes it's good to take a step back and get some perspective. you should definitely come over for gardening soon :)

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  2. sometimes I feel like this. Like I need to be in front of a computer to share what I do, because just doing is not enough. So I spend more and more time in front of a computer, and more and more time away from the real world. But I know, hot good it is to be out there. I understand this feeling..

    (sorry for my english)..

    Juliana

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  3. If I say that I read you, you will not change your mind right? :D
    However , you are right you might need some free time! Go get it! :)

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  4. I read it! Your blog is one of the first ones I started reading as I was getting into blogging, and I absolutely adore all of your photos. I have those moments with social media as well, quite often, actually. Sometimes the computer/internet just don't seem genuine or real enough. Traveling will definitely make you realize that. Anyway, just wanted to let you know that your blog is great =] And the color of the water in the above photos is to DIE for.

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  5. Your post reminded me of my recent travel and a recipe post about Nicaragua. Definitely lots of bananas :)

    http://www.perennial-blog.com/2012/05/travel-and-recipe-edition-1-nicaragua.html

    Love your photos, keep 'em coming!

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  6. I think sometimes balance occurs over weeks and months, rather than in one day. I also feel strongly that we should trust ourselves and if we really want to do something we will come back to it even if we need a break for a while. I keep writing and posting because I want to find balance between doing and sharing, making and writing (I don't think many people read my blog, but I do it because it matters to me:)

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  7. I hear you Nicole! Nothing in excess is good for you. Just find your pace and cruise with it. Your audience will too!
    I am always feeling down when season changes occur... it's terrifying!
    But I love breakthrough moments, they just refine you.
    x

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  8. Nic...you have a golden heart. A talent that is seen in few and wanted by many. You will be back when you need to be here and you will push your passionate dreams forward as you dirty those hands!!!!
    You are REAL.

    Love you...

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  9. HEY! I read this! :) I also feel very much the same way. I have tried going away for a couple of weeks to eliminate all social media (Facebook, twitter, etc.) but I feel that maybe that's too much of a stretch. I think just a balance of using it as a tool and to connect with friends but within reason and not to forget to smell those lilacs, go for a run or bike ride and sit with friends who inspire you to do! It's spring with summer around the corner and I feel just the same way as you do! :)

    Enjoy the sunshine!

    Karyn

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  10. I hear you, and I read your blog! Taking breaks is refreshing, escaping the glow of the screen. I try to walk away when I find myself wandering around the internet or just staring at the screen. It's hard though. It calls me back. I've found it helpful to have some quiet kitchen time in the mornings...turn the music, brew some coffee and just bake. It's rejuvenating and adds a sense of pace and accomplishment to the day - kind of like people who run in the morning, I bake in the mornings.

    Beautiful post

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  11. I read!

    I can relate to the surges of inspiration and down in the dumps part... I go through that so often... makes me feel like a crazy person.

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  12. "While social media is a great tool, the falseness of it all has finally made me snap. The outdoors is calling my name!"

    That's exactly how I've been feeling!

    And I read your blog! I care! Sometimes I wonder the same thing about mine, but then I think that it's cathartic to get my thoughts out anyways. And it helps me to see the progress I'm making in learning photography.

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  13. Sometimes I feel like that, too. I think all of us do, especially the part where you wonder if anyone really ever reads it. I'm new to your blog and love your photos ~
    I can totally relate, so be outside and enjoy life.

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  14. Yes! Just wanted to let you know that I read your blog and enjoy your pictures so much!

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  15. Hi Nicole,

    I am just new to blogging (about 5 months) and I just wanted to let you know that I love your blog. I love the gorgeous photos that you post, with or without the words. They inspire me. So since you take the photos, you must therefore inspire me too!! Now isn't that a great thought for the day! YOU ARE INSPIRING!!

    Take some time off if you need it, and rest assured that we will all still be here waiting whenever you are ready to come back to it!

    GB x

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  16. I've been to that point in life, too. You're not alone and you will be okay. :)

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  17. About 10 years ago I spent 10 days in Hawaii. On the way home, I cried all the way to the airport. Maybe it was the fact I was returning to still-cold Canada (from Paradise). Maybe it was my boyfriend at the time. Maybe on holidays we get glimpses of other dimensions of ourselves, other ways of being ... and in coming home it's so easy to fall into everyday [mundane] life again.

    The aim, I think, is to put slices of holiday into everyday.
    Ideally, chocolate ones :)

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  18. I can relate. I, too, go through ups and downs when it comes to blogging and social media ... I think we all do. I have been blogging since Dec. 2010, and have been consistently posting every 5 to 7 days, until recently when I had a 2 week span of no posts. I felt both liberated and guilty. I just tried not to think too much about it and waited until inspiration hit. I enjoy your blog very much, and so do your other loyal readers. Your photos of your recent trip are wonderful!
    Claudia

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  19. nature is always amazing, lively and close to us. Being outside, in a natural place is just a gift and we should be doing that whenever we can. When we travel, sometimes we just get closer to ourselves, it is a great opportunity. Everyday life overwhelm us quickly with routines and so

    coming from an adventure trip is not so easy, but lets have this adventure everyday no matter where.

    love your blog! (just discovered it )

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  20. I read it! I care! I feel exactly like you do right now. So hard to stay motivated in the face of it all, hang in there! We all have to! x

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  21. Do what makes you happy and everything will fall into place :)

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  22. I understand! My grandmother always says hands in the dirt is cheaper and better than therapy :-)

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  23. I understand! Get outside girl, my grandma always says hands in the dirt is cheaper and better than therapy :-)

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  24. Me too! I do like to come over and see your images. It's difficult to find the right balance when we are attracted to this blogging world. It sounds like you are on the road, though, to finding what works for you. So glad you had a fantastic vacation and the photos are beautiful.

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  25. Well, you're on my favourites list if that helps and I enjoy your words and pictures.

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  26. I always read your posts and find your photography to be exceptional. I rarely comment as there always seems to be many great comments and I feel, what's one more? But please know that if you choose to return to ths spot after taking a break, I will be delighted!

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  27. Where are these pictures taken?

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  29. Hey, I am sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day and my one escape is reading your blog...fully understand your desire for touching the earth!

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