Living in Greece has been so inspiring, peaceful, and pretty much perfect well, except that I don't have any of my usual blogging equipment. Back home, I had everything available to me... an amazing photographer, great cameras & lenses, a dress for every occasion, a car to drive to the perfect location, makeup artists, hair stylists, and shops to find anything in between. The crazy part of all of this??? I'm way more creative with a selfie stick, Iphone, and limited wardrobe.
Looking back in my life, I can really see this as a pattern. When times were tight, I would redesign old furniture instead of buying new, hunt for the perfect vintage gown instead of opting for couture, and come up with innovative ideas for old materials. The most interesting part is that I'm not alone, there have even been studies proving that people become more creative when limitations are set.
Watch this Ted Talk from Phil Hansen, who describes a moment of unproductivity that came, ironically, when he had all the supplies he needed!
Sometimes the most unexpected things turn out to be a blessing in disguise!