Calm TF Down Already
I know, I know. I've been a bad blogger lately. It occurred to me that I hadn't posted in over a month. Panic ensued. Then I took a few deep breaths and hit the reset button.
I told myself to calm the fuck down already
Life always has a way of dumping a whole pile of shit onto your plate all at once. But it's not the end of the world.
You simply need to call a time-out
I've also been doing a lot of soul searching lately. While the build up to 40 was exciting, it's been a few months and settled into a sort of been there done that now let's move on.
Even though I haven't felt particularly inspire to write about beauty products I still enjoy reading about them. Maybe it's because I've been pretty much using the same products for the past 6 months or I'm kind of over the whole beauty blogging scene altogether (the jury is still out on that one)
If you're a blogger like myself you are constantly being told to write about what your passionate about. Be true to yourself. While that's the way it should be, it isn't always the case.
I'll be the first to admit that there are days that I don't want to blog. At all. Whether it be because I have a major case of writer's block or feeling the effects of blogger burnout. There are days when I'm just too tired, feeling lazy or simply because I'd rather be doing something other than hunched over my keyboard.
I have this terrible way about me of overthinking EVERYTHING. What can I say, I'm a Virgo with a Type A Personality. And if you know anything about Virgos we are extremely detail oriented and organized to the max. Perfection is the only option.
While I've found being organized has helped me in my career, it's been the exact opposite when it comes to my blog. I've found myself becoming overly obsessed with being organized (planning, scheduling, photography) that it gets in the way of actually completing a task.
In the past I spent countless hours reading post after post about how to get motivated or where to find inspiration. And you know what? Some of them worked and some of them didn't.
However there was one piece of advice I did walk away with and that was to stop paying attention to what everyone else was doing. Do what makes you happy. I know that's a hard thing to do but I swear it will keep your sanity in check. At least for a little while.
Currently I have about 53 drafts sitting in a folder yet to be posted. It's not that I don't want to post them. I want to make sure they're conveying a message that represents who I am. And I hope that you find them entertaining, informative and bring a smile to your face.
Tell me what keeps you going? Are there certain things you do to keep the creative juices flowing?