Lately I have found myself very unmotivated (I’m sure if your a regular to my blog you would have noticed)and just not “myself.” We’ll just call it a bit of a ” blogging funk.” Not quite depression, but just feeling blah. If this next statement even makes any sense, but once I have realized I’m in a funk, it just makes matter worse and gives me this overwhelming sense of defeat, so needless to say, this feeling can lead into a crazy tailspin of emotions.
However, within this past week, I have come to the realization……..it’s okay. I have allowed myself some grace. Life happens and I can’t allows control it and it won’t always go in my favor. Between juggling parenthood, blogging, marriage, and life in general- It’s hard to not get overwhelmed or catch the case of “poor me.”
One thing that I have realized when I was sitting down and racking my brain for whatever reason (s) there may be for this “funk” I’m in, I have realized that I lost the “fun” factor I originally had when it came to blogging. I began writing posts solely for the purpose of meeting deadlines and for the sake of having something to post. I also saw myself trying to conform to fit into this “blogger mold” and try to post about all things popular in the blogosphere.
See when I initially started this blog, it was to share my passion and knowledge of Makeup and the beauty industry, thus Shades Of April was born. Unfortunately my passion and “originality,” was foreshadowed by my insecurities, self doubt, and certain pressures within the blogging world that I think I was putting on myself.
However, I’m ready to dig myself out of this funk I’m in and rediscover my passion for blogging. I’m ready to re-connect with my readers and followers and have a voice again. So here’s to getting my hands messy with swatches and creating Makeup related masterpieces and allowing myself to absorb all that the beauty industry has to offer, so I can share with all my beautiful readers.
Please follow along with me on this journey of rediscovery and embrace this blog for what it is; a place to be inspired, connect, and read helpful articles. Thanks for sticking around and weathering this storm with me.
“Embrace the many shades of beauty that surround us every day!”
How do you dig yourself out of ruts? Or what do you do when your lacking inspiration and not feeling any motivation?