I think I’ve discovered the truth about “catching up.” Here it is: there is apparently no such thing as being completely caught up. The to do lists will always grow and there’s always something to be done.
So, real talk here. I’ve been feeling very overwhelmed, over scheduled and slightly uninspired lately. Work is (fortunately) very busy, blog work is growing and the kids are, well, always moving. I really do love all of it, but damn, it’s a lot. Plus, we’ve been sick around here on and off for a couple of months and that is freaking exhausting. We thrive on routine and it has been seriously thrown off.
When it comes to the blog, I’ve been struggling with opening up more and connecting with you all more. I start to write more personal posts and keep thinking “Does anyone really care?” I’m trying to loosen up a bit on that and just write about what’s happening, things I’m thinking or sharing things that I do that may be helpful to other people. I’m positive that I’m overthinking this, but I know that I love reading blogs when I feel like the writer is my “friend” and I know more about them, and I’d like for you all to feel that way here.
I’ve also found myself playing the comparison game quite a bit lately which is a definite inspiration killer for me. It’s an easy trap to fall into and I’m totally there. I’m in a few blogger groups and I feel like it’s been a lot of negativity. There’s the hatred of the Instagram algorithm, who is getting paid what or getting which collaborations and on and on and on.
So what am I doing about it? Nothing that’s worked so far. Which I guess means that it’s time to change it up. I’m honestly just going to do my best to tune out the outside noise. I’m going to try and stay focused here, on the blog and post what’s in my heart and on my mind. And I’m trying to get through that to do list to make time in my mind for creativity, fun and the good stuff.
Now, where to find inspiration? Motivation? I’m hoping that a little more sunshine and outside time will help with that. Also maybe some vacation time will help, we shall see! I get most inspired when I’m having fun and I’m not thinking about needing to come up with the next great idea. I have a lot of fun ideas and things I want to do here on the blog, so I hope to bring those your way over the summer.
Thank you all for reading and for indulging me in this conversation. I always love your feedback and questions, so please comment, ask and let’s talk. Should we do this more often? Maybe just less complaining? I think I’m up for that.
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