Wow, woah, okay — how is it already October!? I’ve been a little MIA from the blog because life has been all over the place. I pulled myself in so many directions over the past month that my creative juices drained — and I felt totally uninspired. To add to the busyness, I’ve been feeling some typa way, like, I’m in this big transitional phase of my life as I approach another year around the sun (hey, Libra season).
I’ve been confused about what I want to be doing. Confused about who I’m trying to be. Confused about what I want to share on this blog/Instagram. Needless to say, this back and forth questioning of myself consumed all of September.
I’m not sure if anyone can relate to what I’m about to say, but I have a feeling many of you can.
Do you ever get into an introspective mood and start thinking about whether or not you’re doing what you’re destined to be doing? That what you’re doing is making a difference in some capacity?
I mean, maybe destiny is just a bunch of bulls*it, but maybe it’s not. I’m going to call this introspection my quarter-life crisis, because in reality, I think that’s what I’m experiencing! Adulthood is v weird, and my early 20’s have definitely taught me that. I’m starting to see things in a brand new light, which I guess would be considered ‘growing up.’
Throughout my adulthood thus far, I’ve always been really committed to my creativity and allowing myself the time and space to be myself. But, over the past couple of months, I kind of let the stress of other things consume that personal time. Then, October rolled around and I was like “Wait … I haven’t written on the blog in over a month. WTF.” It was as if it had just slipped through the cracks of my busyness!
I started dedicating more and more time to other things, but forgot to give myself the creative space that I needed.
As a creative, I feel things really deeply and sometimes when I get into an uninspired funk, it’s hard for me to break out of it! During September, I created a schedule that allowed me to get things done, but left out all of the things I was passionate about spending time on for my own brand.
This past weekend, as I was scrolling endlessly through Instagram, I remembered how much I missed creating content everyday. That’s something I enjoy doing. Writing on this blog and sharing random things with you guys is something I enjoy doing. So, I threw my phone on the couch and started making a list of to-do’s that I wanted to accomplish for the blog and my personal brand.
As I jump head first out of my creative funk, I’m determined to be consistent with this blog — not just for myself, but for you guys, too. Without your support, I’m not quite sure where I would be!
So, the purpose of this blog post: to share how I started to find inspiration again!
Block out time in your daily schedule that’s just for you. This is a tip that I picked up from Lauryn Evarts Bosstick of The Skinny Confidential blog. I make super specific reminders for myself in my phone so I can keep myself accountable for that ‘me’ time I need.
Go on adventures to new places. I love going to random places in my hometown. It’s a great way to meet new people, too, which is often all I need to come home to the drawing board full of ideas.
Don’t cancel those plans with your friends. Go out. Have fun. Let loose.
Rid yourself of the things that are stressing you out. This is easier said than done, I know. For me, this related to people whose energies were stressing me out. I don’t need that kind of stress in my life, so I chose to distance myself from those people and now I feel a lot better because of it.
Take a spontaneous trip. I went for a quick weekend trip to D.C. to visit my best friend a couple weekends ago. I needed a weekend of fun and friendship to feel reenergized.
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to create. This is something that I’m guilty of. If you’re not feeling inspired or creative one day, take a step back and return to the work later on. For me, sometimes I just need to change my mindset or my environment to inspire me to start writing again.
Thank you for always tuning into Stylishly Good Vibes! I’m looking forward to seeing how this little online community grows over the years. Get ready for more content about all of the very random, but relatable things I love.
Until next time!