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Feeling uninspired


Monday has rolled around and I only realised this morning, mid downing my coffee and dressing a squirming Archer that I don't have a post to go up today.

I contemplated not putting one up, as I didn't want to post for the sake of posting, just so I can say I'm sticking to my own self imposed schedule if you know what I mean. I don't tend to pre write and schedule my posts as I'm quite frankly not that organised ,I usually just write them the day before/day of posting. And because I'm just really uninspired lately I didn't want to force something out.

But now that I've dropped Lily at nursery and Archer is having a nap - I have an hour window of rest on this manic Monday morning and actually, I'm finding myself writing anyway.


I go through phases with this blog. Being really motivated, subjects to write about coming at me from every angle to the point where I have to grab a notebook and jot down thoughts and ideas so that I don't lose them before the next one comes along. And then sluggish days, or weeks,\months where my mind is completely empty. Quite literally, blank. I'm just going through the motions and I cant find the words, the energy, the inspiration to write about any of the things that bring me happiness. Not even photography, my one true love. I can't even find it in me to pick up the camera. And those are the sorts of days I've been having lately.

When things happen in this world, our world, our precious precious world, it can affect us in many ways. Usually, when bad things happen, not just in the wider population but in my own personal life too, I find myself motivated to continue on with this blog and update it regularly more than ever. Turning negatives in to positives some might say. Although it's probably using the fear bubbling inside me for myself and my childrens lives to desperately leave behind as many memories as I can for them, if I'm honest.

But I don't feel like that this week. The Manchester attack, followed by the London attacks this week have left me blank again. Overwhelmed to the point where my mind is shutting down a little. Confused and full of anxiety and just not being able to comprehend how or why people could do this.

But as I said in a recent IG post, fear is what these people thrive on.

 I can't lie and say I'm not scared because I am, of course I am. We all are.

But I wont let fear take me over. I wont let these people take away my inspiration.

The Manchester concert last night has shown us that amazing things can happen when we all come together. The power of music, the power of friendly faces, helpful strangers, celebrities using their power to make a positive difference. So many people out there with goodness in their souls.

That's what defines us.

& its fine to have blank days. It's natural and everyone does, especially when it comes to blogging. But I'll be damned if I let my inspiration to write be taken away by them.


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15 comments

  1. I get the same way lovely, I have times of having so much to write, and the next I just go blank and numb. I find it hard to post and carry on when in my personal life things are pretty sh*t it just feels wrong. Hope you get back to yourself soon xxx

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    1. It can be hard to separate blogging from your personal life can't it! thanks hun xx

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  2. Totally natural to have days like these. Sometimes the best posts are those not thought out, from the heart and natural x

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  3. Oh days like these are absolutely normal! I hope you get back to yourself soon :-)

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  4. I totally and utterly understand where you are coming from. Sunday I cuold not brng myself to post, only about the love and support on Instagram and Monday I was in no shape, but pushed through.

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  5. Understandable to have days when you feel like this. Recent events have certainly scared me but we have carried on as normal to stop them winning.

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    1. Definitely. They've taken so much from us, we can't let them take any more x

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  6. I have a number of half finished posts from when I'm really inspired so that i can finish them off and post them when I'm not feeling quite so inspired. I've found weekly links have really helped me as it means i still have something to post even when I'm not inspired

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    1. That's a really good idea actually! Thanks for the tips xx

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  7. I feel like this most days. I tend to sit on the beach and watch the world go by for inspiration

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    1. Oh wow that sounds amazing. How lucky that you're nearby to the beach xx

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  8. I have struggled so much since the attacks but I felt exactly the same, writing and blogging is one of the only things I have for myself that gives me a little me time and relax so I'd hate to not be able to to it. My motivation and inspiration definitely wavers anyway but right now, I feel like I need to write and concentrate my energy into the blog more than anything xx

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    1. Its totally natural for blogging mojo to waver but it's so frustrating when you want to write but can't isn't it! Thanks for commenting xx

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