So, if it hasn’t been completely obvious, I’ve been less-than-consistent when it comes to my blog posts lately – a hiatus of sorts. While I’m hoping that everything goes back to normal in April, I also wanted to provide a little explanation for the occasional absences and dramatically decreased post volume that have become the norm for Espresso and Ambition over the past month and a half.
Put simply, I lost my muse. Out of nowhere, it just got really difficult to maintain the inspiration for this blog and to also keep up with the other aspects of my life. There’s a lot of drama that happened in my personal life that sucked the life out of other parts of my life. I’ve been keeping afloat in school and work things – but I didn’t feel on top of things, the way that I usually do. I basically live on that “I’ve got my whole life together” energy, and for the past few months, I’ve had none of it.
As such, my creative energy was at an all-time low. Stress and negative feelings tend to do that to a person, you know? Coming up with ideas, writing posts, and creating visuals stopped feeling like fun and started to feel like one more thing weighing me down. And as much as I love brand collaborations and all that good stuff, the primary point of this blog is that it’s supposed to be something I enjoy doing and that allows me to share my passions with all of you lovely people reading it.
So I let myself take a bit of a break. I’ve felt quite guilty for it at times, because this blog is something I’d gotten so consistent with and then I suddenly fell off the bandwagon. But looking back, I needed to back off. If I’d forced myself to continue writing and creating content regularly while everything else was happening and blogging felt like a chore, I might’ve reached a point where I stopped blogging and never came back. And that would be such a hard loss, because the majority of the time running this blog is one of my favorite things to do.
Moral of the story? If you find yourself hitting a brick wall, stop slamming yourself into it in an attempt to break through it. Step back, and walk around it.
(I’m really proud of that metaphor, ok?)