It’s been quite some time since I’ve shared a blog post with ya’ll and truth be told, life just has gotten in the way. So, what have I been up to as of late? I’ll sum it up in a few bullet points down below.
- Working like a mad woman.
- Spending time with my family.
- Spontaneous adventures with my boyfriend and friends.
- And last but not least, trying to find my way back to writing again.
Now the last bullet point definitely can sound like a shock because writing is what I do all the time. It’s what I went to school for, how I ended up where I am today and something that always helps me center myself when everything is wracking inside my brain.
Don’t get me wrong, I love writing and always will. Words are utterly powerful to me in the way that they can create worlds, characters and feelings without you having to see anything. Writing non-stop though can take its toll; I love what I do very much, but I am also my own worst critic. I had come to a point where I was putting pressure on myself to quickly write a piece, even if it wasn’t going to be my best work. That was when I had to stop. I needed to give myself a break and let life just swoop me up in the hopes to find my inspiration all over again.
I had an English teacher in high school who told me once, “Never put your name on something you aren’t proud of, because what you write is a reflection of yourself.” I have carried that quote with me for years; all throughout college and my post-grad life. So when I’m feeling crappy and I know my writing will be crappy, I need a revitalization. Something to wake my creativity up after it has been drained from using it so much. Does that make sense? Just envision yourself doing something you really enjoy so much that it starts to feel empty. It’s not second nature any more. You’re just doing it to get it done—cringing along the way and struggling to remember just what it is that made it so easy once.
With my fast-paced work schedule, spending time with my family, going on adventures when I have spare time and just having a “me moment” I had to remember why I love what I do. I believe we all need moments like these. A time where you just need to unplug yourself from social media, your blog, being creative, or whatever your niche is, and just be.
So that’s what I’ve been doing; living and finding inspiration along the way to help the creative juices start to flow again. It’s safe to say that I have a grip on them once more with this little blog post as an introduction to my favorite series from my old blog—say hello to “Girl, You Got This.”
If you don’t remember my motivational series from my old blog, “Girl, you got this” is a saying I’ve been telling myself for years whenever I have felt scared, in a rut (like writer’s block), doubtful, brave, emotional or gutsy. Those four little words help uplift me into going out into the world and just doing. In “Girl, You Got This” I’ll be sharing monthly blog posts filled with self-love, affirmations, quotes, feminist topics, inspiration, chit chats, personal insights and a whole lot of girl power made to cheer you on, and help any of you remember the extraordinary person you are.
I’m so excited to start this series again and hope ya’ll find something that you are looking for within each of them. Feel free to share with me anything that you may have on your mind in each post as well; I’m always happy to lend an ear or some words. <3 Hope ya’ll are having a beautiful week and stay tuned!
“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.“ – Roald Dahl
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Lots of Love, Victoria.