Hello. My name is Stella and I lost my inspiration.
In the past week I have done exactly zero blog posts. Zero prep for future blog posts. Hardly any social media posts. Nothin’. Zilch. Any photo I go to post is cancelled. Any word that is typed is erased. Negative thoughts accompany every sentence.
"That's not good enough." "That's already been said." "No one cares about that."
I sit and stare at my computer screen and watch the cursor blink at me, in perfect rhythm with the Jeopardy theme song that’s playing in my head. It's waiting for that lightbulb moment.
Yep… still nothing.
Times like these are super frustrating, am I right? As creatives, as business owners, as artists, we are constantly under pressure to create relevant and original content on a consistent basis to keep up with everything going on around us. We live in a world of constant change, short attention spans, and information overload. How am I supposed to stick out of the crowd and catch people’s attention when I can’t even hardly find the inspiration to post a photo on Instagram, let alone write a blog post?
I decided I needed to change things up a bit, shoot something new, go somewhere I’d never been, get outside not try to force inspiration:
- I did my first boudoir session a few days ago, and I am LOVING how the images turned out. I can’t wait to get the film back (yes, film!). You’ll get to see some of that pretty stuff soon ;)
- I met with a gal about an engagement session and she is the sweetest thing ever! I can’t wait to hang out with them next weekend out in the mountains and capture some gorgeous photos of their sweet love!
- I took a Sunday drive with my loves and allowed myself some time to just be. I brought my camera along to take pictures if I felt the desire, but mostly I just enjoyed being it the presence of my baby girl and handsome hubs while we explored unfamiliar roads and soaked up golden evening light.
It was pretty crazy how a little change up in the routine mixed with some good timing with the right people was just what the doctor ordered to pick myself up and brush the dust off. I found some motivation and inspiration that was buried deep in self doubt, and am brushing that off too. Heading into this week I've got goals in place and the motivation to meet those goals, and reminding myself that it’s okay if I get stuck. It happens. It passes, too. Instead of letting those negative nancy thoughts creep back into my life, I've replaced it with a new mantra:
“I do my best, and my best is good enough.”
Your best is good enough, too.