Uninspired

Uninspired

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] feel like all I’ve done on here lately is moan about how uninspired I am, or how tired I am, or how life has kinda taken over and I haven’t really paid enough attention to the whole blog thing. Well, surprise! I’m at it again. Hopefully this is the last one. Term has officially ended, I’ve officially graduated, and I’m pretty free and easy for the next few months. I’m talking little trips away, hanging out with pals, and blogging my little heart out.

I am, for now, super uninspired though. This blog photo was taken months ago, my idea bank is running dry and I’m still a little frazzled. After Paris, Durham seems a little meh for content creating which is such a shame because it’s such a beautiful city full of amazing people and fabulous places. What I need to do for next term is sit down at the start, with a massive cup of tea, and create a little action plan/mood board for keeping Durham fresh and for keeping my content exciting and interesting, for you and for me.

But Durham can wait for now. I’m back home and ready to do nothing for a little while.

I think part of the reason that I’m so uninspired lately is social media. It’s such a drain. I’m just really bored with all of it. Partly because I’ve actually made some amazing friends this year, and so spend less time by myself scrolling through instagram, and partly because it’s just so bad for the old self-esteem. The less inspired it has made me, and the less time I spend practicing the art of instagram, the less I want to post/engage and less inspired I am. It’s a vicious cycle. My feed has also suffered because of the dreaded ‘Durham brown’ which is beautiful in real life, but falls incredibly flat on instagram.

Basically, instagram is just really annoying. Hopefully my little trips this summer will cheer me up a little bit and I can get it back on track. Meh.

Another issue is that I have no real aspirations for the moment. I have no set personal goals or blogging goals or anything like that. Graduating took up all of my time, and so did the whole masters application/finding somewhere to live next year/etc., so now they’re all done it’s all a bit empty. Summer is obviously a time to have fun, but I need to sort something out. I’m away until the start of August, so I won’t worry about it too much ’til then, but I really should find myself something to do. I’ll go get a job and maybe go to Paris for a weekend, and as with the Durham issue, I’ll sit down with a huge cup of tea and figure out what the hell is happening in my life and what needs to be done.

I’d like to have all the drive that I had for completing my degree back. It was nice to care about something. As I’ve said for the last few weeks, now I’m just really tired.

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  • Instagram is seriously so annoying. When I take breaks from social media, I feel at peace, but then my analytics suffer and everyone forgets about me and my blog -so- I have to hop back on the grind again. Don’t worry, the energy will come back to you. I had to stop forcing it for a week or two and then it came back, full force.

    Genevieve | http://www.blueaugustine.com

  • Ellie says:

    I know exactly how you feel babe. Dont mean to toot my own horn but maybe check out my latest blogpost, hopefully it will inspire you a little?

    http://www.petiteelliee.com

    Ellie xx

  • Emma @ The Happy Journal says:

    I completely get you! I’m so uninspired right now!

  • Lisa Kristin says:

    I think it’s the summer time that leaves everyone feeling a bit uninspired. There’s no holidays such as Easter, Halloween or Christmas to plan content around; no makeup looks to try & make tutorials about because in this heat, no one wants to wear makeup anyway; fashion is a bit more boring; everyone is in holiday mode… there’s just not much productivity around. I can’t wait for September to roll ’round, I think the blogosphere is going to be much more interesting again xx

  • Immy May says:

    Gurl, I am completely with you on this one! It is social media that is making me feel sh*t. Instagram is just SO draining that I have almost just given up on the darn thing. But it feels so essential too, such a vicious circle 🙁 My thoughts are, post what you want, when you want and get that creativity flowin’ back. Have a lovely time chillin’ at home, V deserved lass. Immy x

    http://www.immymay.com

  • Lucy says:

    I honestly feel the same way at the moment. Since finishing college, I’ve just felt so uninspired with blogging and social media is kinda getting on my nerves too. Especially Instagram like you say. Well, I hope inspiration pings back to you soon!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • Aimée Julia Cottle says:

    You’ve had such a busy, overwhelming year with graduating and planning your next steps. It’s not surprising you’re feeling a bit flat, and uninspired now! It’ll come back. Don’t sweat it. x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  • Martha Jane Edwards says:

    I am feeling everything you describe here so strongly! The boredom with social media is especially relevant. It’s like a vicious circle where I want to escape it but worry too much about what doing so will do to my follower count. Sad but true. However, I’m sure this is a normal post-uni slump and we’ll get our grooves back! x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajaneedwards.com

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