I’ve had this post on my mind for a very long time now. You might (or might have not) noticed a lack of content going around here recently. Here’s the thing… I’m feeling uninspired. I can’t exactly pin-point when it started, I think it’s just gradually evolved over the past few months. There’s honestly nothing quite as bad as feeling uninspired in a job that relies so heavily on inspiration. It’s soul-destroying not being able to do what you love.
I love blogging and this little corner of the internet that I’ve created. Most importantly, I love connecting with you guys… your comments and feedback mean the world to me. Sunday Chapter started as a personal blog and that’s why I feel it’s necessary to share with you what’s happening behind the scenes.
As you might’ve noticed, there has been a slight change in direction on the blog. We went from beauty, to focusing primarily on travel, and then a shift to fashion. These are three things I feel so passionate about but as you guys might know, travel will always be first and foremost for me. Nothing inspires me like seeing a new city, meeting new people, being on the move… I miss it a lot. I miss it more than anything, actually. I can’t stand being standstill and I’m not someone that is inspired by their own city. And over the past few months, I’ve sunken into a routine that’s just completely drained me.
At 22 years old, I’m feeling more lost than ever. I will never, ever leave this platform, it’s like my baby. I’m just trying to work out what kind of direction I want to take it in. Another thing is that blogging isn’t a big industry in Australia like it is in London. A lot of brands only care about Instagram and I can’t pursue a lot of opportunities that come my way because of my location. It can be quite discouraging and unstable in terms of jobs, sponsors, partnerships, etc. It’s something I have to take into consideration if I want to keep pursuing this career.
A lot of you might know I’m also finally starting YouTube (with a first video hopefully in the next couple weeks). It’s a platform I’ve been wanting to be apart of for so long now. I love creating video content and I guess it’s something fresh to focus on. It might even (hopefully) knock back some blogging inspiration in me!
I’m writing this not only to inform you, but to also comfort anyone in a similar position… Maybe you feel behind in life compared to your friends or family. Perhaps you’re not exactly where you planned to be at this point in your life. Then I came across this article that wrote:
“Sometimes we’re not yet the people we need to be in order to contain the desires we have. Sometimes we have to let ourselves evolve into the place where we can allow what we want to transpire. Most of our unhappiness stems from the belief that our lives should be different than they are. If it’s not the time, it’s just not the fucking time. You need to give yourself permission to be a human being.”
Those were the words that resonated with me so much that it gave me a sense of comfort. Just because something isn’t happening now, doesn’t mean it’s never going to. We don’t have total control over our life because we can’t control how we feel, when we’re going to feel inspired, when we’re going to be willing to change as well as external forces. Your journey is not the same as anyone elses and there’s no “right time” for anything. We don’t live linear journeys.
From the same article, I’ll leave you guys with this message and hope it resonates with you as much as it did with me.
“Sometimes the novel is not ready to be written because you haven’t met the inspiration for your main character yet. Sometimes you need two more years of life experience before you can make your masterpiece into something that will feel real and true and raw to other people.”
Do you ever feel like this or have you in the past? I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments!