8 December 2018

The Pursuit of Inspiration

December. You've lost me. Well, I've lost my creativity. I scroll through Instagram feeling completely uninspired by the captions, I even went without posting anything for almost two weeks which is unlike me! I have been gravitating towards Pinterest more and more for inspiration, I think one of the reasons for this is that Instagram feels more and more like a capitalist marketing -driven platform, whereas Pinterest's main focus has always been about the visual 'aesthetic'. This loss of creativity has been a reoccurring theme in my blog posts over the past few months, I've come to realize that this is a result of my current situation in my life where I'm simply not having enough enriching experiences that inspire me to string some words together in an eloquent manner. It may also be due to the online content surrounding me, sometimes a good unfollowing session is required in order to expel any online negativity that may be hindering any inspiration from getting through.

I'm also struggling to read anything online that could help jump-start my writing. Sometimes I enjoy binge-reading blogs over a week-end instead of reading them through-out the week as it gives me a stronger creative push, but lately I seem to have lost interest all-together. I'm been trying to scroll less and read more, by putting my phone done at a reasonable hour and getting stuck in a book instead. I believe in quality over quantity, so I'm not too concerned about having longer breaks in between posts (2 posts a week instead of 3-4!).

In some ways, I'm happy to be in this little blogging slump. It's a chance to take a step back and brainstorm some new creative ideas, and to fully embrace this quest for inspiration. After all, we are perpetually on this quest: trying to discover new, thought-provoking things. It's just that, from time to time, we need to dedicate more energy into it than usual. To remind ourselves to look in places we often neglect to look in: to read different books, to scroll through different online platforms or to simply visit new locations and meet new faces. To experience new things that may surprise us, sadden us or enlighten us in order to broaden our minds and stimulate our thoughts.

So, I'm going to continue searching, reading and admiring anything and everything to order to climb out of this blogging 'slump'. But I'll do it at my own pace, and see it not as a negative but as a means to re-evaluate what kind of content I want to surround myself with online and in return, what kind of content I want to create and share with the world!

Now, let's make a sudden transition and discuss this outfit. This is my standard slightly-dressed-up-in-winter combination: a knit with a sleek midi skirt. Holly has had this Zara pleated skirt for over 3 years now, and the fit is as perfect as ever! I added my mary-janes and this bag for a more casual touch since we weren't going anywhere special, but if I was wearing this to dinner or to an event, I would swap the bag for a smaller one!

Summer wears
Zara green midi pleated skirt (3 years)
Zara khaki mary-jane heels (3 years)
& Other Stories chunky knit (4 months)


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