You guys. A lot has been going on! So many great opportunities have happened to me/The Kachet Life in the Sacramento community, not to mention The Blog Bloc turned one this month! I feel like I just wrote the blog post telling you all that I was taking a leap. 🙂 It’s been an exciting and fun time. But, you probably have noticed it’s been a little bit quiet around here on the website. By dedicating so much time to my events and focusing on being a great creative partner to my clients, I haven’t had much “left” for the blog. When I sat here to write, nothing came to me.
So, I walked away and tried again.
The same thing happened.
Stuck in a rut? When it came to the blog, yes, and if I’m being honest, it really hurt.
This is my baby.
I never want to let it go, but I was stuck in a rut when it came to creating content here. I’m so happy to share that I am finally out of it. It’s been an interesting journey and now, I’m going to share it with you, in case it helps you (or someone you know) if you get stuck in one.
I cried and I’m not ashamed to admit it. It started more like “I’m supposed to be creative and creating and I’m not! I’m emailing people and hearing nothing. What’s wrong with me?” The hardest thing about being an entrepreneur is keeping it pushin’ even when things are slow. When you are your brand, it’s hard not to take it personally, but it’s always good to keep things in perspective, and not block your blessings. The best things have always seemed to happen when I least expected them to, so I trusted in that, got myself together and started exploring my options.
It wasn’t long until I realized that I was in good company. Isn’t it funny how sometimes we can feel like we’re on an island, and then you encounter a couple of your peers, spill a little bit of your tea and they say, “Girl, me too.” Sometimes you need a little bit of validation! I did! Through talking about my situation, and also learning about their unique ones, it helped me put a lot of my future goals into perspective and not beat myself up for being a little stuck.
And not just out of the house taking long lunches and numerous coffee dates, but I actually became a docent at The Urban Hive, a coworking space in Sacramento. Why on earth would someone get another job when they are already so busy? Well, the truth is for the first few months of 2018 I was slow from a business and starting to worry. Through this worry, I started losing confidence and didn’t want to be around a ton of people, even when The Blog Bloc forced me to. After meeting my friend Rebecca at The Urban Hive for a work sesh, I felt such good energy from the space and from the people that work there. So much so, that I immediately inquired about how I could become part of the family. Next week I was behind the front desk learning the ropes and building connections with members.
By being there during the midday, I also have a greater appreciation for those of us who are embracing that freelance/remote/entrepreneurial lifestyle and it has actually inspired me to do a few new things of my own!
I have about ten blog posts that I have yet to complete. I know that’s a lot to leave hanging, but I didn’t want to “lose” any of the creative juice that I had when it was available, so they have remained in draft form. If you are a content creator, you may understand the need to get an idea on “paper,” even if it still needs work. I had to get it out and documented. Progress is better than finished or than it is perfect. Don’t worry, they won’t remain in draft form for long! I’m finishing them up and you’re going to LOVE WHAT’S COMING YOUR WAY!
Those are just a few things that helped me get out of this creative rut.
What are some ways that you have gotten out of one?
Leave your tips in the comments so we can support each other.
Thanks for reading! xo
Photo by Ashley Baumgartner
Yes!! I can relate! I’m a new blogger myself and am finding it to be more challenging than I thought (although a lot of it is pressure I put on myself…need to stop that!)
Yes yes yes! ????