December 6, 2016

Finding Your Inspiration

Finding the words to describe writers block is just as difficult as experiencing writers block. Natasha Bedingfield is probably the only person to have done it so successfully, she messed up the whole concept of writers block and became a hero for writers and artists everywhere. At least, that’s how it was in my case.

Not only do I experience writers block one the daily, I have to spend my time creating new content to post that is both helpful, and aesthetically pleasing. The easy route is obviously an iPhone picture with a mediocre caption that says something along the lines of “Such a pretty wedding, don’t you think?” Although it’s tempting, I’m not an easy route kinda person. Yeah, I take Risky Road on The Game of Life.

So I challenge myself every week to create seven days worth of content that is either helpful or insightful. Let me tell you, it’s not easy. There are weeks where I find myself suggesting the same post over and over again. Ideas start to run out, and it can get very frustrating. I know for a fact you’ve been there too.

Here’s what I do to fix that. I let it be. I grunt, grumble, pout, and slouch my way through the work day, typing and untyping, editing and unediting. Bad photo after bad photo. You try, you fail, you try, you fail. And when the day is over, you either quit or try again.

These days pass. They might be days on, or weeks on, but they always pass. You will find your spark in the movie theatre, in a book, in a garden, or on your back porch. You can dream your inspiration, read your inspiration, watch your inspiration, and be your inspiration. There is no fight with creativity you can’t win.

So as you sit at your desk, uninspired, unmotivated, unrelaxed, and underwhelmed, get up, grab a cup of tea, and remind yourself of tomorrow. Overcoming this obstacle is only one of your many talents. And when the fire ignites again, make it work for the missed time. Your creativity will know it’s time to hustle, and after the sun has set, you will have a month of content typed out and finished.

Written by Guest Blogger: Katie Dessin of Katie Dessin Photography

Meet Katie at Together in February, where she will be speaking about Finding your Niche!

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