Seeking Motivation

This week, I have started 3 blogposts that have been interrupted for various reasons, stalling me out… and instead of trying to complete one of them, I’ve hit the dreaded wall again. I guess it is that time of year. Halloween kicks off the insanity that lasts until January.

Is that it?

The busy excuse


I mean it works… I have been busy. Halloween was chaotic. I’m still catching up from that. Sedona may be phasing out her naptime too, which is a huge time sucker since the girl thrives on attention. I used to do my writing in the afternoon, when the house is quiet and I actually have the energy & brain-power to compose hilarious posts of awesomeness you want to share with your friends. But now when I put my 3yo down for a nap (if I even get to that point) it’s met with fighting, screaming, crying… and Sedona’s a pain in the butt too. How am I supposed to find the time to write for an uninterrupted hour or two?

Or is it that I perform better under pressure?

I haven’t been given a freelance assignment in a couple of weeks now, and I’ve realized that when I have an assignment to do, I am more likely to post something on my blog either before, during or after the process. Thing is, most of my freelance work involves writing about topics someone else tells me to write, so while I’m writing about auto-repair & whatnot, I’m dreaming of something funny I’d like to write about, and those posts seem to flow out of me easily. Make sense? I haven’t been under pressure to write… and without that pressure, I’m lacking inspiration and motivation.

Maybe it’s pure procrastination.

The hubs leaves for Switzerland next week. In between my moments of pure panic, I believe I’m pretty much in denial about what will be required of me. The hubs & I share a lot of the duties around the house. He takes the kids to school, helps me get them into bed, and so much more in between. We have things down to a science by this time in the school year. Routine be thine name. I think my wall of procrastination could have something to do with this upcoming week-long trip. If I procrastinate everything I need to do, maybe he won’t go. Rrrrrrrright… 

Speaking of procrastination… have you been to Pinterest lately? Yeah, I blame that site too.

I could probably come up with many more excuses, but the fact remains: I’ve lost a little of my mojo and I’m hoping to get it back soon.

How do you break through your walls?

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3 Comments

  1. Posted November 6, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    I have struggled so much with my bloggy groove since Liam stopped napping. I hope you can find yours more quickly.

    The piece of advice I hear most often is to just write…write anything…often. Hope it works for you.

    The posts you publish are great. Love reading what you have to say.

  2. Posted November 7, 2011 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Alissa!! I was struck with an epiphany for a post on the drive to East Lansing Friday — but without a laptop! So my thumbs did some mad typing into the notes app on my iPhone… felt good to be inspired again. Posting today. ;D

    I always appreciate your positive feedback, Alissa!!! Keep up the awesome work on your daily PIF posting this month!

  3. Posted November 7, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    At the risk of sounding like a complete out-of-touch loser, can you explain Pinterest to me? I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do with it.

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