Seven months ago, I lost my writing voice and I felt like I didn’t have much to offer through blogging. I felt lost. I literally didn’t have anything to say to the world. This was more than a case of writer’s block, I was stuck in the mud of ‘blogger dissolution’. So I subconsciously made the decision to step away (for awhile). I felt guilty, because I had branded myself as “lifestyle blogger”, but could not push out not one damn post. I wanted to, but…nothing. I put pressure on myself, when I didn’t have to.
The lesson here: It’s a journey. I cannot allow myself to feel guilty about the decisions I make, or how I am feeling at any given time. It’s OK to walk away.
I had to take a time out to gain clarity on my future as a blogger. Plus, I had a lot of life “stuff” going on and just could find the motivation (or time) to write. Plus, any blogger knows that it requires actual WORK posting to your blog! I just didn’t have the mental energy for it. For a brief second I thought about hanging it up for good. But that thought quickly passed.
I came to the conclusion that I needed a more specific niche than what I was blogging about. I basically had to connect the dots of what I was already doing, and paying attention to my divine desire and the patterns of content on social media postings. Out of that, I discovered my purpose…who knew? But it was there all along.
I am excited because I now have a new sense of direction. I am more focused on what God has called me to do. I will continue to use my life experiences to share the wisdom I have acquired, with encouragement and inspiration. I’m still me…and my writing style will not change. I’d like to call call it LoveShanGlam the remix!
I’m here to offer my readers sips of inspiration, encouragement, and share the experiences of my journey. I hope that you will read and have some sort of ‘take away’ from my posts. I haven’t “arrived” and I don’t know all the answers, nor will I pretend to. We’re all in the same boat. I am growing and learning just as you are, so let’s grow and learn together!
Love & Light,