As promised, I am back with this jumpsuit I made a while back however, I wouldn’t really be talking about the jumpsuit today. You already know the drill, a stitch here, a snip there and the inevitable complications with finishing touches. Instead, I want to talk about something that’s been gnawing at me for weeks/months now.
I have been so inconsistent with blogging, posting for my business and sewing in general this year. I basked under the cover of being busy at work for a while then eventually soaked in my lack of motivation. Neither of the two being particularly untrue, I still feel like I could be doing more.
So here’s are a few questions I’ve asked myself regarding my lack of motivation:
- Why am I doing this?
- Am I blogging/sewing because I feel it is a genuine outlet for my creativity or am I doing this because I feel like I have to?
- Why did I start blogging or sewing in the first place and what did I enjoy when I was at the peak of consistency?
- Do I still feel like this blog is the space for my creativity?
- If I never earned a dollar from sewing or creating content, would I still do it?
- Am I happy with my work?
- Is it time to grow?
Now of all of these questions, the one I found to be pivotal is the last question. I feel like I have been comfortable in this space for a bit too long. If I am going to be more consistent, I need to set clear goals for myself. These goals cannot be tied to external feedback or influence because my motivation will start and end with those bursts of views or comments.
Now when I started this blog, I was also just starting out with sewing and as such the name “Begin” held personal significance for me. While the message of taking the first step continues to be true, I feel that I have evolved past that starting line. While I am yet undecided on a new blog name, I feel like the name of my blog will be changing soon. (suggestions welcome).
All this being said, how do you guys stay motivated? Some days I really just want to lay in bed, eat and watch baby goats learn how to walk. Growth
could be so high energy.
Photos by Willyverse.
5 thoughts on “In consistency | Floral jumpsuit”
Hahaha baby goats!!!
She had me at baby goats lol. You have to realize that you are adding value to people’s lives with the information you provide but apart from that with every thing in life, discipline is required for consistency. The times you really dont want to, just get up and do anyway. Drag your feet if you have to but make sure you get up. You would get a second wind and do anyway.
ye I agree discipline is key…if I’m being honest that’s probably where I’m lacking
I try to stay motivated by reminding myself of the work I do that makes me happy, remembering that each post/piece has a story behind it that showcases who I am. And often, it helps me realize the person I was, I am and want to be. It’s sort of strange that with something as public as a blog, business or YouTube channel can be so personal at the same time. Think of each post/piece like a milestone, a small step into what didn’t exist before – always measure yourself against your past self and get excited about your potential and creativity 🙂
Thanks Dorothy!! I guess sometimes I take for granted how far I’ve come and how much I value the work I do