This will be my first blog post in May and it’s already been 10 days. I don’t really have an excuse. Yes, I have been quite busy with my life – applying for jobs still, intensely learning to drive, volunteering, dealing with unreliable people etc. I spread myself quite thin but that’s nothing new. To be honest I just didn’t feel like creating content. I try to be positive and honest on my blog because it’s important for me to add to the lives of my readers through transparency. Whether that be through motivating you guys, talking about my passions and interests or sharing my life experiences to educate.
Unfortunately I am someone who is largely driven by my emotions. It’s not that I can’t set them aside when I need to… but for me to create the best content that I can for my blog (and my YouTube or wherever else that I am building my brand), it helps if I am in a “good mood”. It helps if I actually feel like creating content, rather than it just being an arduous task. And lately it has felt like an arduous task. So I stopped blogging for a little while – you may not have noticed because I try to stay a few weeks ahead of schedule. So any content you read may have been drafted weeks prior to it being released. The same goes for my YouTube, I prerecorded several videos and I probably haven’t sat down to film a live video for at least three weeks! I had plans to film vlogs of events that I’ve been going to e.g. the Book Club and Chinny’s Kitchen, but I just didn’t deliver.
What am I trying to say? Well, being a “creative”/a blogger/a social media personality/an online influencer/just anyone that CREATES something is really hard sometimes! I’m not someone who holds myself to an impossible standard of perfection like some creators do, but I do care about my audience and creating great content for you, a lot. And I don’t want to let anyone down. Wunms.co.uk isn’t just a lifestyle blog – it’s a mission, my ministry and my God-given purpose. I can’t just disappear because I don’t feel like serving or carrying out my mission on a particular day. I am chosen (1 Peter 2:9-10). Work constantly needs to be done and through my words and my voice, I am a vessel for God.
Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people — Ephesians 6:7
With that being said, this month I am studying the book of Proverbs with some friends, all 31 chapters in 31 days (currently on Proverbs 10). Proverbs is a great source of wisdom in the Bible and that is my prayer for this month – to gain wisdom. I need to make wise choices this month, use my time effectively and work extremely hard towards achieving my short-term goals. I’d love for you guys to join me, let me know if you decide to read Proverbs in May too.
So yeah, that’s a very brief update from me. Truth be told I don’t always feel like creating content and I’m sure the creators among you guys will be able to relate. But this life isn’t always about our feelings – if you have a mission and a purpose, you can’t let emotion throw you off that. Take healthy breaks when you need to; recover; recharge and refocus. But don’t make excuses or psyche yourself out of what you are supposed to be doing. I’m still learning how to practically overcome things like writer’s block and the whole creator’s struggle, maybe I’ll write in more depth about how I deal with it later. But as for now, I’m taking it day at a time and not carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders anymore. I’m asking God for wisdom and I’m just focusing on my mission, which is to serve.
As always, thanks so much for reading – I really appreciate it!
What’s your prayer for this month? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll add it to my list 🙂
God bless you!
6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
love her, and she will watch over you.
7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.
Though it cost all you have, get understanding. — Proverbs 4:6-7