Life Update: The Creator’s Struggle & Pursuing Wisdom

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

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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!


Do you ever experience the creator’s struggle and how do you stay motivated?

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!

Wunms.

Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
    love her, and she will watch over you.
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.
    Though it cost all you have, get understanding. — Proverbs 4:6-7

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28 thoughts on “Life Update: The Creator’s Struggle & Pursuing Wisdom

  1. I totally feel you on this post. There have been many times where I haven’t been in the right headspace to create content and I just don’t feel motivated to do it. Sometimes you need to take a little break and gather yourself and really understand what your purpose is and what you’re trying to achieve.

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    1. I agree, taking a break can be good to refocus yourself and remember why you started creating content in the first place. It’s healthy when you have a purpose/vision for your hiatus but just don’t stay down in the dumps too long! xx

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  2. I totally understand here you are coming from, I have not been consistent as I should be. I have got to do better ith my Blogging as ell. Thank you for sharing, this is some good advice.

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    1. Thanks for reading! Consistency can be difficult, getting a schedule together and writing in bulk when I feel most motivated really helps me personally. You’ll improve over time definitely, keep going x

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    1. That’s okay Mellie, you’re doing a great job with the Facebook group for BW btw! I personally am always really encouraged by it and I hope that this post has helped to put things into perspective for you. Continue doing what you love and just keep striving! xx

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  3. I completely understand where you are coming from. At one point in time I did the same. Past blogs I would have so much content drafted. Then, I would get busy with life I even got to a point where blogging was put on the back burner. I’ve noticed when I didn’t write I wasn’t happy. I didn’t want to write just for the sake of writing though. I wanted to write something that both me and my readers could relate to and enjoy. That’s why I am back at it. Sometimes a little hiatus is good.

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    1. I agree! A hiatus can help you to recharge and remember why you started in the first place. It’s healthy and prevents you from burning out xx

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  4. Wow, I feel the exact same way in regards to my emotions and not being able to create at times. I just into these funks and even though I know I have/want to post content I just can’t. Cuz I wouldn’t have given it my all. I enjoyed this post & will take up the challenge of reading Proverbs this month. 🌸

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  5. Good morning Wunmi, I love for openness and honesty, it is important to also experience events as a participant. We recently spent a day at Portobello with a friend and she enjoyed showing us round as it gave her a different perspective from helping out her friends on their stalls. It’s great to have a plan for your blog but inspiration comes from unlikely sources sometimes so being open to this will overcome any blocks. I would prefer to have breaks and read interesting blogs rather than a churn to satisfy a perceived demand. your 5 minute make up vlog made me laugh so much, rush rush.
    I will have a read of some Proverbs this month too.
    I can totally relate to job applications, we are going through a restructure and applying for new roles which are similar to current roles, this requires motivation after a day at work and sometimes you need to totally chill and reflect then boom you’re off again with the creativity.
    Taking time out for yourself is smart, good luck with the job applications

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      1. Hi Wunmi, I have finally started reading some Proverbs, easy behind you. I have been reading Proverbs 10 Solomon, seemed an easy one to start. Short lines which you can readily take something from. Is interesting that “fear of God” features. We have discussed the meaning of this word. Important to remember the bible was not written in English, I have always found this word misused during my childhood which confused me

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        1. Great to hear Gavin! Proverbs really is a fantastic read, very applicable to everyday life as a Christian. I’m a few days behind on my Proverbs reading myself, will have to catch up soon

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