positive thinking written down in a planner

It has been a really long time since I last posted here and I have to say I am slightly disappointed in myself. After all starting a blog has been a dream of mine for a while and after the initial boost and enthusiasm I was suddenly hit by a massive writer’s block. I am not sure what caused it but I do believe it has something to do with trying to balance way too many things at the same time.

As some of you might know, I started a new job recently. It is amazing and inspiring and I talk about it all the time. However, having a full time job that you really love apparently might affect other things. In my case this was my blog. And then again, life can be really funny sometimes because that full time job was what pushed me back to my blog and reminded me how much I love to write and how silly it is to give up on my dream hobby just because I can’t manage my own time/thoughts properly.

Two weeks ago, right before I left for Bulgaria to celebrate our first anniversary (that is another story for me to tell you 🙂 ) I got asked to make a short 30 minute presentation on blogging. I agreed without even thinking about it. However, after my initial enthusiasm subsided, I realised that I haven’t blogged for ages. So there I was, sinking into self-doubt, having a little pity party in my head: ‘Who am I to talk about blogging when I have not been doing it for a while now?’, ‘Do I really have something to say?’, ‘OMG, there will be actual people subscribing to listen to ME… What if I disappoint them? Or even worse… What if I just completely forget how to speak English and stare at them like a fish with a lobotomy?’ Believe me, I can continue to describe those dark clouds that suddenly became my thoughts, but I refuse to.

As of today, I am actually excited about the experience and I really look forward to sharing what I have learned in my short time as a blogger. The thing is, I do have things to say! My writer’s block is actually something to talk about and I really need to believe in myself a little bit more.

While on the topic here are three short tips that helped me to get over ‘staring at the wall brainless’ stage, aka ‘the writer’s block’:

  1. Remember why you started to blog in the first place! Trace that initial motivation to wherever it might have hidden and pull it back to the surface!
  2. Please, please remind yourself that you DO have things to say! Your life is not boring, your thoughts are not meaningless and there are people out there who want to hear what you’ve got to say!
  3. Surround yourself with beauty and positivity! They are truly inspiring and they make you smile! Smiles lead to positive thoughts, positive thoughts lead to inspiration, inspiration leads to creativity… You see where I am going with that 🙂 By the way, here’s some tulips for you! I am sure they will make you smile!

Tulips in a vase

Be brave! Set yourself some challenges! There is nothing better than the feeling to actually overcome them! Here’s to my personal challenge! I hope it goes well 🙂

My dear readers, please accept this article as an official apology to you! I am thankful for your patience and I hope I didn’t lose your trust. Life happens and I struggle sometimes but I like to believe that I manage to get up and get going relatively quickly. I have a whole lot to share with you after my trip and I am happy to be back to my blogging, enthusiastic self!

Have you recently decided to take a personal challenge and get yourself out of your own comfort zone? I wanna hear all about it! Drop me a line here or leave a comment below!

Hope you have a wonderful week everyone!

Love,

Antoniya xx

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