Some days, you just don’t want to blog. Or, more accurately, you want to blog, but the words are just not coming. And yes, I fully appreciate the irony of this being a blog post.
The endless sea of gurus telling you “you should blog” “blog all the time” “make sure your blogging is consistent” “post at least four times a week” “post every day” “it doesn’t matter when you post as long as it’s consistent” – no wonder your blogging muse is on strike, it’s relentless and conflicting and downright exhausting.
Today, I don’t want to blog. Or photograph, or edit, or anything else. I made a silly mistake with my personal finances earlier, and while I logically know it’ll all get sorted out on Monday when I call the relevant team (damn these people who don’t work weekends), I am annoyed and frustrated and cross with myself, and it’s spilling over into the rest of my life. Which is irritating, given that most of my life is not the silly admin part this mistake belongs to.
I absolutely know I am not the only one who has felt this way at some point or another (or frequently) over the course of starting and running a business. Or three.
And yet. I’m here. (Cocooned in blankets with a steady supply of Creme Eggs, but here).
This is not my finest post, not my most polished post, doesn’t yet have a dedicated photo, and certainly won’t have a photo specifically taken for it. But I’m here. I’m showing up every day in a small way to work on my business, even if working on my business involves rambling into my keyboard, hoping that my words help, resonate or reassure someone else in the same situation. (Often I hope to inspire, but today I’m all out of inspiration – reassurance is about my lot!)
However you feel about your business (and your life, come to that) right now, at this moment – you are not alone. You are not the only one feeling this way, you’re not the only one doing what you’re doing and wondering why it’s not working, you are not the only one overwhelmed before you even get up in the morning.
You are also not the only one juggling umpteen things and not being able to give your full attention to any of them, or the only one unable to do as much client work as you want because of your day job/family commitments. You’re not the only one wondering what the hell you were thinking, starting a business in the first place.
But despite all this, you too are doing it, you’re showing up, you’re working on it, you’re making progress (even if some days it feels painfully slow). You’re making your mark on the world and you’re changing the world, a little bit at a time.
You, delightful, brave, incredible lady, are not alone. And you have totally got this.
With love & unicorns,