The Champagne Edit :: BLOGGER’S BLOCK

This week, I had a serious case of blogger’s block.

It wasn’t just writer’s block but more so a creative block.

Every photo I uploaded in Lightroom to edit, I just wasn’t digging. Every graphic I made in photoshop, I thought sucked… & don’t even get me started on sitting down to write my posts. I’ve just been feeling very… MEH… if you will.

And on top of it all? I have a crowded AF content calendar and so many things I can’t wait to share…  sooo what gives, right?

{ pretty blooms by Fort Mason }

I just wasn’t feeling it. I actually got on instagram stories, a little vulnerable, just saying that I just wasn’t feeling it, I’m in a rut / block, & unsure how to get out of it.

I got a ton of {very sweet!} DM’s from other bloggers, freelancers, graphic designers, & even some in the cannabis industry saying they deal with the same thing and gave some of their tips. I feel like I need an entire post on this since it’s something I think everyone – especially in the creative industry – deals with.

I ended up just getting outside of myself –

I got out of my studio apartment {which is also my office}, went to the gym, ran some non-blog related errands, took some Sunday Scaries {seriously a life saver}, & basically caught up with my day.

By the time I came back, it was about 5:00p & I was ready to get back in action. I was on the computer until about midnight that night but I felt back with it & back in action.

{ thursday’s office }

Over the weekend, I also took a social media hiatus – it was very therapeutic FOR SURE but it felt a little weird to be so off. I spend so much of my day glued on my phone and computer & I actually like being on all the time! I do think it’s important – at the very least for the blue light – to take a day sans screens so I’m trying to decide which one is best.

ANYWAYS- just wanted to chime in saying that sometimes when that pesky meh feeling kicks in, getting outside of your work, whether it’s a quick break or walk – even for just 5 – 10 minutes – can sometimes do the trick.

{ Farmhouse Thai in the Mission – SO GOOD!!!! }

On top of getting outside of myself, I switched up my work locations. I worked in the Mission & Fort Mason and currently finding new places to work from!

On Wednesday, I went to the Glossier pop up and got the new lidstar duo {I got “Lily” & “Slip”} & I gotta say, I’m a fan – it’s SO pretty on blue eyes! If you’re in San Francisco, be sure to check it out! It ends this Sunday so don’t miss it! If you  haven’t ordered from Glossier before & not in SF, be sure to use my link for 10% off. I’m a major Glossier girl 🙂

{ glossier pop up!! }

As far as this weekend, now that I got my blog mojo back, that’s basically what I’m doing – lots of shooting, recipe testing, and computer time while Erik golfs. What are you doing this weekend?

Other bloggers, creative: have you dealt with the pesky meh rut with your work? If so, how do you overcome it?

what I’m digging
EAT ME:

Everything Hummus by What’s Gaby Cooking :: It’s no secret I’m obsessed with everything seasoning & EASILY my favourite bagel. How to make it better? HUMMUS. I’d def use my superfood everything seasoning on this perfect for spring treat!

DRINK ME:

SAKURA by Imbibe Magazine :: Just in time for cherry blossom season! This gin cocktail is just stunning & perfect for the warmer weather. In fact, they serve it at Hotel Kabuki here in SF, so looks like i need to go 🙂

READ ME:

How To Stay Healthy At A Music Festival by Marianna Hewitt :: It’s Coachella season!! I’ll be here in SF enjoying the ghost town {we were in LA last year during Coachella and it was SO EMPTY IT WAS AMAZING}, but for all you babes getting your ‘chella on, here’s a good read from mega-babe Marianna Hewitt on staying healthy and hydrated at coachella.

BUY ME:

Sunday Scaries :: Y’all know I am obsessed with Sunday Scaries. It’s some of the best CBD I’ve used and helped me get back down to earth when the meh feeling was taking over. They are THC free and DESIGNED to combat anxiety. Trust me, it works. Use the code ‘silver’ for 10% off!

DANCE WITH ME:

Giraffage – Do U Want Me :: I love Giraffage. I find whenever I have to shazam a song anywhere, it always ends up being Giraffage… who will end up being at Coachella on Day 3 {Sunday!} – his music is hella chill with a bit of that synth I love, an R&B feel, a bit of nostalgia, & a touch of vapourwave. I’m obsessed. Do U Want Me is my current fave – enjoy!! x

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