Blerghh. That’s not a normal start to a blog post, is it? Recently I’ve been sitting at my laptop trying to write, well, anything and not being happy with the result. I’ve attempted blog posts, non-fiction book ideas, fictional book ideas and I’ve just felt really ‘meh’ about it. The thing is it doesn’t just cover my writing. In general, I’ve been in an odd fidgety mood where I just can’t seem to feel good about what I’m doing.
I wrote a little while ago about what’s been up with me and got a lovely response from so many people, so thank you. I’ve been trying to get myself out of this mindset and pinpoint if there’s anything in particular, but I’m coming up with nothing. That was until I spoke to a friend of mine and found out she had quite a few of the same feelings.
Now, we’ve been friends since we were 11 years old and we have drastically different lives but we still had these feelings of not quite knowing what we’re doing and feeling like we’re not doing enough or what we should be for our lives. I’m going to throw it out there and say I’m not the only 20 something that feels like that at the moment.
There’s so much uncertainty about everything that even the smallest things can feel like they’re a huge deal. Take blogging for example. Logically I know that if I only post twice a week no one is going to die. It’s not a life or death situation but the thought still fills me with panic. Am I where I should be with my blog? Why am I not getting as many views as XX? Am I doing enough on my own social media? The list goes on.
We all know we’re not supposed to compare ourselves but, let’s be honest, we all do. My friend has two kids under 10 and worries about career stuff. I have started in my career and worry about having a family in the future. I guess it doesn’t matter where you are, you’re still going to worry about something and feel that you’re not doing it right.
Have any of my fellow bloggers been stuck in this funk before? What did you do to get out of it? Let me know in the comments below!
9 thoughts on “I’m in a Funk”
Definitely an early/mid 20’s thing! I find it really difficult watching friends buy and renovate their first or even second houses when we’re not in a position to yet. The advice I keep getting is “patience” :
Yes, I completely agree! It’s so frustrating when you could afford a mortgage but don’t have the deposit because you’re paying out so much in rent!
22 here; I’ve been kind of going through the same thing, and I think a lot of it has to do with school. I missed a few years of school as a kid, so I graduated high school at 20 and I still have another 3 years of college left. I feel like I should have done SOMETHING with my life by now, but logistically I know that I’m behind socially because I missed those two years when I was younger. I think we all have unique processes of growing up, but we all eventually find a way to reconcile our younger lives with our “adult” ones (whatever that even means; I subscribe to the notion of being whatever age you feel).
I completely agree with you on that. There’s this myth of the ‘right way’ to do things but I don’t think it exists!
What is up with April being mean to all the bloggers!? You are not alone! It seems to be an epidemic now of amazing bloggers losing their sparkle recently and being in a sort of rut when it comes to writing new content. I blame it on April, I don’t know about you but this month kind of snuck up on me and I was scrambling to schedule new posts and write new content but I couldn’t find the will to do it. Honestly I just took a step back and said , hey this is a hobby that you love and if you don’t chill out then something you love will turn into work that you don’t even enjoy doing. So I just gave myself a bit of a break and only wrote when it came naturally instead of forcing myself. I went to the movies, read for fun without posting a review on the blog (*gasp*) and just did what I wanted. Bottom line, take a breath, breath, relax and then return with even more rigor and inspiration than before! I truly wish the best for you and I’m so sorry you’ve fallen victim to this April epidemic. Remember to have fun and know that no one will judge you for taking a breather!
Yes! I’ve noticed it on a few forums I’m on at the moment with bloggers really struggling! No idea what’s going on at the moment, maybe we’ve all burnt out? Thanks so much for reading 🙂