On March 1st I woke up to a huge snowfall and a really strange burst of inspiration to be creative again.
I don’t know if it was the weather or what happened… but after feeling not so motivated in January & February – that morning something shifted. I felt like posting on the blog, snapping photos and even enjoying Instagram again. ✨
I have this love/hate relationship with social media because I really enjoy sharing, connecting and being inspired by like-minded people; but it can also be very overwhelming at times with all the strategies to overcome the algorithms, the automated followers / unfollowers, and the pressure to be part of that game once you go down the rabbit hole of comparison…
So although I felt the urge to be creative that morning, I decided to take it slow and not submerge myself into every project I left on hold.
I first started with Instagram sharing 1-2 pictures everyday: 📷
I’ve been posting photos taken the same day (or the day before) and trying to focus on the “now”, so I can keep it fresh & simple – and avoid going into ‘overthinking mode’. I feel if I just keep capturing a few moments of my day and build a grid of nice memories, it will help me stay in good terms with IG. 😊
That is what has been going on the past 7 days.
Today I decided to write this post here on the blog and start catching up with WordPress.
Perhaps next week I can start thinking about picking up the camera again and work a bit on my photography. 🙏
For now, here are some more pictures snapped with the phone:
📱 shot on Nexus 5x
PS: There’s a really good blog post by Emma Lavelle titled Social Media Authenticity vs Real Life that she wrote 3 days ago and that sums up exactly how I feel. If this is a subject close to your heart as well, I would recommend taking a few minutes to read it.