I am by no means a professional but I enjoy writing here. For some time in the middle, I lost my writing voice. The words I wrote sounded stilted to me, and I struggled with what I wanted to write about. I’d started the blog when I was setting up a home that my husband and I had bought. It needed extensive remodeling and I was drawn to everything that we needed to design and decorate it. So the blog centered on those topics initially. But, over time, I realized that it was also a platform that I used to express myself creatively- by writing and sharing stories, stories that were not restricted to decor alone. I felt lost, but I also felt like I had to continue with the same style. After all, that’s what the blog was known for. But I felt blocked, and the joy that I’d always associated with writing, blogging, and taking pictures just went away. Even when I continued similar posts, they didn’t feel like my authentic voice. It wasn’t that I wanted to stop. I just wanted to do it differently. I had this aha moment when I realized that there was nothing to stop me from doing it differently. (Seriously, my a-ha moments, in retrospect, are just huge signs hanging in front of me.) Sure, it would have some consequences, but in the end, it was important to move forward in a way that felt authentic to me. I started to mix and match stories of decor (we all love a pretty home!) with stories of creatives and creative entrepreneurs. And here we are. So, I guess what I want to say is, if you have been feeling blocked or if you are lost, just come back to the present moment. Begin again. Do what feels right for you. Let everything else go. Do what feels authentic to you. Thank you for joining me for tea today. I have been using this series of posts at tea time as a creative exercise, to take some time to photograph what’s in front of me, and to write about what’s on my mind today. Have a wonderful rest of the day- Priya
Image credit: Studio Collectivitea. Today, I photographed this old Temple Shakespeare edition published in the 1890’s of A Midsummer Night’s Dream; I found it at an old book sale.
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