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Goal of June: Restructuring my Creativity Bubble

June 1, 2018

 

Hi friends! It’s been an entire month since we’ve spoken so I hope we haven’t become too much of strangers!! Can it really be June already? To me, June always signified the beginning got summer and with the crazy warm weather we’ve been getting, summer is definitely here. And more exciting news: today is national donut day….so go grab yourself some donuts!

But let’s go back to one of my favorite types of posts: talking about goals for the month. In May. I was stuck in a creative funk and couldn’t get out of it. Thus the lack of blog posts. I took time out to complete tasks in my life and kind of put the blog on the back burner to really think about what I wanted to do moving forward. At all times, I have a whole list of topics to talk about and a whole album of photos to share, but I couldn’t get myself to sit down and put them together. I didn’t know what was wrong with me! I felt as if I had nothing valuable to share anymore. Somehow along the way, my creativity bubble had burst in my face.

 

 

So for June, I want that bubble back. Starting out, I am going to restructure how I want my creativity to flow. Usually I block out a chunk of time in my day to just sit down and think of a topic I want to write about and then add the necessary photos. Since I was still a student, planning was crucial and this was the only way I knew how to make time for this space. But it has led me to the stagnant period…which was not fun!

 

 

Starting now, I want to be more casual with my creativity. Restructuring my creativity bubble to make sure it doesn’t pop again ya know. And to start off, I want to be on less of a schedule and to write whenever it an idea strikes. Whether that be sitting down and writing it right away or just making sure to document the idea somewhere. Instead of focusing on what I must produce for ht blog, I want to create more content on whatever flows. Sometimes, it’s harder for me to write about an outfit than it is to write about life, which is tricky to navigate when I am trying to create a balance of material.

 

 

I’ve also made a conscious effort to stop looking at numbers in regards to growth, whether it be on this blog or on my connected Instagram account. So often I couldn’t really tap into my creativity because I was so focused on thinking about what I need to do to grow. There was a period of time that I was so focused on the numbers, I stopped interacting with you all as much and it was NOT fun. Genuine connections has really pushed me to continue what I am doing. This blog was created to fuel that creativity and I want to make sure I am going back to the beginning, where I wrote and posted what made me happy.

 

 

So I guess “restructuring my creativity bubble” means tapping back into what made me start this blog in the first place. To go back to connecting with like-minded people, to share what I find most exciting, regardless if I already wrote about it a million times, and to really let my creative juices flow whenever it calls. I think the transition back might be hard and I could fall into my habits again, but I am going to put 110% into this. I want to make sure this blog becomes my creative sanctuary again. I’m so excited for June and what’s to come and I hope you’re still along for the journey!

 

A million and one thanks for reading — until my next lil’ thought then!

xx Jen

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82 Comments

  • Reply simplementlui June 2, 2018 at 3:57 am

    Interesting post and I think for everyone there are such moments where we don’t really what to write next 😉 Focus … ideas … and not being obsessed by numbers indeed! Cool outfit and great pictures, I love natural and floral backgrounds!

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2018/05/31/organic-food/

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 5, 2018 at 9:57 pm

      yess i agree with all that you’ve said! thank you so much for reading!
      xx Jen

      • Reply simplementlui June 6, 2018 at 10:13 am

        You’re more than welcome Jen ,-) Have a great day xx

  • Reply Audrey June 2, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    I’m a huge believer of “remembering why you started” in order to rediscover that lost drive and motivation! Happy to see that you’ve found a new thing to try out. “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” Wishing you all the best with this next step of your creative journey, and looking forward to keeping up with it 🙂 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 5, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      Thank you so much Audrey! This is the first time that it really hit me and I didn’t like it one bit–but I think it really drove me to figure out what I really want out of this!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Terrah June 2, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Finding your reason, Your why is super important

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 5, 2018 at 9:44 pm

      yesss i can’t agree more!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Nicole June 3, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    It is so hard to get back on track when your bubble pops! Getting out and into nature (like you are in the photos) and taking a break rather than forcing it always helps me. Looking forward to what you have in store for the future 😊

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 5, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      Yesss I totally agree–it’s so important to take a break from it all to refocus. I think this is was a great thing to happen since I am re-loving what I do! Thanks so much for reading!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Daisy June 4, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Good for you for finding a new thing to try out! I wish you much success with this journey!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 5, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      thanks so much daisy!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Britney Kaufman June 4, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    This is great! I love how your managing your time and not worrying about your numbers or growth in specifics.

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 5, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      thanks so mich britney!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Claire June 5, 2018 at 12:01 am

    Aw you look so adorable and the natural backdrop is everything! And I feel you, I’m also all about that creativity and having connection with like-minded people.

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 5, 2018 at 9:49 pm

      aw thank you so much!! and it’s so true!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Patricia & Miguel June 5, 2018 at 5:09 am

    Your smile is so beautiful and contagious 😀 Wishing you all the best in your quest for creativity, but don’t look further, if you stop for a while a look inside, you will find the answers and your creativity will boost 🙂
    Have a nice day,
    xx

    Patricia & Miguel
    http://www.freeoversea.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 5, 2018 at 9:50 pm

      aw thank you so much–your kind words mean so much to me. And I totally agree about taking time to figure it out–I think it rekindled my love for this blog!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Noelle Lynne June 5, 2018 at 6:03 am

    LOVE all these shots! You look fantastic and those flowers are just gorgeous.

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 5, 2018 at 9:50 pm

      aw thank you so much noelle!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Jessica June 5, 2018 at 9:13 am

    What a lovely shoot, so fun and colorful! So pretty with the basic tee dear!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 5, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      aw thanks so much jess!
      xx jen

  • Reply Sarah June 5, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Love the pictures. The flowers were gorgeous. Perfect for good pictures.

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 5, 2018 at 9:52 pm

      thank you so much sarah!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Katie June 5, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Love this! I think not focusing on “numbers” is definitely something I want to focus on this month too! It’s just way too stressful and not an accurate representation of success. We can do it! 😊

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 5, 2018 at 9:53 pm

      yesss you can do it girl!! I totally agree with everything that you said!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Doreen Pinto June 5, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    A lot of useful insights. Yeah, sometimes it’s not always about the numbers. I recently took out some social media apps from my phone to have some space.

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 5, 2018 at 9:54 pm

      That’s such a great idea! I think it’s so important to do that once in a while!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Ashley June 5, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Love your shoot! and I have definitely had the feeling of losing creativity. Thanks for the tips!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 5, 2018 at 9:54 pm

      love you so much girl!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Nina June 5, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    your smile is so lovely. the photos are amazing 🙂 wishing you all the best for June and the coming months

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 5, 2018 at 9:54 pm

      aw thank you so much for your kind words and reading!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Tiffany D June 6, 2018 at 1:02 am

    I can totally relate to getting stuck in a funk! Lol. I definitely think that letting your creativity be a bit more free flowing is beneficial.

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 6, 2018 at 11:07 am

      yesss it was so important for me to figure it out!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Vivian June 6, 2018 at 2:38 am

    Such a lovely shoot! Wishing you all the best for June~

    Vivian | LIVE IN LOVE
    IG | @viviyunn_

    ~

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 6, 2018 at 11:07 am

      thank you so much vivian!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Sheena Sy Gonzales June 6, 2018 at 5:47 am

    I think of the most effective ways to get out of a rut is social media cleansing haha. I’ve deleted some social media apps on my phone and logged out of my accounts for a certain period of time and it really made such a huge difference in my life. I’ve started going back to old habits that I really missed!

    Sheena | http://www.sheenalovessunsets.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 6, 2018 at 11:08 am

      yess I am trying to do that as well–I think it’s so hard to pull away from it all but once you do, you find out how much time you waste on all of that online presence. Thanks so much for reading!
      xx jen

  • Reply Emily June 6, 2018 at 7:52 am

    Absolutely love this, Jen! YES – sometimes it can be super difficult to keep the creative ideas coming, especially when you post as often as is necessary to be successful. But in the end, it’s really about finding joy in it and really being able to express yourself – so important to never lose that! Seems like you’re learning to strike a great balance and really focus on the aspects of it that you LOVE, and not that you feel like you NEED to do.

    Completely agree that jotting down the idea in a notebook is SUPER helpful whenever the idea hits you. I keep one by my bed and I also have a note on my phone where I jot down all my ideas as soon as they hit. That way, when I’m in need of content, I’m able to just go back and see creative ideas I’ve come up with, rather than just trying to pump something out for the sake of a post.

    Thanks for sharing, girl! You are doing a fantastic job! <3

    -Emily | http://www.TheEmilyEdition.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 6, 2018 at 11:10 am

      Aw thank you so much Emily for your kind words! I actually find so much inspiration with your blog and how much creativity you always seem to let flow. I hope the journal thing helps me out and I can continue on it!
      xx jen

  • Reply Layla June 6, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Ah this is such a lovely post – I love posts like this and always find It so refreshing when people share posts like this as it also helps me get more motivated and creative!

    Looking beautiful in the photos too – gorgeous!

    Layla x

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 8, 2018 at 8:51 am

      Aw thank you so much Layla! Thank you so much for taking the time to read!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Kate June 6, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    LOVE this, Jen! First of all, these pictures are gorgeous…second, creativity is so important! I love your goals/strategies!
    -Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com/how-i-keep-my-skin-healthy-in-the-summer/

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 8, 2018 at 8:53 am

      thank you so much kate!! i’m hoping i can keep up with them haha
      xx Jen

  • Reply Meghna Dixit June 7, 2018 at 3:39 am

    Beautiful smile. Just remember why you started and carry on. All the best.

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 8, 2018 at 8:53 am

      thank you so much! I’m definitely trying to tap into that now!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Tiffany Lea Zimmermann June 7, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Love this post! Thank you so much for sharing, all the photos look great.
    Xx, Tiffany Lea
    https://zimmylifestyle.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 8, 2018 at 8:53 am

      thanks so much tiffany!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Jessica June 8, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Beautiful photos! So cute!!

    http://www.jessicabroyles.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 8, 2018 at 10:17 pm

      thank you so much!
      xx jen

  • Reply mel June 8, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Totally hear you on the creativity girl! Sometimes I feel like I fall into a rutt and it’s important to find ways to get out of it. Awesome post beauty!

    xx, mel
    http://melinspired.com/laundry-room-transformation-reveal-bought/

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 8, 2018 at 10:17 pm

      yess it’s hte worst feeling but it’s so revitalizing to come back out of that rutt!
      xx jen

  • Reply Mihaailo June 8, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Love the photos from this shoot! You look so lovely!

    Mihaailo | mihaailo.blogspot.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 8, 2018 at 10:17 pm

      thank you so much!!
      xx jen

  • Reply Jessica Guarnizo June 9, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    I love this post! I just started a fashion blog a few days ago and one of the things that I am most excited about is exactly what you mentioned…writing about things that make me happy and connecting with like minded people!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 12, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      omg congrats girl!! i am so excited to see your journey on sharing things you love. it’s the best feeling ever and just makes you feel as if you always have something to share!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Kim June 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Oh. My. You are so freakin’ gorgeous! Loving all these photos of you with the flowers! Hope you have an awesome June!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 16, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      omg thank you so much kim!!
      xx jen

  • Reply Mica June 15, 2018 at 12:46 am

    Love this casual summer outfit, and these are beautiful photos with the flowers! 🙂

    It’s great you’re settled on a routine that works for you now! 🙂 I tend to schedule all my blogs posts in advance. It means when I want to write them, I can, and if the boys don’t nap or they do nap but I’m too exhausted to write, I have a buffer of posts scheduled to go in advance 🙂

    Hope that you are having a great week so far 🙂 I’ve managed to catch my first winter bug (only 2 weeks into winter, ha!) So it’s a low key one here!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 16, 2018 at 11:24 pm

      Thank you so much Mica. I think scheduling blog posts all in advance is such a great idea! I need to do that in the future to take off the stress of not posting and during busy times. but yesss I do take a lot of naps too haha…I hope you are feeling so much better love!
      xx jen

  • Reply Tiffany Lea Zimmermann June 15, 2018 at 1:38 am

    In love with this post!! Thank you so much for posting!!
    Xx, Tiffany Lea
    https://zimmylifestyle.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 16, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      thanks so much tiffany!
      xx jen

  • Reply sepatuholig June 15, 2018 at 5:50 am

    that is great Jen! and you look super cute here!
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com
    IG @grace_njio

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 16, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      thank you so much!
      xx jen

  • Reply Erica June 16, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    So happy you are back dear! And glad to hear you are out of your slump. Looking forward to all the amazing content and creativity 🙂

    Erica
    http://www.eggcanvas.me

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 17, 2018 at 9:26 pm

      thank you so much erica!
      xx jen

  • Reply jane June 19, 2018 at 4:14 am

    Your smile is contagious.
    Looks so positive and full of spirit

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 27, 2018 at 11:55 am

      thank you so much jane!
      xx jen

  • Reply Freja June 20, 2018 at 9:40 am

    I loved this post so much. I had a period of time last month where I felt exactly the same way so you are not alone on this. I couldn’t agree more on the fact that we should not focus on the numbers but on posting the content that makes us happy. When I had lost my creativity and motivation it really helped me to go back and read some of the old comments that I had gotten on my posts. It also really helped me to go for a long walk in nature. Maybe this might help you too!

    http://whatmakesmesmileblog.com/

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 27, 2018 at 11:56 am

      I am so glad I am not alone in my feelings–I am going to try to get out more and refresh my brain to really feel inspired! thank you so much for your tips and for reading!
      xx jen

  • Reply Emily & Elizabeth June 20, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Amen! Sometimes it can be hard to get back into the swing of things! We’ve definitely been there! Keep up the good work!

    xo Emily & Elizabeth
    http://www.fashioncolumntwins.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 27, 2018 at 11:56 am

      I am so glad I am not the only one! thank you so much emily and elizabeth!
      xx jen

  • Reply mainou June 20, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Lovely photos! And love your thoughts on this post =)
    -mainou
    http://www.looksbymc.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 27, 2018 at 11:56 am

      thank you so much!
      xx jen

  • Reply Tiffany Lea Zimmermann June 25, 2018 at 1:42 am

    these shots are beautiful! thank you so much for sharing!
    Love, Tiffany Lea
    https://zimmylifestyle.com

    • Reply Tiffany Lea Zimmermann June 25, 2018 at 1:44 am

      I completely forgot I had already commented on here haha, sorry Jen! Xx

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 27, 2018 at 11:56 am

      thank you!
      xx jen

  • Reply Grace Louise June 25, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Aw these photos are so gorgeous and I feel so inspired! Lovely post Hun 🙂

    Grace Louise || http://www.gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 27, 2018 at 11:57 am

      thank you so much grace!
      xx jen

  • Reply S June 27, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Love this look, love how you styled the tee.
    xo
    S
    Grey Canvas

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 27, 2018 at 6:44 pm

      thank you so much!
      xx jen

  • Reply Lisa Autumn June 28, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Girl you are absolutely beautiful! Inside & out!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 29, 2018 at 12:22 am

      omg thank you so much for your kind words lisa!!
      xx jen

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