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I have a confession to make…my life isn’t perfect. In fact it seems to be far from it lately! Both Steven and I have hit a bit of a wall content-wise when it comes to our writing. Of course this is nothing new, it happens to the best of us. But when you find yourself in a slump, unmotivated to do anything (except veg out in front of Netflix), boy does that feeling just drag you through the mud.

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Today we hit a real peak in our frustration when Steven had to drive me out to an event on a day where he already had a lot of work to do. Since we were heading out anyway, I asked him to take some outfit photos for me. The problem with doing this spur-the-moment is that I was having some major issues finding a location near to where we were. Not even one decent wall! It actually caused a bit of an argument as both of our schedules were conflicting and I was ill-prepared to take photos. So, I decided to call it quits and just head home. Clearly upset.

Can I just say something right now? I actually have the best husband in the world.

While we sat in silence, I realized we were heading the wrong way (it took me a while as I’m very bad with directions). Turns out Steven had other plans. Instead of driving home he took me to St. Patrick’s Island bridge, where I’ve been wanting to take photos for a while now. The funny thing is that on top of an already not great day, it was incredibly windy on the bridge. There comes a point when you need to realize that it’s just going to be one of those days and laugh it off. Luckily Steven was able to snap some decent shots and afterwards we went to treat ourselves at Village Ice Cream. Anyone who says that ice cream can’t solve all your problems is a liar.

So here I am, it’s nearly eight o’clock and I’m finally wrapping up this post. Steven is typing away behind me, getting things done and I can’t wait to just collapse on the couch.

I guess the point of this post is to give you a little look into my life. It’s not always (or even most of the time) rainbows and butterflies. I’ve personally been struggling a lot with coming up with content for LSS (hopefully it doesn’t show). And after the whirlwind of a month that June was, I find myself behind on scheduling posts quite often, which I used to be so great at.

The good news is that I believe today was my turning point. I took a good hard look at what I wasn’t doing right and I am ready to make some changes! First step…set an alarm clock and get to work early.

What do you do to get over a slump? I’d be interested to hear your answers, especially from those who also work from home!

xx -b.

denim vest: levi’s // dress: aritzia (borrowed) // shoes: vans

  • Your husband sounds lovely :) It’s definitely hard when you hit writers block, although it sounds like you have a plan to kick it’s ass!

    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook

    • Yah, I think I’ll keep him lol. I’m definitely looking forward to getting over this slump! xx

  • We all have those days at some point, it’s completely natural and all part of being human. That’s so cute that he did that for you! You’ve managed to get some great shots there. I get in a slump with post ideas on a regular basis x

    Amanda / Amanda’s Escape

    • It’s so true, isn’t it? How often do you post, do you have a schedule? I find that a lot of the times the expectations I have for myself far surpass my actual capabilities lol. The life of a perfectionist 😉 xx

  • Sometimes getting out of the house for an hour soaking in my surroundings kicks off ideas….

    • I definitely feel the same way. I love going for walks with Steven and just chatting about our ideas. It helps so much to just talk it out and hear someone else’s opinion on the matter :) xx

  • I’m so behind on my LSS! Seeing this post made me sad I didn’t know you were feeling down, but maybe it makes you feel better that I can’t read your posts as fast as you get them online? Haha!

    But seriously, you and I need to have a good ol’ fashioned brainstorming session. When I used to blog, I found A Beautiful Mess’ BlogLife course extremely helpful and inspiring. I’m not sure how you organize things now, but I’d love to help you make a schedule, raid my closet for outfits, photograph a look, or think of things your readers might be interested in. I gatchu girl!

    Also, Steven deserves a prize for his intuition and photo taking skills! It takes a strong man to pull himself above the spiral of a blog shoot gone wrong and give you exactly what you needed. So many times Ken and I would get frustrated with each other and the post wouldn’t happen. I’m so happy this one worked out for you two. The symmetry of the bridge and the movement created by the wind is lovely! Bravo :D.

    • Hahaha, that does make me feel a bit better, thank you! I feel so blessed to have friends like you in my life that encourage me daily to keep pushing through it all! I’m really looking forward to studying your birthday gift as I’m sure it will help me out a lot – to even just see a different way of looking at things, I’m sure it will be fantastic! I’m definitely going to have to get my butt in gear when it comes to scheduling things so that no matter what, if a shoot doesn’t work out, I will always have something to post! Also, I look forward to raiding your closet and taking some photos 😉 xx

      • Yahoo! Can’t wait! Have fun with the course :).

  • This story sounds all too familar. I can put strains on a relationship even at the weirdest times. Glad you worked it out those and you were left with photos. Be it a windy experience or not. I’m going through similar now actually, just trying to refocus and look back and what really works for me.

    Buckets & Spades

    • Haha, well I’m sorry to hear that! Though I know it’s just a part of life no matter what you’re doing, it’s a hard time for sure! Good luck to you Matthew 😉 xx

  • Your husband is da man! I guess it’s alright to get writer’s block sometimes, but you’re doing it wonderfully! xx

    http://www.angerawrs.co.uk

  • what a great husband! these are gorgeous photos. it sounds like both of you working from home is a bit of an adjustment, but i think your content here is always great :)

  • You look beautiful!! Don’t get frustrated you’re doing a great job with LSS :) You sure have a great husband! xx

  • I liked this post a lot. Nice when people are honest about the fact that things are rarely perfect! I aim to do that on my blog a fair bit (I’m probably a bit too honest at times haha) But Sounds to me like you have a yourself a little star in Steven. One lucky lady :) x

    Kim | http://www.thelensaffair.com

    • Haha, I don’t think you can ever be too honest! I love it when people are just blunt about everything – that’s actually me in my daily life, but I tend to let go of it on LSS. Though lifestyle posts are great for kind of letting it all out 😉 xx

  • Emily H McPhee

    Aw, Stephens so great! Working for yourself is hard. Setting an alarm clock really helps. As well getting a good routine going for the morning. I have a little cheat – most of the time my dog wakes me up, which helps even more. He gets me out of bed, go for a walk, then I go to my studio and work and don’t come out until lunch time. I’ve been able to get so much work done this way! Maybe you need a dog 😉

    Hope you’re doing well love,
    xo

    • Haha, so pretty much I need a puppy. Actually some of our close friends just got a new goldie and she is the SWEETEST thing ever! Totally jealous. One day 😉 xx

  • The photos turned out amazingly in the end, and I’ve been having the same problems with my blog recently so completely sympathise!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD // Enter my £180+ Summer Giveaway here

    • Thank you Maddy! Awe, I’m right there with you girl…lucky for you it doesn’t show at all, your photos and content are always top notch 😉 xx

  • Good luck with everything Brittany, I know you’re gonna do great (you already do) with your content and this wall will be behind you soon enough 😉
    xx

    • Awe, thanks for the encouragement lady, you are always so kind! xx

  • Aww that’s so lovely that he drove you there! I get really stroppy when outfit photos don’t go right and my boyfriend is very patient with me. I do appreciate it!

    hellomissjordan.com xx

    • Haha, so you know exactly how I felt! It just seems like such a waste of makeup and an outfit when shoots don’t go as planned. Ah well, I’m learning!

  • I love this story, Steven sounds like such a great guy! You got some gorgeous shots too so it sounds like it was worth it in the end :)

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • That was so sweet of your husband! The pictures turned out amazingly. x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

    • Isn’t he the sweetest!? What I ever did to deserve such a thoughtful and understanding guy, I’ll never know :) xx

  • Great photos! I think the wind really made them extra special. And it really does sound like you have an amazing husband. Creating daily content must be so difficult – I’m always in awe of people who manage to do it. It’s no wonder it feels like a struggle sometimes! I’m sure you’ll get back on track soon. Meanwhile, it’s okay to let yourself relax a little, I think.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

    • You know, I think so too – to both the wind and my husband lol. Thanks for the encouragement Mimmi! xx

  • Ruth Savage

    kudos to Steven for some truly great pics (and rescuing the day), the wind worked in your favor and I just love love love the shot of you on the bridge with your hair covering your face! B, remember back in the day when I was selling vintage clothes on ebay? some weeks none of the pictures would turn out (poor lighting due to weather, moody model…lol), writing decent descriptions with a house full of kids was always a challenge, and shipping large orders a nightmare…It’s hard work working from home! I’m so proud of you for doing what you love and giving it 100% but it’s ok to cut yourself some slack…and give that boy of yours a hug, he deserves it…love you both so much XO

    • Hahaha, of COURSE I remember! It was so hard for me to fake it somedays…especially when you would make me wear something exceptionally ridiculous. Although, you did make it worth my while. Payment by swimwear isn’t a bad arrangement at all lol. Love you mama :) xx

    • Your Mom is the sweetest :)