Wow. I have the worst case of bloggers block ever. I want to write. And cook. And photograph. But when I try to get going I am distracted by anything and everything possible; Facebook, planning classes, sweeping the floor, going for a walk, washing my hair, a mosquito in my kitchen, my favorite song on Pandora, and before I know it any motivation/inspiration is gone in a poof!
So bare with me while I write the most random post ever because I have a theory that, like hitting a wall while running a marathon, the best course of action to get through the block is to just push on past it.
It’s a cozy rainy morning here in central Virginia, if you can call insane humidity ‘cozy’. I’m ready for fall, for sweaters and hot tea and crisp mornings and winter squash. Tate always says that the seasons change at the perfect time for him, just as he’s getting sick of the current one. I agree with him this year.
My big project today is priming the old kitchen. Yep, we’re still working on it!
Tate busted out the kitchen in no time (7 weeks?) but since we could just close off the old kitchen space and summer got busy we’ve been much more relaxed about finishing it up.
The plastic ain’t pretty but it kept the AC in the house while there were gapping holes in the old kitchen walls!
Tate took the old kitchen down to the studs and then put it back together with a raised ceiling (sayonara nasty popcorn!), a closet, and a more open doorway.
From the back door.
(hardest space ever to photograph!!)
The space will be used as a sitting room/office/guest room. It’s kind of a strange shape for a bedroom but for the few nights a year we have guests it will suffice.
All summer I’ve been very disinterested in being home, cleaning, cooking, or homemaking in general but lately I’m feeling the desire to sort through my closet, finish the renovation, and clean up the yard. It’s a nice change of pace from feeling sort of flighty for the past few months.
Alrighty, I’m sure that’s quite enough of my rambling, there’s primer to be rolled, papers to grade, classes to plan, recipes to be dreamed up.
Do you notice an energetic shift with the change of the seasons?
Bloggers, how do you push through the block?
I tend to just indulge the distraction and do something else, although I’ve definitely heard people say that it’s best to push through and get over the hurdle. Loved this little post, so maybe you’ve found the answer!
The old kitchen/new multipurpose room looks more spacious with the raised ceiling. I am still at the office at 11:26 pm, so I would confirm the cool air is energizing me.
I’ve always struggled with “the block”… as a result, I only get a few post done a year. However.. I cured my “homemaking” block by watching a “Hoarders” marathon… don’t know why it worked.. but anytime, I’ve felt it coming on, I watch a few episodes.. and before I know it, I have a sparkeling house, flowers (or PUMPKINS!!! : ) ) on the table, and something baking in the oven. Works every single time.
Love the new room! Its HUGE!