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DANIELLE RUDY DAVIS

Just an overcommitted girl trying to keep up with it all. Mom of three, co-owner of Lemonade PR, sports lover and F1 enthusiast always counting down to the Kentucky Derby. 

Hitting the Reset Button

Jan 24, 2017

You guys have probably noticed (or maybe you haven’t – cause you have your own life, problems and other pressing matters to deal with) but I’ve been hit or miss lately around here. And by hit or miss, I mean mostly absent. I’m in a rut.

It’s a mix of writer’s block, an overbooked schedule and a lack of inspiration.  And it’s hitting me hard. Usually, I am gung ho to hit publish. Lots of posts lined up, outfits ready to style, sneakers in need of sharing but the last couple weeks that feeling has been nowhere to be found. I sit at my desk, knowing I should be working on content, but instead spend wasteful blocks of time going down internet rabbit holes.

The most frustrating part of the whole thing is that I love the blog and I truly want to create content. When I’m driving or in the shower, I’ll come up with ideas but then feel paralyzed when it comes down to executing them. And there’s so much I want to change on the site design-wise:  make things easier to read, add some things, improve image layouts and shopping links. But the list gets so long in my head that I don’t know where to start. Or I get so distracted with the daily bullshit leaving these wish list items lost in the shuffle.

Image via Homey Oh My!
It’s a true first world problem to have but I had to share since I’m always happy to let you know plainly when I don’t have it all together (which is pretty much always). And when the internet seems to be full of people who do have it all together, or are experts at making it look like they do, I’ve avoided Instagram to keep me from further sinking in the rut.

In all honestly, it’s a body conscious thing too. It’s been much harder time getting back to my “normal” body size and weight than after my last two pregnancies. Despite working out as much as possible, I’m not seeing the results I was hoping for, which puts me in a pretty big shame spiral. It doesn’t help that this time of year is chock full of workouts pushes, #Whole30 meal prep posts and no sugar/gluten/carbs/all things that are good diets. Clearly, I’m not doing something right and I’m evaluating that (I’m blaming it on the sweets) but I still get down on myself.

Here’s the thing, though, I’m not sad or depressed – just feeling kind of inadequate when it comes to the blogging side of things. In the race to the most fans on Instagram, I got left behind somewhere. And to be honest, the constant competition of having the prettiest, sleekest, fanciest, most FOMO-inducing Instagram account just doesn’t interest me right now. I have moments where I give it a go but quickly realize I can’t sustain it for the long haul.

The first step to fixing a problem, though, is acknowledging it, right? So here I am, acknowledging the blog has been on the back-burner for the last few weeks (or more) and hitting the reset button. I’m committing to getting back at it. Focus more on the content I love sharing rather than what everyone else is putting out there. That means you’re going to be getting more random ramblings on television, interior design and other assorted interests along with lots more beauty content, quick hits on things I’m loving and details on things happening in Louisville.

With Derby not too far away, I know I need to shake this off this seasonal slump so I can focus on all the hats, dresses and events. Thanks for sticking with me while I proverbially take this game out of the Nintendo, blow on it and try to restart things.

Image via Homey Oh My … And yes, this is an actual organized, totally put together gal’s workspace. Consider me completely jealous. You go Amy! 

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  1. Girl, you are definitely not alone here! The online personas are not easy to maintain – most of us in the real world still have to work and struggle and keep our shit together. We’re all doing okay.

  2. Carrie says:

    I am fairly new to your blog but I really enjoy it! You seem like a very relatable and down to earth person (not all blogs convey this!) I like to read about your take on new products/fitness classes and I really like your fashion! Keep up the good work!!

    • Danielle says:

      Carrie! Your note made my day! Seriously, it means a lot. I am glad you are enjoying it. I’ll do my best to keep it up!!! xoxo

  3. Amanda J says:

    Do your thing! I would imagine that happens; I’ve never maintained a blog for more than one post. Looking forward to whatever comes next, whenever it comes… and definitely always excited for your Derby-related posts!!

  4. Tiffany says:

    girrrrrrrl I’m over here doing the slow clap – I’m right there with you! And 100% the part about having allll the ideas when driving or in the shower, but then somehow the execution gets lost in the shuffle. January is seriously the least inspiring time of year! LOL. cannot wait to see you next week!!!!! xo

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