MY STRUGGLE WITH BLOGGING: PART I

It’s past midnight and here I am typing up a new blog post (this one actually ;)). Typical. My bedtime normally seems to hit about 1:30am, despite my best efforts to make it to bed earlier. I’ll wake for my daytime job around 6:00 am and rush out the door at lightning speed. After a decision filled day at work, I’ll attempt to catch up with family, make dinner & organize for the next day. Lately, however, I’ve been investigating graduate school programs as well. I’m excited to think of the possibilities with that (though I must be crazy to add a little more to my schedule). That said, I can safely say I would much rather be busy than bored. Thankfully, I never really have time to grow bored. 

 It is after all of this that my blogging brain begins to engage. 

Truth be told, it seems as though my creativity is stifled until long after the sun goes down and the coyotes begin howling their nightly song at the moon (I do live in the country after all). Perhaps it’s because I need to decompress from the day a little first. Perhaps it’s that the quiet soothes my mind and invigorates me. Regardless, no words seem to flow from my fingertips until this point of night. At that, sometimes they’re incredibly stubborn when attempting to form on paper and pull every fiber of my thought process to create. Such is tonight. 
 You see, I’ve always been the perfectionist at heart. It’s the best quality and the worst all wrapped up in the same glorious package. Sometimes, when you untie the package’s ribbon, it’s beautiful. Other times, it will frustrate the hell out of you. That’s what creating posts can sometimes feel like for me. Sometimes, when I begin a post it flows so well and my perfectionist inner workings cheer….it’s like opening a beautiful package. Other times, I stare at the screen for hours searching every facet of  my brain for inspiration only to end with a post that I refuse to hit publish on because it’s rubbish in my mind. You see, I made a promise to myself this year that all posts would have some sort of meaning. I decided that I would let you all in a little more…Show you who I am and actually give you posts that would inspire you, educate you, or make you smile. In all realities, it would be glorious if I just spent all day on this and worked solely on blogging. However, that’s not the case, nor do I think I want it to be. That being said, sometimes, just sometimes, (perhaps in part due to a slightly chaotic schedule) it’s difficult to think of topics you all might love to read about. I need your input. What posts would you all love to read??? Comment here, email me or send me a message on Instagram. I’m all ears. I would love to ensure that I’m creating quality posts that you all actually want to read. After all, while this is somewhat therapeutic for me & I adore using my creativity in every post, it’s worth writing so much more when you all enjoy it too! So, once again, what posts do you want to read?

Xoxo,

Abbie

|  Cardigan:  Ann Taylor  (less expensive here) |  Shirt:  Madewell (old; similar here) |  Denim:  Joes  |  Handbag:  Chanel  |  Heels:  Louboutin  |

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6 Comments

  1. January 17, 2017 / 3:23 am

    I love posts like these- raw and real ! I’d love to learn more about what you do professionally and maybe a “day in the life” post? Also, would love to hear more about your life in California country!

    • aarbrun@gmail.com
      January 17, 2017 / 6:52 am

      Thank you! Those are great ideas for posts. I’m jotting them down now in my blog notebook. Thanks again!:)

  2. Jaime
    January 17, 2017 / 7:16 am

    I love your posts lately! So honest and open, which makes them so easy to relate to! I would love to see more about how changing your shopping habits are making you rethink your wardrobe, or how you do outfit planning. Maybe even a couple of DIY posts.

    • aarbrun@gmail.com
      January 17, 2017 / 6:40 pm

      Thank you, Jaime! I’m really wanting me make an effort to connect to you all on a deeper level! Glad you’re liking it. Also, thanks for sharing! I love those ideas and am writing them now in my blogging notebook. Thanks for taking the time to tell me what you’d love to see!

  3. Nicole
    January 17, 2017 / 8:43 am

    How you choose what handbags to buy. Any you regret selling? What was your first designer bag? How blogging/social media has possibly changed some of your fashion choices and or investment pieces. Home stuff, where you shop for home and how you decorate. Weekly or daily beauty routines!

    • January 22, 2017 / 10:27 pm

      Ooohhhh! These are great ideas! Thank you so much! I’ll have to do these all very soon! Thanks for reading! xxxxx

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