All Jacked Up - The Tale of Writer's Block

jacket [size down one, wearing an XS] // tee [I recommend this one however] // white pants [here is a great similar option] // shoes - available in 4 colors, wearing caramel suede

I don't know what has gotten into me [or better yet, what hasn't gotten into me] recently but this writing stuff is becoming hard. Like real hard. Like that's what she said type of hard. I constantly think back to 5 years ago when I started this bad boy and think "how in the world did I have something to say EVERY FREAKING DAY?!?!" Granted, 99% of the items that were published probably had no right taking up real estate space on the internet, but shoot - I didn't care, at least I had something to publish. These days it pains me to think of a topic and so instead of trying, I just don't. Another day goes by, another unpublished post happens and the cycle continues. It's the kind of stuff that you always learned in school - "when the going gets tough, quit!" or something along those lines. I can't remember if that's exactly how it goes but that's clearly what I remember ;)

I was just speaking to somebody recently and she asked me what my goals were for my blog over the next six months. Talk about a dagger in the stomach. Uhhhhh oh right, goals. Yeah, I had those once - so you mean I still should?

Last night I took this struggle to my facebook page and posed the question of what would YOU like to hear from me because Lord knows I don't know what type of content to be pushing out right now. So many of you responded and were so helpful with the main answer being fashion type posts. Thankfully I like to wear clothes [although I do love me some nudity, not gonna lie] so that should work sometimes. But I also like cheetos and people tripping and falling in front of me so I feel like I can't neglect those heavy topics either.

The moral of the story is that these pictures were taken several months ago and I just found them on my computer and remembered "crap, never published these" and so then when you guys told me you like fashion AND a little bit of real life I thought BAM, today's blog post! An outfit and a story about how I don't know what I am doing around here anymore but whooooooooooo cares, because we have shooooooooooooooes.


Anyhow, I know I talk a lot about confusion and direction and clarity [more so lack of it] and "blah blah blah cry me a freaking river woman" around here often, but I've always been one who wants to talk about exactly what is on her mind. And today, that's that. Well and the fact that I haven't watched any of Bachelor in Paradise yet, how my roots are down to my elbows and that I think I just realized I have nothing to talk about because I haven't gone anywhere on vacation recently so now I must book a trip to heal all. Good things do come to those who process life. Tahiti anyone?

On that note, I'm off to go take some advil [who gets sick in the summer? I can just feel it coming on between my ears feeling like they are about to explode and the little drips of snot that have begun falling on my keyboard while writing this post [legit, blogging is so pretty]. Anybody out there know how to overcome writer's block and have helpful tips that have helped you? I know I could google that ish but that sounds boring and I like hearing from you better. Speak up, the future of my blog is in your hands. No pressure or anything but make it good.

shoes - available in 4 colors, wearing caramel suede



  1. Thanks for this post Erin! You are doing a fantastic job being witty and relatable. This whole "being an Ultra cool fashion-lifestyle blogger who has it all" is so fun to follow, but we all know that "having it all" comes with some struggle too. Keep doing what you are doing, being genuine, "pee my pants while sitting in my cubicle" funny, (kinda can't believe I put that on the internet), and know that the honesty just makes your blog all the more exciting for me... Ps- keep the hilariously awkward, blushing stories and free-flowing thoughts that flutter by, cuz that's what I always come back for!

  2. Haha! I love your honesty. And I have gone through several different phases of this happening. My best advice (and it's so cliche) is to jot down every little thing as it crosses your mind. That often helps me branch into other topics or form something from that thought! It's tough sometimes though! And also- give yourself a break ! :)

  3. I think you nailed it (that's what she said) with Tahiti. Take a vacation. You'll feel refreshed and renewed. Unplug. Relax.

  4. I think you do a great job Erin and I really enjoy your fashion tips, places to shop, and sense of style (even though everything I seem to like is either sold out or too big:( ) I also enjoy your decorating posts and look forward to your fall decorating/holiday decorating and always your drinks and appetizers! I'm 41 and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up!

  5. Haha, well even though you didn't have much to say, you did a great job! Love the outfit. I love the humor in your writing that comes from a planned post, or even just a random post.

  6. One of my friends just posted an awesome post on this exact topic. It's worth the read! http://init4thelongrun.com/2016/08/11/3-ways-to-avoid-blogger-burnout-or-bounce-back-from-one/

  7. I'm sure you already do this, but maybe just having a set number of posts you want to write each week, like 4, so you are working on it, but not getting burned out. Maybe have 3 go to topics (fashion, food, relationships) you will touch each week and 1 free post (maybe the awesome and awkward) for whatever. I definitely like your fashion posts the best being a stay at home mom to 3 littles. It makes my searching in a store unnecessary and shopping online my go to, so I thank you for that! : ) I don't like the fluff stuff as much, but your sense of humor still shines through and that's always awesome! : )

  8. Your posts are so easy to relate to! Give yourself a break...writing is HAAARD! And to do it daily is pressure I can't even imagine. We all need a break to recharge our brains. I am new to your blog but I love it because of your sense of humor and fashion sense (so great and affordable), but my favorite part is that you have a seinfeldesque way of looking at life. Like why are Cheerios called Cheerios? Do we all become cheery when pouring those o's into our bowls in the morning? Not me, mornings are the worst until I get coffee. My fav is Awkward and Awesome! Love those posts!

  9. I love this outfit. It is so casual but stylish.
    Those booties are great.
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  10. I'm new to your blog, and I've been enjoying catching up to your older posts! What usually helps me with writer's block in any situation is if I notice that I'm trying to force an idea, it doesn't work out too well, so I take a break and don't think about anything related to it for a couple hours. Then I come back with a more refreshed mind.


I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)