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Follow Up Frustrations


I hate following up a post I’m quite proud of. It causes me such frustration because on the one hand I think to myself, “Oh man, I can’t think of what to write about today... but that’s okay because yesterday’s post was dope!”

Then on the other hand I think, “Shit, yesterday’s post was really good, I should capitalise on that and keep rolling with something else good today... but I’m not feeling inspired to write.”

This is the battle my brain does the day after I write something I’m proud of.


Today would absolutely be one of those days I just say fuck it, I’ve not got anything to say, here’s a silly picture, go about your business. But because I don’t want to lose too much momentum from yesterday you’re getting some insight into my brain and some of the loops it jumps through.


I think it’s good highlighting this stuff though. Everyone does it on some level or another and it’s totally normal. Talking or in my case writing about it makes it a lot easy to deal with and listing to or reading about other people’s experiences helps take any stigma away from it and demystifies these sorts of issues people have. My hope is that someone will read this and be able to draw a comparison to something they do and get frustrated by and by seeing that someone else has these sorts of thoughts helps them feel a bit better about it.

It’s important to realise that everyone is going through something or other, big or small, no matter how much it may appear that they’ve got their shit together.


Hey, would you look at that. I turned a ‘I’m frustrated because I’ve got nothing to write’ post into something half decent. The only probably is I’ll now go through the same thing tomorrow! Come back then to see if I’m able to pull something else out my butt!


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