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A Recipe For Disaster

It happened again, like it happened all the other times.

I’ve been off this space for a good number of weeks without any solid reason. I wish I could say I was busy with life, chasing the bag and all that but I’d be lying.

Procrastination is the major reason why I haven’t been consistent here. Procrastination coupled with Overthinking and Perfectionism with a sprinkle of Imposter Syndrome. There you have it, the perfect recipe for disaster.

But I didn’t stop writing, oh no, I infact started a writing challenge on WhatsApp and if you’d like to participate, kindly click on the link below and see where it leads you-

I think the problem was that I’d set a standard for my blog this year. I had a plan, a schedule, everything and my perfectionist ass kicked into the gear at the first opportunity. I had written blog posts but when the scheduled date was approaching, I’d chicken out and fail to publish it.

Week after week, that was the cycle. Sometimes I procrastinated and just missed the deadline.

That’s why I made it essential to write this post today and publish it today no matter how imperfect it is.

The overthinking part was when I started to question why I even had a blog in the first place. I’m not making any progress or achieving anything with it, so why make it a priority? I contemplated just ending the whole thing since it just seemed like a waste of time and effort.

If I’m as good as people say, then surely I should have achieved more, right? You’re supposed to get better at something when you practice and do it consistently and frankly, I wasn’t seeing any improvement in my writing. It just felt so ‘not good enough’. I felt like a fraud.

And with each week that went by, I felt guilty for just abandoning this space. I tried to come back but it just didn’t feel the same.

I don’t know if I’m back but I’m going to stop the whole scheduling thing. Life was fun when I just put up posts randomly. Now, it feels like work.

I’m afraid to watch all the work I put in these past few months just wither and die away. It seems that is already happening…

Regardless, I promise to show up at least twice a month, even when I don’t feel like it.

By the way, My blog was a year old on March 13th. So happy anniversary, I guess. 🤧

Finally, boys and girls.. don’t be like me. Discipline and consistency all that you do.

Published by Adora

A not so average Nigerian Gen-Zer with an exceptional and extraordinary imagination, passion for writing and french. Subscribe to experience and enjoy fun and creative content on this space

14 thoughts on “A Recipe For Disaster

  1. Adora, take your time. Surprisingly, scheduling posts helps me a great deal. When I am feeling super motivated, I write like 2-3 posts and schedule them for 3 weeks till I get the motivation again. No pressure at all. Happy anniversary, I wish you a productive year in all aspects!

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  2. Aww thanks for writing this, it’s highly encouraging
    I’ve been stalling on a post too for so long. Early last month, I wanted to share/was supposed to post the writing I started in January but I felt this impostor syndrome too plus overthinking, like “what’s the need to share a piece as personal as this”
    My nudge to go finish it is here and I’ll ensure I do that in no time.
    So yet again, thank you for this post.

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  3. I know I am late to commenting but I get the feeling. Just take your time and if you need to take breaks, do so. The blog will remain right here

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  4. Hello Adora, I’ve been procrastinating also and that hasn’t helped so far but from a fellow writer, take as much time as you want but don’t completely abandon it🥺

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