Exams, quizzes, reading assignments, research papers, and a 104º fever encompassed this past week. As someone who very rarely gets sick, I took it as a sign that I needed to catch up on rest. Reciting dates related to globalization is far from entertaining, but falling asleep at 8pm while studying was becoming problematic.

By Friday night, I was more than ready to uncork a few bottles of chardonnay with friends and vent about hectic weeks over salads.

Coordinating my nails with my wine glass. DIY for the Anthro inspired glasses (Taken with Instagram)

Though the semester began four weeks ago, I’m still adjusting to my new schedule. Just before I traveled to California, I quit one of my regular nannying positions. I’ve held many jobs for different families over the years, but it was the first time that I ever quit anything other than softball in the third grade. It was an extremely difficult decision to make, but I ultimately had to do what was best for me.

With a slightly less demanding routine outside of school, I’m struggling with feeling inadequate. I’ve found myself uninspired in a similar situation, and a bit too frequently, smiling with insincerity. I believe in following through with commitments, so I’m hoping to find some excitement soon.

In the meantime, I’ll be on a mission to find the perfect vintage Chanel handbag…

Chanel handbagsWhat do you do when you’re feeling uninspired (by your work, school, or home environment)?

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15 Responses to Insincerity

  1. Try something new! For me, I started going to yoga 3 times a week and it has changed my life. I feel so revitalized now.

  2. When I’m feeling uninspired, sometimes going on a nice long run to clear my head really helps! That and jumping on pinterest to see whats going on!!

  3. Brittany says:

    I know exactly what you’re going through! I was feeling that way too, for many months, and I realized the problem was my job. I just accepted a new job opportunity, and with that change, I plan to do more yoga and try other new workouts instead of focusing solely on running. I’m hoping a complete change of scenery makes a huge difference with my mood!

  4. foodiesandbooties says:

    I’m still trying to figure out what I do when I’m uninspired … maybe read books? Lately I’ve been getting lost in books and it has helped a bit!

    Oh and may have some of the handbags you are looking for! I know for sure they have some in their show room in NoLa, but I’m sure they have some online too! Good luck with your search!

  5. This might sound super weird… but I watch Legally Blonde. I always seem to finish the movie feeling happy and inspired to work hard :)

  6. alyssa says:

    I feel you sista. I usually take the time to write down three goals I have – whether short-term or long-term – and make it a point to do at least one thing every day to help me accomplish them!

    Um, please take me to that wall of Chanel. Heaven.

  7. carlabowes says:

    Very good ideas ladies! When I feel uninspired I usually take a look at my calendar for the next three months or so to see if I have anything big that is coming up that requires time other than just being there on that day.

    With that in mind I set out running/jogging on a path/route I’ve not taken before. I never wear head phones when I do.The authentic sounds of the world around out are a lot more inspirational than the augmented reality created by music, or at least they are for me.

    Knowing what you need to do and knowing how much time you have available to you to take on new adventures really helps when searching for what that next adventure is. It is also very practical….I hate coming across something that I so badly want to do or be involved in but then realize that I absolutely cannot squeeze it into my life.

    Different approach to uncovering inspiration :)

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