My Weekly Instagram Photo Recap // 10/5-10/12 2014

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I think I’m experiencing what is referred to as burnout. My excitement and motivation to post and share lately has been at an all time low. I can’t really put my finger on what exactly it is, but I know I’ve been doing this blogging thing for seven years strong and I’m starting to feel like it’s time for something new… something else. And if I’m being completely honest, I’ve been feeling this way since early June I suppose.

This week, every time I opened Instagram, each time I tried to post a photo, I just couldn’t. It felt like work instead of fun, which defeats the whole purpose of IG I think. Finally on Friday, I felt a little compelled to again, but I guess I just needed a break. Sometimes it feels like there’s so much to keep up with and when once upon a time it was really fun to do so, lately it’s been feeling a little forced. I thought maybe if I could just slow down a little and go back to sharing and posting on my own time instead of my self-imposed work time, it may bring back a little bit of the magic that it once had.

I know I can’t be alone in this feeling of wanting to be more present in my real life and less worried about my work… that’s a commonality among many careers and life choices in this technological age, I suppose. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see how it all plays out. Needless to say, I’m searching for a little bit more lately.

fall lilies

Last Sunday we had a fun visit from our friend Natalie {who I can only describe as my husband’s 1-1/2 year old brother’s baby-mama ;)}, who brought these gorgeous orange lilies -which are really the perfect Fall flower.

french bulldogs-fall faire

It’s finally chilly enough for fires, and the boys are loving sitting in front of the warm flames. They’re guarding their Whimzees from each other in this shot, thus their mean mugs.

snuggle bunnies

Saturday snuggles…

white octagon mirror in gues room

I finally found the perfect wall mirror for the second guest room/meditation room at a local thrift shop for $20! After a fresh coat of white paint, it was ready for hanging.

Happy Sunday Lovecats!

* Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

 

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

6 Comments

  • liz

    October 12, 2014 |

    love your dogs

    http://hashtagliz.com

  • Fashion Musings Diary

    October 12, 2014 |

    Your dogs are always so cute!
    Great pictures Maegan!
    XOXO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

  • JoDi

    October 12, 2014 |

    Uh oh, YHL quits and the rest of the blogosphere seems to have caught the bug. The 7 year itch must happen in blogging too! LOL I hope you find what works for you. I’ve enjoyed your blog, but if it’s time for other things, I wish you well!

    • Maegan Tintari

      October 12, 2014 |

      I was just thinking it’s the 7 year itch…

  • MA

    October 13, 2014 |

    I love your blog and having the chance to peek into your life. Your info has given me so much inspiration and helped me to find many lovely sites…though, only you know yourself and the need to branch out. Keep us posted on your decision, but I will remain a loyal fan. <3 xo

  • AJ

    October 19, 2014 |

    Hang in there, Megan! We all experience burnout at one time to another! In EVERY field. Blogging or otherwise. I am in social work/ psychotherapy and I know it all too well! I came very close to leaving my profession but then found and immersed myself in a community of supportive professionals. It saved me from drowning. From your lastest post I’m glad your on the mend, but thanks for being honest as I think this topic of burnout needs to be a widespread discussion!