When you forget your WHY….

creativity, mindset | 17 comments

When you forget your WHY things get much harder to follow through.

Have you experienced that?

Something  that used to be all fun and giggles “all of a sudden”, without you realizing, starts getting harder and harder to keep going.

That is how I was feeling about LimeTreeFruits for a looooong time.

Till recently actually. I could see a sparkle here and there as I’d sit down to blog, but not quite as before.

I knew something kept pulling me towards it so I didn’t completely abandoned it, but in the times the sparkle was back I wasn’t very sure what was behind it – what was the motivator. Or I wasn’t really thinking about it to be honest.

I’d just feel that burst of excitement and go for it because I knew it was short-lived. So I wanted to make the most of it. And when it was gone, I’d just let it be gone. No fighting it.

Anyway, the past few weeks while riding that wild ride of excitement I started reviewing all my past posts {from day 1!} of the last 7 years {*gasp!*}, to adjust images since I knew some were missing.

And that’s when it came to me!

Gradually the fog started clearing out in front of me and I understood!

Back in the days, in the very beginning years, it was all about FUN and JOY
sparkling Joy as Marie Kondo would say ✨ 😀

And then I got so wrapped up on the “shoulds”, on how/what LimeTreeFruit’s path was “supposed” to look like that I got drowned in all of it, forgetting the main reason of it all – FUN!

Digging through my old posts brought all those feelings back and I started longing for the days I’d grab paper, paint and brush just for the sake of it and start creating.

Oh, the fun of those wild beginning days!

Soooo on I went with that new found discovery – blogging and painting for the fun of it.

Groundbreaking, huh? 😃

Adding an extra layer of sparkle to that fun + joy, I did something I’ve been meaning to do for AGES!

Paint in a coffee shop.

*gasp!* the adventure!

I always see peeps posting pictures on Instagram doing exactly that and for wherever reason I’d *want* to do it as well, but thought that just the profesh were allowed such a pleasure. As if they’d ask my credentials and the Art Degree Certificate at the coffee shop before the first brush stroke or something. 😅

Sooo this time I beat my mind’s non-sense and was there full on at a coffee shop, making art and sipping tea. 🍵🎨 The dream! 🤩

Oh, and as I mentioned above, my very own blog archive truly inspired me to get back to the core of when I started it all and in special this ‘lil old fave of mine. She is what inspired this week’s painting.

Any resemblance you see there…. totally on purpose!



Looking at the details:



And a close up of what I’ve been trying to focus on, mindset wise – being totally unbothered by anything and everything! 😎



I’m so far for it, in all honesty but still illustrating that attitude so I can maybe, magically, incorporate that in my own life. Hehe

Here’s the final view:


And that is that!

As always, thanks for stopping by and reading it till the end ;))

Talk to you later!





Hey, love! I'm Raine.👋🏼

Artist, designer and believer that ✨joy & fun✨ are a MUST in our lives. My hope is that my posts will bring you a giggle, a smile, and also remind you {when you happen to have forgotten} of the importance of your own happiness – to yourself and to those around you.

Cheers to this delicious truth! 🥂✨


  1. Valerie-Jael

    Great post Raine. We need to keep the spark in all things we do, and that includes blogging. Well done on painting in a coffee shop, and love your unbothered lady! Happy PPF and have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

    • Raine

      Thank you Valerie! So true – spark is needed in all we do. ✨ Happy PFF!

  2. sirkkis

    Love your expressive lady, nice fun face 😘
    Happy PPF 💜

    • Raine

      Thank you Sirkkis :))

  3. Christine

    Nice art and a lovely reflective post!

    • Raine

      Thank you Christine!

  4. BrownPaperBunny

    I can definitely relate to your story, and found myself nodding as I was reading along!

    • Raine

      Glad it was relatable and not just me going through that 😀

  5. Nadya

    Love this post – I feel I’m coming out of a creative “desert” and getting back into the excitement of just doing art!! May we keep finding joy!

    • Raine

      Thank you Nadya, it’s just a good feeling to get back to the flow of making art! Cheers to always finding joy in it {and in everything else :)) } ✨🥂

  6. Tracey

    I understand exactly where you are coming from Raine, what ever our hurdles are giving ourselves time to reflect can be a great healer and help us work through those… “Why do I bother” times.
    I’m glad you have taken time out and allowed yourself to create outside your comfort zone, stepping outside the box albeit scary can be one of our most creative adventures.
    I love your Coffee shop painting.. who said Caffeine was bad for us..??
    Wishing you all things creative and a very Happy PPF.. Tracey x

    • Raine

      Thank you Tracey, so glad you resonated with it! And yes caffeine, always 😍☕️

  7. Nicole/DVAtist

    Wonderful post. I love your little gal. She shows so much emotion.

    • Raine

      Thank you Nicole! I know, she’s very “minding her own business” with that unbothered face 😀

  8. lee

    great post, just the way i have been feeling , I need some sparkle to bring back the joy of art making

    • Raine

      Right? So silly how we get carried away by the “shoulds” :))

  9. Gloria J Zucaro

    I love your new/old attitude and that wonderful face!



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