I don't like to write about my work here, but the truth is, it takes up a huge percentage of my days and my weeks and it makes it hard at times to just leave that part of me out of this place. Most of the time, I feel the two don't intersect at all, that this blog is meant to document my hobbies, my thoughts, my family, our travels.. all of the the small bits of our days that we want to remember. Lately, though, I've been taking on more responsibility at work (which is a great thing) but it's taking up more of my life in the process, and I guess I've been re-evaluating what I want to use this place for.
At the end of last year, I made a list of priorities. Things I wanted to focus on. Things that only I can do. And from there I sat down and tried to create umbrella-type topics that would encompass all of those areas I wanted to focus on to use as regular features on the blog (and in my life). Those became the following: dating my husband, this camera, recipe box, that big to do list, and 52: a portrait project.
In addition to that, I created a monthly calendar that I thought would help guide my focus and give some consistency to this space. The goal was that I would set and meet goals each month, as well as give those priorities real, actual, steps and tasks to help me achieve them.
But, for all of my planning, lol, it's just not working out that way. Fancy that ;)
With my added responsibilities at work and a stronger desire to focus on our home, our relationship, our health... it's time to simplify again. Time to clear out expectations and pressure so that this space remains as it began: an outlet, a journal of sorts, a place to keep things I want to remember.
+ NEW BLOG GOALS +
My new goals for this space are to write when I have something to say, and share things when I have things to share.
And that's it.
Seems simple enough right? I actually think it's going to be great, and hopefully more intentional than finding things to fill these pages every day. So I hope you'll stick around :) xo