I know I haven’t been the best when it comes to publishing blog posts. I tend to write these posts and then start second-guessing them, feeling like I don’t add value, or that it simply doesn’t make sense. It’s been rough because a year ago, my blog was growing and growing, and now, it’s such a disappointment seeing my traffic and views decrease.
New Life Updates
A lot of things have changed in the past few months, and I’ve briefly mentioned it on my Instagram, but here’s a full breakdown of what’s been happening in life.
March: New Job
I started a new job in March 2021. It was bittersweet leaving my old job as my supervisors have been such great mentors the past three years. One of the great things about my previous work was that I had a four-day work week!
Having a four-day workweek allowed me to spend more time on my blog. Every Friday started with a golf lesson, followed by a trip to my coworking space to work. Having Fridays off allowed me to sit down and write. Now, I’ve hit many writers’ block since then.
Because my new job is now the typical office hours, the first thing I want to do when I get home is to just watch mindless television. I feel like my life has come into this loop of working Monday through Friday, enjoying some time off on the weekdays, and repeat.
By no means am I saying that I don’t love my job, I do. It’s just a lot of mental thinking and by the time I get home, I want to be a zombie.
Other than adjusting to this new work schedule, work has been great. It’s in the field that I’ve always wanted to go towards and I’m enjoying every moment of it. I love the fast-paced agency life and I love my coworkers. Having great coworkers can make or break your time at work.
May: Traveling to Cabo
One of the cool perks about my job is that we do an annual team bonding trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Our company theme is based around Cabo. For example, our conference rooms are named after resorts in Cabo, haha. We took the annual Cabo trip back in May and it was my first time out of the country for over a decade. Additionally, it was my first time traveling since the start of the pandemic.
Cabo was so much fun. It was great learning about my colleagues outside of the office. I did plan to write a post about our Cabo trip, but as always, life got in the way and by the time I was ready to sit down and write, it just felt like it was already too late. There are rumors at work that we might be doing our annual Cabo trip in January this year!
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June: New Life
I feel kind of bold for titling this section “New Life”, but lack a better phrase, I’m not sure what else to call it. In mid-March right before I started my new job, I had a mini-breakdown where I felt like my life was at a standstill. It was a realization of: “Why did I have to make my life more complicated than it needed to be?”
Of course, I chose to ignore that realization and continued with my life as if things were okay. Come June, I had the same breakdown again as I did in March. Long story short, I moved into a new apartment, and am no longer a cat mom. It breaks my heart to think about the cats and I miss Henry and Harvey wholeheartedly. I just hope that they’re doing well and are healthy.
Life has taken a huge 180 turn in the last two months and while I have moments of feeling lost and confused, I know my family and friends will always be there for me regardless of what happens and that’s the only thing I can wish for.
August: Setting Goals
For a while, I felt like I had no real sense of direction, and sometimes I still feel that way. I’m taking one day at a time and asking myself along the way, “what can I do better today than I did tomorrow?” While that question is great, I was only thinking in short term.
What do I want to do in 5 years? Where do I see myself in 10 years?
A part of me loves that “east coast country club mom” persona, I don’t really know where I see myself. Do I want to live in a small town or a big city? I feel like it can go both ways.
While I don’t know how to answer that question, I’m going to take things one step at a time and figure out what else is out there before coming up with a final goal.
Since you’re all caught up in my life, I feel relieved moving forward with my blog. There were so many things I wanted to address and since I’ve addressed most of them, I’m ready to start posting again.
I promise to start posting more frequently with a goal of a new blog post once a week. Here’s what I’m going to do so you can trust that I’ll be posting more –
Before all these new changes in my life, I would spend an hour every morning Monday through Friday on my blog – 5 hours a week. I’m going back to my roots and start waking up early again.
I miss spending my mornings at a coffee shop before having to go into the office. It’s just so convenient when there’s a coffee shop with a drive-through that’s 2 minutes away from my work. I swear drive-throughs are the worst!
Asking for Help
Since my blog had to go on the backburner a bit, I put a pause on everything. For a while, I had two people helping with my blog from proofing my posts to doing simple tedious admin work.
I’m going to start outsourcing tasks so hopefully, this will help a bit while I’m working full-time and trying to keep my blog afloat. It’s hard when my blog is my baby, and I don’t want other people touching it.
Thank you for reading and following along with my journey. Even if no one reads this, it’ll always be something I can look back on in the future.