Keep Things Cohesive

27 November 2015

Happy Thanksgiving! Well, day after Thanksgiving... I spent most of the day on the couch with the pup (who is officially one year old this month - yikes!), updating my tumblr theme, which took way longer than I hoped/expected, but now it's a beautifully responsive extension of this blog, and you should definitely follow me if you haven't already. Yes, that's a shameless plug, and I look forward to following you back. :)

In the afternoon, I got out for a few hours to chill with Mom and visit J at the firehouse. It sucks that he had to work on our first Thanksgiving as a married couple, and it sucks that I wasn't able to be with a whole bunch of family members like most other people, but I guess every year can't be family-filled and picture perfect. It would've been really nice to have some sweet potato pie, though.

Yesterday evening I thought about where I was this time last year, and even though it's not New Year's Eve yet, I also thought about some goals for the near future. I'm itching for new place to live. There's nothing necessarily wrong with where we are now, but I'm ready for a change. This likely means breaking the lease. I also want to pay off a credit card balance, which isn't super high, but I want it at $0. This will likely make it more difficult to break my lease.

As for this space. I want to be more consistent with my posts. I struggle with wanting to post things that will attract more readers, but I also want to post things for me. I don't want to be writing things with thoughts like I wonder if people will like this in the back of my head. I want to produce valuable and unique content that accurately reflects my personality, but since I am choosing to publicly share parts of my life, I do want people to enjoy the content. I think I'm approaching catch 22 land...

On another blogging note, I want to make more of an effort to get in front of the camera instead of always being behind it. Somewhere along the way I got used to being behind the scenes instead of actually being in the scenes. In elementary school I used to love performing in plays and musicals, but then in high school I got a taste of the technical theater life and fell in love with working backstage and pulling all those magically invisible strings. Then I took some film and photography classes and would spend hours editing footage of other people and places. I loved every second! Shortly after, I started this blog and never looked back, until now.

So I've been thinking of ways to keep things cohesive around here. I'm a hardcore planner and scheduler in pretty much every other aspect of life, but when it comes to this blog, I just go with the creative flow. I don't love the idea of creating an editorial calendar, and I've never been one to stick to a blogging "schedule," but I'll play around with a loose routine and see how it goes.

That's all for now. I'm off to brunch with some old friends because yay for brunch.



8 comments

  1. That's how feel when it comes to my blog. I'm not big on scheduling but I want to keep some kind of consistency going on. But i'll figure something out lol.

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    1. Scheduling posts just seems so... Official. Like it might take the fun out of it. We'll both figure something out :)

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  2. Girl.. This was me earlier this year haha, trying to figure out to blog consistently without losing creative freedom to write spontaneously. Definitely start small with doing 2 posts consistently a week so you don't get overwhelmed and work your way up to 3 or 4 depending on how consistent you want to post. And getting from behind the camera to In Front of it isn't easy but you can do it! I sometimes worry about coming off as narcissistic with my self-portrait series but by forcing myself to get in front of the camera, I've been able to work on not worrying about what other people think and being more secure within my insecurities (if that makes any sense). Anyways, what I'm basically saying is I totally support your goals! It's your blog, do what you want :)

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    1. You definitely don't seem narcissistic in the self portrait series. I love them! Maybe i need to invest in a tripod and remote...

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  3. Yes, in front of the cam.

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    1. Yes, sir. Always a pleasure seeing you pop up in my comments :)

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  4. Hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed Thanksgiving ♥

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  5. Anonymous28 December

    Love seeing your face. I always enjoy dropping by here. Hope you're enjoying the holidays.

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