31 Days to an Organized Lifestyle: Admitting Defeat

So here is something ironic: this whole series was supposed to be about how to organize your life so that you can make the everyday effortless. But I didn't even take the time to plan out the series. Hence the lack of posts for a week....

And so, I am admitting defeat and moving on. 

My "31 Days" post is going to end here, at day eight. And my last "tip" to leave you with is: PLAN! Because obviously, I didn't. 

I only found out about the 31 Days project a few days before it was supposed to start. I jotted down a few ideas and figured out that the rest would just come to me. I was wrong. I enjoyed writing the posts that I did, but I just don't have the time to pull some sort of amazing and inspiring advice out of my brain everyday without planning it out. 

During this last week, I have had a few new ideas for posts, but because they weren't 31 Days related, I felt guilty writing them. So I wrote nothing at all. Perfect logic, right?

My 1-year-blogiversary is coming up in about a week. Yet I look at the effort (or lack thereof) that I have put into my blog and I'm ashamed. I want so badly for this next year to be different. I want to write things that I am proud of. I want to share life with anyone and everyone. I want to be part of this online community that I love.

So I have decided to take this next week to reorganize and, hopefully, re-launch in a sense. I am going to do the one thing that I haven't: PLAN! I will continue to be a little MIA this week as I really take the time and effort to do this right. I have no idea what the future is going to look like on Uncommonplace, but I'm excited about it. 

I have attempted this kind of thing before: taking time to start over. But I've always failed because I haven't put in the work required. As of now, I still do not have a job (which will hopefully change soon), my home is almost to where I want it, and I am ready for something new to work on. Hopefully that combination will produce what I really want this time. 

I know that I have lost a lot of readership because of my inconsistency and scatter-brained focus. I'm hoping to regain some of them along with new readers as I really decide what I want the voice of this blog to sound like.

In the mean time, I just want to thank those of you who have made it to the end of this post! :) If you have any advice regarding blogging, planning, or anything that I addressed in this post, please feel free to comment below! I would love some words of wisdom!



  1. Don't be so hard on yourself. Blogging is supposed to be fun, and if you keep carrying guilt about it you'll end up quitting. We'll be here whenever you choose to post, about whatever you choose to post, whether it 'fits in' or not!

  2. I agree, don't be so hard on yourself. There were several bloggers who didn't make it past day 2. You are not alone. I have enjoyed your posts. Blogging on one subject for 31 days straight can be overwhelming.

    Blog about what you enjoy at a pace that you feel comfortable with. Don't compare yourself to other bloggers. It will steal the joy from blogging.

    Take a deep breath and keep going.


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