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!