I'm not sure why, but recently I haven't felt as "into" blogging. I don't know where this feeling spawned from, but it just hasn't had the appeal that it once did. Tonight, I was brainstorming what I wanted to blog about this week and I had an "AH-HA" moment. This was my problem exactly! I've spent so much time thinking about what to blog, how to appeal to other bloggers, etc, I think I kind of lost myself in it all. I'm sure those of you that blog daily are familiar with this feeling as well. You get a little sucked into all the hype and forget why you started blogging in the first place. For me, it was to find a hobby and share my life with others. Little did I know, my new hobby would become a passion.
One of my favorite quotes from my boyfriend:
"I don't know what you did with your time before blogging."
The funny thing is, neither do I:)
My blog goal for the time being is to get back to blogging about things I care about, things I don't care for, things I'm doing, reading, buying etc.
With that said, I'd like to update you all on a few things:
1. The dog situation: As you may know, I've been searching for Goldendoodle puppy. It's something I've wanted for so long, but right now I just can't seem to find what I'm looking for. I'm a huge believer in signs and I know that the perfect dog will come along at the perfect time, so for now I'm taking a break and letting fate take its course.
2. My "Getting Fit in 40 Days" goal for Lent: For Lent this year, instead of giving something up, I decided to try my best to get more fit in 40 days. It has actually been going really well! I started out going to gym almost every day and doing the elliptical, as well as weights and machines. I'll be honest, I've shied away from the gym a little bit, but I've started running and it's becoming somewhat enjoyable, a BIG step for me! I ran 4 miles outside the other day with two friends and I was SO proud!
Part of my running route
3. The Photo a Day Challenge: I began the Photo a Day challenge on January 1st this year and kept it up through all of February. I took the pictures and blogged about them... then I got a little behind. I'd have 5 different pictures to take in one day and it just wasn't something I cared to do. It's definitely a project that I would like to try again sometime, but I don't see the point in investing time into something that I'm not doing wholeheartedly.
4. Reaching Out: I had lunch with my friend/g-little/Alpha Phi sister, Kim the other day and had such a great time! Kim has been in my family now for months, but we'd never had a chance to get lunch just the two of us, so we decided on last Wednesday. I had so much fun and really enjoyed getting to know such a sweet, sweet person.
As a bit of advice for this week, I hope all of you take the time to get to know someone new, make someone else's day and reach out. You'll be so glad you did:)