Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday Motivation: The Great Return

For the first time since May 2010 I went an entire month without blogging. Before this there was always at least one post, even when I busy I would think "you can't look back at the archives and have nothing for this month!" But nothing is what you will find for September 2014. And I'd have to say I feel great about it.

After the craziest summer (ya know just gettin' married and going on a big 'ole fabulous honeymoon to the Mediterranean!) and coming back to a crazy new academic year with big changes in our staff and new job responsibilities blogging was on the backburner.

During my training runs for my upcoming half-marathon I've thought a bit about why I didn't have the urge to blog and few things came to mind. First, I just didn't feel like it was my space. My last blog designer did a great job but at the end of the day it didn't feel like me. Hence the shiny new layout and branding making me feel more like a grown up. Secondly, I was living life. While I've always loved documenting certain parts of my life through this blog there have always been plenty of unpublished moments. But missing my outlet for creativity and the fact that I love to poke through my archives going back to previous points of life has me back.

While I've shared this particular piece of motivation before, it's one of my favorites and I try to keep it close as a daily reminder. A reminder that every day I am not going to accomplish something big and amazing. And that life doesn't have to be grand and spectacular to be enjoyable.

I think one can easily get caught up in the game of the internet. You know, the one where everyone posts happy, shiny, positive things and perfectly posed and edited pictures. Sometimes a good break is in need to remember why I specifically choose to blog and what exactly this blog is for me. Yeah, you could say I'm an over-analyzer. I do not live to blog, but blog about the beautiful life that I have.

So take a few minutes to really let these words sink in for you today and remember to enjoy the day ahead.

1 comment:

Ashley Carole (Sweet Carolina Belle) said...

I was just thinking about you and your trip the other day. I completely understand the need for space and a change. I hope to catch up soon and hear all about your adventures.