This was an absolutely amazing year. I got engaged!! I traveled A LOT more than I ever have. I flew to Europe, Richmond, VA, Seattle, WA, twice, and Canada, oh my! I tried some new things with the blog–namely trying affiliate marketing. And yet, writing this post makes me feel defeated because I have not been meeting my personal expectations for regular writing and posting. But when has that ever happened? In the past 6 years I’ve been about as consistent as a the weather, which is to say not at all.
The past few months have had some outside stressors, mainly many hours of overtime. And I do know I’ve been posting more to Instagram. But those are just excuses. Sometimes I’m just tired or interested in doing something else and that is okay! I think putting pressure on myself is not a good way for me to stick to something.
When I started writing this post, it was coming from a place of frustration. Anger that I could always be doing more. Make money blogging. Get more followers. Plan my content. Research more in depth topics. And all those things do interest me, but it’s not coming from an organic place. And that is more important to me than any sort of monetary value or time consuming perspective.
I’ve had a blog for 6 years! I’m proud to have done this.
Also, fuck Donald Trump.