Happy (Belated) New Year Everybody! As you may have noticed, nearly every blogger out there has a “Goals for 2017″, or a “Reflecting on 2016″ post, (or some combination of the two). As I tried to keep up with this blogging trend by writing a similar post, I found myself growing anxious. I honestly lost count of how many times I started something, then continued to deleted it. I was struggling with authenticity, originality, and simply with trying to choose goals that I wanted to be held accountable to.
Through all of this, I was also coming to terms with a big risk I had taken. Before Christmas, I had put in my two weeks notice at a job that paid the bills (and a little more). This was supposed to be a big positive step for my work/life balance, but it weighed heavier on me than I had anticipated. It actually ended up doing the opposite of what I had hoped. It distracted me from being able to create any new content.
Then, I decided I needed a kick in the but; some motivation. I became obsessed with purchasing a day-planner specifically for my blog. I went and picked one out, and my significant other ceremoniously bought it for me to show his support.
It wasn’t until I sat down and started filling up some key dates, that I realized something:
My last day (in what I hope will be my last retail job ever), and my One Year Blog Anniversary, would fall on the same day : January 4th, 2017. This reignited me. Call it silly, call it fate, but I felt like there was something symbolic about these dates aligning. I even had jokingly said a couple months prior that I should quit the same day as my blog anniversary, but at the time, I wasn’t really sure what the date of it was.