Changing Things Up

Changing Things Up

After today’s usual ‘Beauty Finds of the Week’ post accidentally went up a day early I was at a loss of what to blog about today. Over the last few months my life has completely turned upside down and while these have been good changes, I would be lying if I said it wasn’t hard for me to keep up at times.

You guys may remember last month I had shared that I moved in with my boyfriend and also started working for myself. Both were goals of mine and I honestly feel so blessed that this is my life now. That being said, I’ve also been struggling to stay focused when it comes to my own blog and I’ve struggled even more to find a routine for myself.

Those who know me know that I like to have a routine. I crave it in fact. It makes me feel secure and productive. But, for the last 26 years of my life someone else has always been in control of the majority of my day until now. Aside from the usual school, I have worked for someone else since I was 16. I thought it would be a seamless transition when it came to working for myself, but that just hasn’t been the case. I’ve really struggled to find a routine that suits this new found freedom and find I’m either not doing enough or burning myself out from trying to do too much.

I started my blog a few years ago when I was stuck in a job I hated. It was my creative outlet and it gave me something to look forward to. I used to have a new post go live every single day for years and I eventually started throwing videos into the mix. I always had a little part of me that hoped I could turn writing into a full time career and now that it’s here I’ve been seriously struggling to keep up. I used to be so organized with my blog but lately it has been a last priority for me. Between writing assignments and apartment things, I’ve been pushing it aside far too much.

I’m used to working a lot more than I currently am for less money, so it’s strange that I don’t feel as motivated as I once did. It’s not to say I’m not enjoying myself either. I am seriously so thankful I don’t have to go into an office every morning! But, I think because my days are wide open I have become too much of a procrastinator at times.

I also feel like my blog is really repetitive. Not that I don’t like sharing beauty reviews with you, but I have other passions like cooking, wellness, and fashion that I want to share too. Truthfully I’m worried my views will start declining if I no longer post about makeup and skincare every day, too. That being said, I rebranded my blog about a year ago now to fit me better and I think it’s finally time to start posting content that reflects who I am better now too. There is certainly going to still be beauty reviews, there is just going to be a bit more variety going on!

I’ve also made the decision to revive my YouTube channel. It’s been months since I’ve uploaded but it’s something I miss doing. I have more time now and have some fun ideas planned for that too!

I’m going to sign off for the weekend now. It’s Thanksgiving weekend in Canada and I’m looking forward to spending time with both my family and with Cole’s. We have three dinners in the works, which I’m really excited about! If you’re from Canada too, I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving weekend with your families!

And, I’m always looking for content inspiration. So, if you have any blog post or video ideas that you’d like to see coming up please leave me a comment down below!

I really appreciate your support throughout this little life change of mine and hope you’ll stick around for the next chapter.