The day finally came, I missed a monthly goal setting post.
I mean, for the few that have probably read them monthly, it was easy to see that this day was inevitable considering I could never meet my personal deadline on time.
But this got me to thinking about these types of posts and then eventually downward spiraled into rethinking my whole blog site entirely. I had come to realize that in the past months, this platform no longer stood for what it was originally intended for. Rather, it seemed as if posting had become a chore.
With wanting to achieve a spot in the journalism school at the university I attend and ultimately pursue a career that involves writing and content creation, it would make sense that I would want to focus on my blog as it is something that is entirely mine. And, don’t get me wrong, I felt an urge when I first created it to post all the time.
But, life happens and stuff gets in the way and eventually this platform drifted away from me and onto the back burner. It became something that I would tell myself that I would eventually just “get to it later.”
Well, later is now.
I have done some soul searching and have come to the realization that making excuses for yourself is one of the most easy types of failure out there. I blamed my transition from one school to another, the long winter, and my extremely difficult calculus class, just to name a few. But part of growing up and becoming an adult is taking responsibility for your actions and holding yourself accountable, not only to those you make commitments to around you but also to the ones you make to yourself.
I made a commitment to myself over a year and a half from now to use this site as a place where I can organize my thoughts, generate creative content and write until my heart is content. After a period of time away, I have discovered that this platform is truly what makes me, me.
And, because of this, I have taken a leap and have decided to buy my very own domain!
Say goodbye to shelbyylenaee.wordpress.com and helllloooo to shelbyylenaee.com!
I have decided to completely redo my blog and invest into a new theme, something that is more aesthetically pleasing to the eye and easier to navigate (hence, the completely new theme when arriving to the site).
I have also decided to do away with my monthly “goal setting” and “recap” posts. (To be honest, I developed a sort of resentment towards them as they lingered over my head. I mean, how can you write a post to set goals for the month when you’re already though half of the month…?). This will make posting for me less of a chore and more of enjoyment for myself, which is what this platform was originally intended for.
With this transition, I really want to develop a posting schedule so I can hold myself accountable and further my development with writing and content creation. This big step begs for more topics to write about, something I need your help with! If there is anything you feel I should write about, whether that be life advice, new hairstyle trends, or what have you, please let me know and I would be happy to consider!
I would just like to say thank you to everyone that has supported me thus far and has stuck with me, even through the hardest and toughest of times. The people around me are what inspire me to do better each day and I cannot wait for what is ahead of me!