As I’m sure y’all have noticed, I’ve been a little AWOL from my blog lately. But I also feel like I’m not the only one- my WordPress reader has seemed a little empty and slow to update lately, and a couple of my favorite bloggers haven’t posted anything in weeks!
I guess it’s just that time of year.
It makes sense, really. We’re all trying to gather our bearings for the coming of the new year. The big two-zero-sixteen. To-do lists seem never ending, resolutions are poking their nosy heads into our 2015 lives, and simply “being better” is the all-consuming thought we all have.
I’ve been busy with getting all set up in my new home, making things cozy, and getting used to my new responsibilities of cooking and cleaning and maintaining a home in general. I’ve got a couple more weeks until I start my new semester at school, and I’ve still got a lot I want to do in that time. I’ve been trying to make a point to actually live my life, instead of obsessing over documenting it on the internet, via Snapchat, Instagram, this blog, etc.
Don’t get me wrong, I love blogging and the whole concept behind it. But sometimes I find myself asking “what can I do today, so I can write a blog about it?” Which isn’t right. It isn’t organic. It isn’t me doing something simply because I want to. I would rather it be the other way around- I do something, simply because I want to, and then I decide to blog about it. I feel like my quality of writing and my enjoyment from it would both really get better if I did that instead.
I think that’s an important idea for everyone to follow, and is definitely going to be one of my New Year’s resolutions.
To do things that make me happy, just because they make me happy.
Not because they’re productive, or accomplish anything in particular, or make me money, or whatever. Do it just because it brings me joy. That’s it.
#1 on that list of fun things is solo dance parties to Justin Bieber’s new song Sorry. Sorry not sorry, y’all. It’s catchy.