Happy Thursday! You know the drill by now… if it’s Thursday we’re linking up with Amanda for some Thinking Out Loud!
~ I’ve been in a funk over the last few days and my self-worth has taken a huge hit. It mostly started Monday night, though the weekend was a little rough too. I knew that things would not become instantly perfect when I moved to Oregon, but at least I am closer to support now when things get like this. And having people around keeps me from just pulling the covers up over my head and spending the entire day in bed. I was at a point yesterday when I was ready to quit everything… the blog, social media, all of it… obviously I didn’t.
~ Instead of quitting the blog, I contacted BlogLovin‘ because my new posts have not been appearing there for over a month. I received notification this morning that all is working again. It’s pretty difficult to grow your blog if no one is receiving your content.
~ Because I am still not working (I really thought I was going to get that job, but alas it turns out I did not), I am devoting more time to the blog and to reading other blogs. I am reading less fitness & weight loss blogs and more simplify and personal lifestyle blogs right now since that is where my head it at currently. I finally checked out Tiny Buddha yesterday and I am so glad I did (it’s amazing)!
~ As I am going to be celebrating the holidays for the first time in a few years, I decided that I wanted to send out holiday cards this year and maybe make some new snail mail pen pal friends at the same time. I would love to send you a holiday card this year!
~The past few years I put together a list of X number of things I wanted to achieve that year (birthday), unfortunately, I never really did much on those lists. I just did a bit of a 5 year plan this week, even though it is no where near my birthday and still 6 weeks until the new year. I created a list of 50 things to achieve before I’m 50 (which is 5 1/2 years away). I’m a little hesitant to share the list because I haven’t done well with past lists, but I still might share it… some of the goals are pretty lofty. I picked 10 of the goals off the list to work on in 2016, so I’ll be creating a plan to achieve them over the next few weeks.
~My lack of progress in the job search front has been pretty discouraging (as you may have guessed from my comments above). Mostly it’s because the longer it takes me to find a job, the longer it will be before I can find my own place, and the longer it will be before I have my kitties with me again. I miss their faces sooo much and seeing them just once a week right now is tough on all of us. Disney is getting more settled and this past week did not have to be attached to me the entire time I was there, so that’s good. Cheshire is still acting up, so hopefully he will settle a bit more soon… he’s always been pretty high spirited.
Well, I think that’s everything for now. My life is not that exciting right now… if I did a “day in the life” post, people would probably fall asleep reading it! Once you finish reading this post, please visit the other posts linking up today!