Hey guys! This post at this timing is brought to you by a multitude of reasons, not the least of which is that I’ve been pretty sick for most of this vacation and today is a travel day. I thought about doing this type of post on the 24th to round things up, but honestly, I have a few more ideas up my sleeve that are much more special and holiday themed to share with you over the last few days of Blogmas instead.
As we near the end of this journey, (I hate to go all Bachelor on you, but it truly has been a journey) I have lots of thoughts that I’d like to share with you.
First things first, how did I get here? I imagine for your typical, organized person, the decision to do something like Blogmas is made well in advance, with planned ideas, and a lot of work done ahead of time. In my case, it was November 29th and one of my best friends was like, “Hey, I’ll do Vlogmas, and you do Blogmas!” and so yeah… we had 48 hours to kind of get our shit together, and here we are. And truly, I’m so proud of us.
The past three weeks have been a blur of work, travel, and staying up way too late to get these posts done. Am I proud of all of this content? I’d be lying to say yes. But heck, I’d say every other post or so is a bop, and considering I wrote several of them half asleep, and one after a very successful happy hour, I still would pat myself on the back.
What was I not prepared for? Well, it’s hilarious that this all came to fruition right after my post on being more intentional with my time. Factually, that did not work out at all during Blogmas; fortunately, I’ve got a new year ahead of me to implement that in. But yeah, ideas take time. Writing takes time. Taking pictures of shit, takes time. Cut to me dragging rugs around my house in the middle of the night trying to get flatlay pictures on my hardwood floors and using my body to block out any glare.
What did I learn? I learned that a lot goes into this blogging business. People who are doing it and successful at it, no doubt, work their asses off. I relearned that I have an incredible support group in my friends who have encouraged me so much along the way. My favorite thing I learned though is that, I can do this. You know maybe it’s just me reading it. Maybe it’s a handful of other people. Perhaps that handful will fizzle out, or maybe it will grow. My friends said to me the other day, “Do this for you, not for views.” And yeah, I’m finally there. I’m proud of what I’ve done here in December. I’ve got a few posts left for you before the new year, and thanks to love from you guys here, and especially my friends and family, I know that I’m totally capable of running with this new momentum go forward.
Thanks for reading along. I promise there’s more to come!
xoxo Blogmas forever (except actually probably never again, but maybe like 13 days of Halloween, who knows?)