Friday, January 29, 2016

BRB, trying to make over my attitude + blog.

After being a psycho this week, I decided today's the day to move on. I saw this quote on Pinterest and wrote it on my chalkboard this morning. I don't know why, I just liked it. I may only get to the "wake up early and drink coffee" part but still, looking at it makes me feel better. And if I'm being honest, all the bad moods I've been in are my own fault. Not the Walmart employee, not the construction workers outside my window and definitely not Ted. I'm just not in a good head space right now. And I know myself and I know why and I know what I should be doing,  I'm just not doing it. So I'm going to take a weekend or a week, or whatever to get happy again.  I just need to stop wallowing in the "what am I doing with my life" shit and make an effort to do something. Anything. Like, I put on lipstick this morning and already I feel 100x better. How dumb is that?

And not because I need a break from blogging, but I'm going to shut it down for a few days because I need a project desperately and I want to redesign it. My ONE YEAR BLOGGING ANNIVERSARY is next week, and I'm pretty excited about it. I really didn't know when I started this if I would actually stick with it, but I did and it's become one of the prouder things that I've done. Whether it looks like it or not, I do actually make this blog a priority of mine. I might not check my stats (EVER) or network or try to build it up, but I keep it alive. I keep coming back here. I keep writing. Maybe not always about something meaningful, or important, but baby-steps. I hope this next year to start working more on the writing part. I didn't start this blog to talk about Netflix as much as I do. (Not proud of that lol.) I read this quote once, and it went something like, "write hard about what hurts" and I think that's going to be my second year blogging motto. There's a lot more I'd like to talk about, stuff that's not easy, but I'm building up to it.

But anyways, enough of talk that only I care about...

Does anyone recommend any good design shops? I've been scouring Etsy for hours and I can't find anything that I love. I have about 25 templates in my cart right now, haha. Probably just going to go with something super simple...but I'm also so drawn to pink, so who knows. And I swear the HARDEST part about blogging for me is that I'm supposed to have a decent picture at the top. Like, no. I am so bad at taking selfies and I die whenever I ask John to take my picture. I could never be a fashion blogger for 100 reasons, but mostly because when someone takes my picture I get crazy nervous and can't stop laughing and my arms start flailing around and my lips start curling up weird, and basically I end up looking like a crazy evil troll. Case in point - see my current pictures, haha. Not cute.

Oh and I also added a "better blogs" tab to the top where I'd like to add ALL OF YOU!! Is that okay? I like the look of blogger buttons and what not, but I don't know what I'm doing here so I try not to mess around too much with the layout. So I guess just let me know if you DO NOT want to be associated with me, haha.

Have a good weekend! Be back soon.
xx

14 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see the new look! I have never bought a template--I always just do my own and that's why it looks sub par haha. Maybe you could use your Christmas photo up top? It is super cute!!

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    1. Lol mayybe. I talked to my Mom last week and she told me that my Grandma was ranting about getting that Christmas card from me lol. She did not appreciate that I sent out a picture of only my dogs face. I thought it was so funny lol.

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  2. Thank goodness for pinterest and it's quote, oh my gosh. I like that quote :) And if you've had a bad mood, I would have never guessed in your writing! But that will be good to have a week to just focus on YOU and what makes you happy! Running (sucks) always boots my mood or working out cause I'm like yay I did it and didn't die and I did something healthy! Also just going for a walk to soak up some good ol vitamin D is awesome. K and happy almost blogiversiary! That's exciting and I'm so glad we are blog friends!! I got my current template from here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MangoBlogsShop and they shop owner was soooooo easy to work with and put up with all the details I wanted to change. But there really are so many freaking templates out there and so many cute ones so it is hard to pick!! I'm excited to see what you come up with :)
    xo C

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    1. so many typos up there, please be my friend still

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    2. LOL don't even worry. Now it just looks like I have a million comments ;) So popular. No really, there are too many options on etsy and I feel like I don't really know what it will look once once I add it...so I'm probably just going to like eeny meeny many mo it lol.

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  3. I've been reading your blog off and on for a while now and just had to pop in to say that a) you are adorable (love your cute German name - my husband's last name means "beautiful field" in German which is not as cool and also the name itself isn't as nice-sounding) and b) I love this quote! I really try to stay conscious of the fact that I am in control of my attitude and that I am the only one who can truly change it, for better or worse.
    I'm loving the ideas you have for your second year of blogging. I know not every post can be deep but meaningful ones are my favorite kinds of posts both to read and to write. And that doesn't necessarily mean that they're thought-provoking, it just means I like knowing that what I'm reading is coming from a real, genuine place and that the writer is sharing a piece of her story. I can't wait to see what you come up with next! And apologies in advance for following you on all the things like a creeper.

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    1. No omg you are the sweetest!!!! That made my day lol!! What's your last name??? I think beautiful field is better than apple lol.

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  4. I really love that quote-- it's so true. I can definitely related to knowing what I need to do & just do something about it! Sometimes easier said than done though. I am so bad about picking a template... I've changed mine three times this past year! I really like DesignerBlogs or BloggerTemplate on Etsy and they are pretty affordable. Looking forward to the new design! Have a great weekend!

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    1. I think the one I have right now is designer blogs, I really like there's. And I'm capping myself at like $20 because I for sure will change it again soon lol. It's too bad I don't know how to make things on my own....

      You have a good weekend too!!

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  5. I totally get the mood thing. I feel like moving and not knowing what you want to do and in return spending a lot of time home alone can put you in a funk. I went through the same thing when we moved. It helped me to create some sort of schedule or routine to stick to even if it was silly like eat breakfast at 7, read blogs until 9. I really liked the shop I bought mine from, it was Wordpress though. She might have blogger ones too, I will look and let you know! I need to get back to writing period. I've been in such a rut.

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    1. That's okay because you have a life!! Also side note I love your little classroom! Do more snaps it's so exciting! And the whole schedule thing is totally the solution. I tried it a little yesterday and it helped make sense of my day. It is so hard isn't it? I know it will get better once I figure out a job to do here because I seriously looked back in my journal from When we first got to Texas and I was in the exact same funk. It's definitely too much time at home lol. Thank you for your encouragement, you're the best :)Also your design is too cool. And your pictures are so good. I'm like a 13 year old over here writing about my feelings and taking pictures of my dog lol. Even Wordpress seemed too difficult for me lol.

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  6. I"m late to the game but I love the new design, it looks so pretty!

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  7. I"m late to the game but I love the new design, it looks so pretty!

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