How do I even start a blog post like this one? So much has happened this past year I don’t even know where to begin. For one thing, I’m so excited to spend Christmas with my husband and family. We’ll probably get together at my sister’s house and eat some great food. Maybe even play some games? We use the Charades app on our phones and it’s always a hit at get-togethers.
I’ve taken a considerable step back from social media, especially from platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat these last few months and I have to say that it is for the better. I’m only ever active on my Instagram, and I still keep my personal Facebook page up because I don’t want to lose touch with some of my dad’s friends, that’s all. I was spending a considerable amount of time on social media promoting my blog, but I honestly wasn’t seeing that much of a return on my investment. Once I realized whatever I was doing wasn’t working, it forced me to really think about what I really wanted out of my blog. What I ultimately decided is that blogging really is much more of a hobby for me than it is anything else.
I occasionally make money from my blog, which is great, but it’s not the reason I continue to keep up with it. It’s an amazing feeling knowing that I have a platform where I can express my ideas. I like that I can write about what I want to write about and share things that I find cool, interesting, or thought-provoking. My blog has opened up new opportunities for me this year, like starting an internship at a magazine.
I’m happy and content to be exactly where I’m at in my life at this point. Things have definitely gotten better for me, and with a lot of hard work and dedication, I feel like I’m moving forward with my best foot forward. Of course, there are always trials in life, and I’m no exception to that. But I truly feel so grateful for everything that I have, and I’m trying to see these trials as experiences to learn.
As well as focusing on school, my goal is also to pay attention to my health. My LDL levels are a little high, which is not surprising but still shocking nonetheless. This past semester I traded in healthy food for fast food and stopped exercising as well. I know what I was thinking at the time, “I’m so busy! How else can I get everything done?”, but now that I’m actually starting to see and feel the consequences of my actions, I’m motivated to change my ways. I just hope that I’m disciplined enough in order to continue exercising and eating healthy. It’s hard but I’m sure I’ll figure it out along the way.
Happy holidays everyone!