Recently, my boss at my day job revealed that she got another position and would be leaving within a month. Before that, though, she promised to help me, and my associate with our new positions as Human Resources Specialists. She said she would help see us through the hard parts and basically be our sounding board as we take the next step in our careers.
When she told us that she was leaving, she took me and the other new specialist into her office and asked how we felt. She felt bad leaving us during this time of change, and later on said that we could still come to her with any problems we have, even if it’s through email or a stop by at her house.
Anyway, I digress. My boss asked us how we felt. My co-worker was all worried and anxious, concerned on how we were going to do our new jobs without the real training and support that she originally promised. My boss turned to me, asking the same thing and I went:
Eh, we’ll see what happens!
Both my boss and co-worker seemed shocked that I said something like that, but I realized how true it was. At work, I started living like that, not worrying too much about one specific thing. I learned to go in the moment and take it as it comes.
And I realized that I wanted to work the same way when it comes to the year 2018.
I’ll be honest here, I’ve been seriously considering what this blog means to me and what I want to get out of it. Before the new year, I had a plan. I outlined the blog, made a plan on how many times to write, the type of topics, etc. I decided that my blog will be a lifestyle blog….a little bit of this and that all stirred into one.
I had high hopes and I was excited.
And then the new year came and suddenly, what I was so excited about felt more like a chore. I felt like I had to write and I had to have these types of blog posts.
There was so many “had to’s” that it became that I was doing things just to write about them instead of writing about the things I do. Then, as expected, I got completely unmotivated to write.
So the past few days I’ve been thinking a lot about this blog and whether I wanted to do it or not. I thought maybe I just didn’t like it, or it wasn’t for me. Or maybe I was trying to do just too much. Or maybe I didn’t have a ‘niche’ and was writing just to write.
But, thinking about it now, a second snow day upon me, I realize that I do, in fact, like this blog. I like sharing my experiences with you guys. I like talking about the adoption process, and my marriage, and share recipes as well as crocheting projects I’m in to. I like it all and I want to share it all.
I have to do it my way, though. I won’t make a plan for this blog, or write a certain number of posts a week. I won’t write for the sake of writing because then my writing will get stale, or boring, or it just won’t be good writing.
I’ll write when I want to write, when something happens or I have something to share. Will that get me more followers? Maybe, maybe not. But it’s not about quantity but quality. I’d rather write posts that are amazing than ones that are mediocre. It will keep me fresh and excited for the next new thing.
I’m also not making any Resolutions this year. I don’t want to tie myself down to certain things, but instead let myself be open to trying new things and having new adventures.
So, in 2018 we’ll see what happens…we’ll see what comes.
Happy 2018 everyone!