I made it. 30 days of consecutive blogging. A whole month of full time work, xmas orders, daily blogging, twitter interactions, and social engagements. Phew.
Helped in part (a lot) by my health (better! comparatively); by my bf cooking dinner & not complaining when I’m too busy to help; by my love of food which I use to bribe myself out of bed in the morning (‘if you just get up you get to eat fruit toast and sushi’) whatever works right?!; by my new found love of travel which compels me to get out and earn some dollars; by friends telling me all month that they’ve been enjoying reading; and seeing the subscriber numbers go up and giving me a reason beyond myself to continue.
Yeah yeah, but I’m supposed to be a blogger on something right? So blogging every day should be the rule not the exception.
It’s taken me a long time time to get back to this place. I don’t work well when I’m stressed or depressed, instead I lie in bed reading twitter & watching Private Practice.
I received the Grymm and Epic newsletter today, including the latest post on why running your own business is awesome. Point 10) I am a donut, made my head explode a little. It’s a mental shift I’ve experienced but hadn’t realised or acknowledged it. I am instead of I work for…I am a jewellery designer, a blogger, a temp.
Goals for December: spend some time catching up on my google reader. Try to curb my addiction to obsessively checking my email, perhaps by adding a push notification to my phone for when I get one instead of loading it up literally every 15 minutes, even when there’s been nothing new for hours. Blog some awesome alternative gift ideas. Read something that’s not a blog!