Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Monday, July 10, 2017


Time has passed by in the blink of an eye. No, this isn't a July reflection post a few weeks early in which I describe how another month has come and gone. This is more of a big picture time lapse, more so about the past few years.

I was looking at my total number of posts the other day in a little blog reflection. I spend a lot of time planning blog posts and writing them out, but once they're posted, I normally don't look at them again. It's like they're out of sight, out of mind. I feel like so much effort had gone into them in the first place and then when they're up, I just have to move on to the next for a constant flow of content.

I noticed two things while I was scrolling through my posts. First thing, that I somehow managed to reach 1300 posts which is an insane number, to me. That's a lot of posts! Granted, there are blog series posts in there and sort of random well wishes on holiday posts, but you know, for all intents and purposes, 1300 posts exist on this blog, all from my brain. The second thing I noticed was also that I wasn't liking what I was seeing in my most recent posts.


This isn't a rare trait by any means, but I definitely hold myself to higher standards than I should. It's that perfectionist mentality that I've never been able to shake, even if my expectations for myself are typically unreachable (I mean, I still want to be 5'10" even if my doctors have told me since I was a teenager that I was done growing). So how do I rectify this? How do I get myself back to a place where I can scroll through my blog and be happy about what I see?

I just need to make a few changes around here. I think that's totally normal! I mean, things can't stay the same for the rest of eternity. That's how things grow, with change. I'm not disappointed in myself or mad. I truly wouldn't post something if I didn't like it, that's not my style. At one point or another, I was proud of what I've posted and now I'm ready to kick it up a notch and see what else I can do.

One of the biggest changes I think that I've been debating for a while is to only post on Monday through Friday and take the weekends off. Really, my Sundays have been dominated by my Good Reads posts anyways. I see myself keeping up with those every few weeks when I'm really able to incorporate more from other bloggers and articles that pop up on my Twitter feed and what not. Having the weekends to brainstorm ideas, write up posts and really focus on the photography will do wonders, I really think so. It will give me prep time for the first time other than just making sure everything is all lined up the night before.

I'm not sure what other changes will follow. There are things that I want to do, but I need to do a little more research and digging before I consider doling them out. But for now, LATF is not a daily blog.  I'll see you all tomorrow with a new post that hopefully isn't as rambly as this one. It will be, but at least we can hope for a second that it won't be.

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