I mean, how hard is it to just get into a routine of something and stick to it? They say something becomes a habit after doing it for 30+ times - well, that's just not true for me. Because I can do something without fail for 40 times and then still lose it and be inconsistent for months after. It seriously blows my mind that this is such a struggle for me.
But then I think about life and about how it's ever-changing. Growing up, you go through phases - one eventually turning into another. And just when you think you have it all figured out, BAM, something else happens and then all of a sudden you're finding a new normal, or trying to. *sigh*. And then the vicious cycle repeats itself over and over and over again for the rest of eternity. So basically, life is ever-changing and I can't keep anything consistent with all the change happening around me.
The struggle is real. Seriously.
But instead of just accepting this as my reality, I still strive for stability and consistency, because my soul yearns for it. I need it, in some way, shape, or form in my life, no matter how big or small. Over the years, I've learned that the smallest of things are sometimes the most joyous or what brings the most happiness. I'm a firm believer in "the little things" and will utter that phrase from my lips until the day that I die. #thelittlethings #forever. So I stick with this mantra, especially in my search for consistency. Even if it's a small constant in only one area of my life, it makes me feel better and brings me peace. I'm a lover of stability, so this makes my heart happy.
One area that has been pretty inconsistent in my life is this here blog. I'll be super good about posting for a week or two (sometimes five times a week!) and then fall off the face of the earth (or this space...) for a week and wonder how the heck it happened. Again, the struggle is real, y'all! But blogging is an absolute passion of mine and I love coming to this space over and over again. I love the community that comes along with it and engaging with some pretty fabulous women! I've met many good friends from blogging and just love the support that comes along with it. I could go on all day about why I love blogging, but that's post for another day. Basically, blogging has been an amazing outlet for me in my life and I only want to grow. And after last week's Blogger Chat on Periscope with Ashten, one thing really stuck out to me amongst the page-long list of umbrella "to-do's" for my blog - consistency. It's something with my blog that I'm constantly fluctuating and have been debating on how to proceed. So, I decided to just go for it and see if it works.
I'll now be posting three days a week, consistently (fingers crossed!), on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays!
I was worried that maybe it wouldn't be enough days to get all the content in that I want to or that some weeks it would be too many days, so I decided on a happy medium (three) and an every-other-day format. I'm excited for this change and to really be on schedule and functional with a blog editorial calendar. It's new and exciting and I just pray that this is what my blog has been needing! It also takes away the "guilt" from not posting a day or two out of the week. Blogger guilt is sometimes THE WORST! But I can't wait to settle in with this new routine and be more relaxed around posts and scheduling content. Let's do this!
See y'all on Wednesday!