Hi everyone, did you miss me?! I apologize for my silence last week, as I was stressed out with picking a new theme since the Pipdig drama happened. I finally picked one, as you can see! How do you like it?
To be honest, I don’t quite like it for a few different reasons. It’s quite limited compared to my previous theme, but at the same time I’m thinking maybe I just have to wait a while to get used to it? In any case, you will see within the next few weeks if I decide to keep this theme or not!
Another thing you probably have noticed is that I did some re-branding as well, which I knew I really needed to get to but have just been lazy the past few months to do it. I’ve even included a signature!! I’m trying to move my blog to a more neutral and monochrome theme, but we’ll see how long that lasts.
Fighting My Lack of Motivation
Since January or February, I’ve been struggling to fight my growing lack of motivation to touch my blog. I did pretty well for those two first months, but it was apparent (to me, anyway) by March that my enthusiasm had started dwindling. Last year, I used to be able to write two blog posts a week. I really longed to do that again, but a mix of being disorganized and being demotivated really got me.
I thought, it’ll come back soon! I let some time pass and tried maintaining my minimum of one blog post a week, but I was really struggling to make content I was happy with. Soon, I began filling my time with other things and getting out of the house more.
A Few Life Developments
Like I said a few months ago, I’m now endeavoring to go back to school to study Graphic Design.
I’ve signed up for classes
for my first semester for Fall 2019 and I honestly can’t wait for it. I’ll be taking a class in the history of Graphic Design, as well as a software course that goes into Adobe Illustrator and how to utilize it on a Wacom tablet (a Wacom tablet is a specialized digital drawing tablet), as well as a class on web design! My friend attended the Open House with me a week ago and I had a great conversation with the Department Chair, and it only makes me even more excited to go back to school.
I’ve developed a more sensitive stomach??
What does that even mean, you’re probably thinking. I’ve developed a more sensitive stomach toward my job and the mouths I clean. The things I saw in people’s mouths never bothered me while I was at school, so I can’t understand why it’s happening now all of a sudden, and this is not to say that what I’m seeing now is much worse than others previously. It’s so weird! I’m finding myself disgusted with people more often than before. Oh, and did I say that I’m also running out of patience for people? My mental and physical capacities are seriously running low.
I became a bit more social
I attended a friend’s birthday / game night and got to meet a small group of her friends, whom I’ve never met before. In that very moment, I felt like my social skills were so rusty! I guess that’s what happens when you are only in contact with your family and maybe a friend or two?
Well anyway, I felt so awkward and shy but I did manage to have a few small conversations with a few people. I ended up leaving first (figures) but I definitely look forward to my friend’s next gathering so I can practice my social skills again.
But Now I’m Back! I Think
But alas, that Pipdig news kind of set me back in the right direction with my blog, as I didn’t want to have that theme remain on my blog for long. However, looking for a new theme and tweaking everything takes freaking forever. I’m sure many of you who faced the same dilemma searched for hours and hours for the perfect theme to replace your Pipdig one. I stared and stared at so many blog themes that everything started to look the same.
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that I believe this is the reason why I’m slowly getting my motivation back! I’ve started thinking of blog posts to write, and I’m actually now willing to set time aside to write it. Yay! I’m so glad to be back. Not having the will to do anything for your blog makes you feel so bleh.
My apologies for this somewhat long rant / story, but if you managed to read all the way to the end, thank you so much! I appreciate you. I’m looking forward to writing up all the other blog posts I have in mind!
Until next time! ♡