i certainly do hope this is how your day is beginning
Have you ever had a blogging idendity crisis? Felt like you weren't sure down which avenue you wanted to continue - in blogging terms? Wondered if your blog should be a niche blog, or one that covers everything under the sun? Well, that's kind of what I've been going through here on siddathornton. I came back strong after my September blogging break, only to burn out - FAST.
This blog is something that used to bring me such profound joy. It was a part of my life, just as much as it catalogued my life. It was part of my experience, & I have fantastic memories, focusing purely on the putting together of posts.
But I have to be honest in saying that that is not how this space has made me feel as of late.
I'm not giving up, because I know the joy that blogging can bring. So, I'm going to soldier on through this time of uncertainty & weather the storm through to the other side. Things may not look the best around here right now, since I'm in a bit of a time of transition, but I hope you'll stick around & afford me some patience as I figure things out! Thank you, as always.
C U R R E N T L Y . . .
R E A D I N G informational blog posts about how to design blogs using HTML. Of course this ties in with the aforementioned identity crisis. I'm going to try to learn how to design things right around here - something at which I've always wanted to try my hand. I know it's not something that's as easy as 1-2-3, but I'm going to give it my best shot before commissioning out to a professional. Any suggestions? Please feel free to point me in the direction of the best resources - there is a lot of information out there!
W R I T I N G in journals a lot lately, about food, about dreams, about struggles. I'm glad that I have at least been expressing myself, even if it hasn't been on this blog as much as I would hope. I refuse to force posts out of myself, because I find when I force things, I start to dislike my blog even more than I did when I wasn't producing content.
L I S T E N I N G to the sounds of the television. I'm writing this currently post on Saturday evening, & as I type, LSU is playing Alabama. All I have to say about that is, GEAUX TIGERS.
T H I N K I N G that I needed that phone call with my mom earlier. I'm so excited for our Harry Potter Book Club, which we will begin when this semester ends. I can't WAIT. I also can't wait to visit Shreveport for two weeks in December. I'm so ready for our trip home!
S M E L L I N G McDonald's, because THAT happened tonight. Sometimes it's just a McDonald's kind of night. And my hardcore diet starts tomorrow - I'm in a wedding in less than two months!
W I S H I N G I was a more resilient person. I'm easily deterred, easily discouraged, & easily knocked off course. I need to work on rolling with the punches & taking things for what they are. I'm bad about fighting against things & being stubborn, & really, nothing good ever comes out of that.
H O P I N G for a surge of energy & wellness this week. This past week was a bit of a challenge for me. I felt like I was tired all the time, & I was experiencing a post-travel illness as well. Let's hope for a good one this week!
W E A R I N G a sweatshirt & scrub pants - my Fall lounging uniform.
L O V I N G all of the coffee Justin & I have been consuming lately. Is that a weird answer? When I met Justin, he barely drank coffee, & now he sometimes suggests getting it!
W A N T I N G a renewed sense of hope & motivation this week. Last week, I did a great job of getting down on myself, & that certainly doesn't help anything. A good attitude goes a long way, & I need to remember that this week, for sure.
N E E D I N G to drink water like a fish this week. That is definitely something I've been missing. I feel like drinking an adequate amount of water is such an easy thing to do to improve your overall health, but it's also something that's really easy to fall off the bandwagon on, too.
F E E L I N G hopeful & peaceful. And compelled to use the gifts that God has given me.
this week's posts: