Hello old friend! It’s hard to believe that January has come and gone and February is already here. I feel like I am constantly marveling at how quickly time flies, and it definitely feels like time passes more quickly with each passing year.
So far I would say that my year has been pretty great. Definitely an improvement from last year, which began with a seemingly never-ending jury duty stint. This year, in addition to working, I began an internship several weeks ago and although it’s not a permanent, paying position, it’s a fantastic opportunity that will hopefully lead to another fantastic opportunity, or at least open the door for one.
Undoubtedly the best thing so far about 2015 has been a trip with Alex to Savannah. We spent four nights in the historic and very charming city and it was decidedly the best way to start the New Year. I, of course, have many photos from the trip; however, it might take me a while to get around to posting them.
Which brings me to my blogging negligence. I have definitely been struggling lately with posting; I have more than enough content to share, but I just can’t seem to find the time to sit down and publish it. I don’t know if it’s my schedule or maybe a lack of motivation. I certainly have free time, yet I have no idea where it goes. As the years pass and I get older, I feel time passes much more quickly than it once did. Nowadays whenever I have a day off, it flies by and I’m left wondering what I did that day.
Maybe it’s a lack of productivity. Lately I have been finding that I get overwhelmed with my mental checklist of things to do. I am easily distracted and get swept up with miniscule chores and lose track of the additional tasks I have set out for myself. I feel like I used to remember more, and that I didn’t need to make as many lists and write as many things down or constantly refocus. Ultimately I don’t feel productive enough. I feel like there is so much more I can accomplish in the day and therefore, I am left feeling like every day is a missed opportunity.
Specifically with blogging, I feel like it used to be something that came easily and it was one of my favorite ways to fill my free time. But lately I’ve been overwhelmed by the very thought of it. There are too many distractions, too many ways to fill my time, but ultimately, very few of them feel productive and rewarding. Maybe I’m lacking structure in my life. Maybe I need a drastic lifestyle change or a new philosophy to live by. Maybe the constant job hunting and bouncing from one temporary opportunity to another since finishing graduate school is making it difficult for me to get into a routine.
I have no idea what is exactly the issue is, but what I do know is that I want to accomplish more in my daily life and that includes blogging regularly.
So here is the first, and hopefully not last, blog post of February. And by publishing this post, I have accomplished something that I haven’t been able to within the past month. I am already feeling incredibly productive!