A few weeks ago I went to my blog to look up an old post that I wanted to share with someone — while browsing for it I then spent almost an hour just reading some of my old blog posts.
I realized that I missed blogging so much.
I also realized that the part that I enjoyed was my weekend recap posts or when I just shared random snippets of life. Little daily moments in life that I felt would be fun to share (fun for me at least).
I love going back and reading about a random morning where we went to eat brunch then napped most of the day or how when we challenged ourselves to go to all the Disney parks in one day. It makes me feel nostalgic — which if anyone knows me they will know I am so into that!
Its random and probably not that interesting for many — but its the moments that I want to talk about.
Blogging became a task when I had to create long tutorials, share tips that I thought others might want to read about, etc. Then stress about if that post got enough page views. It stopped being about journaling and sharing — and more about “what will get the most likes/comments”.
Of course I do love blogs that share their business tips, style advice, and resources! I read them all the time and learn so much from bloggers who share their advice. But its just not what I want to do.
Then I saw this tweet from Brittany (xo BritDear) on Saturday morning as I was working on the blog redesign,
Today’s lesson: not every hobby should be monetized. It’s okay to do somethings for enjoyment alone.
— Ya Girl Brittany (@xobritdear) April 29, 2017
And it made 100% sense! Many people focus everything they do having to generate income. But to me its not like that. Some things can just be a hobby. Unless I can turn reading YA fiction into a job, then I will quickly turn that hobby into a business. LOL.
Anywho…so all that to say that the blog got a fancy redesign so that it worked better with my new content.
All my old posts will remain on here — but the focus will be “bits of life”, “projects + work”, and “freebies” because I did enjoy creating pretty desktop wallpapers. ;)
So today I’ll leave you with some recent photos from Disney. Because why not?! Also — Mickey sang me “Happy Birthday” in the photo below. I might have cried a bit. Judge away.
Photos via PhotoPass