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Life Update : No More 5 Blog Posts a Week

May 8, 2019

If you had to choose one roller coaster to describe your life right now, what would it be? For me, it would have to be the ferris wheel. A constant round-about representing the days of my week. I hop on (whether I like it or not) on Mondays and keep going until I start over again the next week. It’s a cycle that I want to break, yet for some reason I haven’t found myself working towards breaking the cycle. 

I created a crazy goal at the beginning of this year with my New Year’s Resolutions: publish a blog post every week day for the year. Starting out, it was exhilarating…I was able to continue to create content and writing as much as I could about all these topics that I’ve been keeping lists of. And as the months dwindled down, I felt myself being forced to push some posts out. While every post was still something I put 110% into, I felt as if I couldn’t write about things that took more time talk about. I was consistent with my goal for about 4 months with 5 blog posts a week. 

And on top of doing all of this, I am also working a full-time job and studying for the LSATs. Not to mention, I have been trying to get back to the gym at least 4x a week (hefty goal at this rate ahah), maintain a social life and explore more of the city now that the weather is getting better. With all of my days jammed packed, I felt like I was on the ferris wheel without knowing when it was going to stop to let me off. It got so tiring. I seemed to ran out of time every day, even the weekends weren’t enough to complete my to-do lists.

So about two weeks ago, I sat down and tried to prioritize the different areas of my life. What do I need to put ahead of others and how can I commit more time and inject more quality-control into everything that I produce? I put studying for the LSATs at the top since well that is my future. I realized that I need to dedicate more time to it instead of always putting it on the back burner when other things come up. This means I had to pull time from other areas and I chose to take it from the blog. It was a decision propelled half by choice and half by force. I couldn’t realistically take time away from work…I mean it’s a job and I was already dedicating so little time to the other aspects of my life.

Instead of producing 5 posts per week, I am going to cut it down and publish at least 1 per week. A drastic change from the quantity, but this will ensure that the quality control is still present. It will definitely provide me more time for other things that are happening in life. To be frank, I was extremely scared of this decision. I didn’t want to be viewed as someone who couldn’t achieve my own goals, especially after harping on the importance of them. But I am trying to see it as the time to transition my goal into something that better fits into my lifestyle. 

Lifestyle balance is something that I am still trying to work on and also finding out what I really want to do with my time and on the grander scheme of things, my life. From figuring out what I want to to career-wise to where my blog is going. I know that this change will mean the published posts will become longer and more in-depth. BUT it means I can now take the time to delve into the topics that require a lot more time to research and time to write about. I’m hoping that this will transition into the next phase of producing better content.

I would love to know what topics you wish to see more of on here so I can spend a lot more time researching and pouring out my feelings. I hope you understand the rationale behind the drop in number of posts per week while also being excited for upcoming new content. I’m working towards a lot of personal goals right now (some I can’t disclose yet), but I am hoping it will help me control the Ferris wheel! Uncertainty and the role of balance plays a larger importance in our daily lives than we can fathom. I am taking small steps to balance my own life and I hope this motivates you to start your actions.

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A million and one thanks for reading — until my next lil’ thought then!

xx jen

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12 Comments

  • Reply THE LALA LOOKBOOK May 9, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    balance is important! I understand the struggle as well and I’m lucky to get one blog post a week! Keep it up!!

    THE LALA LOOKBOOK
    http://www.thelalalookbook.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 15, 2019 at 7:05 pm

      i couldn’t agree more!! your blog posts are amazing reads!
      xx jen

  • Reply jade bevan May 14, 2019 at 10:19 am

    omg you look stunning! I love that dress!!

    Jadieegosh   Instagram Facebook

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 15, 2019 at 7:05 pm

      thank you so much jade!
      xx jen

  • Reply Le Mag de Justine May 14, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Beautoful summer dress!
    XX

    Justine
    http://lemagdejustine.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 15, 2019 at 7:05 pm

      I love summer dresses like these! this one is from lulu’s!
      xx jen

  • Reply Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's May 15, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I hope you’ve been adjusting well to your new schedule, in life and with the blog, and I hope that you’ve found more moments to catch a breath! Hope you’re doing well 🙂 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 15, 2019 at 7:07 pm

      yess i find that I am dedicating a lot more time to things I love!
      xx jen

  • Reply Jessica May 19, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    This dress looks so adorable on you dear! Love the color, really cute for the season.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 19, 2019 at 8:22 pm

      thank you jessica!
      xx jen

  • Reply The Evolista May 31, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    This is such an important post! It’s can be difficult at times to find balance and at times I’ve definitely overloaded myself too. This is such a great idea. Also, I love your dress, so cute! Thanks for sharing.
    xx Jenifer
    https://www.theevolista.com/travel-accessories/

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 1, 2019 at 1:34 pm

      thank you so much for your sweet words and for taking the time to read this post! I am so glad that you were able to relate and we definitely do need breaks for ourselves!
      xx jen

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