At the beginning of every month I have several ideas that I can’t wait to post about. I have multiple conversations with myself about what I’ll make, what I’ll organize, which DIY project I’ll start, and the list goes on. BUT, sometimes my non-virtual life gets in the way. Working full-time at an online media company, trips away, social life, actually taking care of myself and going to the gym (there was a time when I chose blogging over taking care of myself and I had to make the decision that my health was more important than getting a post up)…all get in the way. And I’m not complaining, I’m just saying it’s hard to find time these days. I envy the people who get a post up three times a week, or better yet- the people who post every. single. day?! I applaud these people and I am truly inspired by them. Anyway, my point is- I want to get more posts up because I truly love blogging…. I just don’t always have the time to do it.
Jenny did an awesome post the other day about when she originally began blogging- she said she used to share more unfinished projects with her readers, but over time she has felt more inclined/pressure to post more finished projects. I could not agree more with her. I think I’m going to start sharing projects, recipes, etc. that are not styled, shot beautifully, etc. (which is very hard for me) so that I can just enjoy getting a post up and discussing the things I love most . When I have time to style and shoot something, I will but I don’t want it to keep me from connecting with you all, which is also my favorite part of the blogging process. The community.
To start this “letting my hair down” deal, I’m going to show you a project I re-organized a few weeks ago. Again, the project is not post worthy in my eyes, but I’m going to take a deep calming blogging breath and let that go for now.
(this is looking out from our kitchen- there is space to walk between the counter to the left and the small black side table)
We live in an apartment with 1 closet (not a walk-in by the way- a real bedroom sliding door kinda closet) and a tiny tiny tiny bathroom closet that only fits the essential bath/towels/etc. items and we have no storage space. As in, no storage in a garage, no storage down the street- what you see is what you get. We decided to purchase an Ikea Pax unit when we moved in and designed the inside to function for what we needed it to do (I should do a post on the inside later).
The inside has ski stuff, camping gear, golf clubs, all of our christmas decorations, and the list goes on. Above the Pax unit is where I organized again recently. Each box is organized and labeled with crafting supplies, my painting gear, fabric, boxes of ribbon, cd's (need to go through them and toss most) stamping/embossing stuff, and a few boxes of wedding paraphernalia. It feels so good to have all the boxes cleaned out and newly organized!
Well, that was a lot of words and if you stuck around, thank you. I always appreciate you reading and look forward to more unstyled/unfinished posts in the future ;)