Well the time has finally come for this post. I have spent the majority of this relaxing break not really relaxing at all, but instead working on setting up a new blog along with making much larger plans for 2015. Yes, you heard that right, new blog. Over the past few months I’ve felt a growing frustration towards blogging, my life in general and began to resent the content I was putting out. It lacked originality, quality and above all, passion. I just wasn’t truly in love with what I was writing about. About this time I was also introduced to the Tiny House Movement. I have already been kicking around the concepts of minimalism for a while and the ‘less is more’ mentality has always appealed to me. I’ve just continued to struggle to actually implement it into my life.
I took time to read through some of my older blog posts and while the visuals were lacking; the content was quality. The writing was honest and informative.The blog was an accurate representation of my creativity and life. But along the way, whether it was my competitive nature or yearning for something grand-er, I tried to morph my blog into something I thought I wanted it to be.
I also let my blogging intentions influence my real life in a negative capacity. My obsession with getting the perfect Instagram shot, making sure I was keeping up with every new product and my obsessive need to constantly check my devices was overwhelming. It has negativity impacted my life. I hit a super low point a few months ago and since then have been making huge strides to break the cycle. i’m slowly forming better, healthier habits. Even though my ADHD makes it incredibly tough, I’m focusing on intentionality and taking my time on tasks. Things as small as turning lights off, closing cabinets and putting my things away. Rather than rushing through life with a yearning to appreciate those little details but feeling too rushed, I plan on doing everything I can do slow down and minimize. It’s part of a bigger plan.
Jason and I are planning on designing, building and moving into a Tiny House in late 2015. For those of you who may not know what a ‘Tiny House’ is, the simple explanation is it’s a dwelling that on average is below 400 sq. ft. Most range between 250 sq.ft. and 150 sq.ft. This is something we both feel will help us finally get out of debt, receive more joy out of everyday life and grant us the ability to travel and explore. But you can read ALL about that and much more on the NEW BLOG…
It is time to let Make it a Double go to little bloggy heaven.
And introduce my new blog and where you can find me in the future:
>> Lauren Jade Lately. <<
Thank you for being apart of this journey with me and I look forward to seeing where this new adventure takes me!