A New Beginning

Greetings readers,

This blog is taking a new direction. Some of you may have guessed that since I have yet to update a real post in months. My aim for this blog is an outlet of my daily (or honestly, weekly) routines and overall become a lifestyle blog. It will be a small peak inside to what is going on here with me.

Thank you to all my readers that have stuck with me and I hope you continue on. I have a separate blog for all things bookish that you can follow (if that suits you), which will be my main focus when I’m online until I can find my voice/purpose for this site.

I hope this will help me to be more organized and that way I won’t feel pressured to update. Cheers to a new start and I’ll see you around the blogosphere.

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A New Beginning

December Is Upon Us

Greetings fellow bloggers! If you’re reading this, thank you for sticking around during a dreary November. I am making a pledge to myself to get back into the habit of blogging regularly.

I have this idea in my head and so much of the past month has been spent brainstorming. Change is lurking in the shadows and I am determined to get more organized.

This month will be all about reading (I have 6 books to read, 15 if I want to really challenge myself). The end of the month, of course, is the holiday which means reuniting with family and friends.

The one thing I am looking forward to most about December is the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next one.

Cheers to a great month.

December Is Upon Us

Say a Little Prayer

A loss of life has me questioning my faith/beliefs. I have never been keen to label myself one way or another. Rarely are things in life either black or white, we live in the gray. I am currently being tested on what I believe and I’m reevaluating my stance.

Today my family suffered a loss, one taken before given the chance to achieve. I am not sure what I do or do not believe but I know others are certain. I am leaning on you now. Say a small prayer or send good thoughts into the world for my sister and her husband in the next few weeks, today especially, and to our family in general.

I know others are in need as well, so tonight I’ll be thinking of you and wishing good thoughts your way. Also, I’ll be taking some time away from the blog to focus on family. Thank you in advance for your kindness and support. May your life path be paved with happiness and hope.

xx, tiffany

Say a Little Prayer

Management

The past few months have been a bit chaotic, mentally. As each day goes by I get more unorganized and more scatterbrained. Today I sat down to tackle some issues I’ve been procrastinating.

  1. Email inbox.
    Besides the usual (deleting those pesky newsletters & junk) I am terrible at keeping my inbox clear. I also lack responding to emails in a timely fashion. Today I manged to reply to Busy, an email six weeks in the making, and deleted items from my social/promotion tabs.
    How do you manage your inbox?
  2. Scheduling posts. 
    I have used this feature off and on but today I’m looking into a more solid plan to use scheduling for my blog. Usually each day I carve out an hour of my time to write an update. The post feels lacking or rushed and not from the heart. In the future I’d like to improve my content and post thoughtful updates.
    Do you use the schedule feature?
  3. Bookshelves.
    I used to be organized and I realize this every time I open up Goodreads. Years ago I discovered GR and the OCD side of me rejoiced. Now I am working on getting my bookshelves more organized and labelled efficiently for easy perusing. This will also help with reading challenges in the future.
    Bookshelves, to organize or not to organize?
  4. Memories. I take leisure photos but rarely manage to upload, edit, or review a batch before taking on a new project. This is a big task I need to get under control and it will take time but I am going to try to spend a small amount of time every day to get this done.
    What daily routine helps keep you sane?

That may seem like a lot to some and not many things to others, for me it is just enough for now. Time management used to be a strength of mine so I plan to remedy my current situation.

Do you have any tips for managing life, time, reading, self, etc.?

Management

Shout Out Saturday, August 2015

sosIt’s a new month and a new round of Shout Outs! The eight blogs listed below are followers of my blog and I wanted to give them a shout-out. Go check them out, they have good taste in blogs 😉

Be Like Water

diary of a single mom in the south

The Writer’s Monthly Review Magazine

PeachPod Chronicles

Jump for Joy! Photo Project

Sunny Sleevez

W.H. Sim Photography

Crushingcinders

Thank you for following me for one reason or another. I hope this might shine some light on the great work you are doing over on your blog. Happy writing!


WHO IS ON TOP OF YOUR SHOUT OUT LIST?
Link

Just Do It.

Source

July may be nearly over but that doesn’t mean I don’t have time to kick it into gear and get organized this month.

Things I am doing right:

  • updating daily here
  • participating in picture a day
  • writing monthly pen pal letter
  • getting small projects done
  • staying positive

Things I should improve:

  • diet and exercise
  • make the bed
  • get one large project done each month
  • the inbox needs purged
  • deep cleaning once a week

This is only a small portion of what I am trying to get out of my head to help motivate myself to accomplish the goals.

how do you stay on task during the month? are to do lists your friend or foe?
Just Do It.

SHOUT OUT SATURDAY, July 2015

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It’s a new month and a new round of Shout Outs! The seven blogs listed below are followers of my blog and I wanted to give them a shout-out. Go check them out, they have good taste in blogs 😉

EdenParkbnb

Subdued Flamboyance

Publishing Insights

Immature Fruit

Barataria

itsJerrod

Here

Thank you for following me for one reason or another. I hope this might shine some light on the great work you are doing over on your blog. Happy writing!


who is on top of your shout out list?
SHOUT OUT SATURDAY, July 2015

1t5s, Matching

Pairs

Things that just go together are one of life’s greatest gifts. Tonight I had my favorite sweet tooth indulging snack, peanut butter and jelly. It is the small things that bring the biggest smile to my face whether it be in my kitchen, in literature, in people, or life. Pairs help make the world a better place. Here are some of my favorites:

  • milk and cookies
  • simon & garfunkel
  • sam and frodo
  • ying & yang
  • holmes and watson
  • peanut butter & chocolate
  • cats and dogs
  • ben & jerry
  • romeo and juliet
  • lightening & thunder
  • mulder and scully
  • lewis & clark
  • sun and moon
  • night & day
what are some of your favorite pairs?
1t5s, Matching

1t5s, Routine

Bedtime

Once upon a time I used to feed off of following a schedule/routine but nowadays I am struggling with my time management skills. Every night I swear to myself that it will be different and this will be the night I actually get to bed on time. I haven’t been sleeping well at night, a new disturbance as of late, so a routine before bed is critical. One of my biggest problems are these pesky things called books; reading before bed has always been a comfort of mine. I suffer from one more chapter’itis but tonight, I swear, is going to be different.


what routines do you practice at the end of the day?
what is your 1 thought in 5 sentences for today?
1t5s, Routine

1t5s, Introductions

I heard about this idea from oui depuis, one thought in five sentences. Join for a day, a week, or the rest of the month–check out the link for more details. I found the idea an interesting one and I’m always struggling over new blog topics. I’ll be brainstorming over the next week but let’s get started with day one:

Introductions

It is difficult meeting new people, especially for someone that spends most of their time inside their own head. I am constantly looking for new ideas for ways to connect with others and the best way I have found is my blog. It is easy to search and find bloggers with similar views as your own and you get what you put in to building connections. This is an area I am still trying to improve–keeping connections alive. We are half way through the year and I look forward to discovering new blogs and keeping up with the ones I already follow.

when you hear the word introduction, what pops into your mind?

or

what is your one thought in five sentences?
1t5s, Introductions