21 Sep

Lately my blogging has been a bit more sparse than usual, but I have some exciting blog plans in store for the near future, so I wanted to check in. Lately, I’ve been…

IMG_0576-editpurging. I was inspired by Dave’s parents, who are in the midst of decluttering to prepare for a move. We’ve managed to pass stuff on to Goodwill, Planet Aid, and the awesome D.C. Books to Prisons program. I’ve also made my first eBay sale and plan to sell a handful of baby stuff at a consignment sale and on Craigslist. It’s hard for a nostalgic packrat like myself to say goodbye to things, but I’ve found it’s still gratifying to either make money from it or pass it on to someone who needs it more. Plus, I can take a picture and cherish that just as well.

writing. I’m working on a freelance writing project that I’m really excited about. I can be a slow and involved researcher and writer, hence less time for blogging, but I’m fascinated about the subject matter and look forward to finishing the first draft soon.

scheming. I really want to hone my skills as a self-employed writer, so I’ve been exploring the writing and business advice from sites like Be A Freelance Blogger, Boost Blog Traffic, and I Will Teach You to Be Rich. I’m sure I’ll touch on the various things I’ve learned in future posts!

wasting time for no good reason. Despite being productive in some ways, for some reason I’ve really been struggling with efficiently using my time. Too many hours went by when my only accomplishment was scrolling through Facebook and blogs.

brainstorming ideas for #31Days. I’m taking the challenge to write on the same topic for 31 days straight this October. It’s kind of a crazy time to take this on, but I’ve had ideas about my topic of choice stewing all summer and the 31-day challenge is the perfect medium to express them. OK, I’m too excited to not tell you the topic: GIRL POWER. Stay tuned!

reading like crazy. Believe me, you’ll hear all about it next month.

reminiscing about Constitution Day. This was my first Constitution Day since leaving my work at the National Constitution Center, and I definitely missed it. And just this week, for the first time in years, when I started typing C-O-N into my URL bar, the first thing to pop up wasn’t It made me sad, because change is hard. But not too sad, because I feel content and confident in my choices. Still, I seriously miss those people.

hanging out with these boys. As always.

IMG_0778-editWhat has your lately looked like?





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