I know, I know. It’s been almost a year since I posted. It’s been over a year since I started this blog, and I’ve posted 4 times. I got sidetracked, the excitement wore off, and, to be quite honest, I think I got a little scared that no one would want to listen to what I had to say.
I also got too bogged down in the perfection of it.
As I type, I do so unedited (except for spell check, of course). I limited myself by thinking that only perfectly crafted and edited posts were what I needed to create.
And that is just plain not true.
But it is with renewed inspiration and a little personal growth that I come back. Whether I’ll stay is yet to be seen, but it is my intent to.
So, a little bit of an update as to where I am at in life now. Maybe it’ll also help explain away my absence a bit.
This time last year, I was interviewing for a new job at a new company. I was a Process Engineer at a small, family owned plastics injection molding company. I craved professional development and they failed to provide. I started searching elsewhere.
Luckily, there’s quite a lot of manufacturing industry around where I live, and an extremely low unemployment rate. It’s not incredibly difficult to find a new job, especially when one of the largest privately held companies in the country is hurting for engineers.
So, I interviewed. Then came end of the year budgetary freezes. That’s alright; I wasn’t in a hurry. First of the year (2017) brought news from my new company that they were making my position a priority and a job offer.
I negotiated, I accepted, and gave my now former company a 4 weeks notice.
My new position is a step up for me, both title wise and financially, and opens a lot of doors for development. I work with an amazing team, the majority of whom are my age, and man does that make a difference. I love it here.
You can see why that explains the absence a little. Starting a new job is always a whirlwind of excitement coupled with exhaustion. You’re learning constantly, trying to make new connections, and trying to get the hang of the way a company run things. I was fulfilled.
Not saying I’m not fulfilled now, but my plate has cleared considerably and my work life has calmed down to a much more sustainable pace. I’m branching out again. Going to the gym more, focusing on eating healthier and losing some weight. (I’ve lost 28 lbs so far, whoo!) I started taking classes to learn how to be a tax preparer (read: investing in a side hustle).
And I want to do more:
- I want to write more; focus on building up this blog.
- I want to renew my love of my yoga practice.
- I want to spend less.
- I want to approach life from a more minimalist point of view.
I’m crafting some goals to help me achieve some of these things, and I’ll publish those on here soon.
I want to utilize this blog as a resource for accountability.
That will include publicly sharing my net worth, tracking any challenges I may seek out, etc.
I’m still not sure where else I’m going with this blog just yet, but I’m figuring it out as I go along. I want this blog to serve as a resource to others, and I know that’s easier when you fit a niche, but I want the freedom to write about what I feel like.
Whether that’s finance or #adulting or getting organized, it doesn’t matter. (I probably will write about finance related topics 99.999% of the time.)
Why limit myself?
P.S. I lied; I edited the sentences where I rambled too much.
P.P.S. Still better than not posting at all!
“The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.”
– Warren Buffet