In the past few months, I’ve been in major transition mode adjusting to changes.
I lost a grandparent in January. I struggled to find a job in my field of interest. I found myself falling behind trying to keep up a social presence.
But in the past few months, I’ve also managed to push through the trials of job searching, and I’ve started my first “official office job”. I’ve also refocused my energy and redirected some of my personal and blogging goals. I’ve also slowly started to learn more about my mental health as an “adult” (more on that in future blogs).
Adjusting to life changes hasn’t been easy. Adjusting to changes takes a lot of time, effort, and way more tears than I expected. As much as it is draining to change a daily routine or a mindset, it is a little bit exciting and it opens up a door of opportunities.
Jobs and Comfort Zones
As far as the transition into a new job goes, I’ve had to push myself out of my comfort zone to try new things that make me nervous–like driving distances, being more social and exuding an outward confidence in my abilities. The adjustment in my daily routine, taking small risks and pushing myself has definitely paid off. I’m happily writing content and doing social media in my new role, and it’s pushed me back into creating content for my own blog.
Hell, if I can write content all day for clients, I can surely write content that I love for myself!
Changing My Blogging Routines
That brings me back to another change in my method of blogging. In the past little while, I’ve been taking my own sweet time to compile content ideas, photos, and posts to use on this blog. I figure that I need content that I can be proud of and not create content just for the sake of creating. The Internet doesn’t need more content creators that spew out pieces just for the views. Since adjusting my mindset around content creating, I now feel more confident in what I’ll be producing.
As a sidenote, I should say that I realize it is completely weird that I spend my spare time crafting my voice to be heard in an online arena. A lot of people like to point out how odd it is…But there’s something really rewarding and exciting about sharing content that I enjoy and that I think other people will enjoy, which is what keeps me going. I’m focusing less on the views, less on the pressure of sticking to a rid
I’ve also been reaching out to fellow bloggers and content creators to gain a sense of community in the world I’ve dipped my toes into. I’ve managed to connect with people from around the world, and I’ve tried to keep up with as many Canadian bloggers as I possibly can. Surprisingly, there are a fair amount of Canadian bloggers!
What To Do About Relationships
While I’m still adjusting to changes (both good and bad), I think that the changes are pushing me forward in the right direction. I’m valuing the time I get to spend with friends and family more than I used to. I’ve also learned that any relationship (romantic and platonic) that is worth keeping, requires effort. If you don’t put in the effort (and vise versa from the other person) there’s nothing meaningful in your relationship. I think I may also do a more extended blog on relationships and effort in the future.
A Time for Self-Reflection
I’m definitely starting to enjoy “me” time, which I completely forgot to include since the earlier part of this year. And I’m way more excited about the creative process than I have been since relaunching this blog.
Although I’m really not a fan of changes and the stress and anxiety I get with them, I know that changes help me expand my limits and grow. I do hope that my motivation and new lens on life carries on for the coming months. If all goes well, you’ll be seeing posts more often from me!
Do you get excited about changes your life, or are you daunted by change? Let me know how you deal with changes below.