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life is a mess // thought of the day

To be totally honest, if this blog gets published, it will be a miracle. So if you're reading this, just know that there was some struggle involved in writing it, but yay, because I guess I finally got it done.


The problem here is two-fold. It goes like this:



  1. Writing requires time. Time is very precious, as of now. And by 'very precious', I mean I have very little of it. But hey, I'm not here to complain. I just need to find the time. 
  2. I have a bunch of jumbled ideas of things I want to write, how I want my blog to be, how I'm going to improve social media, and how I'm going to generally be a better blogger. Tons of ideas. Multiple google docs full. The problem with ideas, though, is the making-them-real part. It doesn't help that a bunch of my ideas don't really go together, or aren't really realistic for where I am yet, or require a bunch more figuring-out. 

I don't think procrastination is my issue right now, because I really, really want to do all the stuff that I'm trying to do. And I don't think time is 100% of the problem, because people can always find time if they really want to try. The problem with getting stuff done lies in the fuzzy area between the many ideas and the final product. That's where stuff gets lost. And, annoyingly, I'm just sitting there, in the middle of it all, looking around at this huge, unorganized pile of ingredients. Eggs, milk, sugar, oil, tablespoons, cups, you name it. Ideas. Why can't I just get it all done? Am I lazy? Na. It isn't a problem of laziness if you don't even have a recipe. (I think) I have the will power, (I think) I have the determination, (I think) I have the time, but I need to get organized. I need to establish a new routine. I need to figure out where to start, what ingredient to put in first, or what idea to figure out.
Some people can cook without a recipe, sure.
But I am not one of those people.

(Sorry about the random cooking metaphor. That probably wasn't my best decision, but I'm just going with it. )

College is the culprit, I think. I'm in a whole new place, with new people, and a new (freaking weird) schedule. I haven't learned how to optimize my time yet, how to optimize my mind in the context of this new environment, or how to deal with my tiredness. I NEED TO ESTABLISH A ROUTINE.


Basically, my brain is a crazy mush of blogging ideas, responsibilities, and thoughts after thoughts after thoughts. Pushing past all my "wait before I write this blog I need to do *insert something important!*" was a struggle. Coming up with something to write about for this post was a struggle, because somehow nothing in my many lists sounded fitting for right now. Finding time to write this post itself was a tad bit of a challenge, but hey, this is what I signed up for. And lastly, the biggest challenge of them all, was finding a way to wrap this blog up.

I have no conclusion for you, is basically what I'm saying.

I love to write thoughtful, deep blog posts in which I talk about a problem, a way of thinking, or a certain feeling, and then tie it up with a pretty bow and say "this is what I learned," or "here's a different, better perspective" or "here's what you've gotta do."

But I don't know how to organize my life, how to establish a routine that I can stick to, or how not to feel like I'm constantly surrounded by a halo of brain-clutter. I'm working on it, though. In fact, right after pressing "publish" on this blog I'm going to sit down with a yellow legal pad and try to make sense of the mess. I'm going to try to make a routine so that I have time for everything. I'm going to try and identify all the brain-clutter, and get it sorted into it's proper spot. I'm going to try to bake a cake out of my beautiful, busy, unorganized thoughts.

I'll let you know what I figure out. ;)

♡ Julia








P.S. Any future posts marked "thought of the day" will probably be like this. By "this" I mean brief, less organized, and less conclusive life musings. I can't always figure everything out in time to write a pretty blog post about it. But confusion can also be a pretty good writing motivation, just in a different way.

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33 comments

  1. I want you to know that this happen to most of us, yes to me too at the initial stage of blogging. When my blog is new or when I am at a new chapter of my life, I have this sudden burst of energy or ideas and am eager to get all done but have no idea where, how or when to put all into action. It can be frustrating but you just need to breath deep, take a break and it will hit you eventually and things will come to you. Good luck!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Aw thanks, Shireen! That's really comforting to know. It can be frustrating, because I'm always so inspired, but I trust it will all work out :)
      Thanks for reading! <3

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  3. Oh honey, I can understand your struggle. I am on the same page with my blog right now. So many ideas but the final product seems to be far away



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    1. I'm glad I'm not alone! Thanks for reading! Just checked out your blog :)

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  4. BTW hey, I just followed you on Bloglovin'. Would really appreciate if you would follow back :)

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  5. I totally identify with this post at the minute, sometimes all the things I need to do seem to be flying by!

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  6. It sometimes happens :) It takes time to get used to new schedules :)
    Hope you figure it out soon!
    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

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    1. Thanks so much, Ileana! Yeah, I just need to figure out a routine. :)

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  7. This happens to all of us at some point so I believe a huge chunk of us get what you mean. You'll get back on track soon. Have fun along the ride though even if it seems tough. :)

    annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com | Bloglovin' | Instagram

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    1. Aw thanks anne! Yep, I'm doing my best, just gotta try to enjoy it :)

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  8. Wonderful blog! I love and i follow your blog, please follow me too
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    1. Will do! Thanks for reading and following Kristine!

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  9. I totally get you. To me, having a blog is a hobby but it's still stressful sometimes, mostly because I want everything to be perfect and I hate feeling like I'm not doing my best. But sometimes I just don't have time to do my best and thing need to get done and this is where the struggle starts for me. It's good to know I'm not alone in this!

    ps: I'm new to you blog and I just wanted to say that I'm loving the design! :)

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    1. You totally aren't alone! I am in the same boat. Blogging is a hobby, but it's a hobby that I want to be really, really good at! Being a perfectionist is pretty dang hard. ;)
      Aww thanks so much girl, that means a lot! Checking out your blog now :)

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  10. I feel just the same! It's crazy, I've been writing down so many ideas for blog posts, planned what I want to write about, and then... nothing. Why does it have to be so hard to just do it? I hope it works out for you soon! :)

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    1. I know!! "Doing it" is def the hardest (and obviously, the most vital) part. Thanks so much, lady! :) I hope it works out for you too!

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  11. Sometimes you have to get all the disorganization out on a canvas before you can find how all the pieces fit together! Nothing wrong with that!

    http://waltzandwillow.com/

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    1. That's such a great way of thinking about it!
      Thanks for reading, Elizabeth :)

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  12. I can totally relate to this, sometimes I just can't seems to write deep meaning blogpost due to school and blogging can be such a hassle at times. I just wish I can arrange time and everything better. x

    http://birdiethgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. This is exactly my struggle, too. Writing meaningful posts requires a sort of inspiration that's hard to find when you're so darn busy and rushed all the time. We just have to keep trying our best to figure it out :)

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  13. yes I totally get what u are saying . I need to organize my life as well, and has happened with me a lot of time. Work, family pressures always put my blog at the back seat. But am coping.
    New post on my blog . Do drop by soon <3
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    1. Sometimes that happens, and it's okay! I totally agree with everything you said. We've just got to organize the best that we can and trust that blogging will make it back into the front seat eventually ;)
      Checking out your blog now! Thanks for the comment, girl.

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  14. I can totally relate to this, lady- I think all bloggers go through something similar every now and again. :) Sending you good vibes!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Thanks for your comforting words, Ashley! :D

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  15. i have so many half posts in my head that i just want to get up there but...they would literally be a few photos, maybe one or two sentences...not too interesting LOL. i hear you about the being all over the place. my blogging brain feels that way. sometimes i use evernote to keep ideas and sentences until they've developed more or collected more sentence friends...

    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. I can totally relate! Glad I'm not alone in this, ahaha.
      I haven't heard of evernote, I'll have to check that out!
      Thanks Jenn :)

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