I think we all have those writing projects that we start and never finish, or leave with the intention of coming back to. I’ve been writing online for seven years, and over that time, there have been a few dropped projects. So here they are, in no particular order, and a brief overview of why I’m not going back to them.
As some of you know, I used to vlog about books on a youtube channel. It was 2014, and I was energized by a new years resolution to vlog twice a week. So I started filming on my computers webcam and editing in Windows Movie Maker. Flash forward two months, and my hard drive is fried and I’m left with a warning that my computer wasn’t able to process that kind of work, and that I needed a more powerful computer to achieve my dreams of YouTube stardom.
It’s my birthday, so let’s look back on some of the things I learned when I was 24.
I work full time, I have a part time freelance job, I volunteer, I am trying to write a book, and I blog. At least for me, the “getting it all done” is a battle, where I fight myself every step of the way.
I don’t consider myself to be a very motivated or driven person, but what I do know how to do, at the very least, is prioritize. Often, my priorities aren’t aligned with what will make me most happy, but rather with what needs to get done for work, and that means that certain things, like hobbies, writing, reading, crocheting, etc. fall by the wayside.
While I hate that, the things that need to get done have to get done on time. I work from home, and it’d be really easy for me to say, “I just don’t want to.” But the thing is, my coworkers suffer if I don’t get things done, and I suffer if I don’t get things done.
So when I say I do all of these things, what I mean is that I do them. I don’t do them well, or completely, or all on time, but they get done eventually.
Sometimes work takes priority, sometimes writing takes priority, sometimes, I just get overwhelmed and hide under the covers.
I am reading a book right now that is really helping we with “trying to do it all”(review coming soon!), but in the mean time, I want to crowd source this post. How do you get it all done? Let me know in a comment below.
I’m blogging every day in August to celebrate my birthday! You can follow along for updates by following me on twitter.
Why am I doing what I’m doing? Why is anyone doing what they are doing? Before we tumble down the rabbit hole of existential crisis (which I fall down frequently, but that’s not the point), I want to talk about defining why I do what I do.
I am a goal setter. I do what I can to achieve these goals, but as I have made these goals, I’ve noticed what has worked and what really doesn’t. I posted a list of goals yesterday and while a couple of them are vague because of the internet, but most follow the following rules. These are the tests I put my goals up to before I put pressure on myself to achieve it.
Dear Reader, I rarely watch TV. I very rarely turn on our satellite and sit and watch a full episode of a show. It’s not because I look down on TV, but because, many years ago, I found the content I wanted to watch somewhere else. YouTube has been a part of my life for years. I love watching vlogs and sit down videos, and love the conversation the platform generates. But, as the title of this post states, I have something to say about sponsored content.