I hope everyone had a beautiful Christmas filled with lots of family, friends and love. If you don’t celebrate, then I hope you had a lovely, relaxing and fun weekend. 🙂 I drove back to Illinois Friday afternoon. I ended up leaving work earlier than planned as bad weather was on the radar. I’m happy to say that I seemed to miss most of it and only caught up to the snow for the last 30 minutes or so of my drive, which was nice.
Anyway, it’s hard to believe we’re in our final week of 2016. This has definitely been a difficult year for me and it seems that most people I know would agree with me. I’m not going to say there hasn’t also been a lot of good, because their has. I have grown so much this year and for that I am grateful, but I am definitely looking forward to the fresh start, space and energy that comes with a new year for everyone.
I’ve hinted several times that some changes are coming to the blog, and that still holds true, but some of the biggest changes won’t be for another little while. I’m a bit behind on some of that so you’ll have to bear with me, but I can share a few of the smaller changes now…
1. Posting Schedule
I will only be posting 3 days / week moving forward. TLSM is weeks away from being 6 years old (how crazy is that) and I have posted 5 days/week most weeks. That’s a lot of content! I’m hoping that this reduced schedule will allow me to better promote the great content that exists and that I’m creating (i.e. new and old content), dive into some new and exciting projects outside the blog space, and find a greater work-life balance (something I’ve done pretty well finding in my full-time job, but not always so much in this blog world).
2. Music Mondays
This will be my last official Music Monday on TLSM. That’s not to say I won’t still share music picks with you from time to time, especially when a new album comes out that I’m super excited about, but I’m shifting and my career is shifting, and as such, so is my focus. I love music so much, please don’t get me wrong, but from a career standpoint, that passion isn’t there. I’ve been keeping a toe in the industry for years and trying different approaches and nothing has felt quite right, this is something that I can no longer deny, so I’m acknowledging my heart and gut on this one and retiring the Music Monday series seems to be part of this process.
With all that said, I thought it would be fitting to wrap up the new year and the final Music Monday with “Born Again” by Josh Garrels. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
How was your holiday weekend? What did you do?