How annoying is it to have so much stuff that you run out of room to house it or can’t even keep track of what you have? Very. You are constantly trying to figure out how to create more space for the stuff. Maybe if we get another dresser, put up some shelves. What if we move this to the office closet? What are we going to do when we have more kids? There’s just not enough storage space in this house!
Okay, maybe it’s just me.
Last week, Greg and I went through our closet and drawers and got rid of tons of clothes. I had so many “pjs” in the dresser it was ridiculous. Two drawers full. And I had a drawer stuffed full of socks. I was so tired of having so many, I just donated about 3/4 of them. Now my socks and undies comfortably reside in the same drawer. A whole drawer has been freed and all the rest of the drawers are filled, but not filled to capacity. We can find what we are looking for and everything is nice and neat.
We went through Jayden’s wardrobe too because he has grown out of so much. We boxed up what we wanted to keep and donated the rest. I’m pretty sure we have more to purge, but I feel like the bulk of it has been taken care of.
So I’ve decluttered my home, what about my virtual home?
I can’t function in disorder. And I feel like this blog is disorderly. I’ve been wanting to use this place for what it was intended for; my personal blog. But I found skipping out on personal writings and focusing on my campaigns/reviews to be more rewarding. Yea, I said it. And they’ve been all I’ve had time and desire to write about anyway. Life has been so draining and it would have been even more draining writing about it. But everything’s okay now. Really. And I see nothing but greatness in the future.
I’m just tired of the seesaw effect I have with this blog. I haven’t posted anything personal, but I have this campaign due. My blog is full of sponsors. Ah who cares business comes first. Business supports family. I’m not trying to be the “perfect” blogger. I don’t want to post this until I give some kind of a life update. Oh forget it, I’ll blog later. Hiding out is much better. Here comes a follow up and another. Ugh, I better get to my obligations. Maybe I’ll have time to write a personal post. I start it… I don’t finish. It sits in drafts. I fail. Repeat.
I am so over it! It seems I can never get it together and I am ready to move on.
I’ll be exporting all reviews to another location and setting up redirects to avoid 404 errors. I’ll continue to publish reviews/campaigns here in moderation if they are green, diy, health, beauty, and adult fashion related. Ideally, I’d like to stick with those categories for Sophistishe, but as always when starting a new site, I must build up traffic before certain items can be published at the other destination. So there will be a transition period. With this new plan in place, I can review what I want when I want without the guilt, while taking my online business to another level without burying my personal thoughts (when I decide to share them).
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