Before I got married and had a child I was a neat freak. I mean freaky neat! You wouldn't find a crumb on my floor. All my bills and receipts were organized. There was never a dirty dish in the sink. Water spots on the counter? Unheard of!
My life is the complete opposite of that now. Getting married started the drastic change as..well...the hubs is....the opposite of me....to put it nicely. :)
I am slowly coming to grips with it, but the hubs knows that I can only take it for so long and then look out. He stays out of my way on those days as I plow through the house, throwing things away, (You best hide your keepsakes or they will most likely be tossed) organizing, cleaning, just basically making my house liveable enough that I can stand it.
Though I have a spontaneous side to me, I am also a creature of habit. Baby girl and I have pretty much the same schedule each week with alternating activities and I don't always handle hiccups in it very well, depending on what that hiccup is. I have a hard time picking a day to plan things with friends, because I like to stick to my schedule. Weird, I know.
I am the same way with my blog. I won't participate in certain challenges that I have to dedicate a post to, because it doesn't fit in with my weekly posts. Completing my 365 project was a total relief but it has now affected my OCD tendencies.
Writing this very post is not part of my blogging ways. I post pictures. I host a contest. I write about my interviews with strangers. I write tutorials. I feature guest bloggers on my Sunday series. If only it were that simple. I feel like if I am going to write a tutorial, I need to write a tutorial every week and it needs to be on a Tuesday. If I am going to do my Sunday series, I don't like having gaps between the weeks, so I feel like I need to have all the posts lined up before I even post one. If I am going to post another "What's Your Story?" I don't post it when I meet these people, I feel the need to post one weekly on a Monday, not whenever it blows my hair back to do so.
I don't even know why I am writing all this. I guess basically I am just trying to tell myself to just chill out and blog when I want to blog. Post when I want to post, not when it falls in line with my self-restraining schedule.
I need to blog for me and not just for my followers. Being me and being real will attract followers who follow my blog because of who I am and not what I think people want to see.