Weekends are the best best best thing ever. Wow- I didn't realize how stressed I have been lately until taking a few days off to relax and catch up. I am tackling the long overdue project of closet organization. We've lived here for a few months now and I could not find a.n.y.t.h.i.n.g. It was super annoying. Now I feel like I have tons of new clothes- yay for a few days off to organize! Now, back to work for me...
Today is my 30th birthday. I'm pretty sure it's going to be the best decade ever. My 20s were special. As scary as it is to admit I feel like I accomplished most of my major career goals (time to make new ones?) and falling in love with Jeremy was, and is, amazing. I am completely content with where I am in life. Very thankful. I am taking the day to make new goals and celebrate with friends! ♥
I'm so glad I started blogging here a month or so before it becomes public. (it's still not public as I am typing this) Even though I blog full time on A Beautiful Mess I am finding out that there is a steep learning curve for this blog. You see, even though ABM was once a mostly personal blog I've never blogged about just personal stuff... it was always a mix. I admire blogs that write about one subject and do it well. I have just never been down that path. I want Everyday Elsie to be a photo blog about my life. I want to look back on it in five years and remember moments. This much I know.
The tricky part is keeping it simple. I'm not a minimal person by nature. I don't understand a simple approach. It's not me. Because of this, blogging about just life is hard. I'm tempted to start a ton of mini features and series, but then this blog would end up being a baby version of A Beautiful Mess.... not what I want at all. Obviously, I love writing A Beautiful Mess but I just want this blog to be what that blog can't be... simple. I just have to fight my own instincts to keep it that way.
For now, I'm working on finding a new groove. I'm already loving this space!