Long time, no see.
This has to be the longest time I’ve spent away from the blog and without any notice. I want to blame my absence completely on work and life happening but that’s not really the case because I know that regardless I can always find ways to keep this space updated. Life Lately and these past few months just haven’t been the easiest. I honestly haven’t had the motivation to write, be creative or do much other than try to get through every day.
I would probably not refer to myself as a workaholic but I’ve always had my hands deep in something. Whether it was just creating blog contents, figuring out /stressing over my blog planners or planning my next big move. There was always something to be done, places to be at and ways to keep my creative side stimulated.
Adjusting to my current crazy work schedule and the fact that I can’t do as much as I want to achieve my goals or be in charge of my own life (because of work demands) made me a bit depressed and left me feeling like I was losing in this life thing.
I put so much pressure on myself to do more and be more that I felt like life was moving too slowly for me, forgetting that I don’t have as much free time as I did in the past. I didn’t want to accept that this housemanship period was just a phase in my life and kept blaming myself for not being able to achieve my goals.
Internal pressure coupled with watching other people do major things got so much that I knew I just had to take a break, try to regroup and go back to the basics.Because sometimes, you need to step outside, get some air and remind yourself why you started Click To Tweet
But, Hey! I’ve really missed this space and connecting with all you wonderful people in the comments box. I’m glad to finally be back up in your faces and I hope you guys are ready to accept me back. lol
So what have I been up to?
Well, here’s a bit of what life lately has been like! And because I’ve missed three taking stock/life update posts (whattt?!), I figured an update in the usual taking stock manner is in order.
- Embracing: life as a doctor and tweeting (I’m on Twitter – @cassie_daves!) through the madness that is my housemanship experience.
- Re-evaluating: Goals and coming up with better strategies that fit into my current life schedule to meet them.
- Planning: Trips! Nothing super fancy because I can’t afford that yet but I plan to explore more of Nigeria and visit at least one other African country this year.
- Growing: into this adulting thing, which I would forever think is a scam though.
- Obsessing: over my new camera. That’s another thing that has been a long time coming. I’ve had my previous one since 2011 and I got it from someone who has had it way before then lol. New camera review coming up soon!
Life Lately has really been more about taking things slow, self-care and being gentle on myself. I used to wonder what life would be like without the whole “Cassie Daves” part of my life – just living life without much pressure and I got to experience a bit of that with my time off. I can’t say I blame people who live that way but the creative life chose me and I’ll try my best to live it to the fullest.
The blog got a new look! I finally moved from Blogger to WordPress. This is something that I’ve talked about for ages and I also listed as one of my major blog goals for this year.
Finalizing this made me feel a bit better about myself and made me realize that the key thing is to keep moving forward regardless of how slow you think you might be going.
What’s different now?
Well, asides from the fact that this blog is no longer hosted on blogger but on WordPress, the blog page is no longer the first thing you see when you check my URL: www.cassiedaves.com. I decided to go with a static home page instead so a new reader can get a fuller experience of what the website is about when they visit. With the static home page, you get to see sections of the site for easier access but If you want to see the main blog page instead with all the posts listed first when you visit the site, you can easily just bookmark “cassiedaves.com/blog“.
I created a start here page in case you’re new to the blog and wondering where to start – Check it out for a low down about me, this blog and quicker access to some of my best contents and resources in one page.
I guess you can say that with this new layout, I’m trying to make the blog as “new-user” friendly as possible and of course create a better user experience for my old readers as well.
You can also now shop the Cassie Daves blog planner directly on the site! Just go over to the shop section and order your planner in a few easy steps. Easy peasy!
I’ll talk more about my move from Blogger to WordPress in another post but let me just add a quick shout out to fellow blogger “Modavracha“.who made this move possible. Without her, I really would have been at it forever because I didn’t have enough time to DIY it. She offers super affordable blog services, including handling your move from Blogger to WordPress! Check them out here.
I hope you love the new site as much as I do. I’m excited to be back to the blog and continue doing what I love most which is creating content.
Let me know what you think about the new layout. Missed me and want to share as well? Send me those positive vibes in the comments boo!