Reclaiming My Time & Regaining My Focus
Hi, my name is Evann and I am stressed as f*ck.
OK, OK...that may have been a tad bit on the dramatic side, but I've been sitting in front of my laptop for the past few hours trying to reformat this blog and I feel like an 83-year-old woman that just got an iPhone for Christmas (a.k.a. I'm so damn confused!).
So before you say anything, I know it's been a minute since I've blogged. I also know that it is cliché of me to say that I've been realllllly busy, but I have. So there's that. The important thing is, is that I'm back now! And yes, I cut my hair!
In the midst of my busyness, I've had a few moments to do some self-reflecting, One of the main questions I was asking myself was, "What do you want to do at the end of the day, when everything is all said and done?"
Before now, I can't remember the last time I'd seriously written for myself. A few months ago, my mom was cleaning up around the house and she found a book I had written for my 8th grade English project. I wrote a story about a boy that had lost his front teeth and he was embarrassed because his friends kept teasing him about it. At the end of the book, we had to write an author's page, where I had written that I wanted to be a writer.
I found it so interesting that I had been speaking this career over myself since I was a teenager. Yet, here I am, in my twenties, not putting all of my effort into what I keep saying (and know) I want to do.
Within recent weeks, I've had to step away from a few outside projects to really focus on 1) my job - lol, and 2) my blog. I've been mapping out mentally what I want to do on this platform, as well as working to bring some other personal projects into fruition. I've also been to a few conferences and meetups lately (which I'll be blogging about), and I was inspired by the speakers and left feeling recharged.
For this last quarter of the year, my theme of life is to reclaim my time (shout out to Auntie Maxine) and regain my focus. I have so many ideas, and I need to take the necessary moments to plan them out and execute them. I know I can do it.