Making 2018 the Best Year Ever

With the new year approaching we are all thinking of what we want to accomplish in that year. We are setting goals and planning for January 1st. I am doing the same thing. I have been looking back on everything I have done in 2017 and it was a lot! Then I think about 2018 and I know I want it to be so much more.

I started this blog to share with you my creative ideas and tutorials. After looking back over this last year I realized I didn’t do very much of that. So I apologize to all of you who are here for the crafts, ideas, and inspiration. I am not going to sit here and make all these excuses about why I didn’t get that content out because the truth is, it obviously wasn’t my top priority.

In 2017 a lot has happened to me personally. For those of you who have been following along I got engaged, bought a house, started my Youtube channel, got a full time job, and lived life. A life that had good times and bad where I was motivated and then depressed. That’s enough about me though because this is about the blog and all of you. If you want to know more about me personally keep an eye out for a post all about me.

When I started this blog my intention was for it to be a hobby. I wanted to create a place where I could share my projects and crafts. Mostly for me to look back on but if others wanted to see then why not show them. I then found out I had some family and friends following along who I don’t get to see all that often. I figured why not add some personal stuff on here to because I am sure others are probably going through the same things I am.

 

That is when I realized it was much easier for me to sit down and share my life with you. All aspect of my life from crafts to food to bad days. Now looking back on the last year and the few DIYs I have shared with you I realized that is what I want this blog to be.

Next Year

So in 2018 my goal for the Createlynn blog is to share with all of you my life. I want to show you all of the crafts I am making, the trips I am taking, what I am eating, how I am feeling, things I am thinking. I want to incorporate mind, body, and soul into this blog. BUT I also want to give you what you want.

You are obviously sitting here reading this for a reason but why? What do you like the most about this blog? I want you to tell me what you like or even dont like. Tell me what I am doing right and wrong or if there is something you want to see that I am not doing at all. Leave a comment, send me an email, or message me on social media.

What you can expect from me for 2018 is more activity. I want to make sure you all are hearing from me at least once a week. I know once a week isn’t very often but I want to be realistic. If you want to see me more follow me on instagram, join our Facebook page, subscribe to YouTube channel, or follow me on twitter. I am working on overall activity on all social sites for 2018.

Don’t forget to let me know what you want to see.

Something Terrible Happened

When bloggers, youtubers, and social influencer share their lives they usually only share the good parts. I know personally sometimes I get jealous of how great their life seems but I have to remind myself they are human just like you and me and they too have bad days. They just choose not to share them online.

It was one of those days.

Do you ever have one of those days where you feel like it is just one thing after the next? Well that was my day the other day. I left my house with low tire pressure and ended up having to buy a new tire. There was a nail in my tire and it could not be patched. I know this could happen to anyone but with the holidays money was already tight as is. Oh well I got over it pretty quickly.


Then I went to work on some video footage and my external hard drive would not turn on. I save all of my photos, videos, and blog drafts to an external hard drive. Well hoping it was a problem with the cord or the setting on my computer I went to Apple for help. At the end of this long day I found out it was the hard drive and I would have to take it to a data recovery technician.

This process is very expensive. I am just so sad and mad about this because not only is all of my work on their but personal photos as well. So now I am disappointed about possibly losing all of my personal photos and videos. Then all of the preparation I am doing to keep giving you content while I am on away is lost as well.  

I am going on vacation in a couple weeks so thankfully I still have time to get some things together. Although, I am still going to be missing a lot of content. I appreciate you all and your patience as I try to figure this out.

Take a deep breath and move forward.

I just thought I would show you into the behind the scenes of my life. I am human just like all of you and every day things happen to me as well. Just like everyone else I work hard but sometimes life happens and things get in the way. At the end of the day I remind myself that tomorrow is a good day and to focus on moving forward to better things.

Here’s to Something New…

When I first started my blog almost a year ago my main focus was DIY, or so I thought. I realize now that my focus was crafting. I love to craft and being creative but it truly works your mind. Lately I my mind hasn’t been where it needs to be, to happily craft like I want. I never do anything I don’t want to so I stopped crafting, which meant I stopped blogging.

I had time to take a step back an evaluate my life. I am at a time in my life where things are changing and I am experiencing major life events. I realized that DIY does not only apply to crafting but so many aspects in our lives.

I want my blog to be a place to share with others and connects with them. I want to share my creative ideas along with other things happening in my life. I want this to be a place for people to come and read about me and my story. I want my readers to know that their are other people experiencing what they may be going through weather it be good, bad or creative. I want my readers to know that I am a real person with a real life.

Something to look forward to.

From now on I am going to share with you not only my crafts and creative ideas but things happening in my life and world around me. I want all of you to know me and feel connected to me through life and creativity. I want to create a community where we can all go to get guidance, reassurance, and support. Connect with other through comments, to hear not only about me but about others as well.

Here is to new adventures and experiences.