New projects, old projects, in progress projects.

Avatar Katelyn | February 27, 2016 4 Views 0 Likes 0 Ratings

I grabbed my Yeti, a big red blanket from the husband’s college days, and my laptop to sit outside and write a little. I don’t know exactly what I’m going to write about… a lot has been going on, so much so that months can go by before we realize we made some change or started some project that probably should have been considered blog-worthy.

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I think sometimes writing a blog is like reaching out to a friend. Like, if it’s someone you talk to all the time it’s totally not weird to text them out of the blue saying “Think I can pull off balayage highlights?” or “I just re-watched that video of us singing and can’t stop laughing” or “Look at this fluffy picture of Mochi!”

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But if it’s someone you haven’t talked to in months or years, it feels weird to open up with something little. You feel like if you’re going to text them after so long, it should be something big, like “Congrats on the new baby!” or “I’m moving to your city! We should catch up!” or “Zombies are attacking get out while you still can RUN WOMAN!”

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For the blog, it feels similar. I feel like if we posted every day or even once a week, it’d be ok to have little updates like “bought these new West Elm pillows and LURVE them” or “started organizing a closet, here’s where we are so far”. But because our posts have been months apart (sad!) I feel like if I’m gonna start writing again it’s gotta be big. Ironically, this has made the posts even farther apart because big things don’t happen over night. So I’m writing this post to officially say I’m going to try to break the cycle.

To do that, I’m going to write about all the stuff we are planning on doing, the stuff we already did but didn’t think to blog about, and the stuff we started but haven’t blogged about yet because it’s still unfinished. Things like…

KonMari-ing our house (in progress)
Updating our patio (in progress)
Splitting up our offices (one office done, one office in progress)
Making a tree trunk side table (in progress)
Painting a big-ass piece of art (done)
Painting another big-ass piece of art (in progress)
Getting a Persian rug for the kitchen (haven’t started)
Updating our coffee table (done)
Cleaning / organizing our garage (haven’t started)

That’s just a handful of stuff off the top of my head. Hopefully putting it online for the internet to see (or at least for our mom’s to see… hi mom!) will motivate us to set aside our awkwardness and just post already about the little things, the unfinished things, and the upcoming things.

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Comments

This post currently has 4 responses.

  1. Monica P

    February 27, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    I just started blogging so I totally understand. I can’t tell if it makes it more or less awkward to randomly post since I don’t have any readers other than my husband and haven’t gone public with my family. We’ll go with less awkward so I’ll continue.

    You write incredibly well, so I’m totally fine with the random posts. I even subscribed and not every blog I read gets that distinction.

    Can’t wait to see the art piece!

    • Katelyn Sheline

      February 27, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks for the encouragement Monica! Glad to know I’m not the only one that worries about random-post-awkwardness. Good luck getting past it too! Excited to share the art piece(s) :)

  2. nassira

    February 28, 2016 at 9:11 am

    I hear ya girl, I’m trying to just push forward and not to worry if it is content worthy so much. We all love you guys and I certainly don’t mind if you post a new built desk project or a post about fluffy cats! You two are an amazing loving pair and all of us just love being flies on the wall, so by all means post post post lol

    • Katelyn Sheline

      February 29, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      Awww thank you! We love you too!! Your comment just inspired me to officially set a recurring alarm to remind me to slow down and post-something-already when life threatens to sweep us away haha.

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