Birthday Reflections & Big News

Today is my birthday. This day, March the 29th, I turn 30. And it’s 50 degrees out, so BONUS!

Weirdly enough, I’m kind of liking this 30 thing already. A big birthday like this makes you think. It makes you think about what you want to put out into the world and what you want to get back from it. That’s exactly what I have been doing for the last couple of months.

You see, for some time now I have been feeling like I have been getting pulled in so many directions. There is of course my day job/career which I love. That is a place where, as a barber, my job is to help people find their way to looking like the best version of themselves. My job is to guide and educate them so they feel like they have a handle on their hair.

Rainbow & Strawberry Field Engagement

Yes, it is just hair, but as with every part of presenting yourself to the world, once you have an element of it down, that is one less thing you need to worry about in letting you be you. It leaves you free to focus on the more important stuff.

The disconnect for me was happening with the blog here, we do so many things. Knitting, crafts and DIY, recipes, home and garden, style, and more recently, seasonal color. Ever since we started discussing color and how it impacts your life and style here on the blog, the response has been overwhelming. Comments and emails poured in from both men and women (although the boys went more for email) who have always struggled with finding colors and a style that suited them.

After a few months of questions like this, I decided that I wanted to be able to help people more thoroughly than I could over the course of a few emails, and in a much more organized way. So I decided to put together a color analysis service for Leave Me to My Projects. Within the first week I found myself crushed under orders, and had to raise the price slightly to keep up with demand. But more people kept reaching out, and I knew I had hit on something that resonated.

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No More Confused Burrito

It is T-7 days until I enter a new decade of my life. And then I will be 30.

I’m actually kind of excited. One of the reasons is that lately, I have been feeling happier, more focused and more centered than I perhaps ever have in my life.

Day 68 - Me

Today another one of my friends turned 30, and she asked a question yesterday on Facebook that has gotten a tidal wave of comments. Her question was this:

This is the last day of my 20’s, and all day I will be reflecting over the insane amount of growth that occurs between the eve of turning 20 and the eve of turning 30. Tell me something interesting you learned from your 20’s. It doesn’t have to be the most important thing (but it could be!) or the most useful advice (but it could be that, too!). It could be deep. It could be irreverent. But tell me all the same. 🙂

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My Blog Crushes & Bloggity Resolutions

I am a blogger, therefore, I love blogs.

Specifically, I love blogs written by slightly offbeat, introverted, free-spirited, crafty types who love food, art, and have a tendency toward the OCD.

If you have bopped around on the various sections and pages of this here blog, you will notice I follow a freaking ton of blogs of all genres, shapes and sizes. But there are some, the Daily Reads, on my main blog page, that I read obsessively every time they post.

And of those, there are a few that I have serious blog crushes on to the point their authors might think I have stalker tendencies (at least if they knew how often they appear in my bloggity fantasies, which most of them don’t, because I creep around their blogs like a silent ninja, lest I freak them out with my love).

My Blog Crushes

Elsie ~ Joy ~ Meredith ~ Kat ~ Corinne ~ Kaylah

Today, I let my stalkery adoration out into the open, because if you read my blog, you need to be reading theirs too. So please, click through (either on the blog name or photo) and love them as I do. Let’s get to the love!

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Happy Blogiversary!

Today, my friends, is a special day for me. This day, October 27th, officially marks the one year anniversary of Leave Me to My Projects.

The Jerks

This was also happening a year ago today. Enjoy.

When I first began this blogging adventure, this here was a very different blog. The old Blogger version of Leave Me to My Projects had quite a few updates over its 3-month lifespan to take it far from the basic template I started with to what you see in the above link.

But then I made the move to WordPress. If you haven’t been to the front page of this site in a while, check it out and you can pretty well see how far this little blog has come.

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Making the Big Time on Problogger

This weekend my first guest post went live on Problogger.

It was not only my first guest post on Problogger, but my first guest post anywhere. The first I submitted even! The joyous flailing and squealing that went on in my living room over the weekend as the posts went live was not fit for human consumption.

Weekend Project Get Focused With Your Multi-Topic Blog

The first post was an introduction to my weekend blogging project two-part series, written by the big man himself, Darren Rowse. In it, he gives Problogger readers a rundown of multi-topic blogs and tells us how, despite defying most common wisdom about niche-specific blogs being the best model to monetize, multi-topic can and does work.

Problogger: Weekend Project: Get Focused With Your Multi-topic Blog

Problogger: Weekend Project: Get Focused With Your Multi-topic Blog

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