The change is happening…

GoldenPinkJournal….

When I first created this blog and spent only about a day deciding on what exactly I wanted it to be about and the name, I thought I had chosen the perfect one! The one I would stick to forever and it would relate to me so well.

Well

That was true until a few weeks ago. Blogging had started to become a chore and I couldn’t figure out what was going on. I took a break off and came back thinking I would be recharged and back to normal.

Wrong.

I’ve still been way behind, and feeling the same. Like blogging is more of a chore because something was off and I was so unorganized. It came down to me realizing that I’m not as happy with my content clutter as I’m calling it anymore or about my name at all.

It has set me in a funk and I think it shows.

I do believe that my content is good and many people say they love it, but I also have to love it in order to keep putting it out there.

I found myself trying to come up with things just so I could have something to post every day, just so I could have constant content coming up in the reader so I could continue growing. Nothing is wrong with wanting to grow, nothing is wrong with blogging every day or 5 days a week but you have to be doing it for the right reasons. You have to be doing it because you’re passionate about it and what you write.

I was going to save all of this post for later but I’m tired of waiting and thinking. Remember I created this name in one day. The past few weeks I’ve been thinking about a new name and that itself tells me something. I haven’t changed my mind and decided to stay as GoldenPinkJournal yet and I know for fact I won’t be. So over it.

It doesn’t represent me in the way that I want it to and if you randomly came across it you would just think it’s a gold and pink notebook or something. I love the colors still, just not for a name.

Also, after finally sharing my pictures, telling one blogging friend my real first name, and even being comfortable enough to share myself singing with you all I realized I can just really be my true self. I don’t have to hide every single thing about me anymore. I’m ready to be more open with you all and myself. The next step will be with my family but that’s another story for another time.

So the big change will be that I will be starting over on a whole new blog…

 This was a very scary thought for me and still is because GoldenPinkJournal is now getting closer to 700 followers and I’ll have to gain all of that back again. I’ll have to get people familiar with my name again. But I’d rather start now than later when it would have maybe 1000 or more. Yes I could just change my name on this account but with doing that you have to change a lot of other things and redirect your traffic, etc. I wish it was as simple as changing a username but unfortunately it’s not. This is also why it is good to be 100% sure on your name before you start, which I thought I was. Oops. 

But we grow and with that comes change. We gain more knowledge and confidence and aren’t the same as we were when we first began unaware and afraid.

I know some may think this isn’t necessary, but it is to me. I’ve thought and fought with myself long about this. I know I may lose a lot of views but I’m gonna keep going. In time I’ll get them back. Half of me is excited about this change but the other half is freaking out not wanting to hit publish. I’m still going to. No turning back. Then I would really feel like I’ve made a mistake and lost my mind.

I will be keeping GoldenPinkJournal up and I will still be uploading for the next month, I will be doing the features for my 5 winners here still. But shortly after that my main blog will be the new blog. I have already picked names out and I will be working on the blog and building content over the next month. You may see the change on social media sooner than later. I’ve learned that names for social media go very quick!

I will be sure to follow you all on the new blog when the time comes and share the link here so more of you can find me. 

As I said, I am still here for the next month or so, so this is not my last post. Just an update and a heads up …and an I must be crazy but it must be done post. 

There are a few other reasons I decided to go with another name but I’m going to save that for my first post on the new blog. 

I’ll talk with you all tomorrow💛

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Small Weekend Pickups + Updates✨

This was just going to be a few updates, but I decided to share my small weekend pickups also 🙂

On Sunday I went out in search for a few t-shirts and shorts, I’m in desperate need of new clothes for every season. I’m way too behind on shopping, but sometimes there are bigger things to worry about and there are priorities.

Since we’re on a budget I decided not to do a huge shopping spree at once but instead, a few items here and there until I have a few outfits at least. So here’s what I picked up this past Sunday


Another cute handbag🙂 You can remove the long strap which is great. This is the perfect size for me and I needed a new one because my old black bag was worn out. I can’t wait to switch over!

The last thing I picked up was…


💙🌸

I really can’t wait to wear this dress! I saw it and my eyes lit up! They also had a gorgeous yellow one💛 I tried them both on but this was my favorite, I usually go for darker clothing which I keep saying I’m trying to step out of lol I’d definitely go back for the yellow though! I can’t wait to see what else I can find.

Now on to the updates:

I only have a few updates at the moment. I’m still thinking about things and working on having better structure so there may be updates scattered throughout the week or throughout the month just a heads up.

  • Expect to see Maggie on my blog this week. The next post featuring will be 7/5/17
  • My boyfriend is off work for the 4th and we will be out with family most of the day so I will not be posting. This also means that my Summer lyrics will be posted on the 5th
  • You may or may not catch me on social media but know that changes are happening there also
  • Words of the week? This is a series I’m not sure I will be keeping
  • I still will not be posting on the weekend (besides Short Story Saturday)
  • Fun Friday will continue 
  • I am extending my Summer Party Playlist Project. More on that later. So if you still want to participate you can☀️
  • I will be spending more time reading and commenting on your posts✨ I know I haven’t as much but it seems many of us are behind lately?

Those are all the updates I have for now. There will be more. 

Goodnight/Good morning whenever you are reading this💖


Today’s To Do🌻

Long day friends, I’ve been busy working on myself (mainly myself, doing a lot of thinking) and my blog. Still making changes and improvements as you read this.

The past two days I haven’t had much of a list to post because my boyfriend has been trying to help out around the house more. He contributes most of the mess honestly so it’s only right. He has washed dishes half of the week, cleaned the bathroom and living room.

👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽☺️

I’m glad I had a few days to relax. I needed it. I’ve been so stressed and moody lately with everything going on. 

Since he washed dishes the past two days, I don’t have any to wash today or tomorrow because we also got paper plates.

So what did I do today? And what’s left to do?

✔️Feed/Clean after pets

✔️Work on TW Project task #3

✔️Blog changes and improvements (still working on some images and organizing my categories) How do you like the new header?


✔️Post to Instagram 

✔️Watch The Real

✔️Light workout 

🌻R/C/R (Read Comnent Respond)

✔️Finish working on Fun Friday

✔️Plan for SSS (Short Story Saturday)

✔️Look for words for next week

✔️Watch the sunset

I’ve got an hour before the sun sets, lets see what I can finish before then.💗

*Update: Only RCR is left with 5 minutes left before sunset*

Today’s To Do✨

It’s 5 PM here and I’m almost finished with my list for the day. I feel really good about that! I decided to use one of my notebooks for a temporary planer until I can get one or until I make my bullet journal.

I made my temporary planner last night, doing only the first 2 pages (blog planning for this week) but so far it has helped so much so I’ll continue it. Maybe I’ll show pictures when I have more pages filled? You can check out previews on my Instagram. Nothing fancy, but still cute. I also decided that I would be doing To Do lists only Mon-Friday. Sometimes I may skip a day if I don’t have much tasks but that’s when you can expect to see them. Anyway let’s get to the list…

Today’s To Do:

✔️Feed/clean after pets

✔️Work on awards/tasks *still a couple left to do*

✔️Post to Instagram 

✔️Words of the week

✔️RCR (Read/Comment/Respond) *almost finished for the day*

✔️Plan & brainstorm (use notebook planner)

✔️Vacuum

✔️Light workout (push-ups, wall sits, stretching, meditation etc)

✔️Work on About Me section

✔️Work on Typewriter Project task #3 (write down ideas)

✔️Video editing

✔️Watch sunset

And that’s all folks☺️

I’m about to eat a quick snack before dinner and then finish the last of my tasks. What have you accomplished today? 


The Last Post..

Good morning everyone and Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out there💕

Enjoy the day. You deserve it. And to all the sons and daughters, show appreciation to the woman who carried you in her womb, and gave you life. Not only today but everyday! Not everyone will be able to tell their mom they love them or wish them a Happy Mother’s Day this year. Know that it’s truly a blessing to have such a bond, a type of love that can not be replaced. Don’t ever take it for granted.

And if you haven’t read this week’s Short Story Saturday post, “Mother Away” head on over to read it after you’re done here. It might be a little sad but it ends on a positive note.💛

It ends with positive hope…

Now as the title says, because I’m sure you’re all wondering, this will be my last post. No worries! This is only for Sunday’s. I’m working on a blog schedule and I’ve realized blogging every single day is very time consuming and can get overwhelming quickly. I will be using Sunday as a day to relax, spend time with loved ones and enjoy the outside world. This doesn’t mean I won’t be on WordPress at all, I just won’t be posting that day. For now you can still expect something Monday-Saturday. I am still deciding if I’m going to use Monday as a no post day also. If I choose to do so, I will use Monday the same as Sunday, but also as a day to catch up on reading your posts more. If I decide to continue posting on Monday’s I will use it as a planning day to plan and share those plans for the week. I will also be posting the words of the week and definitions. This could be from the websites of my own choice of words.

A complete schedule will be posted once it is ready.

Thanks for reading! I’ll see you all tomorrow💖

Do you have a blogging schedule? Do you post everyday? Let me know in the comments section✨