Life Lately: February 2020

This month I’ve been kind of offline, mainly as A LOT has been going on. Since, I haven’t done one of these in ages, I thought I would share what’s I’ve been up to.

This is Fine…

I haven’t done an update post in ages and honestly I’ve written then deleted similar posts countless times now. But considering I’m posting way less than I normally do, I’m going to do a stream of consciousness where I just write everything that comes into my mind and no editing out my thoughts. And the reason I haven’t posted this is mainly I wasn’t sure how it would go over. Since a lot of it is related to mental health and work, and neither are really things I talk about on this blog. I’ve done a few posts on my mental health but absolutely nothing other than a mention on my about page when it comes to work.


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Tips for Staying Motivated When Working From Home

Working from home could be easily described as a gift and a curse. Now I don’t work from home on a regular basis as I need to be in the office for regular meetings throughout the day, but on rare occasions I do get to work from home on projects. And balancing work and play in your home, can be difficult. Especially if you don’t have your own place or there are pets in the house. Most of working from home does boil down to being able to motivate yourself and sticking to a deadlines you often have to set yourself. But there are a few things that you can do to help make yourself more productive, and help you get into the right mindset for it.

Tips for Blogging with a Full Time Job

I have been working full time for many years at this point, and at one point when I used to even work two jobs (one full time and one part time). And have more or less in that time period been posting blog posts every day. So I can’t spend every moment of the day writing, editing, tweeting, photographing, and other aspects that go along with running a blog. As I’m out of the house for eleven hours, with traffic and working. I don’t have a lot of time to solely dedicate to my blog as I would want. Plus I am also working on a bunch of projects, so that just adds even more to the time constraints. Don’t get me wrong, I love always been busy but it leaves me with very little time left over to play video games for my gaming channel or working on the blog. But there is a trick to blogging to make sure you never fall off schedule, when you don’t have time on your side.

Saying Goodbye to the Hotel

For the past year and a half, I have worked at a pet hotel almost every weekend where I wasn’t on call for my full time job. As I mentioned last Monday, there have been a lot of changes happening. So much so that I had to make a very hard decision to say goodbye to the pet hotel. I gave my two weeks notice a week ago, but I don’t have any shifts after yesterday as I go on call the following week so I wasn’t on the schedule that last week anyways. So yesterday, I said goodbye to the dogs for the last time. All of the dogs I became very attached to, especially the regulars that came all of the time so I was very teary eyed when leaving. As I was turning in the notice. Though they aren’t my pets, I felt like they were part of my pack. Sure I’m not going to miss a few aspects, but overall I loved working at the hotel and seeing all of the dogs. Some weeks it was my highlight of the week, while others were different. Maybe one day I’ll go back if things in my life change, but for right now I really need to focus on my full time job and get a day off on the weekends so I don’t burn out. As I was constantly becoming burnt out and my physical/mental health was suffering for it.

7 Ways to Become More Productive in Your Daily Life

Once you reach adulthood, deadlines for things become more abstract or you have to make yourselves. So how do you juggle everything that you encounter and have to do on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis? When I first moved out of my mom’s house, I was the opposite of productive towards house chores. And sometimes I still am with working 60-70 hours a week, luckily that will be going down to 50-60 hours by the end of the month. And hopefully back to 40-45 hours by the end of summer especially once I’ve completed my certification. But that has nothing to do with productivity.