Life Update

Life Update November 2018

Happy November! I can’t believe October has already gone.

I’ve recently celebrated my 28th birthday and, even if I didn’t set any new goals, I still listed the things I accomplished this past year and the things I’d like to do next. I also thought a lot about blogging, I almost started overthinking it, to be honest. During the past few months, in fact, I found myself multiple times feeling the desire to close it. It has nothing to do with being sad or depressed or how I feel about blogging in general, but I feel like I have nothing more to add here. I regularly blog over Keep Productive now and the last thing I want to do in my limited free time is more writing.

I’m not going to shot down The Geeky Burrow for now, but I won’t probably renew the domain in May (thankfully, I still have some time to think about it), this way I’ll be able to keep it alive as a place to record my thoughts without the pressure of an expensive custom domain and the need of sharing something useful and “pinnable” all the time. This is why I decided to redesign the blog and adopt a simpler theme. I no longer want to spend ages trying to brand my content with the perfect color palette, blog header and Pinterest-friendly images. It’s going to be extremely more casual over here. My occasional evergreen posts will be reblogged over Medium, where I’m building a sort of writing portfolio.

Speaking of which, I’ve finally created a nice personal website and you can find it at alicec.work! I wanted something extremely simple both for the layout and the domain since my surname is always misspelled and misunderstood even here in Italy.

Finally, I never thought I would say it, but I went back to Twitter and I managed to interact with other remote workers there that make me feel less alone while I spend my days working from home. I also created a separate account for my Tolkien-related content because to be completely honest, I didn’t want Evernote and Todoist people seeing my fangirling tweets about how much I love Legolas. But other than that, I have to admit I’m in a general state of apathy concerning social media. I don’t care about them as I used to when I genuinely loved spending my time on Instagram, for example, or live-tweeting a movie on Twitter. I think it’s part of the process of simplifying my life and I’m totally embracing it.

I hope you’re having a great and cozy Autumn season. 🙂

Alice xo

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