This wasn’t the greatest quarter for my blog in terms of growth and blog goals. I left WITS feeling super motivated, and then life happened. I launched a company, I was applying for new jobs and for graduate school, and the ol’ blog took a back seat. Good news though, I’m back on track now. I really missed sitting down at my computer, writing about my travels and what I was up to. So I go into the 3rd quarter of the year (sidenote, can’t believe it’s July already!) with lots of ideas and ways to spruce up Hello Megan O!
Where oh where has the first quarter of the year gone!? I know everyone says this, but this year is flying by. I was listening to Emma Gannon’s new podcast earlier, and Liz Gilbert, of Eat Pray Love fame was the guest, and she said something that completely resonated with me- “A sign of happiness is when time moves fast. My best wish for our life… is that it goes by in like, ten seconds. If you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing, with people you’re supposed to be with, feeling the gratitude and the flow, then a year goes by in five seconds. And so the best weird prayer that I can hope for people, is that their life is moving by too fast.” So in that vein, how lucky am I to have a year that is going so fast. Onwards to the blog goals!
Over the weekend, I attended my first ever travel blogging conference, the Women in Travel Summit (WITS)! It was so inspiring to be surrounded by so many talented women who loved the same things I did. I got to hear two amazing keynotes, went to a bunch of super useful sessions, and met some fellow bloggers that I know I’ll be friends with for a long time.
I also learned a lot, and will definitely do a few things differently next year! I’m sharing those lessons I learned here, in case anyone else is thinking of attending a travel and/or blogging conference.
Hello Megan O turns one year old this month, and what a year it has been! Happy Blogiversary!
I can’t believe that I’ve already been blogging for a year! I feel like I have accomplished so much, I’ve met some very awesome people, and I even have business cards now! I’ve really enjoyed having a space to document things that happen in my life, and being able to look back and remember/remind myself how lucky I am to be where I am. I jump at any chance to reminisce, so of course a blogiversary post was in order!
Hands up if one of your 2016 new years resolutions was to get organized? Keep those hands up if you still are trying to figure out a way to do that? Ok, now put those hands down, because this time last year, I was just like you. Once I added on blogging to a full time job, I knew it was time to get serious about getting organized, or else I would start/continue to forget important events and deadlines. Nothing on my phone was working for me, because I realized that typing it didn’t commit it to memory like writing it did, and I just couldn’t remember to check my phone .
One of my favourite types of posts to read are about blogging, and as we round out 2015 and begin 2016, I thought I’d get my blog goals written down for the first quarter. I know many bloggers do these monthly, but I think quarterly is much more realistic for me and my blogging habits. We all know that I love a good bit of planning, so writing down my goals into manageable (and attainable!) actions seems like just the thing for me! So as we go into the new year, I’m focusing on growth!