We did it! We as in you and I :). Thanks to you I have reached my goal in page views for the first three months of my blog. I am excited, grateful and now thinking of my next move. I have been quiet over the past couple weeks secretly celebrating hitting my lucky number of 10,000 page views. This usually happens to me when I reach a goal. I become quiet. I take a break and relax. I enjoy the success while the aroma of it still lingers in the air. But, unfortunately, it doesn't last long. When I chill and relax on my success, my interest usually wonders in a new direction as I feel like - I've been there and done that.
I started this blog out of the need for self-expression, and then it happened. I forced myself to be competitive making it a goal to hit 10,000 page views in three months. I researched the possibilities to see what I could make from it, how to advertise on it, and how to integrate my writings with videos like successful bloggers and YouTubers. All of this research felt like a winning formula until I had adequate time to reflect and realize that I was trying terribly hard to make a new hobby into a job. It was during the break from the pleasure of reaching a short term goal that life and my mind transitioned. The goal was met, and I was back to my ADHD self, creating a new plan in a different direction with another goal - the old Stop 'N Go Lisa returned (read about my Stop 'N Go behavior here).
During the brief time off to celebrate my short term success, a significant shift in life happened that pushed everything aside. I started my new job (read about it here), returned to school, and decided to lose weight. I guess I went on a spree of impossible possibles (the name of my week long blog series) that I wasn't mentally prepared for. It was through this that I determined that I am NOT Superwoman and everything takes time. Why the rush?!
I can't rush things to fit my unrealistic agenda. I must ride it out and enjoy it. AND most importantly not make it feel like a job! I don't want to make my self-expression something I put off doing because I don't like it anymore. That is typical me and a part that I want to change. I have to kick out that Stop 'N Go nonsense. Blogging is supposed to be fun, and I want to get back to basics - the fun part. Less focus numbers and more focus on quality content that I love to express. So for the next three months, it is my short term goal to have a good time with this project.
I want to thank you for visiting my page and helping me reach my goals. I appreciate your interest, support, and the motivation you give me to keep continuing.