The Life You Love

Why I Disabled My Blog's Instagram Account 😰

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You know that feeling that you get when you have so much to do that you don't know where to start? It's the feeling when you're so overwhelmed that you just stop giving a f*ck and decide to do nothing.  That's how I started to feel about blogging and my online presence in general.  And those feelings started to weigh heavy on my happiness and excitement for blogging, which was pretty upsetting when I think about how I started my blog to cope with depression and anxiety.

Between updating my personal accounts and my blog accounts, I started to lose my passion.  I spent so much time worrying about the fact that I wasn't interacting with people from my 3 Instagram accounts and the fact that I didn't know how to theme my Instagram accounts that I just stopped posting.  And yes, I had 3 Instagram accounts... 4 if you count the one that I started for Bodie when we first brought him home.  It was just too much for me.  Plus, Instagram engagement has been shitty for a while anyways.

When I decided to start blogging again and completely start over, I told myself that I would just focus on blogging about my life and my interests because that's what I feel called to talk about.  Then I got distracted by reading posts about all of the stuff that you NEED and all of the things that you HAVE to do and I totally lost focus of what I wanted.  I felt like I had no time or desire to actually blog or post on social media because while I read about the right way to do things, I started to feel like I was just doing the wrong thing.  I felt like I was never going to have "what it takes" to have a successful blog.

Yes, I want a successful blog.  Yes, I want to make money blogging.  Yes, I want to connect with brands.  Yes, I want a recognizable brand.  And I want to reach these goals in a way that feels authentic for myself and my readers.  I also want to form goals that are more concrete and focused than the generic ones that I wrote above.  I want to figure out what I want for myself, my blog, and my life.  Once I feel like I can do those things, I absolutely plan on growing my brand and expanding my social media presence.  Until then, I'm just going to do what I can from only one account on each social media platform.

The Best True Crime Podcasts

If you enjoy true crime and podcasts, I've got the best post for you! Here are some of the best true crime podcasts that you can access right from your phone.

Oh, podcasts. I’ve been listening to podcasts since I was a junior in college. Back then, I listened to TED talks and Serial and super educational talks. And now I binge on true crime podcasts. From the time I wake up until the time I go to bed, I’m listening to podcasts. While I drive, while I shower, while I clean. Seriously. In honor of October and Halloween and other spooky shit, I thought I would a) confess that I’m fascinated by serial killers and true crime and b) share some of my favorite podcasts. Enjoy! 

The Last Podcast on The Left

I’ve listened to every episode at least 3 times. I’m not even kidding. Y’all, this podcast is a comedy horror podcast so it’s pretty raunchy. I’ve never been so amused and disgusted in my life. And those emotions usually happen in the same 30 seconds, thanks to Henry Zebrowski. Keep in mind that this isn’t just true crime - they also talk about shit like UFOs and magical creatures. Oh, and they hail Satan. A lot. Still, you get a LOT of awesome information on whatever topic they cover.

You’ll like this podcast if: you don’t mind swearing, crude humor, and tangents. And if you don’t get offended easily. Or at all. Ever.

My Favorite Murder

I want to be best friends with these women. They are funny and real and authentic and they don’t try to be anything they aren’t. They warn their listeners upfront that they don’t do extensive research and they don’t always know if their information is correct. They’re just doing what they love, which happens to be talking about gruesome AF murders. I’ve only listened to the first 20 or so episodes so far and they’re so damn quotable and funny. I even wore a badge that says, “Here’s the thing... fuck everybody” at my friend’s bachelorette party in honor of their podcast.

You’ll like this podcast if: you want to feel like you’re hanging out with your best girl friends. And talking about murders. Oh, and you don’t mind unscripted and kind of random podcasts.

If you enjoy true crime and podcasts, I've got the best post for you! Here are some of the best true crime podcasts that you can access right from your phone.

True Crime Garage

True Crime Garage is what it sounds like: two friends drinking beer and talking true crime. If you enjoy beer, you might enjoy listening just for their beer recommendations and ratings. This podcast definitely includes some humor and sarcasm, but it’s pretty tasteful. What I especially love is that they cover not only famous cases or past cases, but also current and often unheard of cases. It’s actually not a bad way to stay informed of crime that’s being investigated right now.

You’ll like this podcast if: you like learning about past and current true crime AND if you’re interested in more than just gory murders.

Generation Why

This podcast is one of my favorites because it’s very calm and informative. They cover very interesting topics, some that are pretty popular and some that I’d never heard of. They aren’t just murder cases, but they’re all mysterious. Like the name suggests, they’re trying to figure out the “why” about what happened. They also throw their opinions in and discuss what they think is going on.

You’ll like this podcast if: you prefer a podcast that seems more formal and scripted, but still conversational and informative!

Alright y'all, leave me some podcast suggestions! 
I'm open to any, but I especially love true crime.

If you enjoy true crime and podcasts, I've got the best post for you! Here are some of the best true crime podcasts that you can access right from your phone.

Target Fall 2017 Clothing Picks: Everything Under $40!

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Sweater from Target (old)

There are only two things that I love in the world more than coffee: Target and fall.  I spent an hour just looking through their women's clothing section.  Not even exaggerating.  As you can see, I have a pretty minimal and neutral style.  In fall, I love wearing plaid, gray, olive, sweaters, vests, and jackets.  Even when I do grab a couple trendy pieces, like off-shoulder or bell sleeves, I still go for neutral colors.  I just thought I would share a few of my top picks... mainly so I could feel like there was a reason for scrolling through their website for an hour when I probably should have been sleeping.  I also included a few outfit photos with some of my favorite pieces that I've worn in the past year.  Where do you enjoy shopping for fall clothes?  What are your favorite fall styles?

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Boots from Target

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