So I started off the year getting organized in a big way! I was determined to keep it together, with blogging, with life, with fitness, and with normal everyday planning. I had LOTS of tools I was using, and I loved them! Now that we are half way through the year, let’s examine how they worked out, what’s changed, and why!
I have seen a lot of lifestyle bloggers come up with a “word of the month/year” for a while now. I was finding myself strangely interested in these posts, and obsessively reading them. However, I could not for the life of me find a word for MY year. But then, in came April, and in came my word. I found myself looking at an old iPhone wallpaper I had made for my old blog, and the quote in the wallpaper, is simple, elegant, and beautiful. It is from Jessi Kirby’s, Golden, and I couldn’t stop staring at it. And then it came to me…
Some of you may know what Buffer is, while others may not, so real quick I will run down what the application does. I personally think it is a real time saver, and it allows you to do multiple things, all on one platform!
As a FREE user, it allows you to connect your Facebook and Twitter to your Buffer account. From there you can:
- Create a posting schedule
- Share your tweets at specific times daily
- Check your analytics
- Download the Browser Extension
- Share Other’s/Your Own Content
One Year Ago…
I thought I was TOTALLY awesome, had this DOWN and wrote a post about Meal Planning. I was about to move in with Jon, knew I had to cook 3-4 nights a week, and was trying to come up with a totally kickass system. I was feeling really, really confident in this and couldn’t find ANY flaws in my plan. It was PERFECT.
One Year Later…
I realize I only half knew what I was getting myself into. I have a grocery store PROBLEM. I have realized that the phrase life happens, is real, and I have come to terms that I had flaws in my first system. But hey, now I have it pretty much, ironed out. And this is not to say my first system wasn’t good, it was! It was more that I didn’t have a grasp on how much MONEY what I was proposing, was going to cost. You can’t cook steak every week Cassie, not when you choose filet mignon. A few subtle changes, and some new organizational tools in tow, and I have this. I know I do. Until I create version 3.0. Because I’m always nitpicking. OF COURSE.