Wow! I can’t believe we’re at #50. Two more weeks and I will have been doing this series for a year. Sometimes it’s still hard for me to believe I’ve been blogging for over a year now.
I’ll do further reflecting in the 52nd edition; I think that’s a more appropriate time!
For now, I have to own up to something – I’ve decided to scrap the videos for a little while. I’m not closing the door on the idea completely, but I don’t think it was adding value in the way I wanted it to.
Besides that, I’ll be even more transparent and say it was a bit too time-consuming. Depending on how things went, editing and uploading took several hours. As my freelance work has ramped up, I just can’t devote that kind of time to a platform that likely won’t bring more visitors to the site.
As it was, I skipped writing this series for a few weeks because I didn’t have a video to go along with it. I felt bad letting you all down, but I don’t want hold myself back from providing content.
If anything, experimenting with video has taught me how much easier writing is, and I’ve been very grateful for the learning opportunity it afforded me. I hope you understand!
This will be a wrap up of the things I’m currently being grateful for this week. I decided to post this during the week, as weekend posts aren’t as popular, and I think it’s fitting for the month of November!
I know, I mention this a lot, but I am truly grateful for all of you that come here, week after week, and take time out of your day to leave a comment. I had been meaning to post an update for a while (finally got around to it Friday if you missed it), but time kept getting away from me.
I was really surprised and delighted that some of you were actually wondering where I was! You all are too sweet.
I know I’m not at all important in the grand scheme of things, but in general, isn’t it funny how we get attached to our favorite internet personalities or bloggers? So you all better be sticking around.
Encountering problems and learning from them
This is a weird one to be grateful for, so let me explain.
Lately, we’ve been having severe connectivity issues with our WiFi. Our apartment automatically came with a modem/wireless router 2-in-1 setup. We had a separate wireless router we wanted to use, so we hooked it up to the modem.
In the beginning, that was fine, but in the last two months, the WiFi has been dropping a lot.
This is an issue as it impedes my ability to get any work done on my laptop (which is why I’ve been working at my computer so much), and poor R can’t watch YouTube videos (that’s slightly sarcastic…).
I had had enough yesterday! We were trying to watch a 2 minute video, and the wireless wasn’t having it. On top of that, it was taking a while to get the signal back after it dropped (which hadn’t been an issue before).
I set out on a mission to figure out what we could do, which meant that Google came to the rescue. I was able to login to the modem and put it in bridge mode.
I then logged into the wireless router, adjusted some settings, set static IP addresses for the iPad and laptop, and breathed a sigh of relief upon testing everything out.
Except that lasted for all of 30 minutes, when R told me he lost connection again.
So even though I spent half my day yesterday trying to troubleshoot to no avail, at least I learned something in the process. DIY fixes outside of your comfort zone, on small scales, can do a lot for your confidence!
And if you didn’t understand any of that, don’t worry, I had a headache for most of the day…
I’m one of those weird people (or am I weird for this?) who changes her clothes around when summer and winter begin. When we moved here, I packed most of our winter stuff, as it was pretty warm here in April.
I remember packing our clothes and flinging everything around in a panic like it was yesterday. After all, we had 2 weeks to pack the entire apartment; clothes weren’t exactly high priority.
Because of that, some stuff made it that shouldn’t have. I went through all my drawers and my closet and made a huge pile of clothing to donate. R had gone through his clothes a month or so ago.
It feels nice knowing that for the most part, all the clothes I own are things I’ll wear. That sounds silly, but I had been keeping some clothes that were gifted to me out of guilt. What helped me get past that was knowing someone else out there could benefit from them.
Regardless, I am also just happy the weather has finally been consistently cool enough to do this. I wanted to switch things around a month ago, but there were still some 80* days mixed in!
Plus, now I get to wear all the fuzzy socks!
As always, I’m also grateful to those that feature my writing on their sites! Please feel free to check out my latest post on Careful Cents about the 3 mistakes I made when I first began freelancing, 4 Ways to Further Invest In Your Side Business, and A Case For Earning More Over Spending Less on Young Adult Money (quite a change from my earlier views). Thanks!
What are you all being grateful for lately? What has been the best fall activity you’ve done so far this season? Have you gotten snow yet?