Sunday, August 2, 2015

Lessons Learned: July 2015

Oh, July. What a whirlwind of a month you turned out to be. The biggest lesson I learned from this past month was to make fear my bitch! Rawr. No, but seriously, my comfort zone is like an old abandoned barn now. There's nobody there. The roof is falling in. The paint is peeling. Pretty soon, there will be no comfort zone left.

Let's take a look at my fear ass-kicking accomplishments this month: 

{FAMILY VACATION}  Now, I wasn't afraid of taking a vacation, mind you. It's just that this vacation was so completely different from anything I have ever experienced in my life. We took a week off in July, rented an RV, and stayed at a campground. You heard me. No hotel. No real walls/doors. Just us, some movies, and thinner-than-one-ply RV toilet paper. It was an adventure to say the least, but I'm so glad we went! We may just have to do it again next year.

Will and his grandma relaxing in the RV

{HEADSHOTS}  I finally got sick of my old blog photo. It was of my wedding day. Seeing as I've been married for almost a decade, I thought it was finally time to get some new photos of myself on the blog. But I hesitated. Why? Because I thought it was so first world and self-indulgent of me to pay for professional headshots FOR MY BLOG. And I also got weird thinking about what to do with my hands, and my bitchy resting face, and how to maintain my cool and not hyperventilate if people happened to walk by while I was getting my picture taken (we were in a public place). 

But I gotta tell you, I decided to ignore all that and just go for it. And it turned out to be such an awesome experience! Penny really took care of me and make me feel comfortable. And I love my new photos! I wrote about this in the very first The Chronicles of Chaos Newsletter. You should totally sign up.

Photo Credit: P. Chevalley Photography 

{VLOGGING}   I am insane. I signed up for Vlog Every Day in August (VEDA), a vlogging project where you film a video for each day of the month. I was so scared, but I have always been in awe of vloggers and how they just draw you in and it feels like a friend is talking to you about their lives. I have been having a blast so far and the community is so amazing and supportive. Why did I even trip? (is "trip" still a thing?) Anyways, if you love me, you should subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Peas and spanks. 

So, there you have it. July has been destroyed. Haha. August - you're next, buddy. 

What did you learn in July?

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