A Month In Review / September 2018

Not going to lie, September was a little bit stressful. I normally don’t admit to being stressed, but I think it was clear this month to the people around me, that I was having a rough time. I was dealing with a lot of change (which I hate) and I was just upset over everything that was going on. I had left my job of four years and it was hard to say goodbye to something that meant so much to me. I didn’t think I would ever be happy working anywhere else and that really bothered me.

This month I started two new jobs. I was very excited but shortly after starting, I realized I did not enjoy one of them. I really don’t want to get too much into it, but basically now, I work in a daycare/preschool and I love it. I play with cute babies all day and its so much fun. The people there are super friendly and I have felt so welcomed since starting. I feel like I’m finally back into a normal, everyday routine and it feels good. Long story short, do what makes you happy. People may try to tell you to just “deal with it” but at the end of the day, you are the only one that has to live with your decisions and if you have the power to change something, change it. It really is not worth all the stress.

Honestly, the rest of my month was great. I turned twenty and I started my THIRD year of college. I honestly can’t believe I am a junior already. I think most of my stress came from not knowing what was going on with my job and just general fear of the “unknown” as I turn another year older and get one step closer to graduating college (sorry…I’m dramatic). I guess looking back now, I probably shouldn’t have been so worried about everything that was going on. I truly believe that things always work themselves out and that what is meant to be, will be.

SO…now on to the good stuff.

One of the MOST exciting things I did this month was go SELF HOSTED. Yes. I am officially colleendenise.com and I couldn’t be more excited. Please be patient, while I still figure things out. I might be making a couple more changes in the next couple of weeks, so the overall look may change a little. Blogging started off as just a hobby for me. It was something I did to escape reality, I guess you can say. It has brought me nothing but happiness. Cheesy, I know, but Its true. Blogging has been my creative outlet and I wanted to be able to do more with my design and layout so I decided to buy a theme from pipdig and go self hosted. I am super excited to start taking my blog in a more serious direction and its my goal to show everyone how passionate I am about blogging through my posts.

I also have a little fun and quick announcement and that is….. THAT I AM DOING BLOGTOBER. Okay, I am really, REALLY going to try to post every single day. I have been working on a bunch of fall related posts since this is my absolute favorite time of the year. If you guys have any fall type posts you would like to see, let me know!

Thats really it for now! Goodbye September, hello October. I have nothing but high hopes for this month and am so excited to see everything that it will bring!



  1. September 29, 2018 / 4:19 pm

    Hi Colleen! Congratulations on getting self hosted! I plan to do the same very soon. 🙂 Looking forward to your Blogtober posts!

    • September 29, 2018 / 6:26 pm

      Thank you its very exciting! Congratulations to you too! Thanks for the lovely comment!

  2. September 30, 2018 / 5:21 am

    Oooh good luck with Blogtober, looking forward to all of your posts! I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying your job too, by quitting the other one it sounds like you’ve made the right decision.

    Megan // http://www.pixieskiesblog.wordpress.com

    • September 30, 2018 / 8:40 am

      Thank you! and yes, I’m liking this new job so much more!

  3. September 30, 2018 / 12:44 pm

    I’m sorry things were a bit rough during September. However, there’s a lot to look forward to – major congrats on scoring a new job! Hope you’ll enjoy it :). It’s great that you got self-hosted. This is a big, positive shift and it’s always nice to see bloggers getting full control over their blog. Have a great October!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • September 30, 2018 / 1:26 pm

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I am grateful for my new job since it makes me so happy! I am also so excited for the future of my blog! Thank you again!!!

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