It’s the last day! I’ve really enjoyed this round of Thirty Chic Days and I hope you have too. What amazing thing do I have up my sleeve for the thirtieth chic day? It’s something I learnt from this past month and that’s if you set yourself a deadline, you can do it. You can do it even if you thought you couldn’t.
I’d struggle to conjure up two posts a month before now, but by putting pressure on myself to come up with thirty in thirty days, I did it. Whether they are any good is another matter altogether…
Having constant chic thoughts in my mind has also been helpful in remembering my overarching goal of living beautifully. I had hardly any time of slacking off but I don’t feel like I missed out on that. And because of this there was not that residual guilt of laziness.
June wasn’t all work, work, work though. I enjoyed time I had to myself more when I made myself busy with a daily post as well as my full-time job. Looking forward to my current book(s) was a real treat, as was my nightly tv viewing of a good series like Downton Abbey or a movie.
So even if you don’t write a blog, perhaps you could come up with a small challenge for yourself. Maybe in a notebook or journal some goals you want to cross off in July, or by a certain date. I think I will do this with some sewing projects I have been moving slowly on.
With my posts, I can see they are actually a beneficial addition to my life and not just another thing on my to-do list. Posting daily also helped me enjoy life in a meaningful and in-the-moment way. Other months fly by and I don’t know where they went. Not June though! I really stretched it out, particularly in the middle of the month when I knew I still had so many posts to go and was flagging a little.
My new goal for How to be Chic is to post weekly on a Friday, and possibly a Tuesday but I’ll start with one day a week for now. Surely I must run out of chic things to talk about (you’d think). But thankfully for me and my curiosity there are many ways to approach living in a simple and elegant way that I want to explore.
I’m keen to know if you had a favourite post this past month, and have you tried anything from an idea you came across? There were many things I’ve tried thanks to your wonderful comments. I loved them all!