Life Lately

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We are plugging our way right through this summer wouldn’t you agree? As I was working on some plans for the rest of year, I couldn’t believe Thanksgiving was being talked about. I mean, it will be here before we know it and then poof, 2020. I have no idea where all the times goes. Well, I have an idea, spent sitting behind a laptop for about 80% of my day.

After spending the weekend strategizing the rest of the year and only having one meltdown, I wanted to let you know that things will be somewhat quiet around the blog this month. As you may or may not know, I do have a full time day job outside of this glorious SMT side-hustle. While things have slowed down a bit at work from where they were at the beginning of the year, they haven’t slowed down as much as I would like; which means still working late but not as late. The new normal as I call it.

What it really means is that it leaves me with even less time to devote to SMT and check off all the things that were part of my 2019 goals. One of those items is reorganizing the content on SMT. I’ve been taking note of the DMs, emails, and overall questions being asked of me and realized that I could make a lot of the information much easier for you to find. In order to be able to do that something’s got to give. As much as I would love to be able to do it all, I can’t. Admitting that doesn’t make me feel great but I need to be reasonable. It all slowly starts to take a toll on my health, personal life, and being honest and realistic with what I can actually accomplish. The conclusion is that for the month of August I will have to put a pause on posting new content here on SMT. Saying that out load, makes me cringe. But it is what it is.

I’ve always wanted to be a resource for women entering a self-reliant lifestyle and while I shared a lot about my journey and what I’ve learned along the way it’s getting harder to quickly direct readers to that information. Not producing new SMT content will free up my time so I can make sure that the content I’ve worked hard to create is easier for you to find and that I can still be your go-to resource. You shouldn’t see anything major in terms of changes to the site; I’m keeping things as is for now. I’ve already started working on the changes but realized an hour here and an hour there was just taking too long. This content break will give me the opportunity to get the site reorganized and handle a bunch of the not-so-fun admin-esque stuff that goes on behind the scenes.

In terms of the fun stuff though, I’ll also be busy working on the Style Me Shop. New Gun Snob mug samples are on their way and I’ve finally given the okay on a sample of a product that I’ve been going back and forth with the manufacturer for a year! I can’t wait to get that in and can’t wait for you guys to see. And as always because you know I love my subscribers, you will get first dibs on the new goodies.

There will still be lots of Not Your Average Gun Girls episodes coming each week and I’ll still be sharing things on Instagram. So it’s not like I’ll be off the grid.

During this time I want to hear from you. Is there anything you want to see or content you wish I provided but haven’t yet? Thoughts, suggestions on anything? Let me know by sending me a DM on Instagram, leaving a comment below, or sending me an email. I always love hearing from you.