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I have been a little MIA recently. There is no excuse, but I wanted to take a moment and share a few updates with you.
After all, sometimes life has a funny way of taking over.
I have decided to start up an old side hustle I used to do in high school and college. It’s generally a little work but has always been a lot of fun too. That “side hustle” is house-sitting.
Currently, where I am, I have found they do not have the best internet connection. That is a blessing and a curse, especially when you spend so much time online finding jobs and putting out content.
But what that does mean is that I’ve been enjoying the area. Spending time outdoors and with the animals. Oh yeah, and reading too!
Speaking of reading.
I started a challenge with myself quite some time ago. The goal was to read for 30-days, and I’m proud to say that I never stopped!
I’m reading more now than I have in my entire life! Keep in mind this picture below only includes the digital books I’m reading (not all the other things like regular books, emails, other blogs, and so on).
It may seem silly, but having this streak helps to keep me motivated. I even found time to read during my last road trip (most times with no cell reception)!
More on finding work
I have always found house-sitting a fun way to help others. They get to go on a vacation, and their animals get to stay in a familiar place, their own home!
And, over the last month, I have been venturing off on a new possible job direction. I have a feeling I’ll write about it later, but it’s been a good amount of work.
Which I also noticed took time away from other things, like my BLOG!
Last personal update. I sadly got an injury and found I can’t spend as much time as I usually spend on the computer. Mainly due to the pain it causes, but I hope to get it taken care of soon!
But with all that said, let’s get to the good stuff.
The October 30-Day Challenge
If you are following along with the latest 30-day challenge, we are just past halfway!
As of today, if you have completed this challenge so far every day this month, you have removed a total of 153 items!
A few of the things I’ve gotten rid of include:
- Shredding (and lots of it)
- Digital clutter (files, emails, including unsubscribing to newsletters I no longer read)
- Camping gear I don’t use
- Digital camera
- A credit card! Yeah, you read that right.
- Kitchen gear
- And much, much more!
If you participated, even for a day, I want to know!
Please share with me what you have done in the comments below.
With following the rules, it’s been pretty easy so far. But starting tomorrow, finding 18 items is beginning to be much more complicated. We need to band together and keep each other motivated.
Now is the time this challenge is going to be ramping from here on out.
It’s time to share what you have done so far this month (in the comments below) to hold each other accountable, start digging deep, and complete this 30-day challenge strong!
Random But Exciting
Here is a little piece of random exciting news. Wilde Escape officially turned two today!
How crazy is that? I didn’t think it had been that long.
I want to thank YOU most of all. With people like you reading my content, I wouldn’t be doing it. So THANKS! From the bottom of my heart.
I’ve learned a lot, have used my blog to help others, and cannot wait to see what happens next!
Over the last week, I’ve gone back and read some of the first posts. I also noticed that my first post was on October 24, 2019. But I purchased this domain on the 17th.
I remember not knowing where to start (there are a lot of moving parts and things to set up on the backend of a website).
It was after working out that I decided to write. Not knowing really where it was going to go, but having a thought in mind. It’s been a fun journey so far, and I feel that my writing has improved since that post, but let me know what you think.
I Want Your Feedback
I continue to read all the comments and emails that are sent to me.
My overall goal is to provide you with content you want to read.
Once you share what you have done with the 30-day challenge (even if it was only one thing), I would appreciate it if you would also mention anything else you want to see Wilde Escape do from this point forward?
I have a few ideas, but you are always more than welcome. After all, that is how I find some gear to review and blogs to write.
Let me know your thoughts below!