Last night, I was perusing some beautiful home tours on blogs, in search of "inspiration" for my own home. There was a blip in internet connectivity, during which I started to think. What if I took half the time I do reading blogs and ogling Pinterest, and put it into working on my own projects? What if I took another 10% and put it toward building photography skills? Another 10% on writing my own blog posts? Maybe the remaining 30% could go toward earning money for future projects (I have an online job I've been woefully neglecting).
So, for the month of July, I'm declaring independence from my Pinterest addiction and from my obsession with other people's perfect homes. Instead, I'll be working on my home, developing my creativity, and building skills.
To kick things off, I'm enrolling in a few of the online Alt Design Summit courses. Bing is running a promotion where you can attend up to 4 courses free in July. I'm looking at DSLR 101, Setting up Online, Blogging 101, and maybe the Photoshop class. There are lots of intriguing course options, which normally cost $15 a piece. If you are looking for some personal enrichment this month, check it out. Thanks to Bing for the great opportunity.