I’ve been a little absent over the last week or so. My mind has been all over the place and with the final weeks of university, I decided to take a step back from blogging to finish assignments. I’ve made a few small changes on the blog and on Instagram. This Small Changes + an Update is just to give you all an update on where I’m at and where Elysian Haze is at.
First of all, I’m going to share the changes I’ve made with you.
The small changes
For quite a while I haven’t been happy with Elysian Haze. I like the theme I’m using and I’m finally starting to like the content I’ve been producing, but something had been missing. Mostly, I wasn’t happy with my Instagram. I’m slowly working on changing that.
Changes on the blog
It was an impulse decision, but I decided to change Elysian Haze’s logo and alter the colour scheme to be more earthy (as such) and a few things for the blog. Essentially, the changes made are:
- New logo
- New colour scheme (green, blue, earthier red)
- Way categories are organised in the sidebar
- A new way of thinking (for upcoming blog posts)
Anyway, I took some screenshots to show some of the differences.
Here is the before:
And here is the after:
The changes are pretty minor, but I’m really happy with how they’ve turned out. They’ve given the spark I needed to keep on blogging.
Changes on Instagram
Okay so, I’ve never really been happy with the content I’ve created for Instagram. I’m learning and exploring what I like and want to post. The changes I’ve made on Instagram are:
- I’ve updated my bio
- I created a new filter for my photos
- I’ve changed my highlight covers
I’m not really sure about my highlight covers and I think I’ll end up changing them back to photos (because that’s what I prefer).
If you’re interested in seeing the changes, click here for my Instagram.
I’ve been working from home since the middle of March. I haven’t been out to see my friends and I’ve followed the advice given from South Australia’s Health Minister.
Well, I’ve started seeing friends again and getting back out the house. South Australia is lifting restrictions and we have no active cases of COVID-19. I’ve noticed that in the times I’ve been out, I’ve felt more anxious. I’ve become so accustomed to spending my day at my desk or in my room or just around the house. It feels weird to go back out.
Anyway, I started to notice my mental state declining probably early-midway point of May. I struggled to get to sleep and event though I was still getting around eight hours I felt as though I hadn’t slept at all. I felt overwhelmed over the little things and I overthought everything. My negative thoughts grew louder and started to eat at me.
It’s hard to describe how I’ve been feeling, but I haven’t been okay.
I’d describe myself as an extrovert and I thrive off being around friends. It’s been hard. It’s been harder for other people too.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that my mind has been a mess and has been all over the place. I’ve had so many good ideas and then I’ve had so many negative thoughts.
Now that I’ve pretty much finished uni for the semester I have time to focus and I’m going to make sure I start creating the content I want to.