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By Bethany Jae [dot] com

Hey Guys!

The time has finally come! My new blog is up + running. This is my very last post on itsasocialthing. To those I know + those who I’ve never met, thank you for sharing in this journey. But a better one is here.

I truly hope you make the change + head on over to… bybethanyjae.com.

If you liked this blog, I know you’ll like the new one. More content will be added to it over the coming days, but for now, it’s just an introduction + base for what’s to come.

So in case you missed it…. the new blog can be found at: bybethanyjae.com. I repeat, bybethanyjae.com.

Thanks again, & I look forward to starting a new journey with you at bybethanyjae.com.

Lot’s of lovin’

Beth x

[PS: The new blog is bybethanyjae.com…;) ]


Sometimes Crickets Are Good… aka REALLY EXCITING BLOG UPDATE!

[This blog has since moved to bybethanyjae.com. Head on over to check it out, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised… x]

Sorry for the crickets on this blog guys! I’ve been putting off posting because I know that as soon as I hit the blue ‘Publish‘ button, I can’t back down from what you’re about to read.

Since my last post, things have been crazy busy, frustrating as, & making sense as I’ve been planning out, thinking & pondering, lot’s.

So, I thought I should post a little update about what’s been happening…

Project #1: A Book

Yes, a book. It’s something I started writing in November 2009 as a blog, which I then stopped & turned into a personal journal. I later decided to turn that journal into a book, & voila, the first draft is completed!

Am I going to publish it? Uhh yes. When? Not too sure. How? You’ll have to wait & see. It’s all in ‘the plan’…

Happy face for finishing the first draft! Woo's all round!

Project #2: New WeBSITE

This blog is my baby. It met the criteria I needed for my University subject, to then being a platform where I could write about my mission trips to the Philippines. But there comes a time when one season ends & the new one begins.

I’ve just finished University so life has taken another turn. And right now, I feel like it’s a good time to start afresh! Why? Because sometimes you need to cut all ties with the past so you can freely flourish into the future – so I’m cutting the ties guys!

The new website will be similar to this, but really different. I’ve been working on it for a bit & am completely stoked! It will be launched over the next couple of weeks (aiming for Thursday, 1 March…).

Project #3: You’ll just have to wait & see…..


So, that’s life at the moment. And as Donald Miller once wrote

“fear is a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life.” 

Cut the ties. Fear no more. And live the life of colour you’ve always wanted to live. Seriously.

The Little Things

[This blog has since moved to bybethanyjae.com. Head on over to check it out, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised… x]

Life is about the little things. And it’s the little things that make up the big things.

So far my week has been made up of: planning, writing, emailing, designing, thinking, Googling, researching, planning, cleaning, writing, thinking, subscribing to new found blogs, planning, emailing, receiving rejection emails, emailing, planning, + more planning.

In fact, throughout my thinking + planning, I realised what my 2012 goal or vision is:

“Putting pen to paper, and action to dreams.”

Why? Because as much as I adore typing + using loverly technology to note stuff down, there’s something incredibly authentic about picking up a pen + writing on actual paper. Everyone’s writing is different, so they leave a different mark; it’s a beautiful thing.

And why action to dreams? Because I don’t want to be 5-years down the track + only feeling alive when I dream. I want those dreams to become a reality so I can truly live.

It’s the little things that I do today that will become the big things in the future. It’s how I deal with a ‘rejection email’ that will form my appreciation of the successes. It’s what or who I discover today through researching that will create the connections needed to build tomorrow.

And it’s the planning. There’s nothing sadder than getting closer to what you want to do + having it crumble because you didn’t plan it wisely.

Dream it. Write it down. Plan it out. Take a step. Be thankful, always.

‘Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.’ – Vincent van Gogh