Today, I am saying goodbye to my old blog. It’s a process that I started about a year ago when I moved my blog from Blogspot to WordPress. At that time, I decided that I would slowly phase out my blog’s name and theme, starting with the domain. Ever since then, I’ve spent a lot of time mulling over whether to change the blog’s name or get rid of it altogether. After way too much consideration, I’ve decided to ditch the idea of a blog name.

Why I’m Leaving the “Life in the Lost and Found Bin” Behind

The Life in the Lost and Found Bin was not the first incarnation of this blog. This blog was born in the fall of 2011 in my AP Language and Composition class. I named it “Write Away,” and my first posts consisted of prompts for my class. If you dig back far enough, you’re bound to find my cringeworthy beginnings some of my old posts.

Life in the Lost Bin began in the summer between my Freshman and Sophomore year of college. At the time, it was a space to explore who I really was, while also trying to figure out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. Simple stuff, I know. Now, I’m not saying I have it all figured out by any means. However, I am in a different place than I was back then, and I don’t have the same goals as before.

Sometimes, in order to grow, you need to let go of what isn’t serving you anymore. Instead of trying to fill in the potholes on a bumpy road, I’ve decided to pave a new path.

So, what does this mean for my blog?

I’m ditching my blog title. Along with my other work, you can find my blog at taylorshiff.com. My blog isn’t going anywhere, but I’m headed in a new direction.

Going forward this blog will focus more on technology and tools to organize your life in a way that will help you achieve your dreams while living a meaningful and full life.

You can expect…

Technology and Design posts – posts that highlight good app and web designs that provide value to your everyday life

Inspirational/motivational posts – posts that inspire you to take action on your dreams and live intentionally

Min/Max (Minimize/Maximize) posts – posts about decreasing the amount of time and effort you put into work and day-to-day activities, so that you can spend more time on things that matter to you

Actionable posts – posts with tangible advice and productivity tools that will change your dreams into goals

I don’t think you should ever play the “What If” game. With each passing year, you have to embrace what happened that year one way or another. Think about it: you’re not getting that time back, so you have nothing to gain from this game — other than maybe some more worry wrinkles. I can’t promise you eternal youth. I can’t promise you a time machine (no matter how many times you rewatch Back to the Future). But what I can promise you is that I will be here cheering on your dreams and pushing you to not have to play the “What If” game.

Let’s use technology and maybe a touch of the “work smarter, not harder” mentality to turn your dreams into goals and your goals into plans. I’m beyond ready, are you?