Reflections on Why I Started

When I started Crazy on the Outside, I really had one goal: to bring some kind of organization to my crazy life. I was at the point where my life was more running me than me running it and I desperately wanted to feel heard. I felt like I was drowning in my own emotions and activities. So, of course I decided to add on one more project, then another. While my life seems organized at this point, it is still quite crazy.

In the works right now, I:

  • Am working on my first year of marriage with LD
  • Have 2 dogs that still need a lot of help (one with anxiety, one with fear)
  • Make my own Pantry
  • Work on Personal Finances in order to go debt-free
  • Work full time
  • Go to school with at least 1-2 classes at a time
  • Am working on home improvement projects
  • Am working on woodworking projects
  • Am making nearly all homemade gifts

The truth is, I have no idea how I get the time to do everything. I am not even sure if I actually have the time to do everything, but I also make sure to not lose myself in the chaos anymore and that is probably the biggest lesson I have learned since starting the blog. When I take 30 minutes for myself in the morning to workout and eat healthy throughout the day, I feel more in control. The moment I feel like I lose myself, all hell breaks loose in my life. If you are looking for me to tell you all the answers about how to control your life in your 20s, I don’t have all the answers. I don’t think anyone does, but the more you focus on putting one foot in front of the other and knowing who you are, the better off you will be.

I could not feel more honored by all of the friends I have made so far with the blog and the connections I have made with other people. Thank you all my loyal readers and bloggy friends. I look forward to continuing to bond over our words and experiences. I have so much more to learn.


About Danielle Beranek

Life can get away from you when being young, married, and still fairly fresh out of college. Taking on a pet, student loans, going back to school, and soon a new house is enough to leave ones head spinning. For me, life is crazy, but only on the outside.
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