2024 Ins and Outs

Well folks, we’re a month into 2024 + I’m personally enjoying the longer days + this incredibly mild weather (hello outdoor running + goodbye treadmill…at least for now). I’m upping my carbs as I up my running miles +, as always, fully enjoying it. My second favorite candy season is upon us (conversation hearts, anyone?) + all this good has me reflecting more deeply on what’s in + out for me this year.

Let’s start with ins: I plan on fostering more pups while also fully enjoying my current foster, Paprika, who is rambunctious but also a stellar cuddler.

Running is IN as I train for the TC Marathon in October. 2023 saw some 110 mile months + I anticipate more of those, which breaks down to a few 40 mile weeks for those keeping track. Luckily I have new running shoes, all the gear +, as always, a supportive partner (shout out to Jared ;)). 

Also in this year is growing my business. Do you know anyone needing fast + secure WordPress hosting or a responsive WordPress site built? I’m your gal. Make sure you’re following along on my socials to catch a glimpse of all I offer my clients.

The last “in” to highlight is prioritizing rest. If you know me, you know I’m not about hustle culture, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get wrapped up in it from time to time. Some weeks are going to be busier with website launches, site builds, welcoming new clients + just life. Making rest a priority is radical self care, + in the midst of a busy season, I’m here for it. So catch me with my feet up, a bowl of chili + some football on + doggos cuddled up next to me.

Outs for this year include people pleasing (hello honoring my own needs!) as well as not being intentional with how I spend my time. I’m ushering in confidence + saying goodbye to self doubt in 2024 + I’d love for you to join me.

Another out is outdated or unused plugins for your WordPress site. Did you know that if I recommend a plugin to a client, nine times out of ten I’ll ask them to install, utilize + then delete said plugin? That’s right, many plugins, like a broken link checker, are large files that can slow down a site. So, use it then remove it! Each installed plugin is technically a door hackers can use to gain access to your site, so if you have an outdated or just poorly coded plugin, you could be more vulnerable to hackers. 

The last “out” I’ll highlight is PHP 7. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, head to your WordPress site + see what version you have running. We’re in the era of PHP 8 (8.3 if you’re being technical) + running on PHP 7 is going to lead to issues for your site. PHP 7 is a decade old + anything earlier than that is full-on danger. Just like me telling you to update your plugins, themes + WordPress, we should all be updating our PHP version too.

What are your ins + outs for 2024? Let me know over on Instagram!

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