10 Things I Loved This March

Millennial blogger's 10 things i loved in march featuring past blog posts and life update - the confused millennial
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In case you didn't know, April is National Stress Awareness Month! Seriously, I love how this month always gives us the chance to reground and prioritize self care. But before we can look forward we have to look back.

ICYMI, here's what I am loving from March:


With the move, it certainly felt like all the things were beyond chaotic (not to mention we've basically gone 1 week without internet or TV!). It definitely gave me the chance to reorganize my life though. I fell in love with these planners from Samsill and how they've helped me customize  & make my own planner.

DIY planner with samsill

Cactus | Candle c/o | Binders


March felt like the month of community and I loved answering a reader Q on the blog on all the secrets behind my blog's growth! Since that post, my inbox has been flooding in with questions and I can't thank you guys enough! Sometimes blogging can feel so lonely. Like if a tree falls in the forest, does any one here it? I love hearing from you guys!

Chatting with hit TV Writer Diana Snyder!

My husband love Young & Hungry, so when Diana stumbled upon The Confused Millennial and wanted to submit a guest post, I was so excited! Her story of how she went from no connections living in New York, to writer for a hit TV show in LA is so inspiring! Plus she shares some super valuable & actionable tips in her post on “How I Went From Nothing To My Dream Job

The Bachelor Finale

Thank g-d that ish is overrrr! I wrote all about it in my Bachelor Finale Recap, but it was just painful to watch by the end. Plus with this season over, it means we are getting closer and closer to my favorite reality show, Bachelor In Paradise! Plus it also means we are getting closer to The Twins getting their own show, more Raven, and *fingers crossed* more Corrine! #TeamCorn


ICYMI, TCM turned 1 last month!! I honestly am still so blown away by the respond to my post on “10 Lessons From My First Year Blogging“. I still get random grins on my face from the outpouring love y'all have shown me this year. I can't say it enough, but thank you all so much for helping me turn my blog into my career. I never thought I my dream career would be blogging, but it truly is and it's now becoming a reality which is amazing!



Setting harder boundaries on guest posting.

While March was certainly the month of my new favorite guest post, it almost felt like a joke from the Universe in my inbox… You see, after I wrote this post on reasons no one is responding or posting your guest post submission, my inbox became flooded with emails for guest posts! Normally I would take the time to respond to every single one with reasons why it wasn't chosen, however this month was different. Instead, I either deleted (if it was so grossly out of left field) or I responded with a link to that article which felt oh so good! It still surprises me when people use the contact form to ask if they can guest post, when literally the sentence above the contact form says “click here to guest post” #SMH.

Starting the decorating process.

Many of you know by now that E and I literally moved without owning a single piece of furniture (okay we owned my desk and a tv stand). So I couldn't be happier to start pinning things to my vision boards for our home and sharing with you all how we are creating the vibes we crave (without breaking the bank), like in this post on “How To Affordably Make Your Bathroom Feel Like A Luxury Hotel's“.

The “Oops” Moment of the Month:

Okay, maybe I don't “love” this but it's worth sharing: The week I wrote this post on the best email marketing provider I've ever used, I got an email from a subscriber saying she wanted to be removed my list because she was getting too many emails. This was odd to me since I only send 1 email per week. I looked into her account a little more and it turns out there were 3 emails sent that were unaccounted for. I was in a total panic, “It would happen the week I finally decide to write this post there's a massive glitch in my mailing list #SMH”. I literally felt like my credibility was shot, I was so upset and embarrassed. Mailerlite did sort it out, and I realize glitches happen, but again if you got those random autoresponders from me, I am so sorry! <— Although, I guess in a weird way this is another example of the community I was feeling this month, since thank goodness someone told me!

Our Wedding Video!

We finally got it back from our videographer and I was thrilled to have it on repeat this month! I am so happy we decided to get a videographer for our wedding and loved sharing my tips for choosing a videographer with you as well as our wedding video!

3 Tips For Choosing A Wedding Videographer plus millennial bloggers wedding video - the confused millennial



Forbes Articles From March:

How To Balance Work, Life, And Moving

6 Tips For Working From Home With Your Partner & Maintaining Balance

10 Millennials Share Their #1 Tips For Creating Work-Life Balance

Millennials, This Is How To Use Goal Setting To Cultivate Work-Life Balance

How This Millennial CEO of 3 Companies Handles Work-Life Balance


How was your March? What are you looking forward to in April?

116 thoughts on “10 Things I Loved This March”

  1. Loved this post until I saw those awful words “decorating” – I have the pain, have the tools needed, even took the stepladders out ready (5 weeks ago). Looks like it’s not going to get done again this week. I’m kinds hoping that I’m just going to get the urge to jump in and get started one day.

  2. i have never used a mailing list for my blog. i guess i just dont now how ? or why i would ? i know they can help my blog but just no clue on how or why or when to use them. sorry o hear you where sending out more then you though glad you fixed it

    1. I wrote another post on the how (linked above in this section) – and the why is different for everyone. Some people use it to sell products, others use it to build a deeper relationship; but everyone will tell you they wish they started their list sooner. For me, a lot of my readers aren’t bloggers and work full time so they keep up with my weekly posts via the newsletter rather than social.

  3. Oh I know all about the stress of moving! When we did a few years back we literally lived out of boxes for months. It was awful. But then we sorted it out and the fun part started – decorating! Have fun! And wishing you a lovely April!

    1. YES! And we just got a puppy last night … and everything is on the floor haha so i am feeling the pressure even more to hurry up and get furniture haha

  4. Annissa Slusher

    Congratulations on the one year anniversary of TCM! It’s not easy to make it a year–especially with all kinds of other things going on.

  5. I really loved your wedding video, it really captures the love and your special day!

  6. I still cannot get over how amazing your wedding video is!!! I’m so excited to see how you guys decorate, too!! 🙂

  7. Kaitlynn Charalambopoulos

    Not sure how this is the first time I am stumbling upon your blog but I love it!! This post is a great idea. The optimism is contagious. Thank you for sharing. I got married last July and moved to a new home with my husband….we’re still decorating our house and it has been months now lol definitely a slow process but at some point I hope I can finally say we’re done!

    1. Awe thank you!!! I think that’s whats scaring my a little TBH, we are in a rental and it’s not our “forever” home – so I really want the space to be complete, but am so nervous that by the time it’s done we will move again haha And congrats on being newlyweds and getting a house!!

  8. Moving is so stressful and decorating also! I moved into my new place almost a year ago and still have nothing on my walls. I just have SO MANY IDEAS. My pinterest board is full of stuff. It sounds like you had a busy month though, hopefully your April is wonderful! I’m glad i stumbled upon your blog, it’s very lovely!
    Santana | http://www.santanasays.com

    1. YAS! It’s so hard to narrow all of the ideas!!! And (based off of what I’ve been pinning) I’m apparently obsessed with house plants haha and they are SO expensive!! I’m going to stalk your pinterest now haha Nice to “meet” you!! <3

    1. Thank you!! It’s definitely a bit overwhelming and feels like it’s going to take forever! Do you have any tips or hacks for how you decorate?

  9. Lots of great things in March! I thought The Bachelor got pretty painful at the end too – I’m excited for BIP. I think I’m officially on board with all of the Bachelor/Bachelorette things, haha.

    1. BIP is the only reason I watch all the other seasons! It ties it all together haha — and YAY! haha it’s honestly such good comic relief after a Monday haha

  10. I wouldn’t worry too much about the email thing. I think most people understand that no matter what platform you are on or who you are, glitches and mistakes will happen.

  11. Casually Christiana

    I love this post! I LOVE being organized and the bachelor finale, too. 🙂 Two great things that happened this month!

  12. Oh decorating is so much fun! I would love to see some posts on how you’re decorating and styling your home 🙂

  13. Mimi HomewithMimi

    Looks like you’re enjoying lots of interesting things, these days. “Organization” was the one that resonated with me. I think it’s always a challenge to stay organized.

  14. i loved this post! My april goals are organization! whew, it is time to get things together! And thank the lord in heaven above that Nicks season is OVER. Good riddens.

    1. It’s SO good! I am excited for Rachel’s season to start, but I havent been hearing the best things about her guys! she is so awesome though that I think she’ll make the season!

  15. I had no idea that April was Stress Relief Month – what a cool time to focus on self care! And I’m so sorry to hear about your mailing glitch. It’s always so frustrating when mistakes happen at THE WORST times…but we’re only human, and they’re only technology, so it happens.

  16. so with you girl, praise the lord the Bachelor is over haha I was getting tired of it. I loved your wedding video- so gorgeous! x

  17. Elizabeth Johnson

    Decorating a home is so fun! It is seriously one of my favorite things! One of the best decisions I made with decorating was to take my time. That way I don’t make a mistake with decorating that is super expensive to fix or a complete waste of money. Happy decorating!

    1. I loveee the industrial shelving you put in! Our bedroom is industrial and we are trying to figure out a bookcase/shelves now actually! How we just don’t want to put holes in our place since it’s a rental

  18. Elizabeth Ghekiere

    March sounds like a mostly awesome month!! I also love some of those, like decorating and organizing!

  19. Jordyn Upchurch

    Yay for sharing your wedding video! That was one thing we went back and forth on before we got married and I’m so thankful that we decided to go with a videographer-it holds some of the best memories from that day!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  20. Shobika Santhalingam

    I’m not going to lie, it’s been a real productive March month for me as well! First off, I must say, I love your floral arrangement in your wedding video picture. Absolutely gorgeous! I have to agree with you on decorating and organizing. As much as I want to do everything and anything that is already in my PINTEREST BOARDS, I can never find the time to do it. sighs.

  21. Victoria Stacey

    I love this 10 things you loved post! I think this is one of the first I’ve read of yours, and I love the idea! 1 year of blogging – so exciting! The photos are great 🙂

    1. I love the one’s that aren’t even in english! #SMH – or the ones that literally follow up with me every week after they submit, even though it says allow 4-8 weeks for a response! I end up telling those people no

  22. Love this Rachel! Glad you’re finally getting settled after the move – definitely on the same page about the organization obsession haha. And definitely don’t worry about the email thing – mistakes happen. It is pretty ironic that it happened to occur the same time as your post though! Glad it’s sorted out!

  23. Ahh March sounded like an amazing month for you! Happy 1st bloggiversary, and can’t wait to see your decoration project! x

  24. I totally feel you on that email thing! A subscriber sent a rude email telling me to take her off my list and that she “never signed up for it” – I looked back at her subscriber history and saw that she opted-in for my free content calendar, so i sent her a screen shot of that and she apologized. LOL

    1. Love it! Yeah we literally own nothing and have to decorate an entire house too! It’s going to be a SLOW reveal! We are like halfway done with the first room, but SO far off with everything else!

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