Saturday, January 26, 2013

It's a New Year - Welcome 2013 (better late than never)

Hello All,

It’s been a while since I was here. In early December I was hit with an everyday I like to call them; and it knocked me on my ass. I went from seeing my world in one way one moment to seeing it in an entirely new (and very uncomfortable) way in the next moment.

Something I had believed for my entire life was changed and it’s left me a little worse for wear. I found myself a little lost and a little unsure of my direction, which required an unexpected step back from all the things I was thinking/doing/wanting/thought I needed, etc., etc..

All of this time to think hasn’t really brought me any more clarity but it has brought me back to where I started. When I started this blog in July of 2011 I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t have a plan or a goal or anything at all specific in my mind about where I wanted the blog to go. I started it on a whim of inspiration after losing my dad. All I thought was that it was fun to write and journal about my life and about all the little things that mean so much to me.

Then I read (a lot of) a few books on blogging – and took a course (or two) and got wrapped up in the need to have “a purpose” to my blog. I had to “be saying something”, “be consistent” and “be building an audience” for my blog to be successful and all of sudden (not so coincidentally) my blog wasn’t fun anymore.

I’m sure you can guess where I’m heading here....there are more changes on the horizon. Maybe the fourth time is the charm?? I don’t know – If nothing else, I’ve learned over the last couple of years that I know very little....and I’m ok with that. J

What I do know is I’m going back to having fun. 2013 is going to be a year for fun for me. Jon and I have made a list of things we think will be fun and it’s going to keep me (us) on track and enjoying our lives again. I will post our list in the next few days (along with a few changes) and I hope, as usual you’ll join me for my journey.

Lots of love,


  1. Good to see you back blogging! I'm glad to hear you're blogging more for yourself and worrying less about the people reading it. My favourite posts were actually the ones about your life and what you are up to, so I think this is a great "new beginning" for your blog! Looking forward to more posts. :)

  2. Thanks Teal...those are the ones I like the most too.