Yes, indeedy, I have jumped ship and started a brand spankin’ new blog on Blogger. It’s going to be a different kind of home than “These Are The Days”. I want to use it as a place to sort out my thoughts and feelings about having (almost) raised a child to adulthood and what that means to me as a momma, about where to go from here. Yes, I know I still have Joey to contend with, but for nearly 20 years I’ve been a momma and the vastness of that feat is slightly intimidating.
To say the least.
I will always be a momma, but after Meghan leaves the house in a few very short years and as Joey grows older, my role as a momma and as a person will ultimately change, and that’s what I want to explore on my new site.
I will still be myself as I was over here, but may stray to the more serious side at times. I did a lot of thinking last week, and it all boiled down to this simple fact:
I love writing, and I missed it.
”Crossroads” is still a bit under minor construction, but you can get the general feel for the lay of the land. I’d love for you to come over and see for yourself.
I’m giving myself a month long break from blogging, beginning today. I began “These Are The Days” back in 2009, and have more or less posted every week, every day since then. And frankly?
I think I’m all blogged out.
When I first jumped on the Blogging Bandwagon, I loved it. I loved all the blog hopping, the commenting, the little meme’s that were passed around, the little blogging awards. . . Oh, those little awards were fun to get because it meant people thought I was one of the Cool Kids. Those little blog award buttons were such fun to paste in my sidebars for everyone to see. I was too cool for school.
Fast forward to now.
Now that I’ve been at this for almost 5 years, I think I’ve run out of things to say. I’m using April to take a step back and see how much I miss this space, see if I can come up with fresh stories and fresh words, or if i even want to come back at all. I’ll still be posting to my daily photo journal over on Blogger, and you’re more than welcome to visit me there (but I have comments turned off there), but as for now, I’m shutting “These Are The Days” down for a month so I can think, focus on my family and pursue other photography opportunities.
So . . .
On your mark . . .
Get ready . . .
Have you ever noticed that Good Friday tends to be grey and gloomy? Right now, we’re having very cozy thunderstorms in Fayetteville, which we actually really, really need, but it’s just something I’ve always noticed since I was a child. Ash Wednesday seems to be the same way, as though the world is sad and weeping for what happened thousands of years ago.
So, that’s why I wanted to post this explosion of cheerful color today.
To cheer you up if you’re having a sad day and colorless day.
To let you all know that you’re comments and support and encouragement and cheerleading yells picked me up like a good cup of strong coffee never did.
That I’ve thought of other ways to get myself out there rather than be a slave to the All Mighty Stock Photography industry (and a few articles that I’ve read last night and this morning only re-affirmed my resolve).
I’m re-energized once again.
I consider all you all (how we say “everyone” here in the South) to be good, good friends to me. We may never meet in the flesh (but how cool and fun would that be?!), but I feel as if we did, we wouldn’t miss a beat, but sit right down with that good cup of strong coffee (make mine extra strong and black) and yammer away like we’ve known each other for years.
Y’all (singular for “all you all”) are the best.
So . . .