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During the time of working the blog’s new look, I also did some thinking about content.

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This blog is supposed to be a representation of me, my life, and where we are. Afterall, my tagline is: Once there. Now here. Later elsewhere.

I have that line for (what seems to me anyway) a fairly obvious and specific reason. The title of this blog is also: Life Breath Present.  I created this quote: “Remember to Live a life Full of breath and be present in all the Moments offered to you.” when I created the blog as a way to explain my purpose here.

In all of this, Life is the cornerstone.  My life, as it is and the ways in which I choose to embrace my life for now and always.

As I’ve been figuring out blogging, living life, and experiencing changes both within myself and in my overall life, I’ve kept a pretty simple blog. Occasionally I’ll mention something that’s a little heavier. Sometimes I post on some other aspects of living my life, like crochet or cooking. Mostly though I talk about Baby Boy and being a Mom and Heart-Wife to Hun. Therefore, my blog has generally been kinda light.

In some ways, I like it that way. In others not so much. See, I’m much more than a Mom and Heart-Wife. I’m not just either of those titles.  I’m not just any one of any thing I do.  I enjoy crafting and creating, cooking, and reading, too.  I’m also a Dreamer and a Thinker and a bit of a Researcher and an aspiring Photographer and an Advocate and a Breastfeeding Encourager and a formerly practicing Social Worker and a Sister and an Aunt and a Daughter and a Friend.

See, so there’s more to me than is often revealed on my blog. And as a result, I’m going to talk about more of these things.

In other words I’ll talk more about me and my life, my thoughts, my beliefs, my opinions, and my full living. Because there’s so much to living life and being who I am. There’s so much I’m still learning, about me, about motherhood, and having my own real and true family.  I’m still finding out how to navigate a real, true, committed, and forever partnership.  Plus, I’m still figuring ways to fit all the parts of me into, well, me.

Further, I don’t want to limit myself in some of these other areas when it comes to my blog because then I’m not really being authentic and true to myself, I’m not allowing myself to bud freely.

And, at least for right now, I’m sticking with a 3 posts a week schedule. The idea of posting 3 days a week works better for me. This means I can create more quality content. Quality in my opinion anyway.

Plus, the stress of trying to figure something to write and promote 5 days a week puts me in the “not wanting to” category more than the “wanting to” category. Besides, if I’m going to expand on some of the topics I write and talk about here in this safe space, then I want to think about that, not about the fact that I don’t have something planned or I need to write and edit a post that I’m not as interested in or that isn’t as well put together as it could be.

I also think posting only 3 days a week gives me space and time to focus on some other ideas I have for the blog, or for living life, instead of the pressure of writing 5 days a week and feeling like I don’t or can’t put much time and energy into much else. Afterall, part of the point of writing is also in living, right?

Some things won’t be changing. Using our pseudonyms (though they may change at some point) and keeping our full location undisclosed. I’m mostly just not going to box myself in as much as I have. My Career as a Mom, being a Heart-Wife to Hun, and creating a home for our family are still the biggest parts of my life. For it is without those parts that I wouldn’t be who and where I am in life today – the good, the not so great, the indifferent, the fun, nor the different and ever-changing woman I am.

Yet, in order for this blog to fully represent me it’s necessary I let a bit more of me out. I realize I may catch some flack, I may lose some of the few readers I have and that’s ok. It has to be ok. Because in my daily life it’s ok and since my daily life also includes blogging, so it is ok here too.

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I hope you will stick around as these changes happen. Respectful discourse and dialogue is something I hope for and encouraged.  I hope there will be love through all interactions, even in the disagreeing. I hope there will be more understanding of me and of my family and I hope there will be an acceptance of all that come to this space.

After all, even though some of the topics may be heavier, the light ones aren’t disappearing and this is to always be a safe space.  So come along for the ride with me on this journey of living Life, taking Breath, and being Present.

The Blog it is A-Changin’
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18 thoughts on “The Blog it is A-Changin’

  • February 11, 2015 at 8:07 am
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    I’m sticking around for your changes, for sure! I’m excited to learn more about you and your life as all of the things you’ve outlined.

    Will you be sharing your experiences as a former social worker? I had a terrible experience today. 🙁 I called the police on a woman in the grocery store cause she was verbally abusing her daughter who looked to be between 1-2 years old. She also raised her fist and made the little girl flinch. My heart broke, and it is still hurting. I cried all afternoon and evening about it. I probably won’t be able to sleep tonight. Anyway, it made me think of all my social worker friends (I have a couple), and I just thought that it must take incredible, superhuman strength to perform such a job.
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    • February 11, 2015 at 12:35 pm
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      I’m sorry to hear what you witnessed. It’s hard to make a call like that, but it sounds quite valid unfortunately.

      I’m not sure if I’ll talk about when I practiced Social Work, though I’m sure it’ll come up at times. Being a Social Worker certainly has its difficulties, but there can be great rewards as well. I loved it…..I still do, but for right now my talents, knowledge, and skills are at home.

      I’m excited about these changes, too so I’m happy to hear you want to stick around! 🙂

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  • February 12, 2015 at 2:59 am
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    Go for it! Only good things can come from opening up more, and I say that from experience. Deciding to post three days a week is also a good idea- I can’t understand how so many women *with* kids post five days, and I don’t have any and couldn’t sustain that for very long.
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    • February 12, 2015 at 3:41 pm
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      I agree! It’s been difficult before if something is going on and I choose not to write about it on the blog because of whatever reason. This way, I’ve committed myself to the idea and activity of talking about hard things on the blog.

      And the 5 days or more a week thing, yeah. It was just too much and hard to keep a groove going. 3 days a week seems like pure bliss! Now I have at least 2 days out of the week that I can focus on other things, like SEO or writing, or simply just being alive and participating in life somehow! 🙂

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  • February 13, 2015 at 2:14 am
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    I’m looking forward to seeing the changes 🙂 Also, I don’t blog 5 days a week either…partially just because there’s no way I would have the time for that (at least not if I wanted to present quality content) and also because as a reader I have a hard time keeping up with blogs that post that frequently (again, a time issue).

    Thanks for linking up with the Ladies Collective! Hope to see you again next Wednesday at http://www.bestofbabylady.com 🙂

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    • February 13, 2015 at 1:35 pm
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      Yep, I tried the 5 days a week thing. I always had trouble sticking to it. Like you, I really have difficulty keeping up with the reading as it is lol 🙂

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  • February 13, 2015 at 6:13 am
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    I’ve been where you are and I think I have a post that says almost verbatim what you have written which is kinda freaky :). I had decided to be more open about areas like my beliefs and they have changed so much since then. It’s crazy. And now I don’t talk so much about that sort of thing on my blog. I go through phases. I also have decided not to share pics of our new baby or any more pics of my son online anymore. Blogging is really awesome in that it really takes people through so many steps and experiences in our lives. I’m sure you will gain more readers and I’m also certain that many will love getting to know more about whatever aspects you decide to share. I know I will! I’ve been MIA for a while and will be for a bit as I adjust to being a mom of 2. But I’m hoping to be back to visit you really soon. 🙂
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    • February 13, 2015 at 1:39 pm
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      Congrats on the new baby! So glad you’re back a bit! I’ve missed seeing you around! Anyway, settle in, I know your hands are plenty full! I don’t know much about the adjustment to 2 since we haven’t gotten there yet (hopefully soon :crosses fingers:).

      I, too, like the process of blogging and how it brings me to and through experiences all towards a better and more present and fulfilled me. I love learning from others, sharing experiences in woman-hood, motherhood, and overall life. Plus, having a place to ‘talk’ is always good anyone who benefits from my ‘talking’ is a perk. 🙂

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  • February 14, 2015 at 12:55 pm
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    I will follow you and continue to read your posts. It is a bliss to have found you and your blog. Though we both are kind of anonymus it feels like we get to know each other on the inside. I don´t need to see photos of you and your family (even if I like the once you share). I build up my own picture from what you describe.

    Your blog is yours and just like any friendship you want your readers and followers to like it for who you are and what you write. It is a personal thing and I think you will win in the end by being authentic. I agree with you about the number of posts. I feel like posting three times a week is what I can manage. I also like time for research and creating quality content. And of course to read what others write and connect with them. Keep up the good work and carry on sharing 🙂
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    • February 15, 2015 at 4:17 pm
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      I’m glad we met, too. I love learning and meeting new people through blogging. It’s such an easier (albeit quite time consuming) and fun way to meet new people. I very much dislike small talk and that getting to know someone while not knowing that anything about us really matches is difficult for me. Plus, I’m not a good reacher, but a great reciprocator lol!

      Plus, I can harness blogging friends on the timetable that fits my life and no one (presumably) gets offended or bummed out!

      And btw, thanks for thinking I’m (at least) good, that boosts me in all sorts of confidence building ways! 😀

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  • February 17, 2015 at 4:06 am
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    Another thought on your quote at the top of this post: the human body depends on a serious of chemical reactions/changes, and the only time it actually reaches equilibrium is when it’s no longer alive. You’re doing good things.
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  • February 20, 2015 at 12:29 am
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    What a beautiful picture of you and your baby. God bless. Linda from Crafts a la Mode

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  • March 2, 2015 at 5:36 pm
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    I really enjoyed browsing your latest posts, and I love that you took the time to stop and consider the direction of your blog. And then shared it! As a new blogger I really enjoy watching how people change and grow as writers. You have definitely encouraged me to really ponder the direction I choose to go with my writing! Thanks so much for stopping to visit me this morning. I appreciated the encouragement!

    P.S. Your park pictures are making me crave spring! Here in Wisconsin it will be a little while before we can enjoy our favorite park. 🙂

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    • March 3, 2015 at 4:09 pm
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      Thank you! I definitely thought that I both wanted and needed to do more with my blog, hence my writing. I may not have any real dreams to go places with my writing, but you never know. Life is all about change and adjustments, evaluations and decisions either way 🙂

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