Starting Fresh!

Last year I said I was going to write a post a week. That didn’t happen. What did happen was I discovered that I really do enjoy writing.

Before I started blogging I usually only wrote when I needed to for school, to write thank-you notes, or to write to pen pals. I had always wanted to journal, but had only written in my journals a few times over the years, because all of the times that I decided to journal regularly it would slip my mind after a few days and I wouldn’t think to do it again for quite a while.

This time writing didn’t slip my mind. In fact, while I wasn’t blogging, I missed it. And even though I didn’t get back to blogging so that I could keep writing, I did do something else. I picked up my journal. Over the last few months, I’ve written in it more regularly than I ever have before, and I’ve loved doing it!

I have still missed writing here, too, though. I’ve also missed interacting with some of the bloggers I have met here on WordPress, because while I’ve been away from my own blog, I haven’t been keeping up with other blogs as much either. So, now I’m back.

And I’m starting fresh. I’m not planning on making any “post a day” or “post a week” promises this time around. I don’t want to feel disappointed if I haven’t kept up with a posting schedule. Instead, I’m going to try to find a writing groove that works well for me. I have a few topics picked out that I’d like write about each month, but I’m not going to worry about writing about those topics if there is something else that I would rather talk about, or if I just need a short blogging break for whatever reason. I don’t want to tie myself down with too many “rules” for my blog; I want it to be more free and spontaneous.

As I was thinking about getting back to my blog, and realized that I wanted to make a few changes, I decided to freshen things up with a new theme, an updated About page, and an added Recipes and Reviews page. I’ll also be adding another page or two soon.

I’m excited about these little changes, and I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts here again!

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6 thoughts on “Starting Fresh!

  1. I love your butterfly header!! And we’ve missed you too. Written diaries are great, you’ll love referencing them later. The thing I’ve learned about setting expectations and goals is to keep them realistic ā€“ it’s easier and more manageable to meet the lower ones, and also makes you feel good.

    • Thanks, I stole the butterfly photo from Bing, hehe. You are so right about setting goals/expectations! Even though I’ve heard people say that type of thing before, I’m just now starting to really get it. And boy, am I glad I am!
      Hope you’ve been doing well, Bonnie! I’ll be over to visit your neck of the net. šŸ™‚

  2. So happy to hear about that you are back and continue blogging! šŸ˜€ I miss your recipe posts and your thought posts! I remember the post I read from your blog last year it was something quite encouraging, about “boldness”! It was really inspiring! šŸ˜€

    • Thanks, Cristina! šŸ˜€ I’m glad you liked the recipe posts; I just baked some cupcakes the other day, and I’ll be posting the recipe here soon. It’s so nice to hear that something I wrote was inspiring to you! I hope I’ll be able to have more encouraging things to say in the future. šŸ™‚

  3. I am a character trait wonk. I just thought I would pass on that after many years of debate, we have defined bold as “willing to offend (if necessary)”… obviously, not being willing to offend when the time calls for it would be a serious weakness of character… thanks for a great blog!

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