Happy New Year! In lieu of making New Year’s resolutions I’ve done something new with my blog. I don’t generally do those at this point in the year anyway. Not because of any opinions on there worth, but because I never have and I usually forget. I do make resolutions. I just typically make them more randomly.
Are you wondering if you’re in the right place? If you’re reading this post on my site and on a browser or smart phone without the mobile theme enabled, you’ll notice it looks pretty different. Yes, you are in the right place. At least I hope you are…
Surprise, surprise, I redesigned again. With the graphic and web designing business I’d like to launch in the next month or so, I’m enjoying the practice. Mostly, however, it’s taken me a while to figure out my online presence. I’m not sure I’m quite there yet, but I finally feel like I have a grasp on what this blog is about for me. It only took nearly two years 😛
Part of the problem I’ve had since day one is I didn’t know what I wanted out of blogging. I’m still not 100% sure, but I’m a lot closer to understanding it. I’ve always wanted to have a voice and I’ve never really felt like I had one, or a large one, in my day to day life (outside of family and close friends, of course). I’m tentative to engage in real-life conversation as I tend to over think everything and my voice is one that is not always easily heard in a crowd; it doesn’t carry well. So, that’s what this is for me. It’s my opportunity to voice my thoughts and struggles and engage with other parents and adults out there who are facing similar situations and decisions.
You also may have noticed that I changed my tag line. I’ve had trouble picking one that really feels right since day one. I think this one “honoring the art of parenthood… one mistake at a time” better sums up what I want this blog to be. “Namaste” is a greeting that represents honoring or respecting others. I think all parents can agree that this gig is both the most challenging and most rewarding position we’ve ever had. We make the best decisions we can with the tools we have and pray that we don’t make too many mistakes. BUT mistakes are bound to be made and new knowledge is sure to come out of those. It’s a delicate balance and an art that, when discussed, should be approached from a place of respect.
So there you have it. If you’ve never been here before, welcome! Please stick around; I’d love to get to know you! If you’re a regular, thanks for sticking with me! Your support and comments mean so much to me. Either way, I hope you’re having a happy and healthy New Year’s Day and thanks for stopping by!