“Failure is a journey, not a tattoo” -Jon Sinclair
And the journey begins…
I’m going to be honest with you. While I always thought this blog was my space, it was never really mine. It was always a place for me to share everything and anything about the kids. And that was awesome while they were cute little babies doing cute little baby things, but they’ve grown up. K is 10 going on 16 and at a stage in life where she doesn’t want me sharing all the gory details of preteen life. And the boys…well they could care less what I write about them. But that’s not the point. The point is everything in my life is about the kids and that’s awesome and how it should be, until you lose yourself.
And then I got hacked.
I mean…c’mon. Who wants to hack a blog about little kids?! It’s crazy the damage they did and the money it would have cost to get it fixed ?. It was a little insane and overwhelming. I got angry, I cried (a lot) but that led me to a decision….pay insane amounts of money to recover everything on a blog that I wasn’t happy with. Or start over.
I started over.
I wasn’t happy with my blog or my writing and after taking some time to figure some shit out, I decided to start over, to write about different things, things I love. All the things I love. Don’t get me wrong, the kids are and will always be a part of my writing. But, while they are a huge part of my life, there is tons of other things that I want to share, dreams I want to fulfill. And there’s really no good way to start doing that, except to start from the beginning. So, here I am, starting from the beginning. If you look around, it is clear I’m not done building my blog back up from the hacking incident of 2016, but I was tired of waiting. I don’t know that my “about me” page will ever be done ( I hate writing about myself) or if I’ll ever have the time to get all the things done on my “get the dang blog back up and running” todo list. But who cares. Life is crazy and chaotic and you have to do what you can in the time that you have. So here’s the first step, the first blog on a new journey.