If you are reading this, chances are it’s because you used to follow me at my old blog. It feels really weird for me to be starting over. The truth is: I needed it.
You see, when I started my last blog I was going through a lot. To me it holds a lot of great memories, but some tough ones as well. I really began focusing on it when I had just lost my job in Pennsylvania. It was a tough time in more ways than one but in a lot of ways it helped me get through it.
After I got myself back on my feet, we moved, and got ourselves finally established I felt a little lost with the blog. Sure, it was a great place for me to document my running but I felt like it was missing a lot of things and wasn’t really me.
I’d been struggling with it for a few months, which made blogging and really sharing my personal side with you all a struggle. I would stare at the screen for long lengths of time trying to figure out what I wanted out of it. I didn’t know where to go.
I think a big part of it for me was that I had outgrown my blog. It was me, but I felt like I was just grasping at the strings trying to keep it going when my heart just wasn’t in it like it once was. You see –my blog was not a primary source of income. Sure, I made some money but most of that either went to keeping the blog up or just saving to use for special occasions. My income comes from my full time job and my part-time work. The blog was more for the enjoyment, but I was quickly losing that.
I didn’t really know where to go from there. I spent a while just kind of floating and letting things happen, and then I spoke with my husband about it. He too agreed that I had outgrown it and helped me make the decision to finally move on. Letting it go was a little emotional for me because of all that it had really helped me get through, but it was time. It also helped that I was having some issue with my current host at the time, so we took it as a great opportunity to switch things over.
I am not the same woman I was back in 2013 when I first started blogging. Not even close. I have grown so much in the last 3 years and have become someone that I am very proud of. I’ve overcome a lot of insecurities, an unhealthy relationship with food, and finally feel like I’ve found myself in a lot of ways. My priorities, focuses, and goals have changed from what they used to be and all for good reasons!
So, here I am again! I’m “starting over”, and in a lot of ways you may not notice much of a difference. My goals for this blog are to be more personal with you all, to continue sharing about my running, my life, and my marriage. I’m excited for this new space on the internet, and no matter what it ends up being I feel like a weight has been lifted that has been hanging over me for quite some time. I realize it may not make much sense to you all, but trust me when I saw this was needed.
That being said, I have transferred all of my old posts. I still wanted to have the references. All the old pages are still here, but I’m back with a new name and a new outlook! Sometimes we need change to help renew and refresh us. Sure, I am going to have some step backs because I’m starting over but I’m OK with that.
I hope you all will still follow along with this crazy journey I’m on! I love having a space I can share, but I want it to be somewhere I feel truly like myself. I hope to accomplish that. Thank you for your patience during this time of transition.