Okay, so my one month off to get through the holidays turned out to be a bit longer than one month. It’s okay though…you know, since my parents are probably my only regular followers and I talk to them once a week. Hi Mom & Dad.
During my blog-free 7 weeks, quite a lot happened. We celebrated Christmas and the New Year, I finished my overnight rotation at work, there was an earthquake in Haiti, we replaced our kitchen floor with slate tile & we celebrated Amelia’s 5th birthday. I also spent some time thinking about the direction I wanted to take my blog (that makes it sounds very, very serious. It wasn’t, it was more like ‘hmmm, should I try to have some sort of theme?’ while I was driving Amelia to school).
For some time now, I’ve been thinking about the purpose of my blog. When I started, I just wanted a place to get my thoughts out and get some writing done. Then I started thinking about how cool it would be for people to actually READ what I was writing. I read, and it completely makes sense, that in order to gain a readership you need to have some sort of niche. I have no niche. I don’t want to be ANOTHER mom blog. I haven’t had any sort of hobby or project that I felt compelled to use to fill a slice of cyberspace. I was at a loss.
Then, while doing that New Year thing where I decide to eat healthier and exercise more and cut negative people out of my life, I had a bit of an epiphany. The name of my blog is SIMPLYjess. It’s not COMPLICATEDjess or NEUROTICjess (although that would be cool). My tag line is “Just another girl living simply in a complicated world“. Um, HELLO.
So, here’s the deal. 2010 is the year that I simplify. This is that year that I ensuring that everything in my life has a purpose. Simplify my life, simplify my house, simplify my blog. What does this mean exactly? Damned if I know. But I hope to figure it out and use this blog to document my journey. I invite you all to join me. Feel free to to point and laugh.