Some Changes

>> Wednesday, May 4, 2016

I've received a lot of notes lately about how some content is missing from my sites. Certain pages or entire sections are down. My instagram is also temporarily private. There isn't a glitch, I assure you. And you guys aren't mistaken. I'm in a bit of a transition here, and I'm hoping for your kind support. Over the last year (and, truly, longer), I've started to reevaluate how much I want to share about family happenings on the blog. It started when I stopped writing on Writing Chapter Three, which I've now closed.

And maybe it's not so much the sharing of mere words about everyday life, our budget, and other ramblings . . . but -- instead -- the sheer amount of digital information I was putting out into the web. When I started blogging, I was in my early twenties. It was frontier territory. As time went on, I just kept forging ahead, not really thinking. Now that I'm nearing my mid-thirties, I have grown somewhat uneasy with it all, quite frankly.

I've decided ultimately is that I want to foremost shift away from blogging intimate details about my children. With Ada, I have some regrets about sharing so much. Probably too much. I feel guilt about it. Parenting was a totally new adventure, and I got a lot of support and friendship from putting my words and photos out into the world. I'm feeling more guarded this time around, especially as Ada gets older and our family expands. There's definitely more to all this that I'll cover at length another time.

Today I just wanted to address the transition and explain the bumps in the road -- so we'll just leave it at that for now.

What does this mean? Not terribly much, really, if you aren't digging into the archives. I've already been blogging differently for some time. I'll continue to focus more on my own thoughts and feelings about the situations that we're facing. I will still write about our family, but I won't be sharing nearly as many photos and more mundane details -- that's the kind of stuff (vacation photos, funny things Ada has said, etc.) I can simply share with my family and friends privately.

This isn't to say I want the information and life in this space to be watered down. I still plan to write about all things food, fun, and parenting -- just with a different twist. I may even go through posts from the WCT site and post them on here if they were tutorials or budget-focused, etc. It's all about finding balance, and I appreciate your understanding as I figure it all out!

Thanks again for reading this space. Many of us have grown up together at this point. It's sort of crazy if you think about it. This is just the next stage, because I don't want to stop writing any time soon. If you have thoughts or suggestions, please leave them in the comments!

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