A new year. A new leaf?
I'm sure you've already noticed an obvious change here.
I have been going through a "mid-write" crisis, ironically occurring as I continue my denial over the need for reading glasses. Whether it's coincidental or orchestrated by a mid-life "awakening," I have been pondering the scope of this blog. And when insomnia kept me awake into the wee hours of the night over this, I knew that it was time for a change.
It's January, and in my neck of the woods, it looks like this:
As we started back to school after having an extended winter break due to the Polar Vortex, I had mistakenly assumed that I would have it easy (as a substitute teacher) for a few weeks as everyone returned to school routines. I was wrong. I subbed every single day last week. Also, it was a particularly busy week with the kiddos' extracurricular activities. After school, there were multiple events to attend, often delaying our return home at hours close to bedtime. I had no time to read or write, let alone think. It made me realize that if this were to keep up, then writing this blog would be a nearly impossible task, because if you knew how long it takes me to write one Letter, you'd surely think I'm nuts.
Because I have created a blog that fits perfectly into a square box, I needed to always find my right angles each time I wrote, discarding some brilliant acute and obtuse angles that were also floating around in my head. Not to mention exciting curves and creative lines, too.
So I am tossing my square box. Letters of Muse shall no longer be limited to writing Letters, but will continue to be a vehicle for my voice, expressing my thoughts and musings.
You know, like a regular blog.
I am excited to be able to share posts of any length and format, while still showcasing photography and tidbits of my Life with my Peeps. Hopefully this will allow me to keep up with posts and writing even with a busy schedule. It's all about growing and evolving and following your gut and not being afraid to change. Right?
Changes can be good. I'm changing my camera's auto-focus capability to manual focus, giving me more control, and, in the end, a wider scope. So, things might be a little different around here from here on out, but I hope that you will like it.
And I'm okay with keeping the blog name, Letters of Muse, as is. It's been my baby for 2.5 years, and I like the sound of it.
How 'bout you?