January 1, 2012

A New Year of Change

Happy New Year!

Can't believe another year is gone. I've been musing about all that 2011 had to offer - the successes and failures, the good and bad - and I realized that though things may not have always been as I had wanted them to be, I was extremely blessed and for that I am grateful. So I bid farewell to another year, thankful for the lessons and I welcome a new year with an open heart and desire to make some changes.

One of those 'changes' will be happening right here at Little Blue's Room. Thanks to the help of my wonderful BFF's (Blog Frog Friends), I am on the search to find someone to help me makeover my blog. Next month I will be celebrating one year in the blogsphere (YAY!!) and I would like to have a blog that better reflects who I am but more importantly what I want my blog to be. Since this is my first blog (I say that like I plan to have more than one...LOL), I wasn't quite sure what I wanted - other than a place to showcase some of my crafts. Initially, the thought was that it would keep me "accountable" to the myriad of unfinished craft projects I had laying around -- no finished projects, no blog posts. Simple, right? Well, in my somewhat twisted mind I thought everything would be fine. I could continue to live life, create crafts and blog. Guess what? Reality slapped me in the back of the head all the while screaming "are you insane!" I soon realized that life wasn't going to stop for me as I juggled my family responsibilites, four jobs (yes, four - not a misprint), and tried to crank out a craft a week. I was feeling more than a little overwhelmed, disappointed and frustrated.

It became painfully clear that this journey I was on was going to need some tweaking. It was time for me to decide what kind of blog I wanted and what I needed to do to get it there. I found some inspiration on Pinterest (what a great site!) in the form of an eye catching photograph of a young boy. Clicking on the picture lead me to the blog of a woman named Elizabeth Halford, a very talented photographer. Her blog post Trashing My Best Work made me pause and think. Of course the post was about her profession as a photographer, but the lesson learned is what I could relate to. It's important to be true to ourselves both personally and professionally. This was just what I needed to hear and in a strange way just the motivation I needed to sit down and begin mapping out what I wanted and mustering up the determination to make it happen.

So I begin my New Year with a journey of change and I'm excited to see where it takes me. Thanks for following along and I hope you stick around - the best is yet to come.

1 comment:

Lauren P. of Life via Lens said...

So happy to have found your blog! Can't wait to read along and get to know you better! :)

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