Monday, February 10, 2014

Changes For My Blog?


I have been thinking a lot about my blog recently.  Where do I want it to go?
How should it change to reflect the person I am now?  Because I have 
changed significantly.




I now live 1800 miles away from where I lived when I started writing
Ash Tree Cottage.  My life has changed in so many ways.  A new state,
a new city, a new house.  My husband and I sold our business and he 
started a new career and now I am without one.   My Daddy died three
years (closing in on four now) and my Mom moved down to Texas with
us and is now living with us.

Life altering changes.




Yet despite those changes there are some aspects of our lives that share
common threads.  My husband is now working with a friend he has 
known since childhood.  Texas is the place where my husband and I met
and were married.  Although I am not a native Texan, this move has been a
type of homecoming.




But now that the dust is finally settling on our move, I can't help but think what is
next for me?  Anything that I do will have to take my elderly mother into 
consideration.  She has become more frail and needs more assistance, so launching
a career outside of my home does not seem to be very feasible now.





The one constant for the past few years has been my blog.  Throughout the 
upheaval of the move, my blog has been my grounding.  It has been a 
sanctuary where I have been able to connect the loose threads of my life.




I have thought of the cosmetic changes.  A new blog background perhaps?
Will that be enough?  



More craft projects, recipes?  




Gardening tips?



Sewing?




However these changes express themselves, there will be changes.
And change can be a good thing.  I think I am ready for it.
It will be an new adventure and I hope you will come along with me.


Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

43 comments:

  1. CHANGE IS A WONDERFUL THING...I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST IN THE FUTURE AND LOOK FORWARD TO ALL FUTURE POSTS NO MATTER WHAT THEY CONCERN...HUGS LIL RAGGEDY ANGIE

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  2. Whatever you choose, I look forward to following along...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  3. We all change and it's a good thing! I will enjoy the new paths you and your blog take!

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    1. We all do change and the only thing we can do is to embrace it and enjoy the ride.

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  4. I think blogs change along with us and that is fun to mix it up a bit and you know I have never met a Texan that does not love Texas. Lucky you to be back.

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    1. That's so true about Texans. I don't know exactly what it is about this state, but it does draw you in. Every state is proud, but Texans seem to be the most proud. It is infectious!

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  5. We all change and grow, but recognizing these changes can be hard. As for working..... what is your passion? Follow that, and you will be happy. Have you thought of getting a booth in an Antique or Peddlar's mall, or a sharing a small shop with someone? You have a great sense of style and could incorporate that with a small shop business that did not require you to be away from home every day. As for what to blog about.... the things that interest you. Those are always the best topics! Vicki in Louisville KY

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    1. You are right about the idea of a shop. I have kicked around the idea of a consignment shop. I also have some notes for a novel. I suppose everyone has a novel in their mind they would like to finally write.

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  6. Wherever you "go", whatever you decide to do ... we will be here holding your hand and watching your loveliness bloom!

    ox

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    1. Thank you. Your sweet words brought tears to my eyes.

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  7. One of the things I like best about a blog is that you follow a person along their personal journey. It takes you to new places, ideas and interests. Wherever you go, we get to follow along.

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    1. Well then, I plan to make the journey as happy as I can. Thanks for your support.

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  8. You lead and we will follow,can't wait to see where it takes you!

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  9. Change is wonderful and it is exciting. I wouldn't miss it for the world. You are stuck with me ;-)

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    1. So very happy to be "stuck" with you. And you are stuck with me as well ;-)

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  10. How about all of the above? And since you're in a new region, your blog design probably would like a new look too.
    Brenda

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  11. I am desperate for a new blog design. I have been thinking about it for a while.

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  12. We love you, Susan and we will be there with you whatever changes you decide on. Just as our lives change, so do our blogging interests. I think the transition is fun. xo Laura

    P.S. Yes, Bentley, we love you too. :)

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    1. I may have to figure out how to design my own graphics ~ but probably will rely on a designer. As Brenda said, it's time for a new blog look now that I am in to new local. At the very least a new background. I am getting tired of looking at the old one!

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  13. whatever you decide to do, I'm here with Ya, good or bad, right or wrong, rain or shine~!! Sharing my own and watching you make new memories.

    I know we'd be pals if I lived closer and probably get into mischief:) but for now internet pals will do just fine..

    keep smiling and heading toward your destiny....
    big nc southern hugs
    Sonny

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    1. Yes we would get into mischief! I have been known to get a little crazy in places like Hobby Lobby, consignment shops, antique shops and I can easily overdose on a chocolate milk shake :-) I do wish you lived closer!

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  14. I will be with you, whatever direction you take!
    Mary

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    1. I know you will. I look forward to the day when I can come to Virginia and we can have tea together!

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  15. I thought I was following your blog, but apparently I wasn't. But now I am. I enjoyed looking back through your posts and catching up. I was trying to remember where Victoria is -- near San Antonio? We used to live in Arlington.

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    1. Victoria is about two hours from everywhere. It is 2 hours southwest of Houston and 2 hours southeast of San Antonio and 2 hours from Austin. A small and lovely city in the "crossroads".

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  16. Ok you listed some items so I would like to see your Grandmother's Flower Garden / how you are coming along / where you are with it..you and I both have a love of quilts and I know that you are working on one here and there and I know that a quilt like that can be years or a lifetime project...so that is my request! :) Doesn't mean anything in regards to a major change / just my interest :)

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    1. I will be happy to show a pic of my yet to be completed Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. You have reminded me to pull it out and get back to work on it! Thanks.

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  17. How about little day trip tours? I always enjoy photos of little shops, parks, flower beds, etc. of areas far from me. I bet there are lots of places you could "take" us. Cultural events of your area, farmer's markets, your decor you change as your place becomes yours? If it interests you, you will interest us!

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    1. That's a great idea. My husband and I were just talking about taking a trip to visit the famous King Ranch. I would love to give you a virtual tour.

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  18. I will be with all they way . Thanks for sharing, looking forward to your changes and your new blog look ! Have a good week !

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  19. Susan, you have a great following and what ever you decide to do I am sure that we will all be following you. I look forward to your posts and to see what Bentley is up to.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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    1. As yes Bentley ~ he is always up to something. He never fails to amaze us with all of his antics. He is such a smart little guy and quite the ham!

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  20. I think it sounds exciting! Change is good, especially when you want it:) Best wishes.

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  21. Susan, you have already made such an adventure of all the things that have come up in your life, from the cottage you loved to the house you have chosen and wherever you decide to go with the blog, will be just as fun and exciting, for you, and for anyone who follows your creativity and sense of whimsy!

    Poppy

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  22. Change can always be a good thing! Although I love your blog "as-is," I know I'll enjoy the changes you make, too. Just as long as we see Bentley every once in a while….

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  23. Bentley is such a big ham. I really need to take movies of his antics and share them all with you.

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  24. You've had much transition in your life and it's funny how things just evolve. I recently renamed my blog because it wasn't doing it for me and didn't speak to who I was as well. The name was also limiting and I wanted to blog in life in a broader sense. I do hope you'll come and visit me at my new home. (((hugz)))

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