Freshening Up For Fall

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

I don't know what it is about fall, but it always makes me crave a new start... and hot apple cider, lots of hot apple cider. This year change seems more urgent than ever. I am, as ever, overwhelmed in this circus that it my life. But instead of moaning about it here, I am doing something to simplify it.

Things at home just keep getting harder. These is a lot going on with my son right now, which I will get into later, and I find myself tired and unfulfilled at the end of each day. I need more time. Of course, I know it isn't possible to create more time-- we only have 24 hours, right? Instead, I need to free up some time.

Currently, I coach Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays-- bare in mind this is all VOLUNTEER. In the next two weeks, I will be dropping Mondays. Hopefully in the next month or so I will be able to drop Wednesdays as well, or at least go to every third. So, that's a start.

I am also really enjoying my writing these days and soooo anxious for NaNo, so I am going to look at adding more hours at my real job, so I don't have to write articles to make ends meet. The time I spend on those articles is way more than I would need to spend on my real job. And I have the added bonus of knowing the bills are paid each month without needing to worry about where it is coming from.

I am moving my web site back to my blog so I can update it from anywhere without needing special software (it has been over a year since I've touched that site, mainly because I need Front Page to do so). I did that last night, but for some reason if you leave off the www it still goes to the old site. I'll try to fix that soon. I am also going to cut back on blogging. Right now I have a load of blogs I write each week-- this is going to move to 2 or 3 at the most. In particular, I am going to start making my Monday Mommy posts more like the Confessions of a Southern Mother posts I write elsewhere.

In the coming weeks, you are going to find many changes to this blog. I am going to change the scenery every now and then. (I just love the new Halloween decorations, don't you?) And I am going to change the things I write on here. I still want there to be Mommy Mondays, but the posts will be a bit different-- in other words, I'll try not to moan so much. Some will be funny (I hope), some will be deep (things are getting a bit tough for my family right now, so I may need to confide a bit), and some will be random (recipes, etc.). Wednesdays will stay about writing. I'm going to keep track of projects and NaNo and even share some excerpts. And Friday will hopefully be about friends and fun (book reviews, movies, crafts, etc.).

I know these changes will make me happier with this blog. I hope they make my (pitifully few, but planning to promote to get more) readers happier as well.

Happy hump day everyone!

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