Sometimes, you start something new.
That something grows into another something and before you know it, it’s turned into this Thing that you never intended it to be.
So it is with The Outdoor Wife.
When I started this blog a couple of years ago, I had the intention of talking about living a life passionate for the outdoors. Then I wrote a faith post. Then I wrote another faith post. Then I wrote about depression. Then I wrote more faith posts and more and more people started reading and it spun out and why am I writing again? What am I doing in this box?
That’s what happened. Somehow, in the scheme of things and my progression as a blogger, I backed myself into a corner creatively. I’ve been suffocating here. I sit down to write a post about my undying love for Jon Stewart and it just doesn’t feel right here. This space and what it’s known for doesn’t really allow for that kind of content. I asked some of my fellow writers what they expected when they read The Outdoor Wife. The answers they gave me confirmed that I had put myself in a box I never wanted to be in.
My friends, it’s time to light the whole damn box on fire.
I took the advice of some knowledgable, wise friends who have been living the creative life for a long time… they all said it:
If it’s keeping you locked in, burn it to the ground and start new.
So, my work here is done. This is the last post that you’ll read at The Outdoor Wife.
But what is rising from the ashes is something good. Something better. Something way more real and way more ME.
With the help of some creative & genius friends, I’ve built a new blog home.
What’s it called?
What’s the new blog about? Me. And whatever I feel like typing when I sit down at the computer. You’ll find that I’ll write posts about design, motherhood, politics, pop culture, faith, marriage, photography, the creative life, cooking, and yes… even living a life passionate about the outdoors.
It’s just me. Unedited, raw, unpolished me. On a website. For the whole world to read.
Someone pass the wine?
So what do YOU need to know? Not much. You can click over and poke around. You’ll see that only a few select posts from here are over in the new house. That’s on purpose. I need a clean, empty canvas. My posts for World Vision were transfered over, as well as a couple select pieces that are important to me.
There’s still a few minor things to hammer out (like Sponsor info, for those interested, and I need to finish up my Facebook page). As of tonight, I’ll transfer all of your subscriptions to the new place, so you won’t have to change a thing. But I wanted to give you the opportunity to hear from me here before I made the switch.
I so appreciate all of you who have read this blog for so long… who have been with me from the beginning.
I hope you’ll join me on a whole new adventure.
Best to you, my dear, dear friends.