I know I said I wouldn’t be back until after Labor Day but I have some changes I am making and it didn’t make sense to hold off on it any longer.
I started The Random Path back in December of 2011. I was a new stay-at-home mom and I had been reading quite a few personal finance blogs and wanted to learn more about the topic whilst staying home with my baby. I met quite a few bloggers and I really had fun those first couple of years.
Over the course of blogging here, there were times where I’ve enjoyed it and other times where I felt like I didn’t really know what my message was or what I really wanted to accomplish with this blog. I’ve never wanted this space to feel like “work” or feel like I had to write about specific topics in order to retain viewership. But I’ve lost my sense of what I want to talk about and what brings value to my life.
One thing that has been constant in my years of blogging, has been my continued connection with personal finance bloggers and as I thought about that, I realized that that is what I missed about my first years of blogging: talking about frugal endeavors or simple living, or ways I saved money. I enjoy those things. And all the blogs that I comment on (with a few minor exceptions), are all personal finance blogs. I look forward to their posts.
And I had an a-ha moment.
See, sometimes you have to go back to basics. And that is exactly what I am doing.
I enjoy simple living. I enjoy being frugal. I enjoy my family. I enjoy interacting with my friends who blog about all of these things. And I realized I needed a change. Like a butterfly, I am breaking out of my cocoon.
My cocoon has been The Random Path. And although I love this place so much, I need a new space. A new sky to flutter under.
More simple. More streamlined. More of what I first fell in love with about blogging.
I didn’t realize how much I missed that feeling about blogging but I do. And I have a new spot to do just that.
I have started a new blog where I hope you will stop by and say hi and see what I have been writing about. I also have changed my twitter handle as well as my Instagram. I am changing everything, and I honestly have never felt lighter, felt freer.
I have felt on this different path for a few months now but couldn’t put into words or even action, what it was I wanted to accomplish. I knew I needed a change, especially a more permanent change, but I couldn’t for the longest, figure out what that was.
But unbeknownst to myself, the seed of an idea for a new blog and a complete change came to me just as I was falling asleep a few weeks ago, and it took me forever to fall asleep that night because my mind was brimming with so many ideas.
And now they are coming to fruition.
This will be my last post here on The Random Path. I feel like I’ve outgrown this space as well as the moniker. I am almost 40 and there is nothing random about what I want to do or what I want to accomplish. I didn’t want to re-brand this blog because my heart really and truly craved a brand new and fresh start. I don’t know yet what I will do with this blog, but for now I will leave it up until I figure all that out.
But here is where you can now find me:
BLOG: Organic Butterfly Blog
INSTAGRAM: realorganicbutterfly (Same Instagram account, just under a new name)
TWITTER: organicbtterfly (Please note, I started a brand new twitter handle so if you’ve been following me @therandompath and you would like to still follow me on twitter, please follow the new twitter handle)
A special thank you goes to the following blogs for they had no idea how much their words every day poured such life into my soul. I truly thank you and it just goes to show, words can change anything!
To all the long time readers of The Random Path, you truly mean so much to me. Thank you for coming with me on this journey and I hope you will join me on my next one!