The fact that you’re reading this means one of two things – either you read my blog regularly and saw the announcement about the new URL, or you follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook.
I’ve been longing for a change, which typically starts as a little itch. It usually takes me a little while to determine what kind of change is necessary. In the past, I’ve scratched that itch by either cutting my hair (drastically), changing my hair color, buying new glasses (which you’ll see in my profile picture) or moving to a new apartment.
In the first years of my adult life, I moved to a new place at least once a school year. I moved to San Diego about ten years ago (June of 1999) and immediately moved into a 2-bedroom apartment with the friend who convinced me to pick up and move 2,000 miles away to a place where I knew no one. Only four months after we arrived to this new city, we up and moved to a house closer to the beach. Two months later, my friend got an itch and moved to Oregon, shaved her head and worked at the park where she got paid to snowboard. Yeah, I was a little jealous.
At that time, I found a tiny studio apartment one block from the beach and settled into my first apartment of my very own. I liked that little place, even though it was pretty tiny. It was perfect for me and I loved the fact that I didn’t need a car to get by. My beachcruiser was all I needed to get to work and back, the bar and back (sometimes not as safely as other times), or to and from the grocery store.
I met my ex-husband not long afterward and soon (perhaps too quickly) we moved into a 1-bedroom apartment right across the street, which meant we were even closer to the beach. We lasted there for a few years, in fact, we got married and became pregnant before buying the 2-bedroom condo where my son and I still live.
When my ex-husband moved out, I stayed. My son and I have been here ever since and even though I’m dying to move into a place of my very own, the move that ended up being the scratch for my itch was the transfer of this blog. No longer on Blogger and with a fresh, green (is the new black) design, I feel as though this is the fresh start that I will have to get used to for now.
I am still searching for a new place to live that is affordable, conveniently located in relation to my son’s school and ideally, bigger than the place where we’re currently residing.
If you’ve been reading my blog over at the old site, please let me know what changes you’d like to see now that I’m here. What do you miss about the other site? What would you like to see on this new one? Now’s your chance to help create this page and help me continue to make this place be a site where parents come for insight, entertainment and resources.
Thanks so much for sticking with me. I wouldn’t be here without you.