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Have you ever gone out and bought a dress/ shirt/ skirt/ jeans for an occasion or just because you wanted something new and shiny? You go out with intentions to get something specific and end up going home with something very different. But you put it on anyway, your new dress/ shirt/ skirt/ jeans and go about your business.
And as your days/ weeks go by, you realize your new dress/ shirt/ skirt/ jeans sorta fit quite nicely even though you didn’t buy it to wear for the purposes you’re wearing it for now. As time goes by, your dress/ shirt/ skirt/ jeans start to feel pretty comfortable and you just carry on wearing it without a thought.
However, a year or so into it, you start to feel uncomfortable in that dress/ shirt/ skirt/ jeans because it’s starting to fray/ not fit anymore/ it’s boring you. But you’re worried about going out to buy a new dress/ shirt/ skirt/ jeans because it’s too overwhelming/ you’re too busy/ you’re lazy and just can’t be bothered because heck, it sorta fits, everyone now knows that YOU are the owner of that dress/ shirt/ skirt/ jeans because you rocked it so well. So you don’t. But 6 months later, you’re basically crawling in your skin, busting to get out of that damn dress/ shirt/ skirt/ jeans because even you can’t deny it anymore, it just doesn’t fit.
That’s more or less how I feel about this space. Mama Wants This! has been my baby for near 16 months now and I’ve loved it, nurtured it, put a lot of time and work into it and I’ve sorta become ‘Mama’ in Mama Wants This! But! But, it’s no longer making sense for me. The name of this blog no longer fits me. It was never meant to be a blog about motherhood or even about me. It was supposed to be a shopping go-to site. But I made it work. For a while. But I knew something felt off at the end of last year.
In January, I bought a domain name on a whim. The name came to me, I checked for availability and it was there. I snapped it up. Since then, I have left it sitting dormant, unsure of what to do with it.
Last week, I decided I needed to bust out of my MWT skin. This is the last week you’ll see me here (or second to last week if I can’t sort out technical complications with moving a domain!).
It’s not goodbye though.
It’s just see you later, and hello new blog name and space!
As Maria Robinson says so eloquently, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
I’m excited. It will be more ME. I will still write about motherhood, share endless pictures of my boys, host Memories Captured with Galit.
MWT will always have a place in my heart. Without it I would not have met all of you. But it’s time to tuck this away into my memory box.
With the new space, I will be more comfortable writing about things outside of just being a Mama. Because I am more than that.
Edited to add: I have hinted at the new blog name somewhere in this post!
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