To say it was time to make a change would be a major understatement.
I knew it was coming. I felt it each and every time I clicked onto Wordpress and started to draft a new post. Something didn't feel right. I'd stare at old drafts and ask myself what the hell I was going to do with them. Some I read...and immediately cringed.
Many of those posts were from 2013 and 2014. Two trying years for me in numerous ways. Some of them focused on life as a writer. Others focused on personal growth and trying to understand myself and who I was. All of them revealed that I had, in fact, changed. And as such, it was time for the blog to change.
I had stumbled across Squarespace a number of times in recent years but quickly became daunted by the templates, worried I wouldn't be able to figure it out. Being a chickenshit I talked myself out of even trying.
And then, like magic or perhaps divine intervention, I discovered the blog of another writer I had recently started following. Kathryn Trattner is a writer and photographer based in Oklahoma and a close friend of another writer (Marisa Mohi, for those wondering) I have only recently started following.
I immediately fell in love with her site and thought, "I have to do this."
It took me another two days to take the plunge, but here we are. Already I feel a thousand times better about this site and this blog.
And for the next step? Back to publishing new posts. I had several posts in draft that I had recently written but never published. Unfortunately, because I'm kind of an idiot, I forgot to back up my shit before making the transfer. Oops. As Alanis Morrissette sang, "You live, you learn."
I've learned. And I'm moving forward, thankful and excited I finally stopped being a chickenshit and took the plunge.