September 17, 2014

Let's Do a Makeover!

I've been thinking about starting a new blog. One that will be more "life" driven. I've been through a lot in my 44 years (and counting) as I'm sure many of you have. Sometimes it's nice to know that someone else has felt a similar way or experienced a similar life event. Sometimes just reading about someone else's experience and how they dealt with it and came away from it can make all the difference.

There have been times I've felt entirely alone. That surely no one else could understand what I was going through or how it affected me. It would have been wonderful to have read something and connected with the author during those difficult times.

But not just the difficult times. Sometimes you are having an especially happy time in your life and you don't have anyone to share it with because the people surrounding you don't know how to be happy for you. Or you live away from your family and the "friends" you have are competing for mom of the year and don't want to hear about the successes of your children.

I think social media has played a role in how people react to others. How less supportive we are of others...especially in the good times. Seeing how great everyone else lives on a daily basis can make one feel like they are failing at life. We forget how edited and photoshopped those posts really are.

Writing is very therapeutic for me. I starting writing a book (which I will finish one day, just not today) but I need a different outlet for my writing style and needs. Blogging offers that for me.

While talking this all over with my fiancé and taking some time to really think about what I want to do with blogging I have come to realize I want it all. I want to do the fun projects. I want to talk about the amazing love I have found the second time around. I want to talk about how my kids amaze me with who they are and what their talents are. I want to talk about the good times. I want to talk about the bad times. And how the bad times have brought me through to the good times. What it will be like to get married for the second time and how it is so very different. And all other wonderful things life has in store for us.

I want to talk about all of it.

I thought I needed two blogs for this. One for the projects and one for the rest. But wait...

Today I realized I don't need to change the name of the blog or start a new one, because life is about The Finishing Touches.

So there you have it. This blog will remain. It will remain The Finishing Touches. But it's getting a make over! And who doesn't love a great make over?!

Hope you stay along for the ride...

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