Sunday, December 4, 2011

It's Good to be Back!

I simply cannot tell you how right it feels to be blogging again --- and your kind and encouraging comments yesterday confirmed that decision.  THANK YOU!

I gave a lot of thought to reinventing "my" blog --- starting from scratch with a new domain, new name, new focus.  But in the end I decided that this blog is truly a reflection of me.   Three years ago my primary focus in life, outside family of course, was teaching and reading.  Period.  I was a two dimensional character.  But over these past three years I have not so much reinvented myself as I have discovered new aspects of me.   The butterfly is still the caterpillar - just in a different state.  I am still Molly, but in a new (and hopefully improved) way.  This blog will reflect that inner transformation.

So I decided to give the blog a new look - a facelift, so to speak.  I had maintained the same blog design for nearly two years and it signaled to me the bookishness of my personality.  I thought it might be best to change the outer design to signal to others that this blog is different - the same, but different.  I even changed my profile picture - from the one taken nearly seven years ago to one that I took myself on Halloween.  I have recently cut my hair from shoulder length to chin length --- and my costume that day was an authentic French beret.  Not really a costume, but more an inner connection with my Parisian love affair and desire to revisit that city on a regular basis.  It is not the most flattering picture that I have ever taken, but it is significant.

I currently have many posts ideas rambling around in my head - but I have promised myself that I will not stress posting every day - or even on a more modified schedule.  I will post when I have the time - and the material.  And I will thoroughly enjoy every minute of it!

Happy December to you all.

17 comments:

Frances said...

It all looks wonderful including the profile picture! Welcome back.

Amy said...

looking forward to it! I love how you feel like you've transformed and discovered new aspects of yourself, that's wonderful!

Meghan said...

Welcome back Molly! It looks fantastic to me and I'm glad to see you posting again. :)

Wendy said...

I LOVE The new look of your blog, Molly!!!! And can't wait to see what you have in store :)

bermudaonion said...

It looks fabulous!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Blogging without obligation is definitely my motto :)

Sandy Nawrot said...

I LOVE the new look! It is so great to have you back. I'm really looking forward to hearing all about your adventures.

Liz said...

Wow!! I love all of it! Wonderful new look for the blog and adore your photo:) Am so glad you're back.

ds said...

Welcome back! Love the colors, texture and "feel" of the new look (and your photo is great). Can't wait to read the ideas that come to fruition. Way to go, Molly!

Rodger Coleman said...

yay! welcome back!

kikiv68 said...

Congrats! Welcome Back! I think we have all missed you...

Better is Possible said...

It's a hit! I love your new look. Your profile picture is fetching! Good for you - I find change challenging and am inspired by your willingness to embrace newness.

Tami said...

So glad to see you again! And I love the new look of the blog - and you. :) The beret is so fitting. I also began blogging only about books, but I've found that - on my own blog and others - the personal stories get more response than the book posts. Blogging is as much learning as it is teaching. It's fun to share what we discover about ourselves as we go.

Once again - so wonderful to have you back. I was just reading a blog post about whether or not on-line friends are "real" friends - and I have to say they are. I've missed hearing from you, friend.

Margot said...

The new look is beautiful - so cheerful and open to new possibilities. I'm looking forward to reading about all the new things you want to share.

Jenners said...

I like the new look … and your updated profile photo is sooo different! Ooohhh la la! I like it!

Beth F said...

Oh I got the French connection immediately when I saw your photo!

Love the new look.

Bree said...

Love your new look, both blog and yourself. The colors are wonderful.

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