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.