Finally! I did it. I have spent, literally, the last year trying to think of a new name for a blog that would help me refocus. When I started this blog, I wanted it to be about reframing my daily life to help me see how special it really is. And the blog definitely helped me shift my perspective on what it is that I do at home with all of the spare time that a young mother gets.
Although, to be honest, as my children get older, I become less young and get more and more time to myself. Being an older mother with independent children isn't half bad. Or it is half bad actually. Whatever.
As I grew into the ability to hone in on my gratitude and repackage it back out for my family, I realized that I now want my blog to reflect the things that I do and maybe less of the why I do them. Because, let's face it. I'm not that great of a writer. And my sentimental writing is just the worst. Only slightly worse than my humorous writing. Which is as humorous as an ant with irritable bowel syndrome.
But what to name it? I agonized and agonized as if I was getting paid by the hour to agonize. I thought about "life out here" or "aqua submarine" or "agrari-land" and other horrible names. I was stuck. It was with the decision to make myself public (husband and children still won't be public though) that my husband suggested I go with my name. Thank you, mom, for a great name. Although, I have been told that my name is considered ugly in Russia because it does not end with a -ya or -ia. So maybe if you're Russian, you don't think my name is great at all. Opinions aside, when my husband suggested I go with "a struggling perfectionist with ADD" or my name, it just felt right to go with my name.
So, I present to you, my new blog, GetIngrid, at www.getingrid.com. Because, you know, it's hard even for me to get myself with all of my scatter-brained tendencies. I'm finally admitting to being impetuous, random, crazy, and wildly incoherent. I hope somewhere there's a little carrot inserting the word "fabulous" in tiny script into that description.
The fun changes are the domain name and an RSS provider for my friends who kept struggling with my RSS feed for eReaders. All of the old content should also be there so please let me know if you find any glitches.
I am unrolling the curtains at the new blog prematurely so I must impose on your kindness and ask for your patience. There will be some design work in the near future and some of the pages are still missing; many an hour will be logged and possibly a few dozen donuts. But since there's no really big change for anyone else but me, there's no need to pull an Apple here and keep it behind locked doors until it's perfect. You can use it the same, the Nitty Gritty blog is still up (and so will this one even though I won't write here), good news: the world will keep on turning.
What I am hoping to include with this new blog are a few new focuses and the inclusion of my new soap shop. That should be up by the end of July/August. If anyone is interested in getting any samples in the mail, just let me know in the comments section of this post!
And so, we go where no every-other-blinkin blogger has gone before...