Well hello there! You might have noticed something a little different around here! I changed my design AND renamed my site. AND moved to WordPress (which wasn’t intentional at first? HA.) ANYWAY! I feel so accomplished!
Six years ago or so I started this blog and it was mainly style driven. It was my passion at the time and that is all I posted. I loved it. This worked for me for a long time, until it just started to…not work. I got bored, and questioned everything. I didn’t want to do only style posts, I wanted to have options, yet I wasn’t ready to re brand until I knew what direction I was going in. So I waited, and pondered, and haphazardly kept this place going. I’ve loved my blogger community and even if one person came here daily, it was worth it for me. I barely posted and still saw page views, which said something to me. I wasn’t ready to stop blogging. I couldn’t quit.
Which left me with the question of re-branding. I queried my Facebook page family (love all of you over there!), and it basically came down to the idea that I just needed to brand myself. No catchy titles or names, or tongue in cheek titles. Just me. So I did it. I bought my new domain name and set it up and countless hours of html code and domain set up questions later here it is! My new baby.
You know what I didn’t expect, though? The sadness over losing Because of Jackie. Typing it in for the last time, and then seeing the error page when it wasn’t there anymore? That hit me. That was my baby, and even though it is all still here on this blog, that part is gone. Man that was bittersweet.
I am excited for this new chapter, though. You’ll see a more streamlined site, with less pages, but more content. On the right hand side are labels of the types of posts I do. (I’m currently working on tagging all my old posts, so be patient with those!) I’ll write a lot about fitness, because it is what fires me up the most right now. I’ll still write a lot about style, too! Am I going to do outfit posts 5 days a week? NO. I will take you on this new journey I’m living, though, where less is more and as my style evolves (as it has been), I’ll tell you about it. Things are changing for me, style wise, and I am so excited for that. Lastly, you’ll see the same essays and content on motherhood and marriage and life, because I like to write about that stuff. It is cathartic for me and I hope you enjoy it, too.
Thank you so much for joining along with me, whether you have followed me since day one, or this is the first post you have ever read. I appreciate you so, so much. You make me happy, this blog makes me happy, and life is GOOD.