Several months ago when I decided to begin a new blog that focused more on my photography than my writing I wasn't quite ready to give up my Sweet Life blog. Having two blogs would mean I could move forward and still hold on. It's been difficult for me to decide to end this blog. It has meant so much to me. It's introduced me to new friends. It's offered empowerment I've never experienced before. It's given me a place to share my story. The thing that makes it most difficult is that so much of my identity as a blogger is tied up in this blog. My name in this great big blogging world is connected to la vie en rose. And my heart and soul are burried in these posts. That's not an easy thing to walk away from. It's like starting over. It's like entering a witness protection program. It's like breaking up with a lover, one you still feel very connected to. Even though there's nothing really wrong with the relationship you know its just time to move on. You've outgrown it. It's served it's purpose and now it's time for what's been waiting for who you've been becoming. But I think I'm finally ready to say good bye and to focus solely on my Tangled Wings blog. As hard as it's been to make this decision it also seems like an appropriate one.
When I began blogging I had no idea what I wanted or where it would take me. I settled on the first name that came to mind and a blog was born. But that's been over two years ago and since that time I've changed. My voice has become stronger. My writing has become more confident. My photography has blossomed. All that growth deserves a new blog, a blog that is more reflective of where I am now and the authenticity I want to lend to my blogging. In a sense moving permanently to my Tangled Wings blog is an act of ownership. I am owning my blogging. A Sweet Life was a name I randomly decided upon. Tangled Wings was birthed directly from my poetry. While A Sweet Life has certainly served me well and while my truth and my vision is apparent in every post Tangled Wings seems to belong more to me. It seems a little more mine. At Tangled Wings I can really plant my voice and my vision deeply into my life and let them take root. Tangled Wings is a place where my purpose can be authenticity as opposed to popularity.
So with bittersweet farewells and many glances over my shoulder, not to mention kisses flung from my fingertips into the air, I say goodbye to A Sweet Life. And it truly has been the sweetest. But remember I'm not giving up blogging. I'm just moving on. I'm choosing to own my blogging by creating a blog that is more truly reflective of who I am right now. You can still witness the untangling of my wings at Tangled Wings...the blog. Click here to find me.