It has been said, many times, that most people don't like change. I'm perfectly okay with change, as long as it's my decision to make the change and I get to call all the shots. That's completely reasonable, right?
I decided to make a change this week. I decided to change the name of this blog. Two big reasons inspired me. The first, to be honest, is that I have come across another blog by a very similar name. Too similar. Almost exactly the same. And several others that were also very close. I have never been someone that likes doing the same thing that everyone else is doing. In fact, if everyone around me is wearing red, I will wear blue, just to be different. So that much similarity made me a little twitchy.
But there was another reason. A stronger one. Although I will always be on the lookout for the beauty in any situation, and that (hopefully) will never change, I am aware that sometimes it takes a while to find the beauty. Sometimes you have to work through the mess before you can see the beauty. It can't always be uncovered in the length of one blog post. And I don't want to rush through the mess in order to get past it. I have experienced the necessity of sitting in the middle of an unhappy situation, in order to get uncomfortable enough that you have to either continue in the muck, or grow as a person. Being a positive person and focusing on the beautiful parts of life is wonderful, but it's not realistic all the time, and I want to write about the reality of life. The good and the bad. The beauty and the mess. Both are valuable in their own right. Both deserve to be included.
I am so glad you are here! Welcome to my blog. Look around and make yourself comfortable, because this is your space, too. My name is Amy, and I am no stranger to the ups and downs of life. Join me as we search for beauty and authenticity, tell our truth, and hold space for each other in the messiness of life.