“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” — Winnie the Pooh
I… actually don’t have any idea how to write this post, and to be honest, I have been avoiding to do so. Well, Winnie the Pooh seems to capture what I feel perfectly.
Like mentioned in several of my posts this past month, I’ve talked about why I’ve decided to move on to a new blog. At first, my plan was to change the blog name and address on the current one right now. However, it then came apparent that I cannot do that. Originally, I had wanted to change the name because I no longer felt that “Free Perspectives” represented what I wanted this blog to be. But, I couldn’t bring myself to completely change it and say goodbye to this blog name, and url, completely. When I first started blogging, I had just gone through a rough time – at that time, that blog name meant something to me. Therefore, “Free Perspectives” is something that I want to keep, for sentimental reasons, as well as being such an important part that has helped me throughout highs and lows.
At first, the thought of starting completely over was startling. Blogging envy was something that had almost lead me to stop before, and I was afraid that it would happen again. Though, I believe that I have learned, and that there are so many beautiful amazing friends – you know who you are – that I have made whilst this journey in the blogosphere to help me as I begin again. I know that moving on to my new site would mean that I would have no followers again, and few likes, but I have since then understood that it really, truly doesn’t represent who I am. Blogging should be something I enjoy and love – if it starts to become a chore and source of validation, then it will be something worth going over and thinking about. However, I’m confident that my new blog will remind me of those important aspects, and how it applies to our daily lives.
To be honest, though, to me, this isn’t a goodbye – I don’t see this as a “last post” – instead, I believe that this a new beginning, a new chapter. Free Perspectives started this story, but the chapter will have to end eventually. My new blog will simply be chapter two of my journey, with y’all, in the blogosphere. Of course – this blog won’t ever be taken down, as well as my past posts – no worries :))
On that note, I think it’s proper time to introduce the new site!
Thank you all again, so so much for putting up and supporting this potato tea child as she transitions over to the new site. This is simply just chapter one – let the next one begin, shall we?