New Look, New Pages, New Day

So, by now I’m sure you’ve noticed the new look around here! I like to change things up often, in many aspects of my life. I get bored easily and am continually evolving. Thus, the blog does too! I think this new look is a bit more streamlined, a little less clutter. Still working a few things out so it may change again, but for now I like it. Hope you do too!

Other than appearance, there are a few other new things scattered around now. I’ve updated the About page and added in a Cast of Characters and a Who Is This Girl questionnaire to help you get to know a little more about me and the people I write about. I’m also periodically updating my 101 Things in 1001 Days post and adding weekly updates to this year’s Project 365. And to keep things legit around here, I finally added in a Disclosure page. I love fleshing things out around here, settling in deeper and getting comfy in my blog home. :)

It’s absolutely beautiful here today and I’m thinking as soon as Little Man wakes up, we need to venture outside and soak it up. Maybe some time at the park, or wander the trail near our neighborhood. I have a ton of organizational projects up my sleeve for around the house that I should really get started on, but when it’s such a beautiful day I can’t bring myself to not be out in it! I’ll make a concession for the gym, though. ;)

Speaking of the gym, I’m on Week 3 of my new running program. I’m following a program similar to the popular Couch25K, using an app on my phone. I did C25K last year but never made it past the third or fourth week, so I’m excited to challenge myself to finish it this time. I’m finding it much easier this time around, perhaps because now I actually want to do it for me, not because I feel like I should. Proper sources of motivation make all the difference.

In line with doing something for ‘me’, I took a yoga class last week, my first in over 5 years. I forgot just how much I love yoga! Some time to be quiet and focus on the health of my body and mind, and just BE did me so much good that day…I feel slightly addicted to that feeling after just one day, it’s crazy. I’m thinking adding into my regular routine is a must…

Enough rambling, I’ll be back soon with a few thoughts that have been running through my head lately. Writing increases clarity, and clarity is something I could benefit greatly from these days.

Have a beautiful day, lovelies.

Hannes

Hi Erin.
I came across your blog while I was trying to find out what Neil Young’s song “My my, hey hey” was about. So, I started reading your post and started crying. You see, I’m not a widower, but I lost a friend of mine last summer, and since then Life’s been hard. His death shook my life of 21 years, reality came nocking on my door and the bubble I lived in burst. I was constantly scared for half a year, his death meant that everything could disappear and that I couldn’t do anything about it… It’s better now, but I am still weird.

Thank you for these tears, they did me good.
I think I now know what Young’s song is about.
I admire your strength, thanks again.

Erin

Hi Hannes, thank you so much for your touching comment. I am so very sorry for your loss. I understand the emotions you’ve been experiencing. I’m glad that sharing this song was a way to help you process some of that. It is definitely a special song to me, and probably to you too. Thank you for sharing with me!

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