I have been thinking a lot about this blog. I have had it for a very long time. I have always used it to write whatever I need to write at a particular time. It has been here when I needed an outlet, or I just felt the need to write something. This year I am choosing to focus on myself, and finding hobbies that help me find balance.
So where does this blog fall into that. I want to share those hobbies, but I also want to share other aspects of my life. So I have decided to focus on 4 main areas here on the blog: Books, Photography, Family and Denmark. These are the 4 biggest things in my life right now.
I used to read a lot when I was younger. Then kids happened. And self employment happened. I had pretty much stopped reading for fun. Then I found the world of book boxes, and found a newly started one called FairyLoot which was located in the EU which meant I would not have to pay stupid amounts in taxes to get it. So I ordered one to try. And I loved it. It fed the geeky/nerdy part of me that I had somewhat forgotten since having kids, and I enjoyed the book and I remembered how much I enjoy getting lost in a book. Since then I have made it a priority to read more. Reading gives me a mental break from life, even if it is just 5 or 10 minutes at a time. Blogging about the book boxes and doing book reviews helps me make more time for reading. It is something I am enjoying, so I am going to keep doing it.
This one is kind of obvious. Anyone who has been around here long knows that photography has always been a part of the blog, and it always will be. This year I have decided to do photography only for myself, and I have a few personal projects that I will be working on. I will share here when the time is right, but I will also just share photography in general.
I am a mom to 4 kids and wife to a awesome man. This is a big part of my life and I haven’t been good at sharing it lately because honestly it has been fully of muddy feelings for me personally. But I wan’t to share more of that as well. I know I am not the only person feeling the things I am, so perhaps by sharing I can help someone else not feel alone. I don’t know…. And I know some who follow this blog were following because they were following my family. So I have a goal to do at least one family post a month. Whether it is a post about the kids, something more general or perhaps more personal I can’t say. But I want to get back to that.
I want to share more Denmark with you! I want to share what it is like to be an expat in a foreign country, and I want to share what a beautiful country Denmark is. I want to share more about my journey here and how I have gotten to where I am. All the good, all the bad, the easy and the hard. It has been both complicated and easy at times. But Denmark will always be a part of me now and I would love to share some of the fun things we do with the kids so that if other expats happen across this blog they can find inspiration here on things to do with their families.
I will probably still blog about other things as well, such as my journey with fibromyalgia and general health stuff. I imagine there will probably be posts about horses… as this is something that has re entered my life and I feel like it might become a larger part of it. Time will tell. I also want to keep this blog open to write whatever I want/need to.
I am hoping to do a redesign to reflect this more defined objective of the blog. I have no idea when I will get to it. It is just something I want to do. But it won’t be a priority.
And those ads….
You may have noticed the addition of ads and the occasional affiliate links. I have decided to monetize my blog. I know for some this is really annoying. I am trying to to put many in. That being said… I am self employed, which 4 kids, a car, a house and stuff to pay for. I have things I want to do, places I want to visit, and things I want to buy my kids. So if I can earn a little bit of ‘fun money’ but putting ads and affiliate links on my blog I am going to do it, and without shame. So there is the explanation for that.
So there is the update on what I want to happen here. I hope to post more often ( I know, I know I write this almost every post…) I hope you will like these changes. If you are a long time reading. Thanks for sticking with me. If you are a new reader, welcome 🙂