So this is kind of sad, and not. I've been in blog purgatory for probably 18 months, wondering what's my blog mojo? One of the reasons that I created Pause in the first place was this ooogy feeling of, what's next for me? And then I found that out, and then I wondered how to continue this blog and keep it relevant. After much thinking, I believe this blog is best served by letting it be a resource for anyone pursuing their passion, not only women, and that a much more targeted blog, specific to my life as it is today is in order.
I'm keeping Pause open and available because I can't let so many of the pearls I obtained on my journey go into the land of cache. That would be a travesty.
So what will I be doing at From Here to Autonomy? If the name is familiar, that's because I wrote many Pause posts under that category: it's the common thread between my past and present. The entrepreneurial drive and desire to fully realize what the spirit wants to accomplish. Only this time there's an actual BUSINESS in place, and new challenges. And, well, I'm not getting any younger. And I'm no longer just dragging myself into the entrepreneurial abyss. This predicament leads to new questions I'm chewing on, and sometimes choking on.
There are some people I'd like to thank for helping me with this transition:
- Mom: I could go for a month without posting and you would always ask me, "So when's your next post?" Thanks for keeping the faith when others just stopped coming back.
- Britt Bravo: For the ongoing discourse and advice from the best blog therapist out there. Sure, everyone's putting up a shingle these days, but not everyone makes sense. Everything you've said about direction and strategy made sense to me. Sure you can blog out of love, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't have a blog purpose.
- Jesse: My partner and defacto art director. It's true, I had no idea what I wanted to convey with the new blog, but I like what we constructed, don't you? Also, sorry that I somehow deleted the old Pause template you helped me develop. I wanted to keep it up for kicks, but, well, anyway ...
- Riccardo Spina: You've been hired to work on a slightly bigger redesign than mine, so many thanks for the words of wisdom and encouragement, and for letting me borrow from the residue of your brilliance. This was infinitesimally smaller in scope than you are used to, but my readers are much better off now.
- Jim Macove: Thanks for taking my photo, again! You make me look good. And I should stop hoarding you for myself.
- The Pause Readers who kept reading when I thought this site was dormant: Genevieve, Jensey, Mom, and others who poked their heads in occasionally, if for no other reason than to make sure there wasn't a rotting corpse on the floor. I'm alive, I swear!
Hope you like FHtA.