Tuesday, November 21, 2017

New Year, New Look, New Blog

You may have noticed that things are looking a little different around the blog...
Let's start with the most important news: Today is my 29th birthday! 
With 30 looming (oh how it LOOMS!) I decided that it was time to reevaluate my blogging life and decide what I wanted out of it.
Did the blog I was writing still reflect me? Did the path I started down nearly 4 years ago have me pegged into writing posts that I didn't love? What did I really want to SAY!?
When I started my blog (Cook, Wine and Thinker), I wasn't really asking myself any of these questions. The blog had a fun name, I talked about food, I occasionally rambled, but mostly I just enjoyed myself. 
As I kept up writing more and more, I found myself without any kind of niche, target or audience... I was writing to write (which was great) but I felt so AIMLESS.
Most people who know me will tell you, I am not so great at being aimless. In my day-to-day life I'm excessively organized. In fact my 9-5 (8-6?) job is as a Project Manager; I LOVE my job! So aimless wasn't working for me any more.
So I went into my cave and thought about turning 30. I thought about the things I wish I had known at 23 to kick start my adulthood into a more productive gear; I thought about how staying fit isn't as easy as it once was; I thought about my goal to de-stress; I thought about the many many many mistakes I have made along the way.
And so, the blog was reborn into a place where we can celebrate our achievements and failures. Where we can try new things, try to keep ourselves moving forward, motivate and laugh about what went wrong.
Today I am 29 years old. I have everything and nothing figured out.
Welcome to Successes and Messes.