1.29.2014

When It's Time to Move On...

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I am here today to say that it is official. I am moving on... from Blogger. I am still in the process. Moving is a process after all. So much to sort through, pack up and leave behind. What stays, what comes with, what's to be released...Ah, that word "Release", my One Word last year. But, dear ones, this year is my year of "Renewal". How could I stay, when I am being drawn toward new horizons...can't you smell it in the air?

But back to the topic of moving on...

Then, of course, one does get sidetracked while stumbling upon a random memory. Do you remember what it's like to move? Can you recall the circumstances prior to the prompt that pushed you clear over the edge and destiny spoke loud and told you, clearly, "It's time to move on."

Well, maybe I didn't hear a voice, but I certainly have been pondering and playing with this idea for awhile. While I love Blogger, as well as all things Google; really I don't think I'd prefer to live without Google. And while I also adore this sweet, wonderful place I have been kicking the sand around in for the past couple of years, I'm antsy for change. Here's a few reasons why I am moving...

1. This beautiful and lovely custom design which was gifted to me by a fellow Christian Blogger, (who is no longer available!) only a few months into blogging! It truly was like a Blogger's dream comes true. However, it is unchangeable, beyond the minor things I can change, like sidebars and content. ACK!

2. That being said, I have wanted to elimintae and change the Tabs, as well as other features, like the width of my center bar (where the writing content goes) and am unable to do that. It is starting to feel claustrophobic to me and very limiting.

3. Some of you already know, I have only worked intermittently for the past couple of years, with Boot Camps and a couple of clients, but my Fitness Career, and income was set back since 2011 with my hip injury, and my blogging, is a non-paying, although joyous journey; it's hard to justify spending a couple of hundred dollars on a hobby when our family has other priorities and medical bills at this point in time. I did put a shout out for a trade in services, which has often been an awesome thing for me in the past with a few local clients. But, for whatever reason, this was not received.

 However, maybe God just wants me to stretch further and learn how to do it myself...sigh. He is good and always works things together for good, so I trust Him. He has a purpose! Plus, you all believe in me. Right?

4. This year my One Word is Renewal. I feel the winds of change blowing. Plus that owl reminded me, that I would be soaring into this year on Eagle's  Owl's wings after all!

Some loose ends still are being worked out. I am communicationg with a couple of potential "helpers".

 I am trying to decide whether to keep this site and content as is, with a link to my new place or to have all the content moved to Wordpress ($$$?). 

 I am prayerfully seeking for the best answers and options for me! I will put up a post with the new home address tomorrow. Here it is if you want to have it now. Don't cry...it will be fine. Really. Right?

If you have any imput, leave a comment! I value your thoughts and opinions. 

You know, moving is never easy. 

But, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. 




Reminders:

Friday: Coffee Talk with Barbie Swihart (join us for an interview-and coffee or tea with Barbie!) 

Saturday: Whispers of Hope Journey begins (so excited to start this journey, it's not  to late to grab the book, and meet us here (or there) this weekend! 



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 Cozy Reading Spot 


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6 comments:

  1. I clicked the follow button on the new site. Will you have email subscriptions as well?

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    1. Hi Luann, I am still figuring things out BUT I think if you hit follow that was the e-mail subscription? I could be wrong on this, BUT the follow button is with the e-mail sunscription widget. I believe you might have to confirm that subscription...I'll try to check that and get back to you here. Thanks for alerting me to this as well, so I can better understand the features at WP.

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    2. LUanne, thanks again, I just added the Follow Button for Wordpress below "Community". The Follow Button you pressed was the e-mail button. I appreciate you telling me as I did not realize I had failed to put the Wordpress Follow widget on the blog. I thought the Community collage was it!

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  2. Dawn: I wish you well. I might be able to read your blog but I may not be able to comment.

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    1. Cecelia, I hope your voice can still be shared in community with us! I have set it up in a way that should allow you to comment. Please let me know, becaue there are settings that can accomodate and I will be sure to learn them!

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  3. How exciting Dawn! I can't wait to see how it all unfolds

    Marissa

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