There comes a time in every young blogger’s life where they reach a point of outgrowing their original blog.
This Portrait of an Evolving INTJ blog is ending. I feel that it’s time.
These 845 posts have reminded me for my love of writing and has guided me through my relationship and career journeys.
But because of how honest I was in some of my earlier posts about my job and things like Scott that don’t matter now, I am growing my blog, too.
My new blog will focus on my life as it is now: a full-time creative writer, who’s engaged and has a family.
It will likely be as honest (some things can’t be helped), but at least it will start from a point in adulthood that’s different than this blog.
I appreciate that all of you have been with me on this journey and hope that you follow my new blog and we can keep in touch that way.
You can find it here.
Last night I couldn’t sleep, so I instead watched Undercover Boss on Netflix. I hadn’t really seen the show in years and watched the Episodes on Checker’s, Rally’s and Popeye’s Chicken.
This made me SOOOO want fast food, that after much debate, I drove myself to the McDonald’s across the street and ordered a Quarter Pounder with Cheese (14 PPV), a small fry (6 PPV), a Orange Hi-C (3PPV) and, if that wasn’t absurd enough, a 4 piece chicken nugget (6 PPV).
The whole evening cost me 29 PPV!!!! That’s more than a day in points for some people.
The bad news is that this sort of negated how active I was this weekend (I had earned 19 APs).
The good news is that I only used APs and did not need to use any WPs, and I tracked this event in the first place.
I also think it opened my eyes about my true feelings about veganism. We’ve been eating mostly vegan meals now and maybe this is my subconscious fighting back.
When I got my Kindle in 2009, I was ecstatic. I was always hoarding books, so I thought that having the Kindle would solve that. I got rid of a ton of books and just loved my Kindle. It sort of went online, but not really in any usable way. It still has that basic black text on a plain background.
When I first used it, I wouldn’t take it near the water for fear of damaging it. So I still ended up having a few paper books around.
Fast forward to 2013, I just charged my Kindle for the first time this year. Although I still do read eBooks, I tend to read them on the Kindle app on my iPad or iPhone. Carrying the Kindle on top of all of my other devices seems cumbersome and just plainly too much to do on a regular basis.
I want to read through all the books I’ve bought through Amazon, even at the beach, so I decided that I’d rather risk the Kindle than the much more expensive iPad.
It’s funny how things change.
A few days ago I was sent photographs from the night of my speech at the Barnes and Noble. The pictures were from May and I wasn’t posing for them. They were just candidly of me speaking.
It was kind of a wake-up call for me.
I felt really good about my weight loss in May. I even wore a sleeveless top (sort of) to the event, with a sassy flower pin in my hair. I was confident that I had somehow looked different from losing 40 pounds.
While I probably did look different from losing that weight, I still have a lot of work to go. It’s easy to forget this sometimes and it’s important that I remember it.
Although I cannot promise that I’ll be better about it, I am committing to tracking everything. Even if it’s ugly. It’s the only way that I’ll know how ugly it really is.