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Hello From the Other Side

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]’ve been deliberating over starting a new blog for weeks. You see despite convincing myself otherwise, after 4 years of putting finger to keyboard, I’ve realised one thing: once a blogger, always a blogger.

I started over-sharing tapping away back in 2012, when I launched my family lifestyle blog – 3 Children and It. Although I do intend to keep it and will post from time to time, recent events have caused me to consider the longevity of that particular outlet.

So here I am. Just me with my very own space to write whatever takes my fancy. I feel like the new girl at school with a brand new pencil case, shiny shoes and a completely unspoilt note pad. Remember trying to craft your very best handwriting ever? I feel a little bit like that too. No pressure then!

One thing I have promised myself, is that this space won’t be to please anyone other than me. Sound selfish? Let me explain…

It’s easy as a blogger to get caught up in the numbers…of followers, page views and ‘likes’. My original reason for blogging was to scratch a writing itch that had been niggling away for some time. What I’ve realised over the summer, is that the itch is still there and unless I scratch it, I become increasingly uncomfortable.

What can you expect to find here? 

I have so many loves, interests and passions and what you’ll learn about me is that I’m a highly enthusiastic ‘starter’ but not so great at ‘finishing’. In the past, I have described myself as a kickaholic and whilst this aspect of my personality irritates my husband no end, I’m learning that this is part of me so why not embrace it? The likelihood is, that I will share some of my new ‘kicks’ with you.

Homes and Interiors magazines have been a long-held guilty pleasure of mine. Instead of just flicking through the pages and drooling over other people’s stunning abodes, I’m intending to spend some time falling in love with my home again…the home that has been somewhat neglected over the past ten sticky years of life with primary school children. We have a few projects up our sleeve and I will enjoy sharing those as they evolve.

And there will of course be some amusing stories to tell – one of my greatest passions – and even the odd film or book review. As I have a fear of turning into ‘frumpy mum’ I shall no doubt be sharing some of my latest fashion finds and asking for your expert opinion. In all honesty, I could desperately do with a wardrobe overhaul. Just don’t tell the husband, ok?

In short, it’s likely to be ‘A Little Bit of Everything’, as my tag line suggests. I’ve deliberately chosen a title that will allow me to incorporate everything from what’s ‘Inside’ my head, to what the ‘Outside’ me looks like and what there is to discover ‘Beyond’ our four walls.

Hopefully you’ll join me.

 

Inside, Outside & Beyond

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22 COMMENTS

  • Mary Mayfield

    I’m older, and further on with my children’s journeys through life – one very much living her own life, the other now on a gap year in the middle of her uni course – but in a similar place, trying to find who I am without the pull and push of family. I’m looking forward to comparing notes!

    • Suzanne W
      AUTHOR

      It’s a strange place to be isn’t it Mary? Just about rethinking everything and giving yourself permission to indulge and do things for yourself. Good luck with your journey!

  • The new blog looks amazing. Well done, and a big hello to the other side!

    • Suzanne W
      AUTHOR

      Thank you lovely Elfa! A bit scary but hope it works out ok 🙂

  • Welcome back to the blogosphere! Good to have you back and I look forward to catching up with what’s going on in your world. X

    • Suzanne W
      AUTHOR

      Yay thanks very much. It feels good to be back!

  • brummymummyof2

    HOORAY! GLAD TO SEE YOU BACK!!! And what a really beautiful site!!! xxx

    • Suzanne W
      AUTHOR

      Thanks gorgeous! Pleased to be back from the other side…. x x

  • So glad you’re back Suzanne and the new blog is ace! Looking forward to reading more lovely xx

    • Suzanne W
      AUTHOR

      Thanks Becky! Still a few things to tweak and I’m such a novice that it takes forever but am getting there….slowly! x x

  • Rachel

    Yay, you’re back!! I missed your writing and your tales. Your new space is just gorgeous. Well done, you xxx

    • Suzanne W
      AUTHOR

      Ah so nice to know I’ve been missed! Thanks for stopping by. Still a slight work in progress but getting there. Hoping it will evolve as time goes by. x

  • Louise

    Yey you are back! Looking forward to those home posts. I can’t wait until we move (not that we are at the moment as its all fallen through) as I just want to make our home pretty and a bit less sticky. Xx

    • Suzanne W
      AUTHOR

      Ha ha yes, all the stickiness needs to be gone! I’m not saying it’s completely gone (we have LOTS of animals, remember!) but it’s definitely less so. Sorry to hear about your move 🙁 House moving is an absolutely pain! x

  • I was so looking forward to seeing what you would come up with on your new blog – and this looks like the perfect space for you 🙂 Loving the new theme (and totally where it’s from!) and I am really looking forward to reading your new posts. All the best with this – and if it is anything like your last blog, I know I will really enjoy it. Great to have you back xx

    • Suzanne W
      AUTHOR

      Thank you so much Vic! It’s nice to know I’ve been missed. This one is going to be a lot less pressurised and more about enjoying life and having fun 🙂

  • Tracey Williams

    I am so glad you are back Suzanne. Being a year behind you in terms of one more year of primary school runs to get through, would love to know what life is like after. Love everything about your new blog x

    • Suzanne W
      AUTHOR

      Thanks so much Tracey. What a lovely encouragement 🙂

  • Siobhan Calthrop

    So good to see you back in the blogosphere, S. You’ve got a real talent connecting to other women re life, love and laughter. Love the new look – really fresh and clean and not at all “sticky” ? Enjoy!

    • Suzanne W
      AUTHOR

      Thanks for the encouragement Siobhan, it means a lot 🙂

  • Sarah Christie

    Aw hoorah I am thrilled you are back you know how much I love you lovely lady xxx

  • BLEKE

    Suzanne,

    Welcome back to blogging! (I didn’t know you were back until today.)

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