Which Way to Go?

Two paths in a wood diverge around a tree.

Photo by Carsten Tolkmit via Creative Commons on Flickr.

I’m deciding whether or not to keep this website going.

Over the last six months, I’ve been posting rarely. I like what I’ve written, but it’s been feeling like a chore.

Several factors are contributing to this.

I’m not thinking so much these days about being childfree/childless/not having kids. It’s still a big part of who I am, but I’m also seeing routes to becoming a parent someday (whether as a stepmom, or through fostering/adoption).

This may not happen. I enjoy my independence.

But I don’t want to define myself by what I don’t have, and am not. And as I continue to date and meet new men, I don’t want them coming here and making assumptions about where our future together could go.

Also, my mind is busy with a variety of new subjects. I’ve started taking graduate business courses, and am becoming fascinated by the power of capitalism to create and solve problems.

I’ve joined a laughter club, and somehow am now a co-leader.

I’m still deeply involved in a codependent love-hate relationship with Boston.

There’s a lot going on.

More and more, this blog is feeling like a box, built to contain something I’d rather set free.

I don’t believe in leaving websites up gathering dust. But it makes me sad to trash it!

What should I do? Some options:

Rename the site and revise the “About” so it doesn’t have a childfree focus.

Leave it up as an archive.

Hit the Delete key and move on.


Photo credit: Carsten Tolkmit via Creative Commons on Flickr.

6 thoughts on “Which Way to Go?

  1. If you enjoy writing, keep it alive and flowing. Your opinions and thoughts and viewpoint may have changed from when you first started and if you want your blog 2.0 to reflect that, switch it up. A fresh name and summary for a new upcoming year! An updated blog for an updated lady. DO IT!

  2. I totally understand your viewpoints changing over time and wanting to change the title/topics, but I LOVE your writing, am subscribed to your blog and would miss your posts. No pressure, but just wanted to let you know that I am reading and do enjoy them!

    You are a laughter co-leader??? That’s great! Who are you working with? You should totally do a laughter leader training with Robert Rivest or Linda and Bill Hamaker and make it official! 😉 Loving that you’re doing this as well. We will have to compare laughter exercises and trade favorites!

    • Thanks Amanda! I joined a laughter club in Somerville that Walter Ness runs. I gave him some feedback after a class about ways to improve it, and he asked me to bring in my own exercises next time! I also want to do Bill and Linda’s training–they do it a few times a year so hopefully soon.

      Thanks also for your kind words about the blog. I appreciate it! 🙂

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