Probably same me.
Hello, friends! I hope 2018 is off to a fantastic start for you. I’ve spent the last week planning, organizing and dipping my toe in the water of going after my goals for this year. (This should last until about mid-March and then I’m really going to have motivate myself again).
But before I get to what those are — because I will in a later post — I wanted to start the year off by re-introducing this blog. When I started it last year, I kind of envisioned it as a place where I would just talk about everything I was interested in and, being a writer, by joanne virginia seemed to work as a byline.
HOWEVER, the name was never one that I was in love with. It did its job, but really it was just unwieldy (my name doesn’t really roll off the tongue). Then, this blog turned into more of a health and wellness space, and less about writing, which I thought I would spend more time on. Because of this, I’ve thought about changing the name in the past, but have suffered from a creativity block, if you will.
Truth is, I still am suffering from that creativity block. Or, more accurately, analysis paralysis. I’ve come up with a name — a few names — but haven’t felt confident enough to pull the trigger.
It’s a Band-Aid I’m just going to have to pull off.
So, here we go…
I chose Blissfully Brave for a couple of reasons, first being that I’ve been thinking a lot lately about being happy and taking chances. I think the two really go hand-in-hand — you’ll never be happy if you’re too crippled or scared to go after the things that you want — and I want to be mindful of that idea in my day-to-day life.
A few other reasons I chose the name?
- It’s alliterative! Who doesn’t like a good alliteration?
- It’s easier to say (and remember) than my previous blog name (maybe first and middle name wasn’t the way to go).
- It doesn’t pigeonhole me into certain topics (I think).
- I think being happy and courageous are, really, all about caring for yourself, and that’s what this blog has always been about. I’m going to keep pursuing the things that keep me healthy, well and sane, because I know those are the things that ultimately bring me joy.
Toward the end of last year I wasn’t too inspired to work on this space, and I think the branding (god, I hate that term) of it had something to do with it. 2018 is a fresh slate, and I want to start new here as well. I’m looking forward to making this year a great one!