I’m the type of gal who prefers to leave her shell behind, finding a space that is more comfortable and clutter-free. Throwing things out that no longer have a purpose is one of my favorite things to do. That’s why I’m tempted to cut myself off from The Daily Sampler; it is a project that fit a different place and time. I’d be just fine walking away from it, maintaining the pieces as a diary of sorts, but I don’t think I can do that. In fact I see it as a personal challenge to take something old and make it new again. I’m learning that sometimes you have to sit in your space and adapt, clean it up, organize, make new, and make peace.
I’ve written about starting over at The Daily Sampler a handful of times, and this time is only different because I’m different now. I realize the limitations of my life. Despite its title, The Daily Sampler is not a blog that will be updated daily, and that’s just fine. My expectations are lower, but also much more inspired. I had the opportunity to meet a fantastic group of local writers recently, and their creativity and passion reminded me why I got involved with the blogging life back in 2012. Lindsay from The DS circa 2013 was a gal looking for an outlet outside of an unfulfilling job in a city where she knew no one. Lindsay from The DS 2016 actually has her shit together, (maybe 68% has her shit together- good average.) Lindsay from The DS 2016 is a wife, mom, woman who takes pride in her community and her professional life, someone who realizes the past doesn’t define her and believes the future is open wide. DAMN THAT’S CHEESY. Lindsay from the The DS 2016 still has a sense of humor, thank God. Anyways, I have varied interests and an entire new chapter to explore. I promise I’ll try to leave the real MOM-ish stuff over at my never-say-never again site, Cliché Mom. I fought so hard against that one, it was pretty much inevitable. Motherhood is a ride, let me tell you.
In the next few weeks, I’ll be cleaning my shell, polishing things up and reorganizing a bit. It’s time for The Daily Sampler to grow up.