After taking a deep breath after my last post on potentially quitting blogging, I realized that wasn’t an option. I sat down last weekend and read my tarot cards late at night, asking for creative direction. I’ve turned to my Goddess Tarot Deck for over 15 years with various questions. This time the cards told me to pick a direction, to go, to stop daydreaming, that the time is now. At the end of the day I realized I needed a swift kick in the ass to get me going in some direction. To add on top of that, I stumbled across the amazing Wild Unknown tarot deck by Kim Krans and the above quote. I knew what I had to do, and it wasn’t to quit.
For a long time blogging and Road Darling has been my way to express creativity, whether it’s through photos, writing, design or my shop. What I was experiencing wasn’t an all or nothing feeling of quitting, but rather the need for a different direction. So I started working on my blog design, hoping that would push me one way or another. I think I’m finally happy with what I came up with for Road Darling.
My blog has always been an expression of me. The good parts, the bad parts, the silliness and the seriousness. I’ve grown a lot from my early days. Heck, when I started, I didn’t even consider myself a writer. I was also so shy about my blog that I didn’t tell anyone I had one. It took being in a national paper to actually embrace it. And maybe that’s because I’m a private person, but also because I’m not self promotional in the slightest. I’d rather ask you 100 questions about your life before answering one about myself. And this is not to hide anything, but just to say I’m more interested in other people than myself.
Over the past weeks, I’ve thought a lot about what I want this blog to be. The answer is, I want it to be whatever it’s supposed to be. I believe a blog should grow with its writer and it’s OK to change. What does that mean for Road Darling? Well, I will continue the same sort of content, but with more of a focus on travel and reflective posts. There will also be an increased focus on my shop, which has been my passion project (and job!) for the past two years.
I hope you stick around. It’s hard trying to figure this stuff out, but I’m grateful for the sense of clarity I now have