Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Phantastic Life

My five year blogiversary is coming up next month.  I vividly remember creating my blog out of annoyance because Boyfriend wasn't blogging enough for my liking on his blog.  My posting frequency has varied all over the years but I have always had an appreciation for a place I could come to and let my fingers do the talking.

Recently I became aware that I let my domain expire for Teh Wifey.  Maybe I should have been a bit more disappointed but honestly, I took this opportunity to embrace a name change.  I want to give my little corner of the internet new life and just like a company that wants to freshen up their branding-I'm switching things up.  

Of course anyone who has a blog really struggles with picking a name unless they just use their name itself, which I tried-already taken.  While I loved Teh Wifey because Wifey genuinely is my nickname from Boyfriend, my inner feminist hated that I was letting a title, given to me by another, identify me.  That is partially the reason why I have welcomed the circumstances for a fresh start.

My last name gave me obvious opportunities for play on it.  I was originally going to go with the Phantastic Four but there were a few things that just didn't feel right-with the biggest one being that we are not a family of four, but a family of five when you include (our very important to us) dog.  I just felt SO guilty leaving him out.  Beyond that, someone mentioned that adding a number is very final and hard to change-while she may have been joking that we might decide to add another kid to the mix, I suddenly became concerned I was tempting fate by declaring a final number.  What can I say-I'm pretty superstitious.

Over the last few days, I've been reading my previous posts and reflecting on what I write about.  I've discussed everything from miscarriage to birth, our travels, the good and difficult in raising children. Falling in love, hardships in long term relationships-I try to include a little bit of everything.  Even if I don't feel it when I'm experiencing it-I realized that when I am writing I always tend to look back with a filter of understanding, with a perspective that I really do have a great life.  Some may even say a fantastic life.

So here is to new starts...here is to The Phantastic Life.

15 comments:

  1. I love a good fresh start! And looking back on previous posts is one of my favorite parts of blogging!

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