Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Start and A special Thank You!

As I travel deeper into my 30's, I come to realise a lot more about myself.  Things that I already knew, but now understand.  Things that I was reluctant to admit in my 20's, which I now embrace.

And I have come to actually like who I am.   Some adore me.  Some hate everything about me.  The only time that is a problem is when it hurts the ones closest to me.

My motto entering 2013 was to fill my life, our lives, with nothing but happiness.  This included people.

So we distanced ourselves.  From the people that hurt us.  Some continuously.

And we are happy.  We embraced the people who really made our lives full.  And we held them tightly and made sure they knew it.

And we will no longer let people hurt us.

I, in particular, will not sweep issues under the rug.  I will voice my hurt.  I will no longer keep the peace.

And if you don't like it, too bad.  Because MY happiness and the happiness of MY FAMILY depends on it.

I had a break from the blog.  As much as it made me unhappy, I had to take some time away from the drama that was unfolding.  

As I enter my 3rd year of blogging, I start to think about what I want to do to grow my little space on the world wide web.

Does it make me happy?  The short answer is YES.  This space makes me extremely happy.  In every sense of the word.  This little space is food for my soul.  

Brett and I have been discussing the direction of our lives in the past few weeks.  Where we want to be at the end of this year.  What adventures we want to take the Reasons on.  What experiences we want to open their sweet minds to.

We have also been discussing the direction of my blog.  Our blog.  This is, after all, a blog about our family.

I am not going to lie.  Giving up on this blog was mentioned.  The tiny thoughts that *some* people put into our head were mentioned, however the outcome of our writing is greater than all of the crap.  The time and energy that we pour into our little space is epic.  There will always be those that don't agree with what we do and write.  We have to brush those aside.

In the end, this blog makes us Happy. 

We want to continue to write about our lives.  The ups and downs and the inbetweens.  We want to share with you our adventures.  Because life is just that... one big adventure.

Brett wants to contribute more about his side of the journey.  You can find some of his past musings here.  He also has 1 or 2 other new "segments" he would like to share with you all.

We love having you, our readers, here.  Sharing our lives with you.  And we know there are a lot of you.  And your numbers are still growing.   Which astounds us. 

So, thank you for being here.   Thank you for your emails and messages.

And those that are new, don't forget to connect with us.

You can find us here:

Here is to a new start. 

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  1. Welcome back! I am glad you are looking after your happiness

  2. Welcome back Dan and to you too Brett, I look forward to seeing what unfolds in the year ahead for your yourselves and family.

  3. And you know, that move to England will provide blog fodder for months and months! :P

  4. So glad you are back! In the hearts of the people who love you, you never left xo

  5. Thank you so much for sharing!!!


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