Yesterday, my “work day” wrapped up with a chat with my business manager.
By the way, you must remember, I am the girl who has only had one set of business cards in her entire life…
The fact that I have a whole team is extremely exciting and entirely humbling, to say the least.
meeting milestones and making mischief and making mistakes–
and this next step–this leap of faith–has been huge.
In any case, we were discussing Mommy, Ever After and the new site and some real businessy things that are too businessy for me to even try to explain,
and then we ended the conversation with her saying, “Your voice is different in this “new” MEA. I can’t really put my finger on how, but it reads differently.”
And I think I get what she is saying. The fact is, Mommy, Ever After has evolved and morphed and shifted in ways I could have never predicted when I started writing. It used to be more of a daily diary, with tidbits about my goings-on and the chronicles of new parenthood.
It was my baby book.
Once I started developing an audience, I wrote more in depth posts, serializing stories like how my husband and I met, how we got engaged, my birth story, etc.
I talked about tutus and dance parties and sparkly shoes. I talked about some more poignant things, like my lost loved ones and how that has given me my thing for feathers. But, one thing that hasn’t changed is that I have always been really honest. I have called myself out for being crazy, I have talked about my weaknesses and fears, I have asked for help.
Because I have always wanted to help. I wanted people, women or men, parents or teens or grandparents, to be able to read a post and say, “I am not alone.”
That was when Mommy, Ever After was “A Happy Story”.
And then my life took an unexpected turn. “A Hard Story”.
And as I slowly climb back up, step by step, day by day, sometimes minute by minute, I do feel like I am living “A Hopeful Story”. Because I refuse to give up.
In any case, the conversation with my manager inspired me to tell you a little bit about what you can expect, in just the coming week, as we all get acclimated to our new home here.
(By the way, I hope you like our new digs. If you get the chance and have not already, check it out from a computer. There is so much more to see in a less condensed way.)
So this week I will be:
Giving a tour of the site, so that you can see all of the new features I have to offer. I will guide you to the best places that will meet your needs and you will learn how to use all of the new buttons and categories and columns most effectively.
Posting the sequel to my old post about music; because since I published that post years ago, I have been lucky enough to become the lead singer of an amazing band, Fox & the Hounds. It has changed my life for the better (and for good).
Sharing a behind-the-scenes look at an amazing skincare line, as you learn everything you have ever wanted to know about how to reveal your most beautiful self. And not just outer beauty; these ladies are all about supporting one another, encouraging true teamwork and being positive cheerleaders for friends, colleagues and life.
Exploring the world of anxiety, which is an affliction that so many people face, but so few actually verbalize.
Reflecting on my recent Hanukkah experience and all of it’s firsts.
Telling the stories of our fun holiday happenings with The Tribe.
And just being the Me(a) that I have always been; forever candid, sometimes cray cray, occasionally humorous and ever so grateful.
So settle in, find a cozy spot and stick around.
The best is yet to be.