The Death and Rebirth of Local At Last

This blog started out as Long-Distance Love when Josh and I were dating from across the country and changed to Local At Last when we closed the gap, supposedly for good. Unfortunately, forever means different things to different people and that gap has been opened wider than ever before and it will never be closed again.

As my life evolves, so does the blog. That's just the way it goes. It's a part of who I am, even during the weeks when I neglect my web home, so giving it up isn't an option.

Considering the circumstances, Local At Last will no longer be Local At Last. It will no longer be about my life as a newlywed. It will no longer be colored with lavender and tangerine. It will no longer be a place to share pictures and stories of our life together. 

Instead, Local At Last will pass away and my new blog home will progressively come together as I do the same. It's going to take significant time to recover, but it'll be a worthwhile journey in the end. I will have good days and I will have bad days (and I plan to be frank with you on all of them), but I'm choosing to approach my new life as a great adventure - a chance to reinvent myself and live the life I haven't planned for.

I'm uncertain what The Universe has in store for me in the months and years to come, but I'm giving up my aggressive planning ways and opening my heart and mind to the unknown life that lays ahead of me. I can be whoever I want to be. I can do whatever I want to do. And I plan to do just that. My life and this blog will probably be sporadic and unorganized, but as I set sail on this scary, empowering journey I hope you'll join me. 

*Today I mourn the loss of my former life and rejoice in the opportunity to be reborn, exactly the way I choose.*

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New Name: Out With The Map
New URL: owtmblog.com
New Email: owtmblog@gmail.com


Tyler said...

Sending hugs your way and thinking about you through all of this :)

Erinn C.D. said...

well the blog looks great! This post to me is so hopeful and sad all at the same time. But mostly hopeful. It's positive you're moving on and though it might be hard and sad, you're doing great!!

Lauren said...

Walking through this with you, friend!! Love the new blog and glad to see you back :)

Jamie said...

I love the new design and I love you! I'm so inspired by your strength and perseverance in the face of such pain. I'm always here for you!

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