It's been a quick minute since my last post and I am still computer-less. Not completely...my son is letting me use his until I get a replacement...and while I am immeasurably grateful for his generosity, it still hasn't spurred the the desire to write more or post more. Not to mention, blogger remains a gigantic piece of shit on this computer. However, I have been doing lots and lots of pinning. So, so, SO MANY wonderful ideas for things to do to the house, on the stove, for my many "projects," all of which have the potential to be useful blog posts. And? Still no real motivation, until now.
With the year rapidly coming to a close, I've been doing some thinking. (Uh-oh) I'm thinking that it could possibly be time for another re-branding. I've had a decent run of 3+ years here. This place has been my outlet through all the good, fun parts of life for that time, and I feel the name was exactly what fit me - at that time. But the past three years (and this blog) have also seen me through financial hardship, divorce, empty-nesting, and birds coming back to the nest. I wanted This Belle Rocks to be a place where I shared my passion for everything from music to books to fashion to home ideas. I bought lots of music, went to lots of concerts, read lots of books, went to lots of movies, and collected a lot of vintage awesome-ness. The name just felt right, and fit.
Now? I'm not so sure. While I am still very passionate about all those things I mentioned and more, I'm not doing as much with music. Not going to as many shows. Reading only when I have a few minutes. I often wonder if people who know me through the blog and get to meet me in real life or otherwise get to know me think "Wow. This woman lied. She does the opposite of rock."
So, a lot has changed and I'm not sure if I want to carry on with this brand (non-existent as it may be) and this blog when it no longer really fits. Because we all know that trying to cram yourself into something that doesn't fit, be it jeans, shoes, or maybe even an online presence, is miserable. Do I try to make the blog grow with me, or do I just let it go? I *am* leaning a certain way, but I still have a while to weigh my options.
What about you? Are you holding onto something (or things) you should let go?