If you have not yet noticed, my blog has changed a wee bit since my return from vacation/getting married. For the past year, I have experienced so many unique changes in my life and I wanted to accurately, as well as effectively, describe those experiences to my readers.
To do this, I began with small changes such as creating a podcast where I could chat with friends, family, and others about topics that I find interesting; I added a wedding series; and I even have changed the design of the blog several times. None of those additions and changes really seemed to fit my vision, though. Once I was officially married and had time to rid my mind of stress from work, school, and life… I felt that my mind was finally clear.
So, what are the changes you may or may not have noticed. Well, as far as the look and feel of the blog go, I chose to stick with one header image at all times. I used to have personal images that would change, but I wanted to remain more consistent. Instead of several photos, you now will see one that highlights the new, improved, theme of Faithful Elephant: “Completely Unwarranted Life Lessons from a Married Woman.”
Why “Completely Unwarranted Life Lessons from a Married Woman” as a theme?
Uh, why not? I mean, is anyone really an expert on life? We all can only offer lessons based entirely on our individual experiences. I am fortunate enough to have experienced a lot already for a 24 year old woman. My goal is to be the world’s most interesting woman by 40! 😉
In all honestly, folks, I believe I have many fun, interesting, and worthy experiences to share with you all. I want the lessons I have learned the hard way, easy way, and every way in between to be of value to my readers. Most of the time (always) it will be completely unwarranted, and I am okay with that.
I know my lessons will never be justified by a “professional,” however, if at least one person (me) experienced something, someone else is bound to again… right? Exactly. With that being said, I can almost guarantee that someone, somewhere, will find my lessons to be helpful at some point.
Kaleidoscopic Ramblings will still be involved! Yay! I always had intentions to use that podcast as a tool for readers to reference in life. My vision for the podcast was for listeners to say, “I heard on this podcast that…” I wouldn’t cite the podcast in a graduate school paper, but go ahead and tell your friends about it!
Faithful Elephant has become such a huge part of my life. Even when I take a break from blogging, I never stop brainstorming. I have memos galore in my phone of blog topics, drafts of blogs, and even podcast scripts. Many of those were written while on vacation! The point is, this blog is my baby. I always look for ways to improve it so my readers are never bored and feeling neglected. Ideally, I would have more features for you all, but financially, I cannot afford a fancy website at the moment. In the future, expect a more user-friendly experience. I promise!
As always, thank you to my readers. I used to blog for myself and myself only. Once I noticed readers from all over, I found new reasons to blog. Each of you are my blogging fuel. I appreciate your support and I hope this blog, no matter what changes are made to it, fulfill your expectations.
Kristin Clymer (Baione)
Completely unwarranted life lesson from a married woman #3: Use your time wisely. Example? When waiting at a doctor’s office, read a book or take notes on your phone.