This is how it’s gonna be – Updates & Announcements! πŸ˜²

Howdy! 🀠 Naturally, google mic didn’t understand what I was trying to say then as I’m a fake cowgirl and just trying intros out to see what sticks. Clearly it ain’t gonna work and google doesn’t break the facts gently, I’m hurt πŸ˜‚. How are you today? πŸ’ž

You wouldn’t know it’s winter here where I am in Ireland: the sun is shining, the sky isn’t overly blue there are some clouds but it’s nice. The only thing that I can at first glance pull out being different is that that the sun sets in a different area now on the other side of our house. I used to sit and watch it go down HERE but I can’t directly see it now although I still enjoy the golden glow it casts over a front garden, it’s pure magic as the leaves outfront glisten πŸƒ.

In fact that’s another thing that makes me feel like it’s far from Winter! Outside is green when usually the leaves have fallen. It all looks fresh out there albeit the brown leaves at the very edges surrounding the land because we didn’t rake them up back in Autumn πŸ‚. Anyway I’m rambling, it just makes me happy and seems to be at the front of my mind lately.

Today I’ve got some news for you! Well I’ve had it for a while but today is the day it gets spoken about properly (I found some words πŸ˜²πŸ˜‚). Hhmm let’s start with this paragraph shall we?….

What do you think of my new blog logo? (That was bad placement with another question but just go with it πŸ˜…). Yep that’s right it’s finally changed after all these years and that brief stint when I wasted your time asking your opinion on a logo that never came to be is now forgiven! 😌 (I’ll forgive for you πŸ˜‚). My new design was beautifully created by Olivia Lucie Blake and I’m over the moon with/about how it turned out! πŸŒ™

It takes a lot to chip at the walls maintaining my old ways but this is how it’s gonna be! (That was my reasoning behind the title of today’s post πŸ˜‚). This change is really saying something because I held onto my old logo like it was a newly found purse containing a winning lottery ticket that I had no intention of handing back in πŸ˜‡ honesty is the best policy and that’s a form of it πŸ™ŒπŸ˜‚.

I mentioned I’d be changing to a new logo HERE and was waiting for the right moment to do it. Part of me said to just change social media banners but then I realized I want a full on change (that only extends to the logo because I’m in no mood to be choosing a new theme and all that, baby steps yeah? πŸ˜…).

In these last few days I’ve had a huge productivity lift where I feel like moving forward more than ever. It’s like I didn’t even know that I wasn’t feeling this way already, I had a small ounce of that but it’s skyrocketed since I started to think into things and take in information by inspirational peeps. I really want to put more energy into this space so the logo is the first outright visual of this decision and I’m here for it! 🀣 It would be rude if I wasn’t πŸ˜‚. Let me know your thoughts on it in the comments πŸ’­βœ¨.

I recently spoke about how I’ve been using the Google mic to create blog posts as of late so I’ll share a bit of insight into how this has come about! It’s a short story that I won’t make long πŸ˜‚ but it’s solely down to the fact that my hands aren’t what they once we’re when it comes to typing. I won’t go into details but it’s part of the parcel that is my chronic pain and I initially thought I’d have to take a break from blogging which hugely upset me (because I’ve only just come back from a damn break! πŸ˜‚). Then it occurred to me that Google mic could possibly get the job done easier and with less of the mental stress alongside that physicality because it can be draining trying to think alongside the pain that fights to take precedence. Through using the mic is can keep doing what I love ✨.

From time to time I’ll forget myself as there are thoughts that arrive faster when I’m typing but I pay for those moments in the long run so this is all about weighing up the pro’s and con’s. Speaking is very different because I ramble a lot more and I did not know how much I say the word ‘like’ when trying to get a point across πŸ™„ it’s a bit mad πŸ˜‚.

I end up deleting quite a lot and until I get the hang of making google listen to me when I want a comma or create another paragraph I’ll have to go over it all more than I usually would so it’s gonna be a learning curve for sure. I’m positive that given time I’ll make it work, even if I do find myself driven to typing sometimes because I’m just happy to have this outlet ✨.

With that in mind, a while ago I wrote of how it’s a bit difficult to read at the moment? Well book-wise it’s getting noticably easier (especially when I don’t force it as I miss working my way through the last haul! πŸ“š) and I’m getting back into the habit of reading before I go to sleep πŸ’€. This kind of extended to reading blog posts and in way that is much the same I’d be repeating lines as they didn’t make sense before I gave up entirely. This would happen when replying to comments too and in the end I’d have to convince myself I hadn’t made any spelling mistakes that would magically appear after checking 10+ times πŸ˜‚.

It’s a foggy feeling that might have led up to the pain I’m in now and it’s continuing to linger but not in an overbearing way. The numbness that occasionally joins in seems to go deeper than skin level. Its like how I’m speaking right now off the top of my head but if I was to sit and think what to say, nothing would come at all.

Weirdly enough it’s easier to read screen writing (especially when it’s a post from bloggers I like!) than it is the letters on a page. Maybe it’s because screens are bright and attention seeking, either way I’ve seen a change! There are a lot of posts I catch up on these days and save to go back to later because I spend less time here than I used to but I’m looking forward to gradually working my way around (I’m hoping it will rain as it’s always nice to read with a mug of tea but I suppose you can’t have everything when you also wish for the sun to make an appearance so as to see it set 😌 mother nature be like: make up your mind! πŸ˜‚).

My next bit of “news” is that I was considering deleting the Twitter app from my phone! I feel like I only use it out of guilt for not using it if that makes sense? πŸ˜‚ I’ve decided to give it a go before I make that decision and mould it into a space I enjoy again in an attempt for that to happen as I do remember liking it, I just can’t for the life of me recall why right now 😌.

And finally, I am currently planning an updated & revised version of my blog menu bar! It will be put into practice the next time I go on a blogging “break” (is it really a break if I still do stuff here is what I wanna know πŸ˜‚) because it’s too big a task to take on at the moment. This just so happens to be post number 550! πŸ˜²πŸŽ‰ It’s a lot to sort through and I want to do that properly πŸ˜…. In the long run the menu will better suit the posts I have built up over the years and this place will be easier to circulate if a reader chooses to do so before resorting to the good old search bar or giving up entirely πŸ˜‚.

So yeah, that is my neat little bundle of news that was delivered in a bit of a jumble 😌 couriers fault entirely πŸ™ŒπŸ˜‚. Thank YOU for reading! It’s refreshing for me to do posts like this because I can offload things that I’ve been thinking about/am doing or considering all in one go and then carry on knowing that it’s out there and setting a time for the future ✨. Can you relate to any of these thoughts or even how I wished for various weather’s all higgledy-piggledy? πŸ˜‚ I appreciate how you took time out of your day to read this post and I look forward to seeing you next time on more solid ground where the post will be set around one thing (I’m making no promises though πŸ˜πŸ˜‚). Take care and have a great day! ✨❀️

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