A new day is dawning

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So, almost 3 years ago I created this blog as a way to think out loud and talk about weight issues. Three years later, I am bored to tears talking about my weight loss (or lack thereof). I wanted to use this blog as a way to be accountable to myself and all of you reading, hoping that would help me lose weight. It hasn’t. I’m actually almost the same weight now as when I started this blog, so I guess you could say I’ve come full circle.

Instead of focusing on losing weight, I want to focus on all the other wonderful, awful, fun, boring aspects of my life. I think in doing this, it will help me gain a little perspective and balance and, God willing, will help me to realize that I am more than just a number on the scale. I really don’t feel like I have anything to say regarding weight loss that hasn’t already been said before and in much better fashion than anything I could come up with. There are A LOT of really great weight loss blogs out there  – my little blog is small drop in the vast ocean.

I could just talk about other things in THIS blog, but I don’t want to do that. I feel like I need to make a clean break and move on to something different, ya know? I’m not shutting down this blog permanently, and I may even post here again from time to time, but for right now I would really like to create a whole ‘nother dealio.

I’ve been thinking about this for awhile and even had a new name picked out for the new digs: Everyday Jill. But when I went to register it, that name had already been taken by someone who created the blog and then didn’t even post ONE SINGLE POST.  That just really irks me to no end.  So now I need your help if you feel so inclined…I need you to help me come up with a name for my new blog, a name that represents the everyday things that make up this little life o’ mine. I would be so grateful if you would turn on your creative juices and help a sistah out!  🙂

So, what do you all think? Am I crazy for putting The Pear on the shelf or is this a good thing?

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13 thoughts on “A new day is dawning

  1. Nope, you’re not crazy! Glad you’re not thinking of hanging up your hat completely on the blog front, and I can understand that making a “break” from the old blog would feel like a new start to your new adventure. (I think my blog is going through the same change, for much of the same reason, but without the move to something completely different. Although that’s tempting, too.)

    I’ll put on my thinking cap regarding the name…what about “Everyday Jillith,” like in your Twitter and Yahoo address?

  2. I think it is an awesome idea! I’m 100% behind you.
    Let me think and I’ll send you some name suggestions. 🙂
    this is so exciting . I’m so happy for you.

  3. And I just found you! You are not crazy. And there is a lot of this going around now it seems. For me, I have only had my weight loss blog for just over half a year but can see how it would get hard to keep writing about that long-term. I actually decided to explore starting a second blog, more about my own life, too. And wouldn’t you know I had the same darn thing – the name was taken and the person had written one post over 3 years ago and that was it! I finally came up with another name after trying tons and am still not sure I will go with a second blog. I don’t know you well enough to come up with any suggestions but will be interested to see what you land on.

  4. I think your new blog idea sounds great! I think that sometimes it’s helpful to have a slightly broader focus, so you can explore all of the wonderful aspects of life!

    But I am absolutely no help on the name front…it took me AGES to think of mine! Ha! 🙂

  5. debby

    You know I’m for you blogging about ‘everyday jill.’ Some of my most favorite blogs of yours are about just that, like all those crazy phrases your boss uses. I’m still thinking about a name for you.

  6. Mary

    Whatever you decide…don’t stop blogging. I enjoy reading your blog every day. Almost like reading a book! You are so normal, Jill. There are millions of folks going through the motions everyday with their minds racing in all directions. We are all working towards balance and peace. You do that with such great humor! I will keep “blogging” in and see what you decide but I am voting for you to continue with fresh new title but I am hopeless in the witty department.

    Long time Chicago reader

  7. Dawn

    I too love reading your blog and being able to relate to life
    as a working mom juggling all that we have to do. I’m happy
    that you are going to keep blogging and not just give it up
    totally.

    How about….”What’s the Deal with Jill?” or something along
    those lines? Just my two cents!

    Good luck with your new start!

    Dawn

  8. Juice

    AllThingsSassy? AllThingsJill? ‘Cause you know an awesome person helped me come up with my blog name.

    You know you have my support on this one – can’t wait to hear more sassy updates from you. 🙂

  9. COME ON!! we’re all waiting breathlessly for the debut of the new Jill. Or La Jill Nouveaux. Whatever. Just give us a tidbit. Le tidbit de Jill.

    • Jill

      You are cracking me up!!! I have been racking my brain trying to think of a new name – I’m almost there, I promise!! 🙂

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