So What’s Next?

I have no idea.

I am completely overwhelmed with the love and the support that I’ve received through emails, comments, tweets, and DMs. I mean y’all came out of the woodwork, lol. I really appreciate it. I have ideas for posts that I plan on writing, but my brain is trying to write them all at the same time, if that makes sense.

I want this blog to be like a community. I won’t go full blown forum or anything, but I want everyone to feel as if they are being heard. I love sharing interesting tidbits with people. And I love sharing a good laugh. I intend on replying to every comment – or at least attempting to. And I will be commenting more. I want to increase my presence in this virtual space. I feel like I can do that now I’ve let the cat out of the bag.

I feel like can better my relationships with people and even be there to lend a helping hand. I no longer feel the need to be distant. As the only child, I’ve never been selfish. I’ve always shared, but I have been pretty secretive in the last few years. I just wanted to be careful and I meant no harm if I wasn’t there giving up all of my secrets. I was just never as successful at something like I was with blogging. Ever. Throw in having a family that depended on that success, and you get an information hoarder. There are people out there who are in it to win it and will step on any toes to achieve their goals. I let that paranoia influence my actions. And I’m sorry.

I guess this is the part where we all hold hands and sing Kumbaya.

After I get my bearings, as my grandmother used to say, I shall return. ‘Til next time.

Random Parenting Tidbit: My little smoochie is such a ham. Look at all of those pearly whites! He can’t get any cuter, right?

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is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper.

26 Comments

  • Reply January 25, 2010

    K. Rock

    Congrats on the change!! I’m glad you feel free now. There is nothing worse than feeling boxed in.

  • Reply January 23, 2010

    Alisa N.

    Thanks for positng, I want to try these now on my daughter’s hair. Your son is getting so big, how much does he weigh now?

    • Reply January 23, 2010

      Sheena

      @Alisa N., probably less than your lil pumkin. He’s 23lbs.

      I think you meant to comment on the Carol’s Daughter post *teeheehee*.

      • Reply January 26, 2010

        Alisa N.

        @Sheena, OOps my bad! That’s what I get for having insomnia lately :(

  • Reply January 17, 2010

    Heather

    So glad I found your site. Love the design and I’ll be sure to follow your RSS.. I feel welcomed!

    • Reply January 19, 2010

      Sheena

      Heather,

      I am happy that you feel welcomed. It’s definitely what I’m going for.

  • Reply January 15, 2010

    Victoria

    Change can be hard, but it can also be liberating. I am so excited to read about your work and I know that the year ahead is going to be awesome!

    But getting your bearings can take a while, so remember to nurture yourself in the meantime. :)

    • Reply January 19, 2010

      Sheena

      I’m doing quite a bit of nurturing and repairing. I’m so glad that you are here following me as a biz contact and a friend. It means a lot to me.

  • Reply January 11, 2010

    Kathleen

    I love your new site, and it suits you so well. I meant to comment when you announced the switch, but just never made it over.

    Can’t wait to read your posts, and of course to see more sweet photos of Boogie.

    • Reply January 19, 2010

      Sheena

      Thanks so much for joining me over here. I really need to catch up on your posts. I love your blog and feel like such a deadbeat for not commenting and doing that interview.

  • Reply January 10, 2010

    tanyetta

    He is so adorable!!!

    • Reply January 19, 2010

      Sheena

      And you know your babies are too :D.

  • I’m the same way – I love having the community feel. Like you, I wouldn’t do the whole forum thing on my personal blog because it just doesn’t fit. I have one on Colloquy Moms I’m trying to get going, but I think as far as personal blogs, commenting back to people and having dialog instead of just talking at them through your posts is great. I also try to respond to every comment. It turns a one-sided blog into a two-sided conversation :)

    I look forward to reading ya :) lol

    • Reply January 19, 2010

      Sheena

      I’m going buckwild with this reply to comments feature, lol.

      I’m going to love this!

  • Reply January 4, 2010

    Lady Impulse

    Aww your son is adorable. And I hope you can do everything you want to with your blog, and your life. Good luck to you!

    • Reply January 19, 2010

      Sheena

      Thank you and thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you around :).

  • Reply January 4, 2010

    Mandi

    I’m up for a little Kumbaya :) I look forward to the new content! I feel the same way about blog posts – I was up late last night post dating blog posts cause I had lots of ideas!

  • Reply January 4, 2010

    Saira

    Hi! I just happened on your site and it’s BEAUTIFUL! And beautiful entry, and beautiful son.. but I’m sure you know that. ;)

    I appreciate what you wrote because I feel like I can relate, about making yourself unavailable. It’s one of my New Years resolutions (if you can believe in such a thing) to be more brave. It makes you just want to throw everything out there and not let people put their hangups on you.

    Namaste!

    • Reply January 19, 2010

      Sheena

      @Saira, thanks so much for stopping by. It does make it easier when you have it all out there. There’s no need to have to keep explaining yourself when the stories been told and archived.

  • Reply January 4, 2010

    Jessica

    Jayden is growing up to be such a big boy. It’s so funny, I’ve been following you since before his birth and have literally watched him grow via your website/flickr. I am looking forward to all of the new changes!

    • Reply January 19, 2010

      Sheena

      @Jessica, I’m looking forward to connecting with you more in this cyberspace and watching your children grow too.

  • Reply January 4, 2010

    1stopmom

    he is as adorable as always. I just love his little smile :)

  • Reply January 4, 2010

    Shelly

    Well, I can’t wait to see what’s in store. Feels great to be able to keep it real huh? Little Jayden is looking more and more like a boy and less of a baby :/ He’s so cute.

    • Reply January 4, 2010

      Sheena

      It feels so refreshing. Our boys are growing up, boohoo :(.

      • I feel the same way about Zoe!! She’s totally growing up WAY too fast for me. I still can’t believe she’s already 18 months. It’s exciting and sad all at the same time LOL

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