Friday, April 10, 2015

... One Year Later- Want to Talk Money Again, Honey?

The kids are napping right now, and I'm going through my Wells Fargo history and making a list that's literally called "Stupid Purchases I Made in 2015".  Our personal finance story has come a LONG way since I wrote my last post on this blog, but I'd be lying to you if I said I still had it all together.  I still stumble when it comes to managing money and making smart decisions for my family (like, all the time- I'm super human in that manner).  I'd also be lying to you if I said that I have lost my passion for this little corner of the Internet I started to carve out.

I started this blog a year and a half ago, because I finally found the courage to act on something that has been on my heart for many, many years- de-mystifying the world of personal finance in a way that's easy for people to digest, and most of all easy to relate to.

So what happened?  Honestly, it never occurred to me that I couldn't just knock out a blog post about personal finance on the fly 2-3 times a week during nap time.  It started that way, and the words just came... until they didn't.  It wasn't that I ran out of things to say, it was just that I realized that I needed to put more thought and planning into the posts I had coming up.  I'd be doing you, The Reader (if anyone is even out there! ha) a disservice to push publish on rushed, flimsy posts, and would be doing myself a  disservice to frantically scramble to get something online when I was unprepared.  I took a step back, spoke to my husband and a few savvy blog friends, and started to formulate a new game plan.

And then, we moved. Again.  To a different state. Again.  (Our 6th move and 4th time changing states since 2007, for those of you who aren't familiar with my story) Reestablishing life here in Phoenix, getting the kids settled in, plugging back into our old social life- this all took some time.

I'm not kidding when I say that I thought about this blog at least twice a week for the last year, but somehow I just couldn't figure out how to get my act together enough to start planning, researching, and writing in the way I needed to.  Until now.

We moved into our current house one year ago today, and I can honestly say I finally feel like I have my act together enough to start working on this little passion project of mine again, if you'll have me.

I promise to start working behind the scenes on clear, helpful, organized content (that last one is a biggie coming from me) for you, if you promise to comment or email me to let me know that you're still out there!

Here's your call to action- what would you like to read on this blog?  What were you hoping that I would cover, that I never got around to talking about (there's a pretty long list to choose from there... haha)?

E-mail me at LetsTalkMoneyHoney (at) gmail(dot)com, let's get this show on the road again!