Friday, October 26, 2012

A Great & Many (Different) Things

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Okay, so in case you haven't noticed, things are new around here...  And if you haven't noticed, and you've been here before, you might want to (a) check your pulse or (b) drink more coffee ;)  This is the site previously known as Thee FireWife (sort of like Prince), and is now A Great and Many Things.  I had been feeling in a bit of a funk lately and after much searching, I figured out what (at least part of) my problem was - I'd outgrown TFW.  

I mean, honestly, I hardly wrote about being the wife of a firefighter.  Yes, it factored into things (like how I missed my guy or the way 9/11 affected me), but it wasn't really the theme of things.  It is much more random around here, mostly because I refuse to be tied down.  It has become apparent to me in the past couple of months that I have an authority issue.  I don't like it when I am fenced in, and it felt like TFW was a sort of self-constructed fence.  So I broke out of said figurative fence, literally.  

A few of the many, many things I've written about.
Not one is a fire...

I thought long and hard about what I wanted out of this space, what it's purpose was, and what it brought to the table.  I don't have a ton of time, and I needed to make sure that if this space made the cut, that it was worth it.  Turns out, I love this space.  I love the freedom to write and share, to laugh and encourage and connect.  There was no way I was scrapping this opportunity.  There was, however, a few tweaks that needed to be made.

We're now in our own little domain, which is fun.  Totally unnecessary, but I like it all the same.  If you subscribe by reader or RSS (whatever the heck that is), you should be fine, because Blogger is da bomb and automatically forwards everything to the new website,  If you type in the address, you're still technically okay due to the whole forwarding thing, but you might want to just type in the new address, since it's shorter.  Just trying to help you out here ;)

The name is because I am a great many things.  I have a great many interests.  I will be writing about a great many topics.  Total freedom, all in one little phrase.  Also, I'd like to mention that YOU, rad reader, are also a great many things, have a great many talents, and a great many interests.  We've all got a ton of "sides" of ourselves.  God made us that way - it's what makes us cool.

So this is what's what.  I'll still write some about being married to a firefighter.  Really, probably just about as much as before.  But this isn't a firefighter blog.  And it isn't a food blog or a decorating blog (ha!) or a parenting/marriage blog.  Heaven knows, it'll never be an exercise blog.  It's just a great and many things.
Like you & me.  I hope you like it!

<3 M.

p.s.- I've tried to update all of my links, like pinterest, facebook, twitter, etsy, and email.  But if you have trouble finding me, I always read my comments, so be sure to let me know!

p.p.s.- I lost the list of blogs I love (bottom of page) in the switch.  I've tried to recreate it from memory, but, well, my memory was shot long before this whole baby thing happened, and it's only getting worse.  So if you know of any people-y, crafty, or foody blogs that you think I would like, be sure to leave a comment!


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    1. Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. I was so freaked out when I got your first comment from your new blog and I was like, "Wait, this IS the same Mariah, right?

    1. Yeah, sorry to scare you there :) And, if my friends from 10+ years back are to be trusted (probably not), I'm the same Mariah I've always been, so any hope for change is pretty much shot.


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