To New Beginnings

newbeginnings

Oh, hi.  How’s it going?  Hey, remember when I used to blog and I really loved it and you enjoyed reading my stuff but then life got hard for me so I stopped?  Yeah, that was lame. But I’m back now. I missed writing. I missed taking photos and trying new things and connecting with people online.  So let’s try it again.

A few things you need to know before we pick up where we left off:

I’m rebranding.  

Nothing major, but Lillian Abbey was confusing to some people.  They thought MY name was Lillian and they were a little unsure what my blog was about.  So now we’re moving forward as A Nonfiction Life. You know that metaphor people always use about how your life is a book, and you get to write each chapter and yada, yada, yada?  It’s kind of like that, except I want to make sure that my life is a work of nonfiction. I want to be authentic in everything I do, including this blog. We’ll talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly.  I think one of the greatest things about books is how people relate to them. So beyond the fun posts about fashion and food, hopefully there will be a post about parenting or something else that makes you go, “Yes!  I didn’t realize anyone else felt that way!” Plus, A Nonfiction Life is a nod to my teacher/librarian roots, so you can expect our monthly book reviews to continue.

 There will be books...both fiction and nonfiction.

There will be books...both fiction and nonfiction.

 She may have cancer, but she's still my first princess!  If you're wondering, she has chondrosarcoma, a cancer of the cartilage between her ribs.  Although her tumor seems to grow bigger each day, she's just as spunky and sweet as she always was!  We're loving on her for all the time we have left.  

She may have cancer, but she's still my first princess!

If you're wondering, she has chondrosarcoma, a cancer of the cartilage between her ribs.  Although her tumor seems to grow bigger each day, she's just as spunky and sweet as she always was!  We're loving on her for all the time we have left.  

If you’re new here, or you’ve forgotten what the hell I’m even talking about, go back to this post to get caught up.  After I wrote this, the downward spiral continued with us finding mold in our new home and my beloved dog getting diagnosed with an inoperable cancerous tumor.  Yay 2017!  But, the mold got taken care of and Abbey is still going strong, despite the vets telling us back in September that she only had a few months to live. The holidays are over so I guess I’m officially out of excuses. Time to dive back into blogging.  I still stand by what I said in that last post, though. Quality over quantity. More time doing things and less time talking about them on the internet. This is what I mean by living a nonfiction life.

In keeping with the theme of living a nonfiction life, I’ve decided not to create separate social media this time around.  Meaning, if you’d like to connect on Instagram, you can follow me, Michelle. Feel free to follow my personal Pinterest account as well.  The blog is an extension of me, my thoughts, my photographs, so I figured why not keep it all together? Less work, better content, more personal and authentic.  Seems like a win/win for everyone. Unless things get, like, really weird and I end up with a stalker or something. Which is why I will be keeping my Facebook private, but stay tuned for A Nonfiction Life Facebook group, where you can all connect with each other.

Thank you to those who have been readers since the beginning of Lillian Abbey.  I do have a tendency to throw in the towel when things get tough or tedious and that’s something I’m working on.  My sincerest appreciation for sticking around for round 2. To those that are new, welcome! Drop me a comment, or let’s connect on social media.  I’m excited to get to know you!

Here’s to spring and new beginnings!