Hello, I’m Back

June 7, 2016

Hello, I'm Back

Hi. Welcome to the new(ish) home of Hello I’m Flawed.

After a long nap, the time has come to rise like a glorious phoenix from the ashes of the interwebs.

Over the last couple weeks, as I revisited old posts, Joan Didion’s words echoed in my mind:

“I think we are well-advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.”

It can be a humbling, uncomfortable exercise to confront remnants of your former self, no matter how much time has passed. More than once, as I read my own words, I cringed and thought, “WHO WROTE THIS?!” Still, it was nice to discover how I’ve changed. That — the vulnerable place in which we grow — is what this space is ultimately about.

To that end, we’ve made a few changes to the navigation bar, to better reflect what you’ll find here in the days ahead:

CULTURE is a place for books, movies, and popular culture. (But mostly books. Lots of books.) There will also be… a book club! More on that soon.

WORK is dedicated to all things career, including stories, tips, queries, and conversations with all sorts of people about what they do and how they got there.

LIFE covers relationships, friendships, advice, and matters of the heart and home.

WELLNESS is devoted to beauty, fitness, style, and the wide world of self-discovery.

Last but not least, ETC. is the home of anything and everything else, like weird facts and GIFs of sloths with cheeseburgers.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be making a few more updates and working out any little quirks. (Websites be cray.) In the meantime, thank you for stopping by! I can’t tell you how happy I am to be back.

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49 Comments

  • Jessica,

    Yay, welcome home! When you get a minute between relaunching this STUNNING site, pls advise as to where you got that amazing tie-dyed ensemble!

  • You’re back! Hurrah!! My world is brighter. Methinks I will be spending most of my time in the “Life” section.

  • Yay! Really excited to see what’s coming! 😀

  • Monica B.,

    The light has just been turned on! Yay!

  • Roberta Maia,

    Welcome back Caroline, was looking foward to read you again since you left A Cup of Jo. Sure I will be here!

    all the best from Brazil!

    Beta
    http://www.betamaia.com

  • Lauren,

    Best news ever!! So happy you’re back! Very excited to see what comes next 🙂

  • Is that a glorious pun that you used a photo of your back under the title ‘hello I’m back’?!

  • Giulia,

    So wonderful to have you back! I kept refreshing the page, and was so happy when it unexpectedly showed this post! Looking forward to all your words.

  • sophia,

    Very happy to have you back! Your writing style is awesome.

  • Hurrah! I’ve missed your blog so much and am excited for the reboot, but especially books! Also, that Didion quote is one of my all-time favorites.

  • Veronica E.,

    Yeee! I love to see you again on your own blog!!! I learned about you through ACofJ. I love, love your honesty and authenticity specially about what real life is! In addition of being smart and funny!!! Finally someone who does not have the same white wall, furniture, + ….. Very excited and happy for you and us, your readers!!!

  • So happy to have you back, and I cannot wait to hear more about this book club! 🙂

  • Maria Lara,

    Welcome back! So excited for what’s to come!

  • So thrilled to have you back, love the new site!

  • Michelle,

    I LOVED you on Cup of Jo, Caroline, and am excited to follow along on your new journey!

  • YAY! You’re my favorite.

  • Glenda,

    Can’t wait to hear more about your book club.

  • YAAAY! I followed your site on Bloglovin’ some time ago and was wondering when you would return to blogging again (I follow your insta & COJ). Love your humor, truth, and writing style. High fives for the categories you created too – similar to what I like to blog about, but I never knew how to categorize all those random topics 🙂

  • YESSSSSS!!!

  • Louise,

    Can’t wait for the book club!

  • I was sad when I discovered you were leaving CoJ but now that I know I’ll be able to read your wise words again, my day is brighter! haha, best regards from Paris. x

  • So excited to have you back, Caroline! Eagerly awaiting all your new posts 🙂

  • Samantha,

    oh my cheese! a book club?!? I am ready! I’ve got so many of your recommendations on my amazon wish list and the ones I’ve read have all been amazing! sign me up for this book club!

  • Jessica M Marasa,

    I’ve been following this site religiously waiting for something magical to pop up, and then I open it today, and voila! Thank you for returning and I’m really looking forward to reading more from you. You are one of very few bloggers that I feel has an honest, no BS approach to writing and it is beyond refreshing. So, welcome back, you were missed!

  • Brettne,

    Yay yay yay and so excited for it all, especially the book club, of course! Welcome back!

  • hooray! i’ve been hoping to see more of your writing pop up somewhere (now that it won’t be on cup of jo). and book club!

  • Lauriane,

    Hello! The “new(ish)” site looks great. Cup of Jo introduced me to your world, I’m looking forward to read all your writings again. Very excited about this book club idea!

    Greetings from a French girl living in Belfast, UK 🙂

  • Rachael,

    TBH, your posts on Cup of Jo were always my favorite. So happy to find a space entirely dedicated to your voice.

  • so much YAAAAAASS GRL YAAASS in one post (!!).

  • I’m anxiously awaiting this GIF of sloths with cheeseburgers.

  • I’ve been a fan (from afar–LA and now DC)..and am so thrilled to be getting new reading material from you! p.s. you inspired me to buy clogs (love your IG), and I am obsessed with them. 🙂

  • So happy that you are back!

  • 2p from Belfast,

    Another cheering note from a reader (me)! Please keep up writing, loved your bits on capofjo and absolutely delighted you dared going solo!

  • I’m so glad you’re back!! I was going to miss you from A Cup of Jo. I love the site design and am looking forward to new content.

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  • Rebecca,

    So glad you’re back Caroline! Your writing style and choice of topics is the best 🙂 I’ve missed your posts here.

  • So glad you’re back Caroline!!!

  • Maritsa,

    YES. Yours is one of my favorite corners of the internet. Thank you for your humor, candor, wisdom, and style — so excited for this news and what’s to come!

  • this reminds me of where you (and i) are in life right now:

    “It’s interesting how we often can’t see the ways in which we are being strong — like, you can’t be aware of what you’re doing that’s tough and brave at the time that you’re doing it because if you knew that it was brave, then you’d be scared.” -Lena Dunham

    in moments of doubt, (and there are many, for everybody) remember, be you. you are enough, and you are not too much.

    this is hands down my new favourite blog… so looking forward to what’s to come. xx Morgan

    • Thank you, Morgan. That Lena quote is very wise, and very true. I very much appreciate your words. Lots of love. xx

  • I feel like I have been waiting for this day for so long! I am so happy I stumbled back to Hello I’m Flawed to find out you’re back!

    AND A BOOK CLUB?! (Book recommendations is precisely why I came back to the site). Can’t wait to learn more!

  • One of my favorite voices! You’re back 🙂