Every January, I start to believe in magic.
I don’t do resolutions. (They’re too easy to fail at; I much prefer the idea of “subtle but powerful changes” that take root over time…) But I love new beginnings.
How liberating is the idea of marking the passage of time by deciding, on whatever level you choose, to start over again? When the sky is grey and the days are just beginning to grow longer, there is something inherently magical about lighting a candle and deciding exactly where you’d like the year to go.
One year ago, I wrote my very first post on this here site. At the time, I felt like something was missing. There were plenty of blogs that I loved to read, but there wasn’t anything that spoke directly to me—to my hopes and fears, my interests, to where I was in my life.
Connecting with you over the last year has felt like a tremendous gift. And while I’ve loved sharing on a personal level, the truth is I never intended for this site to be all about me. I want it to speak to my life, yes, but also to your life. I want this space to chronicle not just what challenges I happen to be facing, but the ideas, inspirations, stories and people that unite us in our flawed, messy existence.
So in this brand new month of this brand new year, I’d love to hear: What do you feel is lacking in the blogosphere? What have been your favorite things to read about? What would you love to see more of?*
(*Besides just “more posts” because, yes, I know I’ve been on hiatus for a while now.)
You can leave your thoughts in the comments below, or if you’re the shy type, send me an email! (helloimflawed at gmail dot com)
Happy New Year, friends! Sending you lots of love, wherever you are.
Update: THANK YOU so much for your comments and e-mails. I’ve been floored by your amazing feedback and ideas, and feel so grateful to have this wonderful community.