Such an existential page, don’t you think?
This blog has undergone several evolutions. It started as a humor mom-blog while I was trying to be a parent to three teenagers while working in health-care and starting my own business.
I moved it at one point to a self-hosted site because for a while there I was a serious blogger and no self-respecting blogger kept sites hosted on a blogging platform.
During this time I reached a professional crossroads – I was on the cusp of an actual free-lance writing career at the same time my employer asked me to manage the rehabilitation department at one of our hospitals. I had just given one of the “Voices of the Year” keynotes at BlogHer. I had a growing clientele of customers who needed web content in specialty areas that I could write to.
And I went back to health care. Some day this will be its own entry, but let me acknowledge that it was a tough choice. And one that to this day I’m amazed I was blessed enough to get to make.
So what is this blog now? It’s a journal that may or may not have an audience. It’s a place for me to write. About living in our amazing new house in the redwoods. About funny, ranty thoughts I have. It’s a place to explore photography and share really bad illustrations. It’s place to process, and think. And if you are reading this, I thank you.
I decided to go back to my original name: In Pursuit of Martha Points. Because I really did love that idea. Because it actually speaks to me about the inherent conflict in wanting it all. And because I remember so well everything I loved about blogging when I say or write it.
All the original content is still here. The content from the year I spent self-hosted is sadly lost (except for the few entries that some new blogger stole when she adopted the domain name.) But if you go into the way-back machine you might find some things that make you laugh. And that will make me happy.
The paragraphs below are from my original About page, and I still like them. So we’ll close here with……
This blog is mostly about me being able to share my two biggest creative loves – writing and futzing around with my home – so I have an outlet for both while the rest of the world gets what it needs from me. I hope it is funny, I hope it speaks to the exhausted, never-feels-like-she-does-enough, modern-day-identity-crisis, wants-perfection-but-is-almost-too-tired-to -care Martha Stewart in all of us.
And in pursuit of these goals are the Martha Points.