Life. What other excuses could there be for the silence? 

2017 was a year of change for my family. I received a promotion at work and spent the summer selling our first home and buying our forever home.  

Now that the holidays are over and things are starting to settle down, I'm beginning to look at the things in my life that I've neglected. From my knitting to my weight (dang baby weight) to my blog, I realize it's time to make some goals and start focusing on some of the things I enjoy. 

This version of my blog is over 10 years old now (ouch).  When I started this version of my blog I was a LOST college student. I was in a long distant (failing) relationship and I was just really beginning to explore what would become my career.
I've not been good about blogging recently, one reason is that I have a full-time job and a three-year-old, but if I really think about the reason it's because I don't relate to this version of myself anymore. 

iEllie was a personality. She was everything I needed to be at that time in my life. Things have changed though. I'm married, have a child, a career. That iEllie personality doesn't really fit who I am now. 

So what's next? Am I going to change my Twitter handle and everything to something new? I don't know if I would go that far, but it is time to look at what I want this blog to really be about.

I think I will just continue this year of change business into 2018. Let's see where this road leads.

As always...

Keep It Real