It’s been a year since I launched AWAY FOR TEN and a few weeks ago, I received an email from my web hosting site, reminding me that my year-long subscription to my domain name was about to expire. Ultimately, I had to decide whether or not I wanted to keep the site active or close it down.
My original idea of blogging about traveling and motherhood was fun, but not as simple as I thought. Over the past year, the site dropped down on my priority list. While finishing my degree, moving back to Italy, regaining my health after a complicated pregnancy and taking care of my kids were my top priorities. I stopped blogging altogether, but the site continued to stay LIVE.
Now, what I’ve decided to do is keep the site active for another year. This time around, I’m using it differently. I still definitely want to use it as a creative outlet, but I don’t want to get caught up on trying to monetize the site and trying to write and sound like a blogger, like before. I’m over that, I want to write as myself and instead, I’ll be using this space to share my ideas and reach out to you for thoughts on a project, I’m currently working on.
After finishing my degree I’ve started working on “a project.” I don’t want to share what it is, just yet, because it is still in a very raw stage. I will say though that it has always been a dream of mine, but it’ll take time to get it off the ground, especially if I truly want to make it happen. So here on AWAY FOR TEN, I want to share what I’ve been working on and after revealing it, continue to share the “behind the scenes” process. I want to be as transparent as possible by documenting and sharing the ups and the downs.
I think it’s important for all of us to find what we love and are passionate about. It took me, what felt like, forever to finally figure out what I wanted to do. Now that I have, I’d like to invite you on this journey because maybe if I’m lucky enough, it could inspire you too…
“Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.” — Ray Bradbury American author and screenwriter.