Eleven years and it’s time to say goodbye. We’re on the cusp of before and after of my blogging life. “Before when I was Permission to Peruse,” I’ll say.
I’ll have fond memories. I remember still being on sabennett.com/wp and writing my first post about hating ice in my cup (which I still do hate). I remember clearly brainstorming names, thinking about how it was my journal but I was letting people in. Permission to…to what, I asked myself. Permission to Read My Journal didn’t really resonate.
I’m an alliteration lover so I looked for something that started with P. I settled with “peruse” because I was–giving people permission to peruse my words, my journal, my life. And for eleven years, I extended that permission, choosing to share my words publicly.
And then something happened in this last year.
I’ll be forever grateful for Permission to Peruse because I’ve realized I wasn’t just giving you permission to peruse but also me. Writing here has helped me grow and change and find myself in a lot of ways. It’s time to be that me that I found–to live in the after as Amy J. Bennett.. Thank you for being the biggest part of that. I’ll be forever grateful.
Linking up with Five Minute Friday
Good Luck. The “after” looks great.
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I’m forever grateful for the permission I was given to peruse because it also gave me a wonderful friend! So excited for this next chapter.
Love you lots!
Debi @ DebiStangeland.com says
Wow, it looks like you are on to something good. What fun! Congrats on the move – have fun.
Laura Hedgecock says
Good luck — Wherever your after takes you!