Last week I made the crazy announcement that I am rebranding Beauty and The Baby Blog as By Megan Kelly. I have the vision of growing this space and I felt confided by the name that it once held. This past week has been bittersweet, I waved goodbye to the comfort of Beauty and The Baby Blog, a space where I was able to explore my writing, share my heart and be upfront about the realness of parenting, life and being an adult. Not to mention reminiscing on how little Axl was in my earlier posts, but also realizing how my other baby (my blog) has grown, in the last two years.
Between all the oohs and ahhs from looking back on my old photos, there were lots of new gray hairs, and that’s just from picking a new theme, colour scheme and feel for the blog. If you don’t already know, Darren (my hubster) is a web designer and I happen to be his most difficult customer. I swear he is more relieved about this launch than I am filled with excitement. I owe him a huge thanks for putting up with all of my indecisiveness, for finding the balance, achieving what I had envisioned for this space and for being my number one support – thanks babe!
And then to all of you. Before sharing that I wanted to rebrand, I was very hesitant about doing so. I researched and asked as many people as I could think of. I was worried that it would do more damage than any good and that I would be signing the end of my blogging career before it had even really started. But it’s tough writing when your heart isn’t in it 100% and the more I was seeking change, the less enthusiastic I was about hitting publish on my next posts. So I took the leap and finally published my last post for Beauty and The Baby Blog, hoping for the best.
I can’t even begin to explain how you’ve made this move completely worth it. Your messages, e-mails and tweets were so encouraging and brought comfort in knowing that I was doing the right thing. Thank you for supporting this change, for sharing tips and for giving any input. I couldn’t have done it without you!
So what’s to come?
I don’t know all that there is to know about life, but I do know that my life is my message. Something about blogging that has always resonated with me is that by sharing your stories, you’re connecting with people from all over the world. We are all on our own individual journeys, very different from the next, facing challenges and seeking achievements. But by taking the time to listen and to share with one another, we learn to be a little more patient, to have some understanding and to always be kind, bringing us closer together and making life a lot less lonely.
By Megan Kelly will continue to bring you the latest in beauty, parenting and lifestyle with a modern look and feel, but never forgetting to add that personal touch. This is a place where I intend to pour my heart and soul into, sharing life’s misadventures with the aim of inspiring and empowering someone out there.
Thank you for getting me this far, for making a silly idea that I had on a Sunday afternoon one of the first moves to a journey that I hope to always continue. I can’t wait to continue this adventure, and with you by my side – I have all the courage, inspiration and spirit to keep writing.