Monthly Archives: June 2013

I moved. Bittersweet Trail is now on WordPress because, well, it’s easier to have all my crap in one place. And I’m not gonna lie, Blogger kind of blows. You can still read old posts by clicking  on the link to the right–see it? For some reason all this updating websites has given me immense pleasure. Or as my daughter Kira has become fond of saying, “I find it very satisfying.”

Sometimes change for change’s sake can be a bad idea. They say, “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” But other times, when it’s something harmless like how your furniture in your classroom is set up or the look of your blog, it can be a beautiful thing. I’m not sure why. I think it’s that feeling that you’ve created something. Just like when you write a great story or even a great blog post. [Warning: This is not a great blog post.]

Sure, you didn’t really create something new, but it sure feels like it. In fact, in the past week I’ve redone my actual home page, created a new devotional blog (also linked to the right), refurbished and moved this blog, and recreated all of my high school class websites to be absolutely amazing. Sound conceited? Sorry. It’s kind of like a whole new rebirth.

As Nick Carraway narrates in The Great Gatsby, “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” I kind of feel that way every summer. Get to know the family again, refresh your websites, blog again, refresh your lessons for next year, and the list goes on. I feel like I’m getting to know my beautiful town again for the first time as well.

So, The Blog at Bittersweet Trail is back…with a change of scenery. I think it’s beautiful. Change can be a beautiful thing.

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