I know what you’re thinking.
What is she up to now? What’s with the new blog name?
Yes, I’m definitely a marketer’s branding nightmare. But bare with me. I do have a reason.
Remember this post when I really wasn’t quite sure what my blog’s purpose was? At the time wrote it, I was content with my blog being a San Francisco lifestyle blog featuring my daily (or almost daily) as a mother of three with frequent highlights of the beautiful city by the bay. But I soon realized that I enjoy writing self-help type blog posts more than I like writing about my hometown. I also love including my own experiences in my stories because it has an inexplicable therapeutic effect on me. Eventually I found a new purpose for my blog:
To positively inspire and motivate readers by sharing my life experiences as a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister and a friend.
Since then, I’ve been feeling like the name “Just Me, Mylee” didn’t accurately represent what I was trying to do with this blog. I figured it was time for a change.
Coincidentally, I’ve been going through a bit of a change myself. Those close to me know that I’ve been walking with more spring in my step, very much excited about the direction my life is going in. Saying yes to the things that bring me joy and focusing more on walking the walk than on talking the talk really has a positive effect on me. Truth be told, I don’t really know where this up-tick is going to take me but I do know that I’m enjoying the journey.
And guys, I’m a sharer. Whenever I come across an amazing idea, or find a fabulous new product, or have success in trying out something new I want to share it with everyone around me. If I feel good, I want everyone else to feel good, too. Why not, right? Everyone happy.
Which brings me back to my blog. I’ve modified my purpose a little bit:
To positively inspire and motivate readers to find their path to happy by sharing my life experiences as a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister and a friend.
And with this modified purpose comes my new blog name:
“Your Path To Happy”
Let me break it down for you.
“Your” is because there isn’t one guide for being happy. Everyone has their own definition of happiness and criteria for what makes them happy. Using “the”assumes that there’s only one way to get to happy. But using “your” implies that it’s an individual thing. Each person will have their own way.
“Path” is because getting to and staying in your happy place is a journey. It won’t happen overnight. Also, this path goes two ways. We are not always going to be happy. There are going to be days that are just downright shitty. But here’s the thing: you’ll learn what your path to happy looks like so whenever you veer off course or start going in the opposite direction, you know how to find your way back.
“Happy” is because, well, it’s self-explanatory. Everyone wants to be and deserves to be happy in their lives whatever it may be, wherever they may be. Regardless of race, religion, gender or social status. I’ll say it again, everyone deserves be happy.
So what makes me the expert on getting to happy?
Aside from the fact that I generally lean towards being a glass-half-full type of person, I’m no expert on happiness. I would never claim to be one either.
But you know what? I’m actively progressing along on own my path to happy. Earlier I mentioned that I was a sharer. Well, I’m also a gatherer. I’ve gathered so much information on happiness and how to be happy from books, podcasts, websites and other blogs. I’ve definitely learned a thing or two about what it takes to cultivate a happy life. And by way of this blog I will share it all with you.
Whether it’s a few ideas on how to handle any situation with more positivity, tips for being more productive in various facets of life or tools to add to your arsenal of social skills, you’re likely to find it here on this blog. If it resonates with you, fantastic. If it takes you one step further in your path to happy, even better.
And if all it does is bring a smile to your face on a day where you could definitely use it, well, that’s all I’m really asking for.