by - December 29, 2015

Dear Readers,

I thought it might be a good idea to check in since it's been almost a month since I last posted.

A lot of stuff has been going on in my life, both personally and professionally. As a result, I've been stressed out and worried about my mental health. So, I decided to scale back on a lot of things during the month of December, including this blog, and really focus on myself and getting back right. It has been a process and I'm not 100% there yet, but I am getting better and plan to pick back up here in January.

The new year will bring some changes to this blog, though. Over the past year, this blog has changed, evolved if you will. Originally, my posts were mostly of a journalistic nature; but here lately, there have been just as many personal posts, mostly about my journey through motherhood. As a result, I've decided to rebrand this blog with a broader name. Starting in 2016, Journalistic Musings will become "Mommy, the Journalist" in an effort to reflect the direction I feel things are moving in. But don't worry - the URL will not be changing so you won't have to re-add it to your follow lists.

I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you all again soon. In the meantime, I hope the holiday season was everything you hoped it would be and that the new year brings everything you're looking for.


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  1. I wish you a less stressful 2016. Mental health is so important to our well being. Take good care of yourself. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

    1. Hi, Linda! Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great New Year!

  2. Hi, dear Ashton!

    It seems like a natural progression for you to expand the scope of your blog to include motherhood. It will be a joy to watch your darling daughter grow.

    You are my oldest blog friend and I want to thank you for sticking with me through the years. Others have come and gone but our friendship remains. I wish you and your family all the best in 2016, dear friend Ashton. Happy new year!

    1. You, too, are my oldest blog friend. All of the other blog friends I made when I first started have since stopped posting for various reasons. I'm glad we've both stuck with it these past few years!

      Be sure to stop by next week. I hope to have my new header image by then (an artist friend is designing me a custom one!). I won't promise a post just yet, but hopefully I'll be starting the transition!

      Happy New Year!