I began this blog as an experiment. I wanted a way to share my own struggles and talk about how one lives on a fixed income, the problem and the challenges. So many frugal books and blogs are targeted towards people with young children-there's certainly nothing wrong with that. That's a challenging time for families. But retirees, empty nesters and singles living on extremely tight incomes often have some different and unique challenges. I still think that's true. Ono ther other hand, most so called "retirement" blogs talk about preparation. I thought, and still think, that there needs to be more talk about how the heck we manage now that we're here.
Then, I started a quilting blog. This blog has been completely separate and was started as a way to share my quilting and talk about my business. This blog has been going a couple months, and I need to devote more time to that area.
Here's the problem. I'm not one dimensional, or even two dimensional and neither is my life. I'm a quilter. I'm a frugal gal who lives on social security and whatever she can add to that. I'm a road warrior when it comes to travel, I love to cook-the list goes on. Some people have many blogs, devoted to different areas. That's simply not me.
After some thought, I've decided to combine all of these interests into one blog-no more multitasking. This doesn't mean I'll leave frugality or early retirement behind. On the contrary, by blogging about all of my life (or at least most of it) I think I'll be a better example of how to live richly and frugally. Frugality permeates all parts of my life, from my quilting business to how I travel, to my home improvements. There's no avoiding that. I think this new direction will make this blog better, more interesting and even more relevant to retirees , frugal and creative folks.
In the next few days some of this blog will disappear. Many articles will stay as reference and for future interest. You'll see a link to a new blog that tells you lots more about who I am and how I manage and make it-creatively, financially and otherwise. Please give the new blog a chance. Once I'm set up Ill be commenting and visiting many of you with my new name. I hope you'll come and see me, and or sure, I'll visit you all. All the time.