Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sereknity: A Farewell

This post has been a long time coming.

I am...no longer expecting. For, you know, a while now. And I have no plans to expect (though you know what they say about plans...)

And for a while, that didn't really matter. "Expecting" is, by its very nature, a limited-time-only sort of thing, and there was plenty of "arrival" to talk about. And said arrival remains the joy of my every waking minute, and often the sleeping ones too.

But Willow isn't a baby anymore. Writing about her is no longer really writing about me and my experience of her--she is very much her own person, and to write about her feels like a violation of her privacy. (I know, I know...just writing that feels a little pretentious. But it also feels true).

I love this blog. I love it as a record, and I can't wait to share it with Willow one day. But I've clearly abandoned it, and I don't want to do that, but I didn't know what else to do.

It took me a ridiculously long time to find the obvious solution--new blogs can and do grow on trees!

So, I've started a new one. Sereknity, found at nikkivandecar.com, will have lots of knitting and crochet and spinning (and just a tiny bit of Willow-whose-name-is-really-Maile). It will also talk about some of the stuff that I've grown more interested in as Willow/Maile has grown more self-reliant--yoga, meditation, Shinrin-yoku, mindfulness and all that jazz, which really ties in very well with all that crafty stuff.

I hope you'll drop by!

7 comments:

Renee Anne said...

It is absolutely fair to start a new blog when your current one no longer fulfills your needs or, in my case, you want no record of your teenage transgressions (it's why my livejournal was long ago deleted). So, keep it for baby girl when she's older but you go right ahead and find yourself something that fits your needs :)

Nikki Van De Car said...

Oh, thank you for this. I'm feeling a little conflicted, and this helps so much!!

mrsrobinson said...

Sounds great, I shall be popping over!

Emily Colquitt said...

Hi. I started reading this blog when my little boy was a baby and Willow was a tiny bit ahead of him. Life had got in the way recently and I probably haven't read this for a couple of years. Tonight it suddenly came into my head, only for me to find that you are moving on just a few days ago. Weird how I thought about you and the blog tonight. I wish you all the best of luck with your new blog and all the enjoyment in the world for you watching your little girl move through the next stages. Thank you for lightening long nights of feeding a small person, for making me laugh and for all the endless knitting things that I lived so much

Nikki Van De Car said...

Oh my goodness! Emily, thank you so much for your note! I'm so glad, and I'm sure your boy keeps you just as busy as Willow keeps me! I hope you'll come stop by the new blog when you have time--there'll be plenty of knitting, if less about the small person. Much love.

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