Identity Crisis

I’ve been struggling with this for a while.


I love blogging.

And, I love running.


But I feel like I’m so much more than a running blogger (maybe?) and this has caused a little rut.  And I feel as if I’ve “niched” myself with my current blog title.  With that, I’ve been aching for a change in blog name.  Something a little more classic.  More all-encompassing.  More everlasting.  More ME.  (Am not so much the prepster, as much as I love the idea of it.)


As a gal in her mid-20’s, I still am figuring out who I am, what I like (and don’t like for that matter).  I would like to use this blog to explore growing up.


Growing up is an overarching concept that includes healthy living, relationships, self-care, fitness, running, food, and having fun as a “kidless, petless renter”.


So, I’m seriously considering making a change.  I have LOADS of ideas for new content and I’m looking forward to sharing them with you soon.


But, how soon for a name change?  Have any of y’all ever done it?  Did it help?  Hurt?  

How did you come up with your new name?

Any and all advice and guidance is appreciated!



8 thoughts on “Identity Crisis

  1. I used to focus soley on health posts and my weight loss journey, and eventually I needed to break out of that category and switch to a blog that covered everything else, like our adoption journey, house and local related posts – so I switched relatively seamlessly. I I’m sure I lost a few people along the way, but I imagine I would have lost a few whether I had transitioned or not. By switching it allowed me to stop feeling I had to fit into a category and use my blog as I intended it to be, an outlet for myself! I’m sure whatever you do, with the SPA behind you, you’ll transition easily 🙂 I suck at blog names, so I worked with a friend who took what I wanted mine to be about (my journey) and helped me. That’s why there is the {not so} before suddenly.. Is it the best? No, but it works.

    • Oh goodness. This was what I needed to hear! I love the support I can get from my SPA sisters.

      I’ve tried talking to hubby about this but he keeps drawing a blank. I’ll have to recruit some friends or SPA gals to help. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by! And I love your blog! I am huge fan that we’re both teachers. 🙂


  2. I say, if you’re going to change you name… RIP OFF THE BANDAID AND DO IT NOW!! 🙂 All of your readers will still love you, we’ve all gone through Identity crisis’ before! We stand behind your decision! 🙂

  3. I really loved seeing this post pop up on my reader because I’m currently struggling with the same idea. You seem a lot further along in knowing what you love blogging about than I am, so I’m sure the right name and idea will come to you soon! Good luck with it all 🙂

  4. I would love to read more from you regardless of the topic. I got some great advice on changing my blog name about doing it sooner rather than later. I’ve been thinking of branching out too but I can’t think of a good blog name. My advice, just do it! 😀

  5. I changed my blog name back in the fall of last year after having one for 2.5 years. I never really “took” to the old name. Now I LOVE my new blog name. It’s totally me. I love your new one too! I know what you mean about putting yourself in a niche. I write about running too, but it isn’t ALL I write about. Now you can feel free to write about anything!

    • Yay! I’m kind of relieved I’m not the only one. I feel so much better about this name and I’ve gotten a ton of positive feedback so it probably was the best choice. Loved your post about Chicago, BTW – I’m from there too. 🙂

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