Two and a half weeks ago I received some surprising news. News that brought about a quick end to my 22 (twenty-two!!) year relationship with that guy who gave me the nickname most of you know me by…softdrink, aka fizzybeverage. It ended up being a whirlwind two weeks, since I found a new place to live much quicker than expected, and suddenly I was moved, unpacked and settled exactly two weeks to the day that it all ended. This was a good thing, since I ended up focusing all of my attention on creating a new home, one for just me, with just my personality. No time to dwell on the bad stuff, and that has pretty much become my mantra (well, if had a mantra and was the dwelling type…turns out I’m a let’s just move on type. Who knew.)
Since the relationship is over (and trust me on this, it is OVER), I’ve decided the name is over, too. Hence the new email, social media profiles, blog, etc. If you haven’t caught on, I am now jill_lora on Instagram, and jilllora on WWF. And if I happen to visit your blog, I should show up as jillora there, too. I have mostly managed to shed the old name, although there are a few places it lingers (damn you, Apple, for not letting me change the name of the home folder on my macbook!).
So here I am. Reinventing myself as jilllora (how unoriginal, but hey, it’s all mine). I have a cozy new apartment that I absolutely love, and it is filled with All. The. Books. Well, almost all…I got rid of a couple of shelves worth. And it’s a good thing most of them are unread, since I have put myself on a budget.
And now I have a new blog, too. Apologies for the blog hopping of late. Most of you know I once blogged at Fizzy Thoughts, and that site still exists as myfizzythought.wordpress.com. A few of you also know that I was at dopeinapoke.wordpress.com briefly (a dope in a poke is a soda in a paper bag…my attempt at blogging undercover). Some of those dope posts will be republished here and then I’ll shut that one down, but I’ll leave the fizzythoughts blog up, because good lord, that’s way too much blogging to just delete!
So there ya go…welcome to my new blog, my new life. Now I just need to get myself back in a reading groove so I have something to chat about!