When I started “Stuff My Dog Taught Me” I knew almost nothing about blogging. But I DID know a fair bit about other things, like motherhood, life as a working parent, and how to cope with a 50-pound schnauzer suffering from anxiety.
So I wrote what I knew. And people really liked it! One post in particular still draws hundreds of readers every month, from all around the globe.
At this point… feel free to run off for a few moments to read The 7 Wine Drinking Rules of Middle-Aged Women.
(Hope you enjoyed that post and had a few giggles. And thanks for coming back). Anyway…
Nothing lasts forever my friends. (Just ask my once spectacular breasts!).
My last original post was in November 2017. Not too long after that one, my husband had a massive coronary incident and I came dangerously close to becoming a widow. Not surprisingly, this knocked the piss out of my sense of humour!
Both my humour – and my hubby’s health – blessedly returned, though neither survived the experience intact.
So, as I start 2019 (and leave 2018 in the dust) I feel that it is time for a few changes.
Retiring my beloved family blog is one of those changes. Truthfully, I’m in a different place in my life right now. It’s not a bad place. But it is different.
Retirement isn’t death! I’m leaving the blog as it is, so people can still pop in and enjoy a laugh or two. But I’m deleting the social media accounts and truthfully, I don’t expect to make new blog posts this year.
For anyone who would like to keep in touch, I welcome you to follow me at any of these locations:
On twitter, I post mostly about marketing and business (because that’s what I do for a living). So if you think those sorts of things might interest you, I LOVE new followers: @KimScaravelli
And on LinkedIn, I post about the same sorts of things. https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimscaravelli/
I also still blog professionally, so there are lots of my precious words kicking around the internet. Warning: Most of them are about things like search engine optimization and digital marketing. (I can feel you yawning – but trust me – there are gobs of folks who find these topics positively scintillating!)
Don’t be sad for me. Life is grand. Hubby is feeling great, except for moments of sadness when he realizes that salt, fat, and grease are no longer dietary options for him.
My children are as delightful as always – though older. (My youngest is almost 15 now!).
And Buster the Schnauzer is still alive and well and as anxious as ever. As I write this post, he is whining at the front window – ever-stressed by the thought that something is outside lurking. Or maybe he just needs to poop. It is difficult to tell the difference between his “anxious” whine and his “constipated” whine. This is a problem with many males.
Anyway… life is good. And I am not killing Stuff My Dog Taught Me off! Just sending it to a lovely retirement village. Who knows what the future will bring. (God knows I couldn’t have predicted the craziness of 2018 with a crystal ball and a personal psychic).
Until we meet again… may your wine glass always be full. (And if it isn’t – fill it up! Life’s too short for moderation!)