Last callPosted: March 19, 2013 Filed under: 365 Meditation Challenge, Adventures in art, Adventures in Life, Air, beginnings, Earth, endings, Fire, goals, home, Letting Go, life, nature, Photography, pond, Quotes, Spirit, wandering, water, weather, winter | Tags: Blog, clouds, Colorado, Hiking, MaidinSun Photography, nature, Outdoors, Photography, pond, rain, reflections, snow, trees, water, weather, winter 56 Comments
There are things we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world; it’s the beginning of a new life.
So. This is it. My last post here at Life in the Bogs. From here on out, you will find me at Breezes at Dawn, my new blog home. Please join me there so we can continue our adventures together.
I know you’ve seen these photos from Pike’s Peak (Colorado) in the past. A few times, probably. They are two of my favorite images. To me, the images evoke a sense of ending and beginning (because all endings are a beginning of some kind).
Some of you are wondering why I’m making the move. One reason is because I am running out of media space here at Life in the Bogs. I could pay for more or use an outside source and link the images in. I prefer not to use an outside source (such as Flickr) because long ago, I used to do that (especially when traveling) and then gave up my subscription to that outside source (Photobucket) and lost the images. Not permanently. I still have the images in my archives (on my computer), but they are no longer available from Photobucket and that means the photos don’t show up on those posts where I linked to a URL.
But there is another reason. I have never been happy with the fact that my blog name and URL don’t match. I know. It’s silly. Who says they have to match? Nobody. I think, though, that it’s easier for people to find the blog when the two match. At least I have found that to be true when it comes to friends and family who either don’t blog or don’t spend much time online. (Yes, Dad, I’m talking to you.)
Both problems will be solved with one move.
The number one reason for the switch is because I feel I have changed, and it’s time to reflect that change by a move to a new place. I suppose it would have been easier if I’d written that in the first place because it is the core of the move from which the surface reasons evolved.
Well, I reckon that’s it from the Bogs. Thank you all so much for your visits, your likes, and your comments. See you over at the new place! I think you’ll like it. 🙂
…To let go is to cherish the memories, but to overcome and move on. It is having an open mind and confidence in the future. Letting go is learning and experiencing and growing. To let go is to be thankful for the experiences that made you laugh, made you cry, and made you grow. It’s about all that you have, all that you had, and all that you will soon gain. Letting go is having the courage to accept change, and the strength to keep moving. Letting go is growing up. It is realizing that the heart can sometimes be the most potent remedy. To let go is to open a door, and to clear a path and set yourself free.
(Boy, that Unattributed person sure is wise.)
Robin, I´ll folow you there – on Breezes…. ´cause I really like your photographs… See u soon, I think. (And – yes…. ” ending and beginning”… that´s a life… Good luck, mate.)
Thank you so much, Mimo.ň. I think that’s the first time anyone has called me “mate.” I like it. 🙂
Hooray for endings and new beginnings, Robin! I’m glad that you can *finally* have a matching blog name and URL. 🙂
Thank you, Dana. 🙂 Sometimes my touch of OCD wins.
I can *so* relate to this. 🙂
Robin, I’ll check out your new blog and look forward to following your posts!
Thank you, Karen. 🙂
Wishing you the best in your ‘move to a new place’! Visited briefly and it looks like a wonderful new home for you. 😉
lol! Thank you, Cismonok. 🙂
You followed me … I will definitely follow you.
Question … are you going to shut this blog off or leave it on for people to visit old posts?
(wondering if I should take it off my blogroll).
Thanks, Bearyweather. 🙂
I’m leaving it open in case people want to revisit old posts or I want to link back to something.
Definitely leave it open if you can—you’ve accumulated quite a treasure here… 🙂
Thank you, Vladimir. That’s the plan for now. 🙂
See you on the other side. Bad joke
Good joke, Robert. 🙂
Robin, I’m not very well (not a plea for sympathy) so can’t concentrate very well at the moment, but I saw one of your photos in the Reader and had to come by. Glad I did. I’ll miss you posting here and of course will follow the new blog. Are you going to leave this one up or will you be making it private (I hope you won’t delete it altogether. If you do, you can never change your mind and return to it as blogs on wordpress.com can’t be recycled). But I just wanted to say that I’ve loved visiting this blog, reading your posts here, seeing your photos.
Oh and, should you change your mind, there is an alternative to your images problem: use the media library of a different wordpress.com blog and link to the images from there. I’ve done that myself, it works. Providing you post a few posts there (and they can be private for your eyes only) it’ll be fine.
The other thing is, did you know you can change your username and the name of your blog? See this: http://en.support.wordpress.com/change-your-username/
Thank you, Val. Good advice, all of it. It will be something to keep in mind the next time I run out of media space. 😀
PS the photos are stunning, but that top one is simply amazing.
And thank you again. 🙂
I love new beginnings, but Life in the Bogs will always hold cherished memories for you!! Yes, the media space thing is a problem, isn’t it? I’m surprised that you haven’t run out of space before now, with all the pictures you post. I’ve already run out of space several times on my blog (Nizwa) and even on my South Asia blog.
Here’s to the new you and to new beginnings. 🙂
Thank you, Cathy. 🙂 I think the reason I didn’t run out of media space before this is because I finally learned how to resize my photos so they wouldn’t take up as much space as they used to. The resizing kept me going much longer than I would have otherwise. And you’re right about Life in the Bogs holding cherished memories. I’m thinking I should have it made into a book so I’ll have it for myself or for the grandkids.
Sounds like a great idea about the book, Robin. Or they can just go online and find it. I think I need to learn to resize my photos!! 🙂
HI Robin, I enjoy my walk round your place , the ability to almost breathe in your clean, fresh air and look at nature wearing her most vivid colours , and will certainly be following you over to the new place… bye for now… Endings are painful but beginning anew soon soothes and creates a differing outlook…xPenx
Thank you, Pen. That’s so true about endings and beginnings. Bittersweet stuff. 🙂
A fitting ending that leads to a new beginning!
Thank you, Frank. 🙂
Last one out, turn off the lights and lock up! 😀
lol, Marie! Leave a nightlight on in case someone wants to come back and wander around in here. 😀
By the way, I DID make it to 29,000 comments (29,051 to be exact). I guess that means I can officially leave now (except to answer comments on older posts — I’m so far behind, as usual). Thank you everyone!! 😀
Glad you made the decision for the move, Robin! Looking forward to the new site.
Thank you, Amy. 🙂
I’ll make a point to check out the new blog Robin.
Thank you, Phil. I appreciate that. 🙂
Sadly for me, I´ve only just found your blog – but it´s the perfect opportunity for me to follow you now on your new one 🙂 I´ll HOP over there and do that – right away!
Thank you, Marianne. Isn’t it wonderful that we all get to start fresh and new? 🙂
Will be following you over to Breezes at Dawn – what a lovely name for your new blog! That cobweb is amazing!
Thank you so much, Barbara. 🙂
Great photos and post, even if a bit bittersweet. I have absolutely loved Life in the Bogs, Robin – and will definitely be following the new blog. Good luck with the move.
Thank you so much, Laurie. It is indeed bittersweet. If I dwell on it too long, I want to abandon the new and come back to the old, but then this feeling of lightness kicks in and I know I made the right decision. 🙂
Robin, thank you so much for so many soothing and restorative walks in woods, fields, around ponds…and on travels…you have a special spot in my heart!
You are very, very welcome, Kathy (PP). And thank you. I’m so glad you have enjoyed all the walks here at Life in the Bogs. There will be many more to come at the new place. 🙂
I will update my blog roll with a link to your new one. 🙂
Thank you, Elmediat. 🙂
Looking forward to seeing what is in store for us in the new site. Loved the old one!
Thank you, Susan! 🙂
I understand completely. I sometimes think I will be moving to a new start at some point too. I’ll see you there.
Thanks, Christine. 🙂
Wonderful set of photos. Two first are my favorite.
Thank you, Sartenada. 🙂
Annoys me that my name and URL don’t match too. 😦 But for me it is too late to change, I think.
Well, Life in the Bogs is now 7 years old, Robyn, so it might not be too late. 🙂 But it does involve starting over in terms of stats and people finding you again. The stats on my new blog have been much lower than here at Life in the Bogs. Things are just starting to pick up again.
I wish you the best outside of Blogland, but… who knows?… maybe of these one day you´ll be back…
Beautiful post & pictures,
Cheers, Aquileana 😉
Thank you so much, Aquileana. 🙂 I’m still in Blogland. At a new blog. You can find me here: http://breezesatdawn.wordpress.com/
Robin… Awe… I have alreday taken a peek and I am now following you new blog… Will be there to commnet in a while…
Cheers, Aquileana 😉
Congratulations for the new beginning you are going to take; it’s another wonderful opportunity that will widen your horizon. I love those wonderful pictures you have here!