Friday, January 22, 2010


When I was a child, I never liked my middle name.


Boring. Common. Never liked it.  Now that I'm a mom, I understand so much more about my own mom who has been gone for 18 years this year. She had 7 children, and I was the youngest. Imagine how tired that poor woman was.

Anyway, I say all that to say that when I got married to the most wonderful man in the world, almost 26 years ago, I dropped my middle name, kept my maiden name, and added my married name. Following me?

Well as the first year of my blog came closer, I realized I wanted to change that name too. So I have gone from

Living My Life Outside The Box to, 9 Bartlett.

I still think and approach pretty much everything a little outside the box. I thank my mom for that. She really let me be as creative as my little self could be But now my new name just suits me better. Everyday, I am so glad and thankful to be living at 9 Bartlett. Its a wonderful, warm, house that has felt like home to me from the very first day we moved in.

So although my name has changed, my blog remains the same.
To quote a good friend of mine who has known me from 5th grade, "Your real. You connect to people. Thats what you use your blog for. "

Plus, its my blog, and I can pretty much do what I want with it. And I will.

Hugs to you from Maine


Jodee Leader said...

I love your new name! I think it is perfect! I agree -- change is good!

Lynn said...

Like the new name better! I know what you mean about names. I will never change my given name of Marilyn, but i am "Lynn" for everything else but legal purposes. I don't dislike Marilyn, just is not me, where as "Lynn" is totally me. I think you new blog name is really neat.

Lisa said...