A rose by any other name…

I’m changing my name! Ok not me, literally but I’m changing the name of the blog. My wee blog, awetismblog, and its name have served me well so far and I really appreciate all of the follows, likes and comments. Thanks everyone. I hope you will all continue to follow me under my new name. The content will be still be the same and the layout, at least for now, will still be similar. I have just been having a think about things lately. About our lives, family, the purpose of the blog and what it means for us and says about us.

When I started blogging it was purely to share my thoughts and experiences of autism. I think as it has progressed, it has become a bit more than this. It’s more a story of our lives and my thoughts/feelings. My purpose has always been for me to try to find the positive in things and learn lessons from what has gone on. Where I am definitely in awe of my son and his personality and progress in spite of his difficulties, I don’t want autism to be what defines him, or us. Yes autism has a big impact on us and what we do, but it’s not what I want our whole lives to be about.

This is not because I have an issue with the label or that I am in some way ashamed of it. Anyone who knows me knows that I am extremely proud of my family and what they all achieve. I regularly highlight issues associated with autism and its effects. I celebrate the good and learn from the not so good. Life is full of ups and downs, it’s hard, but it’s also rewarding and full of moments that make it all worthwhile. Therefore I see myself as a person who prefers to try to look on the bright side, the upside, and that’s why I’ve chosen this as my new name.

Everyone needs a makeover or fresh start once in a while, this is mine. I really hope that you will all stick with me in my next chapter of my blogging life and continue to lend me the wonderful support you have shown so far. It really has helped me to pick myself up after the hard days and feel good about the better ones.

Thank you!

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20 thoughts on “A rose by any other name…

  1. Good luck with the next chapter in your blogging life and like you say it’s lovely to have a revamp from time to time. Do keep your positivity though – I love how you ‘celebrate the good and learn from the not so good’. #fortheloveofBLOG x

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  2. It’s funny how our blog develop and change from the place they started out, but that’s the key they are our blog to do with as we feel and if a new name is what is right for you and yours then it is absolutely the way to. So good on you and enjoy the title, I think it’s great Thanks for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you can come back again next Sunday.

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  3. It’s lovely to hear your blog views and changes that you are making to your blog. It’s great that you decided to write about Autism, but put a twist on it, as autism is not what defines a child. I also think it’s important for your blog to reflect what you want to write about it, and the more you write the more focus and direction you find for blogging. Good luck with the change in name, and I’m looking forward to reading more. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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  4. I think it’s a great name! And I agree it is easy to lock ourselves in with a blog name and then see ourselves taking a direction that surprises us and doesn’t quite fit our original idea or concept. Good Luck, your blog is wonderful

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