Don’t worry — you’re in the right spot. 🙂 I’ve made some tweaks to the look of A Mindful Migration and its focus ongoing. When I launched A Mindful Migration, the plan was for it to be a personal finance blog, specifically focused on mindful spending. But even back then, in my heart of hearts, I knew it wouldn’t last. After all, I made the deliberate choice to not use the word money or debt or budget or any word associated with finance in its name. And frankly, from an SEO perspective, that is a bad choice. I didn’t do it to trick anyone, but simply because I knew money wasn’t really my passion long-term.
Finally Finding My REAL Voice
Don’t get me wrong — financial literacy is incredibly important. From personal experience, I know gaining control of your money and using it mindfully can change your life. I remain 110% committed to that idea and support those who are helping people become financially literate. What I also realize now is that I am not the person to deliver that message through my personal blog. I simply don’t have the same passion that most personal finance bloggers do, and it is that passion that inspires change.
I was barely going through the motions when it finally hit me that I can no longer continue the charade: I am not a personal finance blogger. This is not what I want to do in my own intimate space any longer. For others, absolutely. I can write a killer post or white page or seminar or workbook or whatever because I love to write and worked in the finance industry for years. But here, at A Mindful Migration, my goal is to focus on what excites me and to be authentic. And I know what I want A Mindful Migration to be — for now.
Living Passionate, Wholehearted Lives
This really shouldn’t surprise anyone who has been reading my blog for the past couple of months. My mission or purpose is to help people embrace who they are, know they are enough, figure out their passions and live wholeheartedly, starting with me.
While I don’t have all the answers, I do have an inquisitive mind, a thirst for knowledge and a desire to grow personally. One of my struggles has always been that I put others before me. But I’ve figured out a way to make that work for me by being the guinea pig. I’m going to find those answers by taking you on the journey with me and sharing everything I learn. Me first and you too. That works for me.
I also want to lighten up a bit. In real life, I’m pretty laid back, love to laugh and am not so serious. Sometimes, I feel like every blog post is proceeded by a big drumroll, even if it’s in my own head. I want to be more goofy, share snippets from my life and just have more fun with you. And still deliver deep and meaningful (or at least I hope they are) posts to help you find your passions, your happiness and your worthiness.
What You Can Expect Ongoing
Honestly, it won’t look that different. Like I said, money was rarely ever the focus before. There are still a few posts that I plan to write around our money mindset but don’t expect posts on budgeting, emergency funds or side hustles. I’ll still share a DIY post every month (most will be beauty-related), my monthly book review, the occasional, in-depth book review (like The Year of Yes and Rising Strong) and my monthly recap.
I’m also going to add some lighter posts, as promised, just sharing tidbits from my life. And, of course, expect at least two posts focused on my journey to wholehearted living every month. There may be some shifting as to what posts appear when, but Mondays and Thursdays are still the days new posts will be published.
Take a Look Around
Hopefully, you’ve noticed the new header, logo and lovely book recommendation graphic in the sidebar. Reading is one of my passions, so I’ve built that area up a bit. I also completely redid my About page. I hope you’ll check out the new areas and enjoy the new look. FYI — if you do, I would certainly love to refresh or build your blog or website. 🙂
I’m Ready for Change
Last year I turned 40, which did not thrill me. Many approach 40 with some trepidation but being depressed really made it doom and gloom. However, 40 is growing on me. 🙂 I’m shedding false skins, uncovering who the real Tanya is and pursuing my passions — for me. A part of me wishes this revolution started years ago, but maybe I wasn’t ready to get real. Sometimes, even though it is annoying, things happen when they are meant to occur.
And I’m ready.