A new name for the blog.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been in and out of hospital getting my brain zapped in an attempt to fix the ol’ noggin. I dunno if the ol’ noggin is any better, but sitting around a hospital gives you a lot of time to think about stuff.
Mostly useless stuff.
Like why is it pronounced “Ar-kan-saw” and not “Arkansas”, when “Kansas” is….well, Kansas?* Or who was the first person to look at a cow boob and be like “You know what…lemme just drink that real quick”?
*I’m not American, give me a break.
But also some important stuff.
Like what I want to do with this blog.
One thing that’s always bothered me about this blog is the name. I mean, don’t get my wrong, I like my name. But naming the site after myself felt a bit…I dunno, weird. (No judgement if your blog is named after you. It’s literally only my own blog I feel weird about.)
So I started thinking about alternatives.
After driving myself insane for a week looking for domain names that weren’t taken, I eventually settled on Wildflowers in Autumn.
Why Wildflowers in Autumn?
There are lots of reasons. But I won’t bore you to death. Instead, I’ll (try to) give you the Sparknotes version, as best I can with my fried brain.
Wildflowers grow easily in spring or summer, but tend to die off when the colder weather hits. But then there are the wildflowers that continue to bloom in autumn, despite the harsh conditions.
Similarly, my life hasn’t always been the easiest. It’s involved a lot of difficulties, severe and sustained abuse, two serious attempts on my own life, chronic health problems that have left me unable to study or work, and a 15 year struggle with mental illnesses.
I don’t really talk about it because I don’t want to sound like I’m feeling sorry for myself. I’m also scared of opening up, because sharing these vulnerable parts of myself on the internet might go terribly wrong.
But basically, wildflowers that continue to grow despite the harsh conditions are a symbol of strength. They’re a reminder to keep going no matter how hard this ‘season’ may be.
The name of this website will now be wildflowersinautumn.com. All links from temperancerose.com will automatically redirect to the new domain (thanks, computer magic), so you shouldn’t need to do anything.
The social media accounts are the same, just with new names (Pinterest / Facebook). I’ve also just started an Instagram page, if you’d like to laugh at me as I figure out how to use it (yes, I’m behind the times). I’d really like to get to know more of you. It’s kinda lonely talking to myself all the time.
What’s staying the same?
Basically everything else. I’ll be doing a few tweaks here and there to this site to improve functionality and stuff, but nothing major. I’ve tried my best to check everything is working, but if you notice anything broken, please feel free to send me an email. I’d actually really appreciate it. I’m no sniffer dog (unfortunately…I feel like finding drugs in exchange for snacks would be an alright life), so I’m sure I’ll miss a broken link here or there.