Monday, March 23, 2015

Taking the Plunge

So I know I have mentioned it before, but I have been trying (desperately... painfully...like full-blown AGONY) to rename this blasted blog. I don't know why it's been so difficult. If you know us at all you know we LOVE naming things - future children, other people's pets (really... any animal we come across whatsoever gets a name), businesses, brands, objects we decide to personify like ceramic salt and pepper shakers (Sheryl and Paulette, may they rest in peace after the epic dish disaster of 2012)...you get the picture. Naming stuff... it's one of the things we do best. That is one of the many reasons why this process has been so MISERABLE. WHY can I not figure this out?! Since we moved from the great state of North Carolina and our beloved Charlotte a year and a half ago, I have been at a stalemate. I mean a for real, complete dead end, mental block. So much so I actually considered naming it "stalemate" just to GET. IT. OVER. WITH. Somebody huuulp me.

The history of this little corner of cyberspace is an interesting one. Originally it began as a wedding blog for us to post about all the fun little details of our big day. Then we moved to Florida and it became a family/lifestyle blog titled "A Little More Dirty, A Little More South." That worked great until we moved to Charlotte, NC. After passing my very first city-issued trash can with the white spray-painted crown on it I proudly changed it to "Citizens of the Queen." I have loved this name and this town so fiercely that honestly, I haven't wanted to let it go. Any of it. Ha! I kinda moved back to Georgia kicking and screaming and now that I am settled back into the urban sprawl of this southern city... I've been doing my best head-scratching to figure out what to call this next chapter.

As I look back over this blog one thing is very apparent - my love of exploring new places and planning adventures. Recently I went back through Allie's adventure book series and cataloged all the unique experiences we've had together in the last 5 years- everything from fancy afternoon tea parties and boutique hotel vacations to exploring undeveloped islands and attending Native American Pow-Wows. It was something crazy like 125 different things. Clearly, I truly love this - the actual experiencing (and photographing) of activities, but also the digging... the hunting... the research and excessive detailing to create wonderful moments for my family and friends. So, with that said, I'm finally taking the plunge...

Welcome to my 'new' blog, Southern Scout- a place I hope to continue sharing all my findings (some physical, some spiritual :)) from this next season of life. I hope somewhere along the way it helps you along in your search for a fuller, more meaningful life too.

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