“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw
If you’re wondering why this looks nothing like the wanderoneday.com you’ve come to know and (hopefully) love, it’s because I’ve provided a much-needed blog overhaul! (Update: Just in time too, this is my 100th post!) Thanks to everyone who provided feedback in my recent poll. New features include:
- a spotlight on my post card collection on the home page,
- a much needed improvement in navigability through the top menu bars,
- click through to previous or next posts at the end of each post,
- and the feature I’ve been wanting to add for a while – “recommended” posts at the bottom of each post!
Let me know what you think about the new layout! I still have a little bit of tweaking to do on the navigation and categorization of posts, but I feel like I have a clearer picture of where I want to take this blog now that the site is better organized. But my blog is not the only thing going through major changes right now.
- I’ve recently started a personal training program at the gym, and holy cow am I glad I did. I’ve only had 1 1/2 sessions so far, and my muscles have been protesting for days! There is no way I would have put myself through that level of effort without someone pushing me to do so. On the bright side, in the week and a half since I started, I’ve lost 5 pounds!
- My husband has quit his second job. He’s been working 62+ hours per week for probably 6 months now, and it has taken a toll. He is always tired and almost never has time to just relax and enjoy himself. While the decrease in income will put a dent in our fun for the short term, my happiness at his happiness will far outweigh any monetary inconveniences. And hopefully we’ll have some free time to take some day trips around Pennsylvania together.
- My career is about to get serious. Well, the career is as serious as it’s ever been, but the amount of effort I need to expend outside of the normal 40 hours is about to increase dramatically. I have a huge 8 hour test coming up in April (hopefully, I’m waiting for the go-ahead to register) and I need to start studying. If I fail, I can always take the test again in October, but that’s embarrassing and expensive (the test costs $450 and my company only pays if you pass).
Luckily, those are the only major changes right now. I’m still planning major travel for the upcoming year, we’re still not ready to have kids, and we’re still paying off our student loans (though I wish this changed and we didn’t have any more loans!). I hope you like the new layout as much as I do!