So, if you've been a follower of my blog for a while now you'll have realized that there have been some sudden, but necessary changes to the "branding" (ugh, I hate that term!) and overall look. I thought it was time to revamp my website into something that not only represented my thoughts and experiences, but also a platform to aesthetically showcase my other writing. Rather than just a blog I also wanted it to be an all-encompassing website about me, my work, and my musings. The most drastic changes of all, I think, is that I changed the name and domain from Katsomething - which I've had for almost 4 years now - to Katerina Writes. I wanted the name to reflect what I have been and plan to continue offering this online space: my words.
Another life update would have to be the progress of my novel. I've talked about it a fair amount the past few weeks and will continue to do so while I'm still completely invested in it. It's a much harder process than I expected, emotionally and mentally, so I want to share my journey for anyone else embarking on it. Currently I am sitting at 10,000 words and hope to get 5000 more written this week. If I maintain this level of productivity with it then I will be finished my first draft by the end of August and just the thought of that is enough to push me to keep going.
By the end of May I also hope to have my purchased my tickets for England so as to avoid any price increases closer to the holiday months. Once I get these tickets I know that the change will be solidified in my mind and I will have no choice but to go through with it. I'm the kind of person that is extremely scared of making any change that I'm unfamiliar with - I'll avoid it to the point where every day ends up looking the same. My goal for this year is to just let change happen. Or, if not completely let my controlling tendencies go, at least accept it a bit more willingly.
And, finally, if one big trip isn't enough, my boyfriend and I have also decided to take a short trip to Montreal in early July when he comes back to visit for a bit. I've never been much of a traveller, mostly because my family didn't always have enough money to constantly pursue it, but as I've gotten older I've realized that money shouldn't always be an excuse to avoid trying new things. Of course, it should always be considered, but since I have nothing fiscally tying me down, then I can afford to let loose a bit more. If you are a big traveller, then you should head over to my friend's blog, Emulating Emily - she's always off on a new adventure loves to write about it.