Tuesday, January 15, 2008

New Blog Title: Taking the Long Way

Yep, I decided it was high time for a new title for my blog. "Last Pick" was what I felt like 10 years ago when I was a young 20-something in New York City and I didn't feel as pretty as my friends. (It was also how I felt at the start of my weight loss.) But now, I wanted something more accurate, more fitting, and hopefully more positive.

"Taking the Long Way" is the name of the Dixie Chicks latest album. There is a song on it called "Long Way Around." I really feel like that has epitomized my life for the past 2 or so years. I decided to change my life by going back to school to get my MBA - not the quickest way to change your life. I decided to take weight loss one day at a time and not rush it - and it took me over a year. Now I am looking for a new job/career. I've been looking since last May - so I am definitely taking the long way in that regard. I figure, I'd rather take the long way. It's like I quoted in a recent post - life is what happens when you are planning it. It may be frustrating to not be able to find a job and feel like my life is on hold, but I figure it will all be worth it. I should enjoy this time for what it is - time with my parents, time to exercise, time to figure out exactly what I want. (Please remind me I said this when I get frustrated! :)

** The url is still obviously lastpick.blogspot.com. I'm not computer savvy enough to know how to change it.

5 comments:

jodi said...

i'm with you, taking the long way is much more satisfying and interesting... i mean, we all want to lose weight over night but that certainly doesn't give you time to learn anything... i'd rather take my time and enjoy myself... :o)

p.s. i think you'd probably have to sign-up for a new blog, in order to change the URL...

Kim said...

I like it. :) I had to bid farewell to "Kim Under Construction" too. I finally realized that I wasn't trying to change who I was, as much as trying to figure out just who I was.

Marshmallow said...

I like the new name :-)

As for the blog url, you'd need to sign up for a new blog, and then import your old posts over to the new one. I've never done it myself, though there's probably documentation on blogger somewhere that has the steps on how to do it.

Lily T said...

Very fitting!

Living Almost Large said...

Do you have any pictures of your amazing weight loss? Is it all WW related? I'm on the process of WW loss.