What MJ Loves…
because when all is said and done, I’m simply MJ.
After years (yes, years) of wanting to change the name of my space here on the Interwebs, I finally did it. Call it procrastination, call it fear, call it “I don’t want to lose my traffic” and anything else you can, this change has been on hold for the better part of 2 and a half years.
Here’s the thing… I started this space as a way to share me outside of the mommy life thing. But turns out my people here love my kids, my family and all of our antics so that’s mostly what I ended up sharing. But what about MJ? Sure I am the voice behind most of what you see here but most of the time I’m speaking about someone or something else and it’s usually related to my kiddos.
So a change had to come. A part of the stall was hoping that the original name I wanted became available. Like seriously besides the world-famous MJ (Jackson) and MJ (Jordan), I figured I was the next MJ everyone talked about. Clearly I’m joking but for real who are all these other MJs? Anyway, that name just never became available so I dropped the issue.
But every few months, I would go right back to searching. I tried all sorts of names that would somehow speak to me being more than a mom but also included my motherhood journey along with the things I love to share here. Nothing felt quite right. Then a few weeks ago, I read an article about women and the loss of their identity after marriage and or motherhood and the burning feeling of needing to change things around here came back. I thought the name “What About MJ?” would work but nope it didn’t feel quite right. One word that has carried me through since childhood and during some tough times has been love. I truly believe love can be found no matter what and that it comes in many forms. Take me, I love my kiddos, my hubs, my family and friends. But I also love plants and doodling and cooking. And most importantly, I love me… flaws and all. So a name that kept love in mind while representing several things was key.
What MJ Loves
The article I read asked the question “what about me?” Somehow I took from that “What MJ Loves” and that was it. It’s not a question, it’s a statement and it represents what I hope to share here. More of me while still bringing the stories you all enjoy.
Goodbye to Fab Haute Mama…
I am grateful for all that Fab Haute Mama has bought into my life. The opportunities, the friendships, the connections and the ability to help other moms (like with the beast that is breastfeeding for some of us) mean so much to me. I know this new chapter will bring more and I hope for it to have more of an impact on things near to my heart.
So I’m saying hello to What MJ Loves and I invite you to continue on this journey with me, the people, and things I love.
AlishaApril 1, 2018 at 11:20 PM
Love the new name!!! I never had to worry about losing traffic (none to lose) so when I changed my name to wineingmomma it was easy. Heck the hardest part was figuring out which form of momma I wanted LOL can’t wait to see what this change brings.
M JApril 2, 2018 at 10:22 AM
LOL Alisha, I remember when you changed your name. Wineing Momma is so perfect for you. Cheers to new beginnings for me and more traffic for you.