Saturday, July 9, 2016

New beginnings

This is my third go at this particular blog over the past 7 years.  A lot has changed in my personal life since then.  When I first began this blog, I was newly living on Cape Cod; I got inspiration for the title from Henry David Thoreau's famous words, "A man may stand there and put all America behind him."

At that time, my vision was for a travel blog documenting my explorations of the Cape.   Since then, I have moved five times (all within the greater Boston area), but I still go to the Cape as often as I can.  

The blogging culture has changed quite a bit over the last seven years as well, and what started as an extension of the "livejournal" experience has morphed into a world with sleek coding and monetized endorsements.  I had a hard time finding my footing as the "blogosphere" and my own life changed and I couldn't figure out how to keep up.  However, I'm hoping that I can scale it back a bit and use this as my personal forum for cataloging thoughts and memories.

It's always hard to begin something new, but we have to start somewhere, right?

Cheers to new beginnings, and thank you for reading!