Today you might notice something a bit different about It’s Just Life. My sweet son, Aaron, has been pushing me to take it to the next level. He wants me to stretch a bit and while stretching is a good thing it is not always easy for me to embrace change. I “say” I like change. I “say” it is all okay but in actuality it is HARD!
This Christmas vacation has proved to be a good one in a lot of ways. Time with family is always my top priority and whether it is time with my two boys and Chris or time with my mom and siblings or in-laws it does not matter. Family means the most to me and I miss being with my loved ones. This past week the boys and Chris and I were able to spend some quality time together. We made memories and I played my best mini-golf game ever. Win win.
It also was a time of work. Aaron has been working hard on changing my blog to a new format and I had a lot of homework to do. I am still learning so it will continue to grow and evolve but for now I am pretty excited about the possibilities that having this new design will bring. I can be more professional and creative and hopefully new opportunities will open up as a result.
What does this mean for you my loyal readers? Probably nothing. My blog can now be accessed via www.itsjustlife.me but if you got here through www.bethannchiles.com it will just redirect.
While I hope to be able to attract some opportunities to join communities which will allow me to make money via writing opportunities and reviews I would never compromise what I have started here and my words will remain authentic and genuine. I just want to be able to have the ability to expand when and if that time comes and this new format will allow me to do that.
It may look different around It’s Just Life for awhile but trust me—it is still going to be the same writing and of course, Comments for a Cause will continue to be my focus every month.
My life is all about change lately and being able to change up my blog format a bit has been something I have wanted to do for a while. Having a technical genius in the family has made it even better.
Thanks for coming along for the ride. I won’t be doing my regular posting until after the new year but I will still be around. Let me know what you think.
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Congratulations on the new look and blessings on your new opportunities!
Thanks so much, Allison. It is going to be a work in process while I figure things out but Aaron is a fabulous teacher!
I like it.. easy to navigate!!!!
Thanks, Pix! I think it is going to be just what I wanted!
Yay! Goal accomplished!!!!
I have to admit I don’t read blogs too much due to the craziness of the pages. lol This is wonderful! All nice and neat. Agree easy to navigate. Congrats! Lookin Good!
Thanks!!! Trying to keep it simple and easy to navigate. Aaron does great work!!!
Is it just me, or is there no place to “like” in the new blog format?
Check out the little heart on each post. I think that should work now. Thanks for the heads up!!!
My pleasure. Nice Job by Aaron and yourself.
Thanks. It was mostly Aaron. 🙂
Looks good!! Very nice upgrade 🙂
Nice design. has good eye appeal and nice flow.
I’ve been wondering when you would do this! Congrats and I hope many doors open for you! Your site looks great. Happy New Year! (P.S. I finished the book today.)
Hope you liked the book! I think it is just a fun read. I am so happy that I have a techie son who can do all this for me. I don’t really plan to change much but at least now maybe if an opportunity arises I can run with it. Change is good. Change is good. I keep repeating that to myself.
Ha, yes change is good. That’s great that you have a techie son! I’m also glad that they encouraged you to do this. I have a feeling it will take off! I pray blessing over it for you.
The book like you said a fun read. 🙂
Looks great. Congratulations! Well done!
Thanks—Aaron is brilliant and very detail oriented. What I think is fine he has to tweak more and more! 🙂
looking pretty snazzy! Congrats!
Thanks, Hilary. Aaron is a genius. I still have a lot to learn!
Good job, Aaron. I love it. Hope you will be comfortable with your new surroundings, Beth Ann. I truly love the new look and feel!!! 🙂
Thanks, Suzi!!! He worked so hard. It is just going to be easier to do some things with this site now, I think. Now to learn some Lightroom skills and get my photos a lot better. 🙂
I did that today – learned some Lightroom and Photoshop. There are really some great tutorials on the Adobe site and on You Tube!!!