January 22, 2014

SO WHAT! Wednesday

Life After I DewThis week I'm saying SO WHAT if...

I have decided to take a new direction with SO WHAT! Wednesdays.

Say what?

You know I've been teetering on whether I even wanted to host this link up for a while now.  Parts of me want to keep it going, lots of people link up, it gives me something to post when I have nothing.  And then the other part of me dreads coming up with new things to "so what" each week and, quite frankly, it just doesn't seem like the direction I want to take this blog, going forward.

When I posted my word of the year I really didn't think I'd be thinking about changing it less than a month into the new year.  This year I really want to work on being a better version of myself and in doing so I want to be more grateful and optimistic and less complain-y and negative.

So, in keeping with the weekly thing, I will still be posting SO WHAT! Wednesday each week.  I will also keep it a link up for any who still wants to join in on the fun.

So what's different?

Glad you asked.  Instead of coming up with a whiny/complain-y/bitchy list of things I am going to focus on the positive.  For example, "SO WHAT if I had to park far away at the supermarket today.  I have legs that are perfectly capable of walking and those extra steps will be good for me anyway."  See how that's going to work?  I'm thinking there will just be one "so what" each week but if I'm feeling ever so optimistic maybe it'll be a list form.  We'll see...I'm still deciding exactly what direction this is going to go in but for now I think I'm on the right track, for me.

Those of you who link up, you can follow me on this new "so what" journey or you can "so what" as we've always done. It's up to you.  I'd personally love to see everyone take a negative and turn it into a positive and really change the way we think.  I also understand that SWW is a fun little way to get things off your chest so I totally get it if you want to keep doing it old school, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.  But I'll leave it up to you to decide what direction YOU want to take things.

OK, so, without further ado...

This week I'm saying SO WHAT if it's freezing cold outside.

Trust me, I hate the cold/winter/snow just as much as the next girl.  I am sick of all the dreary pictures of snow cluttering up my Insta feed.  I hate that we barely get out of the house because it's just too cold.  Heck, we haven't even taken Kendall out to play in the snow this year because it's just always bitter cold.  I get it, winter is for the birds {which is why they fly south this time of year}.

BUT I have a warm house to escape from it all.  I have a cozy fireplace to warm my tootsies at the end of the day.  I have warm blankets that we all snuggle under each night.  We have sweaters, jackets, hats, gloves, boots, etc which is more than a lot of people can say.  I long for spring and summer and warm and sunshine but there is nothing I can do to make those days come sooner than Mother Nature will allow.  So, until those warm days decide to grace us with their presence, I will be thankful that we have a warm place to rest our heads each night.


  1. I did a hybrid type post today but I love this direction. I'm going to try and do more of these in the future, I can't imagine how cold it is for some of you guys. I'm freezing here in NC and it doesn't get that cold here. Of course I don't bundle up like some people here but its still cold. Anything below zero and I just can't imagine WOW that is too cold.

  2. I love this. The original "So What"'s made me laugh every week, but this really puts things in perspective. And being in Chicago, I can appreciate your "so what" this week. :)

  3. I love this... I love the direction. It will help me focus on making me a better Christi in 2014. I will start picking one thing a week to so what about and turn it to a positive, whether it be a thought or action.

    Your SO WHAT this week hits home... Stay Warm!

  4. I like the new positive direction. It will make us see some good in the negatives.

  5. I think it is okay to take a negative and turn it into a positive. And I think it is okay to still whine. I have plenty to grateful for and I have plenty to whine about. And sometimes I just need to whine. But I am glad you are still going to host this as I like linking up and see what others are saying 'So What" to.