Thursday, January 12, 2012

Time for a Tune Up - Blog Name Changing!!!

Yep, it’s a New Year, a time to reassess where we are and where we want to go.  I’ve been thinking about doing this with my blog for a while now.  What started out solely for homeschooling has branched out into many different areas.  As my kids get older, homeschooling is just one facet of our very busy lives.   So – the blog will be changing with us. 

You’d be surprised how hard it is to come up with a new name for a blog.  Many of my little brainstorms at night turned out to be someone else’s blog name already.  Durn! 
After much contemplation, much thinking and rethinking, many hours staring at my family, my blog, Facebook and even the dictionary, and I’m renaming it Eclectic Montage. 

Eclectic - not following any one system, as of philosophy, medicine, etc., but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems.

Montage – Any combination of disparate elements that forms or is felt to form a unified whole, single image. 

I wanted something that reflects our family.  We are certainly eclectic.  We are all prone to pick and choose what works best with our unique personalities and our unique family.  A “boxed set” approach has never worked with us.  This is especially true in our homeschool.  But, more than that, we are a montage.  If you put all six of us in a crowded room, you’d never think we all belonged together.  I know – all families have different personalities, but ours takes in a huge range of possibility – in a good way, of course.
We have two talkers and four introverts.  We have a writer, a mechanic, two programmers, a musician, and a martial artist.  Two type A’s and four rather laid back souls.  We all love technology.  Three of us love to get out and explore, and three of us are total homebodies.  Two like math and four of us could just as soon leave it.  Five of us love to read.  Two of us are fashionable, three prefer comfort over style, one prefers to blend in, and one has a style all his own.  Not one of us can speak another language even after years and classes aimed at trying.  Two of us like it spicy, one does but can’t, and three prefer it bland.  Three of us love the country and three go for city life.  You get the idea – a true montage.

A montage we may be, but we are first and foremost family.
So, don’t be surprised when the name changes in a few days.  The content’s not changing; the blog name is just reflecting more about what we as a family would like to share.

I hope you like it!

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