28 Days of Blogging, Take 2

#28DaysOfBlogging 2019 | Hedgefairy TalesIt’s February. February in Germany means costumes in large department stores because of Carnival and maybe (hopefully) snow, but on this blog it means 28 Days of Blogging.

28 Days of Blogging is pretty much exactly what it says on the tin – a blog post for each day of February. I did this last year already, and you can read my reasons why I did it here – TL; DR: to find my voice, to build a buffer, to rebrand.

This year the reasons stay sort of the same. After my more or less involuntary break I want to get back on the blogging horse, I want to re-learn how to write and have ideas and inspire in words rather than just moving pictures (although I will hopefully keep up with YouTube as well but I honestly don’t worry about this as much), get back into the flow.
There’s also still the issue of a re-design… I did not lie when I wrote last year that it was almost done, and it still is. It’s the tiny little things that bug me, a line here, a font decision there, that have prevented this blog from looking different for over a year now. Ugh, this needs to change! I might have to redraw a few things.

Each time I look up blogging advice the internet tells me that I need to niche in, keep it simple, write what I know, stay with one or two topics. I can’t, though. I’ve never been good at sticking to a topic (ask my teachers, professors, friends and family. I digress. A lot). I have a ton of ideas and other strange things floating through the back of my head and so even with the re-design to come, even with #28DaysOfBlogging, even with looking up more blogging advice on the vast wide web Hedgefairy Tales will not branch in. It’s a wild, magical hedge, a threshold to a realm of myth and feral magic, not a neatly trimmed topiary. Sorry if you like your digital garden neat.

Anyway, I hope at the end of this month you’ll look at this blog and find it, much like nature herself at this time, rejuvenated, refreshed, full of sprouting green things. That sounded weird. Welcome to #28DaysOfBlogging 2019.

This post is (no kidding) part of #28DaysOfBlogging, a challenge to post every day in February.
Today’s posts on other (predominantly German) participating blogs:

Applethree | Mondkunst | Increase Creativity | Digitallotsen | Haus und Beet | Gut Essen in München | Out of Munich | Vorunruhestand | Mami Rocks | Ciclista | Flying Thoughts | Ich lebe! Jetzt!

First Full Moon, Year of the Sun

2019-4Happy first full Moon of 2019!

I do admit that I was a bit confused when it came to 2019. It just didn’t feel like a new year. Not like the fresh start I’d wanted. It took me until yesterday and a talk with the boyfriend to understand that this was because my new year started in the old. To be a bit more precise, my new year started when I was getting better again. December was my new start, my new chance. And I’m oh so grateful for it.

Now that I’ve realised this I’m able to write about 2019 without a strange feeling in my gut and digressing into melancholy thoughts. Because so far the year has been good to me. I’ve been productive and surrounded by wonderful people, I’m so lucky in that regard. As for 2018, good riddance!

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Today is the first full Moon of the Year of the Sun, and I took the time to take out my cards, meditate a bit and find some direction. I think celebrating the full moon is a good thing for me and I’ll try to make it a thing here this year. Who’s with me? I still have no idea how to exactly do it, but finding out is half the adventure. I think next time I want to make moon cakes of some variety, maybe traditional ones, maybe just a sponge that looks like, you know, the moon. Or maybe I’ll just take the day off. We’ll see.

And of course I have resolutions, but that’s for another post.

Thank you for being here with me in 2019. Have a lovely year.

Hedgevlog: Holiday Special

Fair warning: If you can’t see people crying (not out of misery in this case, mind you) this might not be the video for you. There’s a skip remark at the right spot, though if you still want to give it a go.

I decided to keep the teary part in there. Yes, I thought about cutting it out but in the end I think the internet needs more raw emotions and less curated reactions. And I think the love needs to get out there.

Have a lovely week!