When I started this blog back in May 2010 (oh my gosh three years!) I was a new mum and I was feeling stuck in life. I wanted to get moving, get motivated. I used the blog as a way to keep myself accountable, to work through things I had to do. In some ways it was a tool to help me achieve things. My initial posts were all focused on the topic of ‘lists’, and ticking things off. My end goal was a piece of paper with lots of things crossed off.
So I called it onlyhalfwaythere and the implication was that halfway was a bad thing and the blog was going to help me get things completed and ticked off that seemingly eternal list.
As the blog evolved and grew, I moved away from the rigid focus of my posts on lists, and achievements, to more of a free-flowing musing on different things in my life. And with it I too began to evolve.
I have been working though some things of late, and when a friend recently sent me the “how are you doing?” text, my reply was that things were “hard but good”. She came straight back with “hard but good – that’s the place to live, isn’t it”.
What I am starting to understand is that being onlyhalfwaythere isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I am starting to understand that sometimes the process is more important than the completed task. I am starting to understand that some things will never be ticked off my eternal list. I am starting to understand that sometimes being stuck in the middle is actually right where you are supposed to be. I am starting to understand that onlyhalfwaythere is the place to live.
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It’s lovely to know the background story. I always thought the name was because we’re all only half way ‘there’. Half way to Heaven.
Beautifully written btw. Very poetic. xx
It has been interesting for me to see how its changed over time. If you’re interested here is the link to the very first post.
Smart friend 😉
The evolving is so beautiful and so right. So hard too, of course.
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