|The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things.|
We said we have big news, and we do. There may be a more poetic way to share it, but we prefer to blurt it out like a bull in a china shop with a megaphone.
We've given Betty Castleberry our offbeat advice blog!!!!
What?—you say! Why??????
To which we say—we felt it was time.
We have loved this blog. We've made new friends, gotten to know the old ones better. We've been involved with mankind through a mix of great fun and great seriousness. We could not have asked for more.
But we've always said that any one of you could pull off an advice blog—we meant that. And I (Lisa) remembered that shortly after I started doling out unboxed heaps of wisdom—ha-ha (two years ago—can you believe that!!!), Bets said to me that she'd actually thought about writing an advice blog, too—but timing hadn't been right.
For any of you who know Betty, you know she is offbeat personified! She is also warm, and quirky, kind, and funny, funny, funny! So it was natural that when we thought about giving up the blog (it seemed a shame to kill it), she would come to our mind.
And surprise—she said YES! The time was right! She would take the baton we were passing and try not to trip and fall on her face! And we said—Bets try not to make the MikChiks look bad with what we know is going to be a superior performance!
Yeah, that's pretty much the way it went.
We know you'll support her—follow her—send her your conundrums—though they may not be called conundrums anymore—but a problem by any other name is still a conundrum.
And if you see a conundrum about two depressed out-of-work bloggers, we can assure you it's not us. Or not for long anyway!
No, we have plans. This URL www.lisamikitarian.com will become Lisa's author page—and then we start a new blog! Yes, we have an idea for a new venture—something that will hone a skill we need honed. And in theory, will be entertaining and insightful. We hope you'll join us when that's ready.
Finally, it wouldn't be right if we didn't leave you with our very best nugget of advice concerning life, the one we fail at miserably, but for which we strive:
Put others first. Leave ego and the need to be right at the threshold of every interaction you enter. Look out for the dignity of others before you look out for your own. The more you give, the more you'll receive—this is Natural Law.
So that's it, Sweet Readers. Except for checking out Betty'sNew Blog. Heading over there now to see what kind of trouble we can cause at the unveiling!
Thank you for all your love, support, and trust over the last two years.
You are the best.
All in Goodwill . . .
Lisa and Maddie