Hey friends! As you read this I’m sure you’ve noticed the major change in my blog name. As I mentioned in my last post, I’m getting married in a few months and I’m going to be changing my last name 😉
How does that affect my first name?! Well, I’ve always been unhappy with my name, it’s long and it’s just not what I would have chosen for myself had I been able to decide (believe it or not, I couldn’t do that as a baby haha). My actual name is Anne-Marie, and my family and friends just always ended up shortening it to Annie, so that became my nickname and that’s how I came up with the title for my blog. However, I’ve never particularly cared for “Annie” even though that’s what everyone still calls me.
And so… I’ve made a decision to change my legal name somewhat entirely when I change my last name for my wedding. I love the second part of my name, Marie, because it sounds French and just cutesy (in my opinion).
Because I will be changing my name to Marie, I thought it would be fitting to also change the name of my blog as “Annie” will no longer belong to me. The domain name for my site will stay quitesimplyannie.com until the renewal date at which time I will switch to momentswithmarie.com officially. But for now I have changed only the title, because why pay for an extra domain name when I can just wait a bit and then change it instead of renewing the old one, amiright?!
I know that changing my name may sound silly to some and why would I go through the trouble and all that. And that’s fine, but to me it really isn’t any trouble because I’ll have to change my last name anyway. And to be honest, I’m looking forward to having a name for myself that I enjoy and to have kind of a fresh start of sorts. Yes, some people may have difficulty with the name change and forget and still call me Annie, and that’s okay, I understand. But my fiance already loves the name Marie and I love it and I hope you understand my reasons for the change. 🙂
Also, I love to draw and I just really love art in general. So I’ve decided that sometime soon I will be adding an art page on the blog where I can put my own artwork up here and if anyone would be interested in purchasing anything, just let me know. I know that may sound kind of brazen of me, but it’s been something that I’ve wanted to do my whole life and I’m just now getting to the point where I’m willing to let my artwork go public because it’s taken me a long time to feel good enough about it to share it. If I’m really honest with y’all, I’m still scared out of my mind about putting it up and I’m afraid that no one wants to see it and that I’m just not good enough. And if no one wants to purchase anything, I’m okay with that! I’m not asking that you purchase it, I’m just putting the option out there. But feel free to check it out once I do put it up and if nothing else, just let me know what you think about it! I’d love your feedback! 🙂
I’m also up for ideas for future blog posts, I’m thinking up a few things right now but I would really like to know what you guys want to read about and hear your opinions too 🙂
This hasn’t been a regular post, but I felt I needed to explain the changes to y’all and I really hope you understand where I’m coming from, with the name change, to the art posts, to my regular posting schedule.
Thanks for reading along ❤