Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ch Ch CHanges

Okay let me start this post with a warning:
Just By Living is changing a bit.
It's evolving.
growing. shifting.

and so am I.

I knew that life wouldn't pause and I would stay in the throes of new motherhood forever. Hendrix no longer needs me like he used to. This is both glorious and of course, a bit sad.

This blog is named after a quote from one of my favorite authors, Francesca Lia Block.

"Just like any woman,...we weave our stories out of our bodies. Some of us through our children, or our art; some do it just by living. It's all the same."
— Francesca Lia Block

and so certainly my stories are not just about my child. but my other loves and interests as well and this blog is going to feature a lot more of that. From my new writing experiences to my vintage store opening to decorating and fashion, this blog is going to take walks down different corridors at times. While my little Henry will still be present here, I will be exploring other aspects of life and blogging. Fell free to walk away if this bores you, by no means do I think I will capture everyone. No hard feelings. Not into my fashion posts? Then unfollow and I promise we can still be friends.

I am so much more than just a mother. and first and foremost I am a MOTHER. but I can't be just a mother. It's not that its not good enough. I have always been creative. I always needed inspiration and beauty and ways to express myself. Once upon a time I was a ballerina. I moved to show my emotions. I have always journaled, or written, or blogged. Sewed and collaged and created and collected. I'll never claim to be an artist but I have a need in me to be artistic. Does that make sense? Am I finding the right words?

So consider this your heads up.

Just by living will be a bit different.

Hopefully, better.


  1. Good for you! I completely understand the pull between personas--mother vs. self, right? Well, maybe that is a bit vague-but, I do get it, Adriana. It is quite a strange thing to always be focused on your little one and then suddenly, he can be somewhat independent and you as mother are thinking, wow, I think I remember who I am... let's find her. Well, again, good for you--and, you shouldn't lose any followers as you are a wonderful writer with fantastic stories to share-no matter what the subject! Thanks for sharing all you do!

  2. I'm excited to see what's to come! <3

  3. Going through the exact same thing, not only in life but on my blog as well. I am excited for your changes! It's gonna be great! xo

  4. wow. i love all your support. im having a particularly rough day and the guilt seems to be overwhelming. thank goodness for all my bloggy friends!!!

  5. Bring it on lady! I'm excited to see what you have in store. Blogs that talk solely about children have never been my bag. Change is good!

  6. SUPER excited for the new features! they all sound wonderful. x

  7. So... I picked a good day to snoop and read this blog! Aurora's name is inspired by the Weetzie Bat books! (Also a character in a Prince movie) ...I was re-reading them when I found out I was pregnant! So weird that I'd come on here and immediately see a Francesca Lia Block quote! Man, we have great taste haha!

  8. this is super exciting! whatever you do is going to be great ... and interesting ... and amazing ... because that is how you do ;) plus, it just makes sense. i went through that process awhile back too. you have to have your own interests and passions to pursue as well ... or at least, that is what i came up with for me. good luck! and can't wait to see the new projects. xo