You might notice that things are looking a little different around here!

Welcome to Gretchen, In-Between! This newly redesigned puppy represents the next chapter for me in terms of blogging (and I guess life in general, eh?)

I figured that with my focus shifting so much from the original weight-loss roots of The Blog Formerly Known As Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen, it’d be nice to have a fresh start, fresh title, and fresh layout to go with. What do you think? Hopefully it’s not too bad for my first attempt at creating all this stuff, header included, myself, eh?

If you’re curious about how I came to choose “Gretchen, In-Between” as my new title (and thus, my new identity, amiright?), and are too lazy to click over to the shiny new “About Me” section I tossed up on here, allow me to ‘splain:

I live in the in-between stages of life.

I am not a girl, not yet a woman still a kid at heart, but I’m supposed to be a grown up. I’m loud and I’m shy, reckless and careful, messy and meticulous. I’m constantly in between hair colors, fashion trends, makeup looks, and, this is the big one giving where I came from, I am in that oh-so-wonderful place between straight sized and plus sized clothing. (So basically, shopping is just a huge pain in the butt no matter where I go.)

For the longest time, I thought I needed to fit into this box or that. I wanted to label myself as the fun, bubbly girl OR the quiet, introspective girl OR the nerdy fangirl OR the creative artist. I didn’t really understand that not only is it possible to be all of those things at the same time, it’s pretty much a requirement. Nobody is just one thing.

So, yes, I’m a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll okay, okay, I’ll stop of everything at all once, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Thus, my new(ish) blog needed to embrace that very aspect of myself!

So welcome, or welcome back, to this new chapter in life. I’m glad you’re here. Let’s have some fun, shall we?