Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 2: Meaning behind your blog name

Those of you who have been following me from the start of this whole blogging journey know that my blog name wasn't always "Life's Little Stepping Stones". I changed my name a back in January (so really not all that long ago). I wrote a post about my decision at the time entitled What's in a name? . You can check it out to get the jist of why I decided to chuck the name "Back to Square One". But the short version is that my blog was meant to be positive and I decided describing myself as a person at "square one" wasn't exactly positive. I was never at square one. I'm in love, I have a roof over my head, and I have a career.

So after taking suggestions from friends and followers I came up with a new concept, which of course was, "Life's Little Stepping Stones".  I decided on this name because I honestly felt that everything in my life is sort of temporary, but I think that is what life is really. You have to take a whole bunch of little steps to get exactly where you want to be. Then by that point your goals have evolved even further and you need to take even more steps. Hence, "Life is about each and every step you take".

Take my job for instance - I have been out of school for 3 years and still do not have permanent work, BUT I have taken a whole bunch of little steps in the right direction to succeed in my goal. Eventually, I will have my own classroom and have stability in a school district, but it is taking some extra steps to get there. Another example - our apartment. Jonathan and I live in a nice two bedroom apartment. Is it our life's goal to live here forever? No, of course not. But it is part of our journey. We are here until we take the right amount of steps in the right direction to owning our own home. Same thing with our relationship... we have been together for over two and half years and we are happy and content at the moment. We are in no rush to get married and in no rush to have kids. All of those things that will encompass our future need to be reached in steps, not leaps.

As for the stepping stones... well some steps are harder to take than others. Some steps you need to prepare your mind a bit, so that you don't end up tripping and falling into the water with a giant splash!  And if you do have a misstep, that's okay too... because we grow and change because of our missteps, our mistakes. It takes courage and strength to pick ourselves up and dry ourselves off... and it even takes a little courage to laugh at our klutzy-ass selves.

I hope all of "Life's Little Stepping Stones" lead me to greatness and happiness.


  1. I have friends who married right out of school and are already divorced and fighting over everything. I have no plan on marrying before 30, although I almost messed that up.

  2. Tracy... i really loved this post.. it was very inspiring darlin! Yup, it was an awesome post!

  3. I really liked this post too, I am where I want to be and happy but we have some stepping stones we need to step on? Haha, I am 33 and I wish we had it all together but we don't, does anyone?

  4. Thanks for the wonderful comments ladies :)

    And no I don't think anyone has it all together, but I think that's the point... to always strive for more.

  5. Good on you for taking yet another 'little step'. Yes, that's what life is all about. Sometimes, we aren't sure where we will end up, but we do need to keep moving.

  6. Hi new follower here from best blog post of the week hop. There is a lot of meaning behind your blog name.
    I wrote about why I named my blog Grandma Sez So