Over the last week, I’ve been making some pretty major changes to this website and I thought it was time to take a minute to share with you where this is headed.

I’ve wanted a travel related website ever since I blogged my England trip last year. I finally pulled the trigger last September and got the site set up. I love that I now have a place to share about my trips and my travel dreams.

That said, there are a few other subjects that I found myself wanting to write about which didn’t have a logical home here or on the real estate website.

After a conversation with my friend Robyn, I spent some time exploring her website, Robyn’s Online World. I realized that Robyn doesn’t just do tech reviews and giveaway contests. She doesn’t just write about her husband and son. She writes about her life.

That’s what I wanted to do.

I looked at my Lifestyle Goals for 2012, and figured that if I shared my experiences about these topics, I would be more likely to succeed. So I set up the new categories that you see in the navigation bar. Many of these page are currently empty, or almost empty. I promise to get something in each of them as soon as I can.

That means that I’m taking a short break from writing about the Mexico – Belize trip that I was posting about when the inspiration for the changes hit me. I promise to get back to it and continue sharing about this trip soon.

The look of the site has also undergone a transformation. When I decided to add more topics to the site, I wanted pages that gave you just the title and a teaser, so you could skim down through the articles to decide what to read. The theme I was using didn’t allow me to do that, so I went in search of something new. If you were on here late night a few days ago, you might have seen the 10 or so horrible themes that I tried out for a few minutes.

Unless something unforeseen happens, I’ll stick with this look for a while. I may make some minor tweaks, but it won’t be as drastic as the ones loyal readers have seen in the past.

I’m also working on a BIG SURPRISE section of the website. If you are a blogger or online writer, you won’t want to miss the announcement which I’ll be making sometime this week.

There’s lots of good stuff coming. I hope you’ll stick around and subscribe to new articles to be delivered directly to your RSS reader or email.