Extra Large Coffee CupGrab a cuppa and snuggle into a rocker. We are celebrating with a special (short) post tonight.

Over the last (almost) two years, a lot of things have happened around The M3 Blog. Identity crisis lead to the name you now know. Hosting issues lead to lost luggage. Hundreds of thousands of words have been exchanged. A cranky, observant orangutan took up residence.

Tonight, you are reading the 1,000th post.

Months ago, I tried to come up with what I wanted to share for my thousandth post. One giant goose egg. That is precisely what occurred to me to write for tonight. At the witching hour, I decided to share this.


The only thing constant in life is change. In the last two years I have been through more change than I thought was healthy or feasible. The facts have bared I was prepared for it all, regardless of how putridly ill I believed the preparations. As luck would have it, there are more changes rocketing in my direction.

123Some will be easy. Fresh paint in my home. New furniture. Reclamation of unused space.

Some will be less easy. More therapists. More interaction with the TCH. Less dedicated space.

Some will be difficult. Massive shuffling of what passes for a personal life. Redistributing business. More years in the TCH.

In the face of all that is to change, I considered letting M3 close with this post. It required more thought than I initially anticipated, specifically, more than one minute.


As is my way, I numbered the possibilities, calculated the probability and zeroed in on the top three most likely scenarios’ outcomes. In the end, I am still not sure who won.

See, we have been on a long road of discovery, disgust and distinction. The middle one may not be a first choice, yet it still yields poignant discussions and camaraderie. With every step, at least one scale fell away. Some were from eyes. Some were wounded armor. Some were abraded flesh dropped away in favor of new skin.

uneven scaleThe operand in the foregoing paragraph is “we”. I had a lot of discovery along the way. A few of those discoveries have altered the path my life will take. I used a different set of scales and weighed what I knew against what I learned. It is an exercise I suggest for everyone.


I want to sincerely thank you for you support and feedback. You have made a difference in my life, each and every one of you.


While this post has an eerie feel of a blog closing, it is an illusion. There is more to come. More discovery. More disgust. With your help, more distinction.

The last post has spawned a series which include more than merely my take on the subject. I welcome any author who wants to pen a post on the subject to hop into the SIB via Ask Momma (if by some lightning strike you do not already have my email address).

You are the best!

You are the best!

Thank you again for all of your help and support. You truly are the reason The M3 Blog now has 1,000 posts. You are welcome to grab a badge. xxx

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