Changes happenin’ in Padilla Camp

So I haven’t updated this thing in a really long time, and I feel really bad about that.

There’s been a lot going on around here. For starters, I found out in February that we’re adding a new member to the Padilla Pack. Between the near-complete lack of energy over the last few weeks and the overwhelming ickiness that accompanied the smell of books (a smell I loved pre-preggo), reading three books a week has been pretty much impossible. But we’re in “week 14” now, which means the ickiness is gone and the energy is back (extremely awesome how this switch flips) so I’ll try to step it up again.

I also decided this year that I would try to organize my life. I’m not the tidiest person in the world (a tornado of mess seems to follow me wherever I go, it’s weird), and part of this goal is to consolidate my life into manageable chunks. I started taking stock of everything that I have/do, and one thing I realized (among many, many others) is that trying to update three blogs on a regular basis is not really possible (nor going to get more possible with Little P fast-tracking to October).

I have so many passions in my life, and books and reading are only part of what I love. I love food, and fitness, and DIY projects and renovations and (of course) reading and writing. I want a website that reflects all of this.

So I decided there’s no time like the present. I recently purchased a website (; don’t go there yet because it’s nowhere near live) that I hope to build into a complete reflection of who I am. I’ll keep it blog-style, because I love writing off-the-cuff and informally. But my goal is to have sections for healthy living and sections for writing and reading, and sections for DIY projects and renovations, and sections for just updates on life in general. I want to have one easy-to-find place for all of this.

I hope that you’ll bear with me in the next few months as I work to a) try to figure out how to build a website and b) get enough posts up on the new site to be interesting. I’ll do my best to make this transition as easy as possible for the 12 of you that read this, I promise.


About katepadilla

I write for the Spencer Daily Reporter in Spencer, Iowa. I keep blogs lifebythebooks, Save Me, San Francisco, and Beauty and Beast Buy a House. I'm also hard at work writing a short story collection inspired by the music of Train.

One response to “Changes happenin’ in Padilla Camp”

  1. Dennis says :

    Hang in there, Kate! Congrats and good luck.

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