Making A Change

I’ve been considering making a change. To my blog. To the name specifically. I haven’t felt like the name “FMN Design” has fit for some time. Mainly because I don’t find myself sharing about the albums I’m making or anything that relates to FMN Design very often. I’m not sure why this is but it’s true.

I’ve been wanting to have the name of this blog feel more like me. More like all of me. I want to feel like I can share about anything and everything. I guess I pretty much do that already, but what I want is to share about FMN Design, my photography, food, being gluten free and dairy free. I want to share about my life. My whole life.

Under the title “FMN Design” I’ve struggled with what to put out into the world. I don’t feel like struggling anymore. Isn’t funny how a name can do that? It’s just a name but somehow, it means so much.

I remember naming our children. We poured through baby name books, we watched the credits of movies intensely looking for interesting names that would “fit” our child. We made lists that we added to and crossed off of daily.

Recently, when looking to name my photography business the lists started again. One in my journal, one on a big poster board taped next to the kitchen. At first I was upset and aggravated that I just didn’t know the name. Then I sat back, laughed at myself and realized that it was a fun process. I got to name a business. My business. From that point on it became an enjoyable process and thanks to Matt and the loads of discussions we had about it, September-Days was born.

The interesting thing about the name September-Days is that it feels like me. More than just the photographer in me. It feels like most if not all of me. I was born in the month of September for one. I’ve always liked the month. It was the month of new beginnings because it’s when school started although that isn’t true anymore which I’m still trying to get used to. The list of family members who’s birthday is in September is pretty long too. My mom, my niece, my father-in-law, two of my sister-in-laws. My father died in September, in between my mothers and my birthdays. It’s the month of the Fall Equinox and usually one of the most beautiful times of year here in California. September holds quite a bit for me.

So when thinking of changing the name of this blog, September-Days was tossed out. I was hesitant at first because I didn’t want it to appear that I was just sweeping FMN Design under the rug and giving priority to one business over the other but, really, September-Days just feels right. For now. Who knows. Maybe a few months, years down the road I’ll change the name again. To something that is me then. I wouldn’t put that past me.

I guess I’m just letting anyone know who cares or reads this blog that the name/address will be changing. Maybe with the next post. I’ll do a redirect for sure but if you have it bookmarked you’ll need to change it soon.

That’s all for now. I’ll leave you with a photo that I makes me feel like my new name. It’s a photo Mason took of me which makes me love it even more. Hope everyone is having a great week!

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