Happy New Year!
Sorry I have been missing in action over the last few days, I needed a little bit of time to think about some things and prepare myself for posting this..
If you’re reading this then you’ll know that I’ve made a pretty big change to my page… the name!
I just wanted to explain to you all my reasons for doing this and also to reassure you that nothing (other than my name) will actually change….although I do have some exciting things in the pipeline.
So, here goes…
I ended 2019 feeling pretty low if I’m being honest with you all. I can’t put my finger on one reason in particular but I think it’s a mixture of lots of different things. I am normally such an upbeat, happy, glass half full kind of person but for the last few months I’ve just had this little cloud of doom hanging over me.
I was mad with myself for feeling like that because in many ways, I am so fortunate and we had such an amazing year, but there are some things that I don’t share online. There have been times when I’ve found it difficult to put on a big smile and act like everything is perfect. No one has the perfect life so don’t ever think that they do!
What does make me truly happy is when you guys enjoy something that I post or if I find something and think to myself that you will all love it. Or when one of you stop me in a shop or on the street and tell me how much you love my Instagram. When that happens, it fills me with such joy and I always think “wow – people do like my page”
I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on my life, what is making me sad, what makes me happy and planning how I wanted to move forward in 2020. I am so excited about the plans I’ve made. I’m going to do more Disneybounds, more creative videos like the tsum tsum wreath, share more information on ALL of the adventures we have as a family. We also have a little trip to California coming up in a few weeks…. eek! I just want to have fun with my page and Create content that I think you will enjoy.
I have worried about how people would feel about me changing my name on Instagram but I really feel that it is something I need to try.
I have had many names throughout my life… Roisin as a little girl, sometimes Roisin the washing machine, Mammy has been a favourite of mine for the past twenty years, I have been Miss Mclaren and Mrs Wood to my students and always Rosh to my colleagues, then Disneyfind.
I have loved being Disneyfind, it has been like another chapter in my life and through Disneyfind, I have had so many experiences and opportunities. All of which, I will forever be grateful for. But, things change. Just as my name has changed in real life, I feel that now is the right time to change my name once again. The reason for this is that I really feel like I have found Roisin ( myself) over the past few months.
My page has changed over the past year or so and I focus more on us as a family than just solely on products. That doesn’t mean that I have stopped loving Disney products. I can hand on heart say that I still get that little bubble of excitement inside when I find new products online and in town and I will continue posting all of my finds on Facebook and Instagram as I have always done. I just feel that although Disney is a HUGE part of my life ( I mean have you seen my house? – Disney in every room) I have other passions that I often want to share with you but because I’ve always been specifically Disney, it didn’t make sense?
I decided that my main goal for 2020 is to be BRAVER. I want to be brave for myself but also because I want to set a good example to my children. I want them to follow their dreams and I would hope that they could turn to me for help if they ever felt down or low in their life.
Life is so short… too short to waste time and energy on issues outside of your control but it’s also so short that you need to be brave enough to take risks.
Finally, I just want to thank you all for always being so lovely to me over the past five years. I don’t think I could put into words how much it has meant to me and I hope that can continue this journey with me.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.