Over the last few months, I have become less and less attached to the name of my blog, Another Piece of the Puzzle. There are several reasons for this, although it may just be that I am in need of a change.
One reason for this shift is that it has come to my attention that the use of the puzzle image in connection with autism is disliked and even considered offensive by some. While it has never been my intention to offend or to minimize anyone’s existence, I also would not wish anyone to feel excluded by my actions. I have written previously about my perception that life itself is the puzzle, and autism is just one part of it, but that is difficult to convey via a simple blog title.
Another major reason is that I find I have been moving away from the instinctive feeling that there must always be a right answer to every question. In essence, that is what the image of a puzzle represented for me – the idea that if I can just find the correct response for every challenge and the right way to control each area of my life, I will get the final picture right.
Forgive me for being so melodramatic, but I am coming to understand that the final picture will always be in flux, as every day and every situation has the opportunity to change our direction, whether in big ways or small.
So then, the question became which direction I am going now. I have written mostly about books lately, although a number of those are related to autism. I have not written much about my personal life, but I plan to return to this more in the future. And, of course, I am just as passionate as ever about sharing anything I find helpful in understanding autism.
In the end, I have decided to move my blog to a domain with my own name (http://trishdoerrler.com) and call it In So Many Words. All the content has been moved over, although the appearance is still somewhat spartan.
I am in the process of working out all the remaining logistics for the move. I have redirected my Feedburner feed and Google Friend Connect to the new URL, which should cover most of my subscribers. I will post once more on the original site and then later redirect it to this one. If anyone has a link to my blog on their blogroll or anything of that nature, I would greatly appreciate your updating it to the new blog title and URL.
Thank you all for reading and I hope you will continue to do so!