the return | welcome

j.r.r. tolkien / the lord of the rings, the return of the king

Well, hi everyone. It's been awhile. How are you all? Welcome to my new blog. I am thrilled to be getting back into blogging. I started blogging over at what was first called Chapter Thirteen, then Haley Jane in two thousand eleven. I was thirteen. I'm now sixteen. Doubtless, there has been change in those three years. I like new content and I guess, I do, perhaps, like change -- to some extent. However, I try to create blogs sparingly. Because there is that part of me (it's rather large, but is minimizing from experience to experience) that dislikes change. I never thought I would start a completely new place, but here it is and I can't tell you how refreshing it is. Actually, I can. It's just really nice to have a fresh start as cheesy as that may sound. If feels like this, I think, because, instead of trying to curb what I already had into what I want it to be, I can just...begin.

I'm so thankful for all you readers that have followed my last blog, which was my first blog. And I hope to produce new and quality content here. As far as changes? Perhaps a clearer head and a bolder pen.

I hope to more accurately evoke the emotion in you that I was experiencing, through words and photographs.

Mainly I go into this with a lot of enthusiasm. Because it's amazing what four months can do. I've read new books and more books and found music of different sorts and lived more days and filled more journal pages. And now here I am ready for more.

I'm so looking forward to reconnecting with you guys.

Read the meaning behind the name Homeward Bound here, which is the title I'm starting this place out with. Another thing! I'm separating style posts from the rest of the content to keep my thoughts straight. See Style Diary here


  1. Yay! Welcome back, Haley. I absolutely love the new design. I can't wait to see your new content. I'm heading over to bloglovin' to follow ya. xo

  2. I'm glad to see you are back, Haley! �� Can't wait to see future blog posts! I love the new blog design, by the way!

  3. whoo! can't wait to see what you share with the blogging world on here. :) xxx

  4. Yea!
    P.S. That's about the most awesome bike ever! And such a sweet kitten!