A New Sense of Purpose

I’ve made some changes to the branding of this blog over the past few days.

Firstly the blog has been renamed The Happy Grownup. I was always a bit bothered by the fact that this site was named, in one way or another, “Pierre Bastien”. I’d rather be writing about something people can get behind, and my own name wasn’t doing it for me.

It took me a while to figure out a good alternative, though. Mostly because it took me a really long time to figure out what I liked writing about.

The Happy Grownup seems like a good fit because, as it turns out, I write often about happiness and how to find it. That’s where the Happy comes from. I also write frequently about my kids, and generally dealing with adulthood, so I though Grownup was a good modifier. Or I guess, Happy is technically the modifier, but whatever.

I deliberated for not-that-long about whether to add the “The” at the beginning. In the end I decided to add the “The”. It’s messier. And it gives Sean Parker a reason to come tell me to drop the “The” down the line.

So, The Happy Grownup. There you have it. I like that it does what it says on the tin. If you’re a grownup, come here and I’ll tell you what I’m learning about becoming happier.

I also moved the blog to its own domain, www.happygrownup.com. In this case, I did drop the “The”. Take that, Sean Parker!

Welcome to The Happy Grownup.

This post also has one other change that only the most devoted readers would notice. The look of my cartoons have changed a bit. That’s because I’ve started experimenting with drawing using an open-source program called Inkscape. Previously, I was using Illustrator, which is a great program, but I’m happy in my own dorky way to be using an open-source program instead. My cartoons are now outputted as SVG files instead of PNGs, which I won’t even go into here, but please let me know if you’re unable to view the cartoons.

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