You may start to notice some things changing around here. First and foremost, please note that my new domain name is SusanShain.com. (TravelJunkette.com will still redirect to this domain, but is no longer in active use.)
So… why the change?
Because I no longer feel like I am *just* Travel Junkette.
Over the past few years, I’ve managed to carve out a space for myself online — a space that is constantly changing. I don’t want that growth to stop.
And what’s the one thing that won’t change? Me! My personality. My name.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is the disappointingly non-dramatic reason why I changed my domain name. I want this website, this blog, this community to evolve over time — just like we will.
You’ll also now find me on Twitter and Instagram @Susan_Shain, and on Facebook and Pinterest as /susanshain. (On Google+, too — but who uses that?)
In conclusion: No, I am not shutting down the blog or leaving the online world. I am not ditching you all to go live on a yoga commune in India (though it is quite tempting…).
I am still traveling; I am still writing; I am still living life to the fullest and sharing the journey with YOU. I am just ensuring this online space will continue to reflect all that as time goes on.
I will always be “Travel Junkette,” and you can always refer to this site as that. It’s how I began this journey, and it’ll always hold a special place in my heart. But as time goes on, you’ll see those words start to fade. What — or rather, who — will take its place?
Me. My name is Susan Shain, and I’m here to stay.
What do you think? Are you surprised by the domain change?