Update: Changes Edition

So you might have noticed that we’re back to Joey Hodges Writes around here. Blame my domain ADD, but I do have a few good reasons for the change. The only reason that carries any weight, though, is that at the end of the day, I’m a writer. And this writer intended to use this here domain as her portfolio.

But you know what makes a really good portfolio? A blog. So after spending an entire weekend working on my writing resume, I entered self-hosted wordpress hell and now we’re here.

Speaking of changes, I’m reporting in from my new living room. That’s right, we moved. I wish I could give you a good reason for that, too, but honestly? We were just ready. After living in the apartment for two years, I was itching for the quiet solidarity we had in Buies Creek. I know those of you who knew me back then probably just threw your heads back in laughter.

Weren’t you miserable in Buies Creek? 

I was and I wasn’t. I was hugely productive there. My routine was built for balance. But after two years, the isolation was killing me. When we made the move back to Charlotte, I needed to be around people. The apartment was the right choice at that time. I made incredible friends there. Friends who I only live 20 minutes from now. Sure, it’s not a walk down the stairs, but it offers balance.


January was all about happiness and how to maintain it throughout the year. February is going to be all about change. Cultivating it, coping with it, and craving it.

If you’re interested in all things life updates, be sure to follow me on snapchat. My username is johodgespodges, and I’ve been documenting as much as I can through this crazy journey. Also keep your eye on my youtube channel. Once we’re back up and running with internet, I’ve got some vlogs ready to go live!

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  1. Alyssa

    February 2, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Happy first week in your new place, from someone else enjoying her first week in her new place! Apartments/homes are just as much a part of the seasons in our life as anything else. I never thought I wanted to live in NYC until, well, it just was the best option and the obviously right choice. Glad you made this decision for yourself too 🙂

  2. Runwright

    February 2, 2017 at 9:17 am

    I’ve been doing a lot of vlogs in January too. If you’d like to check me out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onTGAy8T7-s
    Have a great day Joey.

  3. Whitney

    February 2, 2017 at 10:19 am

    I am so excited for you and your new home! From what I’ve seen on social media it looks beautiful and I know you are going to make it into a comfortable home! I just wish it was closer to me… #selfish. Oh well. I guess 40 minutes is better than 16 hours? <3

  4. Carly

    February 2, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Yay for so many exciting changes! Your new place looks amazing and I can’t wait to see your new vlogs!

  5. Leslie

    February 2, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    I’m not sure which ‘burb you’re in, but I’ve found that there are enough crazy roads in Charlotte to get you anywhere pretty quick. Except 77, of course. You can’t get anywhere quick on that. We’re in Pineville and I love having more space but also being able to get anywhere! Also, I’m adding you on Snap because I love it way more than Insta stories 🙂

  6. Nadine

    February 9, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Congrats on the new place! Hopefully you guys are settling in well.

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