When I started this blog two years ago I had no idea I was going to: a) actually keep it going for more than two months and b) actually have anyone other than my immediate family read it. Two years later, okay technically the anniversary is May 16, I’m happy to report that “return to the motherland” has turned into a bigger part of my life than I had ever imagined. I’ve learned so much about myself throughout the process, and most importantly, I have had a blast sharing my life with you all.
With that being said, I didn’t put a whole lot of thought into the name of my blog back in 2010. My blog was originally intended to be about trail running and hiking, and now, for better or worse, it’s basically just my life in general. Clubbing, skateboarding, rock climbing, playing ultimate frisbee, making polka dot pants, modern art museums…you guys hear it all from me these days. The name RMNPaula is a play on Rocky Mountain National Park combined with my name. I’m not sure if anyone really gets that except for me. I adore Rocky Mountain National Park (check out my Hikes page) and I actually happen to work for the National Park Service, but my blog isn’t really just about national parks. Plus have you ever tried to say RMNPaula out loud? It’s a doosey.
I will always love you RMNP.
And so, with a heavy heart, it’s time to say good-bye to RMNPaula and hello to paulamahla! My Twitter name, Instagram name, Words With Friends name – you know all the essentials – are all paulamahla, and it kind of just makes sense to make everything just one name. Also paulamahla is kind of an awesome name. I’m looking into a legal last name change too.
The name might be changing but the girl is staying the same. I’m still RMNPaula and there will still be just as many fun adventures as always!
It’s paulamahla time!