Fun fact: I've had this blog for a few years now. Funner fact: I think I kept changing my mind and felt uncomfortable with blogging or talking about certain topics that I just never stuck to it. It just didn't feel right. I tried it all - fashion, lifestyle, beauty, etc. So while I love all those things, blogging about it just never felt truly organic.
While I found moderate success and felt like I achieved a lot on my "achievement to do list" (yes, that's a thing), I felt like I didn't really accomplish much. Honestly, I must have switched up what this blog was about a thousand times! With that in mind, I knew I needed to take a breather and figure out what I really wanted to talk about. So I took a year off - to focus on other areas of my life that really needed tending to. No ragrets - but I knew I needed to get back to writing, even if it was just for me.
After continuously talking and consulting this 'idea' I had with friends, I went for it. I wanted to be a positive influence and talk about how self-care (including fitness, etc) has just changed my life for the better! I got into fitness blogging because I felt that it held all the things I was truly passionate about and it gave me an outlet to try to be a source of positivity somewhere. Even if no one was reading it, I felt a sense of pride and joy because I was doing this for me - just like my entire fitness journey, it was for me. If someone even read a portion of it, I'd be grateful but if not, then I was totally cool with that idea too.
These days, talking about self-care and fitness (to my knowledge) makes me feel a lot more open with this blog. It's been a (really) long time coming, but I think I'm finally at a place of peace with this blog. I think I really found a way to mesh my love of writing with self-care and fitness. I try to be very authentic with my posts because I think it's important to be honest when it comes to self-care. It's not an easy journey, but I promise you that it's worth it.
This is my creative passion project - something I hope I can really build on. I've surprisingly received a lot of positive feedback on it, which makes me really happy. I'm not doing this to gain some sort of notoriety, it was just something I wanted to share and put out there with a nervous yet open mind. So, if you're reading this - thank you for taking the time to read this.
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