I’ve been meaning to start.
Start writing.. something.. anything but I couldn’t do it. It was on my roster for years and took years before that, to realize I even wanted to write. Finally this year I made the impossible, possible! With a little bit of nudging, a whole lot of positive self-talk and moral support from friends, family, roommate and colleagues I purchased a domain earlier in the year. Now, six months later I’m sitting down (actually lying in bed) writing this opening piece.
I’ve realized I’ll never have all the details sorted out or a plan, so well planned out to start anything, let alone a tiny little blog with that mindset, so let’s just do it. Now.
Coincidently the low-key perfectionist that has also been residing in my head full time, well she’s been given notice to get the hell out! She’s insufferable, barely pays any rent and has the audacity to live nearly rent-free while taking up so much space. I’ve given her notice, because like anything, we become comfortable with what’s familiar, even if it’s bad for you.
I’m in the process of getting rid of the perfectionist mentality but I have evolved so much since I woke up and realized: I’m not perfect, nor is anyone else, so let’s cut out the bullshit and little n let’s get real. We’re all imperfectly perfect and this is what makes the world go round: our flaws and vulnerabilities. What you might think is a vulnerability, is, in fact, a STRENGTH. It’s with these strengths, human beings are able to create and produce beautiful things and give to the world.. and that’s what I aim to do with this blog.
I’m going to try to write honestly, share my thoughts, musings and new learnings as I move forward in life. I started running more seriously a couple years ago – and since then I’ve been in constant motion. I won’t literally be writing about running but physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally I’ve been running, moving forward and it’s been quite the adventure. That’s what this blog will be about and here’s also my chance to be present and reflect.
Moving forward is great but it’s not a rat race. Take time to enjoy and reflect on the journey – inclusive of all peaks, valleys and major potholes.
This blog, however, will not be a dump of all my thoughts and feelings. I’m of the belief that some things are worth keeping close to your heart. Share what’s worth sharing – if it could inspire and help someone learn and grow from, then yes share. Otherwise, what you share and who you share it with, those intimate details of your life should only be shared with someone who’s earned the privilege.
What I will share though, will be as scattered as the thoughts in my head. I’ll try to touch on health and wellness, fashion and beauty, gender dynamics, food and travel and my ramblings will also include commentary on what’s going on in the news, culture and in business.
I hope you stick around and join me as I begin this literary adventure. I finally put ‘pen to paper’, ‘threw caution to the wind’ and ‘got over myself’.