There have been a lot of changes going on behind the scenes here. Some good, some uncomfortable, some necessary, and some surprising. Historically, I have NOT accepted change well. I resist it usually with every fiber of my being. I don’t like it. But something strange has happened lately with all these changes.
I find myself welcoming and embracing the change.
Is it always fun? No. Heck no. But instead of fighting it, I’m leaning into it and accepting that the changes happening are what I need at this point in my life. Is this what adulting feels like?
Anyways, I know this all sounds really vague and sort of hokey, but I’m not fully prepared to divulge all my changes. I will at some point, but for now I’m going to have to keep it vague and hokey.
But I can tell you a few things, especially concerning my blog. I’m ready to switch some things up in this space and in general, make it feel more like me. I try to be pretty honest with you guys, but I feel like I’m lacking a little in sincerity. When I started this blog (over 7 years ago), I obviously thought this was going to be the next big thing. I mean come on! I’m great, my content is great, and of course, I will be a famous blogger with beautifully curated content, partners in the health and food world, and millions of followers.
I am not a professional blogger. I don’t have millions of followers. I’ve gotten better at my content but it is still simple.
And all of that is ok.
I struggled for awhile accepting that I would not be the next big blogger, but I’ve come to realize I don’t need to be that for me to enjoy my blog. What I really want is a space to share my journey with the readers I have and possibly help them along theirs. I want to share the food I eat, the life I live, and the health I’m seeking in hopes that it can guide someone in some way.
So that’s what I’m doing in 2018. Being more me in this space and sharing that with you. What can you expect to see in the coming days, weeks, months?
- Simple everyday recipes. I’m making a bigger effort to share the meals I eat on a regular basis because even though they might not be “blogworthy”, they’re delicious, healthy, and they get the job done.
- Health posts. One of my biggest changes this year has been to my health. This has probably been the toughest area of change for me but it is one that I’m embracing the most. I want to share that with you.
- Fitness posts. I’ve shied away from sharing too many fitness things with you but it’s a big part of my life and it’s evolved over the years. I’m not a professional trainer but I can provide my experiences and help you with yours.
- Mental wellness posts. Eating well and exercising are fantastic ways to take care of your health but you can’t neglect mental wellness. I did for many (many) years and I think it was one of the roadblocks to getting to my happy balance. I want to share this part of my journey with you because it’s important and needs to be talked about more.
I hesitated choosing a word to live by for this year. I felt like I had failed at my 2017 word and embarrassingly couldn’t even remember it. But a funny thing happened when I looked up the post and started reading it. I found that I had actually lived by that word more than I thought. Last year was in more ways than not, a year of grace.
So I’m choosing transitioning this year. It’s more of an action than an all-encompassing word, but it’s one that I’m ready to do. I hope you’ll join me and I hope 2018 is a great year for both of us!