"A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
I ended 2015 feeling down and disappointed. I was not where I wanted to be. I had a medical issue that was causing me much distress. Two relationships I held dear to me were ending and I did not know how to let them go. I had moved back home with my Mom to save money and I had a host of emotions. I contemplated what this part of my life was supposed to teach me. I decided to embark upon a journey of self-reflection, filled with hope and anticipation about what is to come. I decided to become my friend and love myself through it all. I made a commitment to read one book a month, to improve my health, to get my finances in order, and to have some fun. I told myself I would accept whatever life threw at me and I would unapologetically love myself through it all. I am here to share this journey with you.
I remember being encouraged to write by a graduate school friend several years ago. She told me she had a sense I was meant to share my story. She could tell from the way I had written posts on social media and how I told stories that I could connect with people. At the time, I wasn’t sure I agreed with her feedback so I began to journal. I documented my feelings, my thoughts, my doubts, my hopes. About one year ago, I began to feel the call to do more than journal. It seemed as if the universe kept sending me messages to share my story, to write, to blog. Randomly people were encouraging me to blog/vlog and had questioned why I was hesitant to do so. I debated about blogging for the next eight months. I came up with ideas for posts and I shared my desire with friends and family, all of whom were beyond encouraging. I want you to know I write this blog to share with you my story, my journey, and the things I am learning along the way. This blog will feature posts centered on the 30-something woman and the journey each of us takes when we hit this decade. I will be purposely transparent and let you in on some of my greatest lessons and tips for mental wellness.
But it won’t be all serious. Best believe you will see the occasional OOTD, obligatory foodie/beauty/hair review, travel plans, and much more. I want you to read my posts and think “Yes girl, I’ve been there/ I am there” and find some encouragement to continue to push through.
In the words of Dr. Suess, “Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than YoU!”