Why I Deleted My First Post
When I initially committed to the idea of writing a blog, I spent a lot of time thinking about what my first post should look like. I took a few weeks and went back-and-forth on several thoughts, none of which really stuck with me, and I ended up settling on a topic that seemed relevant and appropriate. I wrote it all out, scheduled the post, re-read it a million times and had justifications for why it could work. But, if we’re being honest, I wasn’t excited, I didn’t feel proud of if, and—most importantly—it didn’t feel like me.
I’m sure that post was, in essence, just fine and that many of you would have been into it. I talked about a few ways you can stay more present this year and came up with some ideas that I legitimately believe in and support. I could have taken that direction with the blog and no one would have known any differently, but I chose something else.
Although I could come at you once a week with a “5 Things you Shouldn’t be Doing” or the “7 Reasons you Need to Un-Plug Now” run-down, I’m not going to do that. What I will write about is my real life, work, ideas, growth, challenges, obstacles, etc. I am a human being, and while I am quite good at making lists, I think I am even better at staying real and relating to real people. I do hold a space of reverence for the work that I do but I can also freely admit that I am a real person and every single day is a practice. Some days, I am mindful, drink green smoothies, and elevate my vibe, but there are also some days when I get snappy with my husband, eat my body weight in Mexican, and watch too much Netflix (hopefully not all at once, but hey, no judgement).
I strongly feel that there is way too much stuff out there that makes us feel like we’re not good enough, that we don’t do enough, and that we haven’t found that perfect balance of structure and flow. With each birth of a new “9 Ways” list, it can be too easy to feel like you’re falling further and further away from any semblance of getting on the health and wellness train. There is nothing that crushes your vibe more than comparing yourself to others and judging your actions or lack of actions based on what you think this Instagram wellness goddess is or isn’t doing. You are absolutely good enough.
If I accomplish any one thing with this blog, it will be to show you that you can change your life, you can create a space where things feel better and lighter, and you can elevate your vibe, all while honoring your true self. If you think green juice is disgusting and never ever want to try yoga, great. We can still be friends and you can still hang out here.
Until next time.