First, thank you for taking the time to read this. I constantly say to myself, I want to start a blog! Yet as I am sure many can attest, inspiring yourself to sit down, pursue the process and start writing is incredibly daunting. That being said it has been a gnawing desire all year. So, after moving to San Francisco a little over a month ago, I decided now would be the best opportunity to take on this project, connect with fellow readers who shared my interests, and tackle topics I am passionate about.
My ultimate goal here is to share my health and happiness lessons and successes over the years, but also my (many) opportunities. One of my personal mottos is “the purpose of life is joy.” I believe that the pursuit of health, wellness, and fun, is key to living a joyful life. I want to share my journey with the world.
Moreover, I believe honesty is so vital when it comes to health and wellness. I read and consume numerous health blogs and podcasts, and I completely respect and understand how vital it is to a business to maintain a personal brand. Yet many of the sources seem like they execute their nutrition and fitness flawlessly. Trying to figure out how to eat well, be fit, and navigate the complicated world of working and socializing and playing and time management is challenging and even somewhat disheartening. Most established and reputable bloggers or podcasters almost never mention they went out for a night with their friends and unintentionally drank too much and suffered the consequences. Do they really never go to a party and overindulge on the huge buffet of incredibly delicious food? I, and most of my friends, have days where a workout is a just a 10 minute push, or days that vegetables barely cross our lips, or days we are ceaselessly hangry.
While of course we all want to minimize the indiscretions, the truth is imperfection happens. I’m currently reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, and one of my favorite quotes from the book is “Flawed can be more perfect than perfection.” I think it would help our progress and self-esteem to acknowledge it, and share tips on how to move on.
So I look forward to engaging with you and learning how to gracefully live while enjoying some daily spice. Let’s have fun and grow with each other along the way.