I am officially writing my first blog post! Starting a blog is something I have always envisioned doing but never actually took the time to create. The more I think about it, that seems like a common trend in today’s society, wanting to do something but never having the time. “Maybe one day” or “After I graduate” or even “Next week.” Seriously, so many times I have let myself come up with any excuse in the book to not get this blog started. I will admit, most of the excuses came out of fear, I’m sure. Starting something new is pretty scary and vulnerable, especially for a perfectionist like me.
I’ll keep this first post simple and just give the “411” on what finally got me inspired. Recently, as some of you may know, I went through a pretty big change in my life. I was feeling very stuck on the path I was on. I was just going to the same job, same school, same place, every day. I felt like I was just surviving, rather than living with purpose and meaning. I mean, yes, I was happy; but not following my bliss. I always felt like I was missing something, but never could figure out what it was. Another one of my dreams, aside from starting a blog and creating content, was always to live on the beach. I pictured myself waking up to the sound of the seagulls and the breeze of the ocean air. I mean, who doesn’t want that? It was a great dream, but again, never thought it would happen. It just wasn’t in the cards for me in the path I was headed on. Until one day something clicked. I finally just asked myself, why not? What am I waiting for? I was so tired of waiting for permission from everyone else, or for the right time to live the life I had dreamed of. Yes, it would be more more practical to have waited until I graduate, or have a husband, or have more money, but that time never comes because life always gets in the way. Unless I just got up and did it, there would always be some excuse. I don’t want to live a life like that; waiting for permission to seek out my dreams. Some may call it stupid, irresponsible, or crazy, but it has truly been one of the greatest decisions I have done for myself.
Moving to San Diego really forced me to come to terms with the fact that I may disappoint people by shifting gears. But, It also forced me to listen to my inner voice. It wasn’t the act of moving itself that sparked my motivation to finally create a blog, it was the act of finally putting my excuses aside and not caring what other people thought about it. I can honestly say that I am happier today than I have ever been before and feel more like myself than ever.
I want this blog to be a place where you can get inspired to be amazing and live a healthy, balanced lifestyle. I want to share with you all the tips that have helped me along my journey and hopefully you can get some inspiration for yours. I think that the more people we have sharing a positive message in this world, the more we can make an impact on moving from a place of violence to a place of understanding. It’s all a learning process and we are all on this human journey together; learning from each others experiences and wisdom.I hope by stopping by here you can find light and love along your path to your higher self.
Always remember that you never need anyone’s permission to live an amazing life. Regardless of where you have come from in the past, you deserve to create a life that you love. It doesn’t need to look a certain way or fit into anyone else’s plans for you. Give yourself grace and always allow your true light to shine on to this world! Know that whatever you want to do in life is there for a reason, it’s your calling. GO DO IT!