I cannot believe how quickly this year has flown by.
When I look back at the last 6 months, I am positively stunned by all the accomplishments I’ve made, the challenges I’ve overcome and the steps I’ve taken to become a healthier, and happier me. I graduated from nutrition school, started this blog and have spent the last few months attending workshops (here, here and here), all in the hope that I could one day become an authority on helping women nourish their bodies from the inside out.
I remember at one time being SO clear that I wanted this blog to chronicle my journey to clear skin through loving kindness. My plan was to begin to heal myself over the course of one year and inspire others to take small actions through loving themselves and nourishing their bodies and do the same.
But somewhere along the way, I got stuck.
Blog posts became less frequent.
I stopped feeling authentic in what I was writing.
I began comparing myself to other people and envying how easily ideas, words and concepts came to them.
I lost my enthusiasm.
And ultimately, I began to feel like a fraud.
2013 has been an incredible year of change, risk taking and self-discovery for me. I have learned so much about myself, and what is most important to me. However, with working full time, finishing school, taking extra courses, learning about blogging/social media/marketing/etc and just trying to have a bit of a life, I haven’t really had a chance to process any of it. I’ve been so busy consuming and absorbing information that I haven’t actually taken the time to process it, see what works for me (or what doesn’t) and find a way to incorporate it into my life.
I need to create some space for myself and to do that, I need to silence the nagging voice in my head that is constantly telling me I am balking on my blogging obligations. I’m going to take a few weeks to really dig deep and be honest about what it is I want to offer. I want to find my unique voice and really give all you wonderful people, the very best and most authentic version of me.
And isn't that what I've been talking about these past few months? Loving yourself enough to understand what you need, and giving yourself compassion when you are struggling.
I want every piece of writing I create to be educational, entertaining and empowering. I want to deliver quality, not quantity. And most of all, I want it to be 100% me.
In the meantime, I’m still going to be very active on social media, so please stay connected with me while I’m away from my blog. Here’s where you can find me:
Thank you so much for your support, understanding and love through all of this. I will be back soon and ready to rock your socks off!
Have a wonderful New Years Eve and be sure to set some healthy intentions for yourself for the New Year. I have a feeling 2014 is going to be the best year ever! Don’t you?