It is my belief that we all have at least one pivotal moment in our lives. Often it is when we realize that we are missing a part of ourselves. Maybe it’s the career you haven’t chosen yet, wanting children, finding a spouse, getting a new hobby; anything that might symbolize a moment of clarity.
Life didn’t happen the way I always thought, or was told for that matter. I found a spouse and had children before I ever truly found me. And now, at almost 33 years old I am finally figuring out who I am. It might surprise some to know that I actually prefer it this way. I was given the freedom to raise my children while subsequently growing as a person. I believe that has helped me be the best mother I could, and it might’ve taught my kids a few lessons also. But now that my children are getting older, I knew it was time to start finding myself and carving my own path.
Queue my degree completion, a new health and wellness routine, and some serious soul searching. The degree was easy, but making sure my body and my mind we’re both happy, and getting back to a healthy place, not so much. Shout out to the wonderful personal trainers in the world (I’m talking about you, Brittany), because they do wonderful things if you let them. Now that I’ve changed, found clarity and decided on what I want, it’s time to take action. That’s always the scary step, right? Knowing what you want is one thing, but going after it? Well, here goes.
Now, this is where it gets a bit tricky. Going through school we were consistently told to focus on a niche. What is the one area that you are so passionate about you can write about it for the rest of your life? Well, that’s where I seem to struggle. My passions and my interests are so broad and multi faceted that I can’t pick one niche to stick with. I have enjoyed a variety of experiences over the years; from writing, reading, photography and film making, decorating and baking, health and fitness… Toss in a dash of navy wife life, tattoos and witty sarcasm… I don’t seem to fit into one category. I’m also not sure that I ever could.
So, what do you do when you don’t fit the stereotypical mold? For me that was an easy answer. Whatever the hell I want.
Maybe this won’t get me a ton of followers or a fantastic writing job. But my goal with my writing and everything that I do has always been simple, to touch the world. The ability to say that I have helped someone in any small way is what I do it for.
So, here’s to the start of a new journey… A lifestyle blog, if you want to give it a name… And hopefully the beginning wonderful community.