How’s it going? How are you? How have you been?
My head hurts right now, but I’ll have my morning cup of coffee soon. Actually, I’m going to go put the pot on now. I’ll be right back…
I’m back y’all! Lol
Well, sorta. I’ll be posting less often than I did before my blog break. I want to ease back into this thing and find a footing that feels good again. Before my break, I was blogging intensely and feeling a pressure (self-imposed, mostly) to produce, which may be fine for a “professional lifestyle blogger”. I’m just uncertain whether or not that title is for me anymore. We’ll see…
A special shoutout to Tonia, Marie, Angel, Yef, and Elleroc for your kind thoughts and wishes on my last blog post, and to Gigi for checking in on me via email. It’s always nice to be thought of and remembered. Thank you!
My blogging break was good. I turned 33 and had a few firsts.
• I had my first hospital surgery. It was minor and successful, and I’ve recovered very well. Thank God.
• I attended my first networking event in the city, which was a nerve-wrecking experience but, I’m glad that I went. Personal growth.
• I wore mascara for the first time. Meh!
• I made it to the beach for the first time last year, which doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it was. I’d been wanting to go all summer. Mostly to wear these cute, new bathing suits that I’d purchased earlier in the year. *sigh* Still haven’t worn them! The lake was too cool to dip more than your just feet in but, it was a beautiful day on birthday. My husband and I were two of the few people on the beach at sunset. It was tranquil and romantic, and the view was sublime. I’ll have to show you the bathing suits later…
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about goals, authenticity, purpose, identity and roles, decisions, and just life.
My thoughts about goals evolve around two central ideas “the importance of having/making goals for a more fulfilling future” and “the uncertainty that is the future”. The latter makes coming up with goals feel slightly futile, and more complicated than it should be.
On authenticity, purpose, identity and roles, and decisions…I feel mentally exhausted! There’s so much. Maybe I’ll spew my thoughts later.
Life. I don’t just want to live it. I want to live and experience life in a way that makes me feel alive. Ya know? There’s a level of proactivity and responsibility involved in order to feel that way, which I’ve been ignoring.
Generally, I’m well & good. I’ve missed you all and I look forward to getting back into blogging and, approaching this winter with positivity! And, my headache has begun to subside. Yay!