a movement or period of vigorous artistic and intellectual activity; rebirth, renewal
When I first began writing a blog around 2 years ago, I thought it would be easy. Easy to transcribe all of my thought and ideas into words and create a following based off of weekly posts. Boy, was I mistaken. I was going through a time in my life when I didn’t have the energy to invest in myself or my wellbeing, much less a blog that would require my attention to strive and grow. Most nights, the thought of sitting down and typing out a few lines was more painful than I would care to admit. It felt like a chore; tedious even.
Over the years, writing had been my passion. I love the raw, pure energy of creating a new, seemingly breathing, living thing out of nothing but words. It was inspiring to think about all of the stories and beautiful things that could be. Yet, I couldn’t ever manage to translate that passion and interest onto paper. I began getting frustrated with how I could never seem to say what I meant and eventually it got to the point where the act of writing was taking away from my life and not adding to it.
Fuel Your Passion
Years later, I am in a better mind-space than I have ever been. I’ve been traveling (my other life passion) and growing and really opening up to the world around me. I’ve met so many unforgettable, like-minded people that have inspired me to have more confidence and passion in life. But most importantly, I’ve done a lot of soul-searching, and asked myself a myriad of questions about what I really want my life to look like. What values do I appreciate most? Are those values going to add meaning to my life? Are the people in my life supportive and loving? Am I in the right state to reciprocate that support?
I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to turn away from tradition. Turn away from the path that society dictates for all of us, and really listen to my heart. Back to the basics folks. This isn’t some new theory on ‘Philosophy Now’ or the next headliner on TIME Magazine, just the cold, hard, lavender, and vanilla truth. Simplify. Find your passion, find the people that have the same passion as you, and follow that to the end. So, my friends, this blog was born from the ashes.
Owning My Words
This is my pride, my joy, and my way of sharing what I love with others that will hopefully love it too. This is my life. Crazy at times and chaotic, but always beautiful. Every single day is a chance to create, and all the years of my life will not be enough to explore all the cracks and crevices of the world.. so I need to start now. Stop to smell all the flowers, not just the roses, and find the divinity in everything. The world is beautiful, you just have to look up!
Here’s to all the places to go and people to meet. The flowers to smell and the breeze to whisper into. The water to bathe in and the trees to hug. I love it all, and I love all of you that are currently reading this.