Why I Started This Blog!
Helloooo! So, here I am today with a post that I hope can benefit us both: why I started this blogging situation we have here! I truly believe that when starting anything new, especially something you hope to make a steady habit, you have to really understand what motivated and pushed you to start. Its a healthy realization to have so that when you lack motivation, or when whatever you've started seems to lose its spark of novelty, you can always come back to this reason for that extra push. If you have a reason to come back to, when this happens, you're definitely more likely to regain your motivation to keep doing whatever you're doing- whether its starting a new fitness routine, eating cleaner, going to sleep earlier, or starting a blog! Because above all, YOU have to be your own biggest motivation and inspiration!
So, here I'm going to outline my reasons for starting this blog. Maybe you've always thought of starting one too and maybe we have some of the same reasons why! Ultimately, I want to create an outlet for me to express my passion for wellness and learn more from the hugely growing health & lifestyle community!
1. Why not? Basically, I'm one of those people who always has a list of things I want to do. Not necessarily a "to do list", but more of a "want to do list". This is where my new mantra of just doing things came about. I've always wanted to engage with the health and lifestyle community, and seeing everyone doing so on Instagram, Snapchat, and their own personal blogs always got me thinking, why shouldn't I join? It was less of a "I want to be like them" and more of a "wow that looks so fulfilling!". I was inspired by their bravery to take the plunge and start their blogs- because we all know starting is often the hardest part. So, I decided enough was enough with the excuses and putting my desires off to the side... and here we are! Essentially, there was no better time in my life to embark on this adventure. I have a sturdy foundation in my life at the moment and I'm confident starting a blog is the perfect was to expand my contribution to the community
2. I want to learn and inform! One of the things I adore the most about my mornings is sifting through all the new information uploaded to my favorite sites and blogs. Reading new articles from holistic nutritionists and other bloggers is the perfect, healthy way to start any day in my opinion (alongside copious cups of coffee and a hefty breakfast, duh). This little habit of mine keeps me inspired and in the know, if you will. While we have to take everything we read on the internet with a grain of salt, there's no harm in a little inspo first thing in the morning to make better choices throughout the day. So, I hope to share with you all that I learn and research so that I can experiment and form opinions on my own. I am curious after all, and always evolving my ways. :)
3. A creative outlet! Essentially, with blogging I wanted to open a creative outlet that I never had before. I've never pursued writing, or ever thought I was good at it, but I am aware how valuable a skill being able to communicate through written word is. With that, I want to be able to improve my writing as a form of self-expression and creativity. With blogging, I am being 100% ME. On a blog, I am able to speak with my own voice without grades or what now, which I think is totally freeing and opens up so many more doors for me! So yeah, a reason I wanted to begin blogging was to take my creative writing to the next level and learn more about how I express myself!
Well, these are the main motivators that brought me here writing a blog post! I really think this is the right path for me, I mean, it wouldn't be on my mind constantly if it weren't at least a little bit! While everyone starts a blog for different reasons and at different times in their lives, I think my reasons aren't rare in some peoples minds. Like I talked about in the post before, I always had a fear with starting something that seemed to be so bold and exposing of my life. But, while you don't have to be great to start, you have to start to be great!