Creating Possibilities & Moving Forward
I know it’s been awhile since you’ve heard from me. I can’t believe it’s been seven months. I apologize for just disappearing without warning or explanation. I really thought I was going to take a short break and start up again in January. It turns out that working full-time outside the home, worrying about my unemployed husband, caring for a toddler and trying to grow my business spelled overwhelm for me.
I ended up depressed, exhausted, sad and completely uninspired on a creative level. I felt ashamed of my negative feelings and worried that I had nothing left to contribute to my family and community. I was afraid to share what I was experiencing because I thought my darkness would scare people away. I felt like a freak. This is why it has taken me so long to write this post.
Thankfully I was able to dig myself out with the help of an amazing team of professionals, books, pod-casts, family, friends and lots of self-care. I learned that I really need to be more mindful of my thoughts and make self-care a priority. As soon as I don’t, I slip back into old thought patterns that no longer serve me.
My focus is now on creating possibilities and ditching “shoulds.” Moving forward for me requires making decisions based on love, growth and adventure instead of fear, doubt and shame. And you know what? It’s sometimes scary but most of the time it feels really good.
Okay, you might be wondering if I’m still going to be sharing recipes and nutrition tips. Yes, I’m still passionate about helping people nourish their bodies with nutritious and delicious food. I still make time to bake healthy treats and experiment with our slow cooker but the way I eat has changed. I no longer have the same lifestyle and my perspective has changed.
Going forward I would like to share with you what has changed and the resources I’m gathering to create a joy-filled life of possibility. I plan to share everything I discover that has helped me regain my physical and mental health. I’m not sure exactly what this will look like but if I’m excited about something, you will hear about it.
I’m envisioning easy recipe, book and podcast recommendations and any awesome tools for self-care. You know I’m all about self-care and making sure that you are not last on your “to do” list. That has not changed, if anything I’m even more passionate and committed to it.
My hope is that you will get what you need and we will both have some fun on this health adventure. I also am looking forward to building a community of like-minded souls that are committed to living their best life and spreading joy.
If this isn’t your jam, I want to thank you for your support and wish you all the best on your health journey.
Now if what I’ve shared resonates with you, here are some books, pod-casts and recipes that have been inspiring me this month. Enjoy!
Just finished reading: Playing Big by Tara Mohr
Re-reading: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown