I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Little did I know, it doesn’t have to be your actual, fancy career title in order for you to be one. I’ve been one my entire life.

I’ve also always wanted to have a blog of my own. Now, this is something I have tried to start up time and time again. I have gone through so many amateur usernames, blog posts, and the likes, before deleting the accounts entirely– either out of embarrassment or pure frustration with myself.

It wasn’t until recently that I began looking into what it actually takes to make a successful blog. Funnily enough, everything that I read said the exact same thing– you just have to start. There is no wrong way to construct a blog. The only thing that you can do “wrong” is to not start at all.

Going off of this, there is absolutely no such thing as a perfect first blog; it is entirely a trial and error process. As most can probably tell, I am fresh out the doors in this trial and error phase. I struggled for so long trying to come up with the perfect blog name, the perfect color scheme, and the perfect niche to wiggle on into. However, I eventually just had to stop caring. And, thank God I did. It now feels incredible knowing that I’ve at least got something in the works (even if it is just a silly introduction post). 

Now, here comes the transparency. I suppose the reason I started this blog at this time in my life was not solely because every advice column told me to “just do it.” Rather, it was a recent event that has, without a doubt, opened my eyes to… reality. Plain and simple.

My mother passed away super unexpectedly about three months ago, marking this summer as the most devastating time of my life thus far.

However, I am not here for pity likes; this is not at all the point of my post.

I am writing this in hopes of sharing my realization that life is way, way too short to not just START whatever it is that you’ve been holding off on.

My mother’s passing was the push that really got me thinking about what I want to accomplish in this lifetime. (This blog just so happens to be one of those things.)

So, here I am now, with this journal/lifestyle blog-hybrid type of thing that I am going to work hard to keep up with.

As of right now, I can tell you this site is going to be a place of physical and mental wellness, as well as a space for growth. Whether I’m writing about anxiety coping mechanisms or sharing a newly-found healthy recipe, my hope is that I’ll be able to help others through the use of my words. I want people to know they aren’t alone in their struggles and to find this corner of the internet as a safe space for healing and self-love.

So, there you have it. I am so unbelievably relieved that my very first blog post is coming to an end, no matter how misshapen it turned out to be. More importantly, I am simply stoked for the future posts that are yet to come.

I guess that is all for now, friends. Thank you for reading!