So, here we go! I’ve started blogs before with good intentions of many things. I’ve wanted to use them as weight loss journals, I’ve wanted to use them to share my experiences of getting through school and then eventually about teaching preschool, I had a home school blog at one time to share the adventures I had being a housewife and keeping my oldest child home for her Kindergarten year. But none of them really kept even my own interest enough to last very long. My past weight loss efforts were fleeting, I spend more time borrowing other preschool teachers’ idea than having enough original ones of my own to share, and most dramatically, the life I am living now is so vastly different than that of my housewife/homeschooling days that when I look back, that life is nearly unrecognizable.
So, why have I started another blog and why do I expect my interest in it to last any longer this time? This is what I asked myself the day I decided to launch this blog. See, I spent several weeks contemplating this venture. I started by writing every day to get myself into the habit of finding something about my days that I thought might be worthy of sharing with other people. I spent time daydreaming that one day I might actually have readers who are strangers and were interested in what I had to say for the content and not just because they love me and are already a part of my personal support network. So, when I decided I was ready to finally get it started and my self-doubt (that ugly, bastard) started to creep in, I just gave it a figurative dirty look (ok I really made a dirty look) and thought, “Whatever! I’m gonna do this because I want to and will continue for as long as I still want to…. So there!” Just like that, the doubt was gone and I am once again excited to get this thing going!
My plan is to be posting about my adventures in the healthy, active lifestyle I’ve been transitioning into. I’ll write about the fun activities I find to do; the whole, healthy foods I’m having so much fun preparing and eating; struggles and breakthroughs getting my kids on board with this change in lifestyle; updates on my weight loss progress; reports from my 5k runs; favorite recipes; things that inspire me; things I find useful; and basically whatever strikes me as noteworthy. I hope that I can provide content, with plenty of pictures and videos that will be at least mildly entertaining, and just maybe, sometimes, it will inspire or motivate other people to create the life that they feel most fulfilled living.
I appreciate those who have been very encouraging to me as I have been brainstorming this project and would love it if you would share this blog or my facebook page with anyone you think might be interested or with your whole friends list just because you love me! You can also follow me on twitter.