This whole about me section thing has been the most challenging part of blogging for me, by a long shot. Because I mean, I don’t typically write about myself. I’m that girl you meet in person and instantly know everything about her. I blame it on my extroverted-ness and my love for people. I’m not shy by any means and I am usually the initiator of the conversation. Those closest to me will tell you I make friends everywhere I go no matter the setting. I like to think I can read people’s mannerisms very well, it’s probably my superpower to be honest. But I’d never ask for it if I had a choice because it’s kind of a blessing and a curse.
I’m emotionally transparent. Like… I’m the definition of wearing your heart on your sleeve. I might be the only one in my family that was made this way so I’ve learned to embrace this characteristic over many years of tears and you need to toughen up’s. I love really hard and value friendships to the moon and back. I’m not the best at seeing you every single day but when we see each other after a long time it’s like we were just together yesterday.
I absolutely love everything about food and overall wellness so this blog started as an outlet to share my journey with others. I used to be super strict, I’m talkin’ balls to the wall healthy, when I first started working out years ago. As time passed I found myself conflicted because on one end – I was in the best shape of my life and on the other – I was the most critical of myself I’d ever been. It was quite ironic. What happened was I was judging myself according to society’s standards. You know, those standards that continuously change with the times, no one really knows who sits down and writes these so called guidelines, they just come out of nowhere on to anything we set our eyes on then all of a sudden we’re all like why don’t I look like that? Yea, those standards.
I’m not quite sure how it happened or when but one day I realized I really love myself. I love that I love all things food, of every kind. I love my thick legs. I love my height. I love my curves. I love that I pretty much live in yoga pants and t shirts. I love that I’m almost always happy. I love that I cry a lot. I love that I feel a lot. I love that I’m open about things. I love that I don’t care much for make-up on myself, though I have my favorite make up artists and bloggers I follow and adore! I love that I don’t have perfect skin. I love that the things I don’t love I am able to improve as I please – like working on becoming less interesting and more interested. Working on accepting others for who they are not who I want them to be. Working on my body to become stronger, healthier, and of course to feel good in my clothes on and off. I love that I choose to improve according to MY standards, for MY own self – not society’s.
In a lot of ways this blog is an outlet for me to share lots of food pictures, recipes, fitness tips, some reviews, life stories, self care posts and other things life brings my way. However, it’s also a platform used to encourage anyone who stumbles upon it, even if it’s just one person a day. Encouragement to aim for overall wellness, to really love yourself, and to embrace imperfection. Grace and balance, that’s the motto!