When I started this blog nearly 4 (!!!) years ago, I didn’t know where it would go, what direction it would take or where my life was headed. That’s a big reason for the title and by-line. This is my journey and it’s forever changing. I’m not trying to fit into anyone else’s mold, I’m making the mold of ME and I’m living MY life in the best possible way.
So it got me thinking – why am I allowing my blog and my content not to be true to me? Why am I allowing other things, people, worries to hold me back from showing my true self on here? If I’m doing it on here, then I must also be doing it in my everyday life – why?
Is it fear?
Is it worry that others won’t like me if they see the true me?
Is it concern that my own family would look at me differently?
Is it thinking my “numbers” will drop?
Is it something else or something more?
Quite honestly, what I’ve concluded is that it’s a combination of all of the above and then some, really. And quite honestly, it’s just not something that I’m okay with.
I’m 27 (nearly 28) years-old. I’m single. I’m living out of an RV as I travel the country raising money for charity (50StatesInAYear). It was the craziest idea I’ve ever dreamed up and despite people telling me I couldn’t or shouldn’t do that, I listened to the part of me that couldn’t ignore the idea and pushed through. <-That’s me.
So why hide it?
Why fill myself with worry or fear?
Why carry the burden of whether someone will like me or not?
Why let numbers dictate me being myself?
As part of my 2015 goal to be unapologetically myself, I’m learning to let down those walls and barriers. I’m shifting the content of Talk Less, Say More back to me and what I have and want to SAY; I’m focusing on the things I love and what I’m good at; I’m sharing things that impact me; I’m writing about what I’m passionate about; I’m bringing back Fitness Friday (and not caring if no one actually links up or if it takes months for people to realize it); I’m going to start sharing secrets that while hard to talk about or admit are a part of me or have helped shape me.
Because it’s only when I’m being truly myself, that I’ll find the things in life I’m still looking for; I’ll find the love; I’ll find the community; I’ll find the location to call home; I’ll find the direction of my career; I’ll find the financial establishment; I’ll find any and all success that my heart desires.
This blog is MY story and I’m going to SHARE it!