Every day when I walk, it’s something to work towards. It’s a personal challenge that I force myself to face every time I throw on my sneakers and hit the road.
They say the first step in solving any problem is recognizing that there is a problem. I started this step a few weeks ago, but today shit’s about to get really real.
Since the beginning, this blog has been focused on the ins-and-outs of my life. Gluten-free recipes, motherhood, working remotely, general observations on the world. But starting today, I’ll be adding a new focus: Healthy living.
We share our lives in a way we’ve never done before. We talk about raising our children and our families. We talk about our passions and the things that bring us joy. That’s something we’ve never had before, and I’m thankful for it.
I’ve found that much of my family now is people I have chosen. The family solely made of shared blood and genetics has been transformed into a family made of shared experiences and common interests.
Most days, he and I couldn’t be more different. We have different passions and different personal goals. And every day I’m thankful for him being in my life.
So here begins my journey into being more grateful and gracious. In being more mindful and more meaningful. More intentional. More empathetic. And maybe I’ll even have some of those healthy physical side effects as well.
It’s time to make some changes, y’all. I’ve been a bad blogger. I’ve been a bad eater. I’ve been a bad exerciser. I’ve been just all-around bad.
I’m truly blessed to have such real marriage role models to inspire me and guide me in my marriage. They’ve taught me what love really looks like, and it certainly doesn’t come from a storybook.
I’ve been silent about our country’s current political climate because I have far too many feels and they’re too much to process without feeling frustration and anxiety and anger and sadness and fear.