Yes, I am bringing the blog back to life…again. And why not? At the end of the day, I want this is about my journey of growth. If you know me, then you know I’ve sat on this site for quite a few years now, debating how to use it. Is it just a blog or a platform for business? Do I write about mental health? Travel or all of the above?
And truthfully, I’ve never known. I still don’t really now, but I do know that I’m in a different headspace now. I’m more willing to just do things and see what happens instead of being held back by the unknown. So that’s what I’m going to do here – not care so much about how others interpret it or me. I know I’m in the mood to write and share, and I’m just doing to do it.
In the last decade, it feels as if I’ve evolved thrice over. I’m dabbling in another career change in a new industry, which brings about an entire new set of interests: sustainable & ethical living, social justice, and circular living. And while I’m still very rooted and invested in mental health, I don’t have the same passion to share about it. I’m a bit “tired” per se and I think it stems more from where I am on my own mental health journey…but more on that later.
My year abroad taught me, showed me, so much about myself and the world. I said I wanted that year to change me, and it did. I’m now home and ready to use my voice in a way I haven’t before, and while it might stir the pot at times, I’m alright with it. Because I want to learn and grow and evolve.
I read a quote earlier this year and I wish I saved it; but I think it went something like…
True growth happens when you listen to and learn something different, study and understand how it fits into your values, and then change course for the better if need be.
It’s not exactly it but I hope you understand the underlying meaning. In that if we take time to listen, learn, study, and understand something then THAT is the exact moment of growth. And I feel I’ve “grown” a lot in the last year from traveling and from all that 2020 showed me thus far. And now I feel like writing about it!
So here I am – starting over, again 🙂