I’m in the midst of a transformation, and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one. I’m in the middle of a whole mess of soul searching – what do I want to do with my career, how can I improve relationships with those I love, how can I learn to be happy with who I am and how I look, and most importantly how can all of this soul searching benefit not only me but all of the millions who are going through the same thing? That’s the basis of the website.
I have spent the last year and a half of my life dealing with trying to beat down an eating disorder, learning to live with a newly diagnosed gluten allergy, and moving three times to three different states (which entails leaving friends, changing jobs, etc). Don’t mistake this for whining. It’s simply background info as to why I want to feel like I am living a transformed life – a life in which I feel happy, balanced, honest and confident. It’s definitely not an overnight thing; it’s a daily struggle, quest and adventure. Even this website has been a transformation – it started off as a “hey everyone, I have it all together and I have important things to teach you about learning to live a transformed life.” But then I realized that portraying a load of crock isn’t helping anyone, especially not myself.
I’m not a flowery, girly-girl who is always happy and ready to offer some kinda fruity advice. I’m just a girl, struggling with my own issues, trying to get to the point where I feel like I’m living an honest, fulfilling life and wanting to help others along the way. One huge gift I have received since starting the blog are the people I have interviewed and talked to who have experienced, or are currently experiencing, a transformed life. I love learning, and each new person I talk to gives me new insight and new hope. As many of us are still searching for that transformation moment, there are just as many who have taken the leap and have so much to offer.
So in summary, this blog is half for me and half for you. It is a weird type of therapy for me to be able to explore healthy topics and talk to my transformed interviewees, and I hope that you as a reader get something from this blog that you are looking for and needing. Here’s to the motivation we all need to stay honest and accountable and celebrate every little victory we have along the way! (that’s as fruity as it’ll get.)