Hi guys. 👋🏼 it’s been.... oh... 🤔 6 months or so since my last post. 🙈😔Maybe you’ve noticed my absence, maybe not? So many of you have reached out to me xxxx 🤗 I’ve had so many of you checking in, sending love, concerned and kind messages.
I’m just so appreciative of all the love and support that exists in this world and how much I am blessed to receive.
So many have asked me why I’ve been MIA... and the reason I’ve given is that... it was never an intentional break. I just kind of fell out of the habit of posting. Nothing life altering or earth shattering... just regular life happening. If I’m honest, I was feeling a little bit like I began to rely too much on other people’s comments and “likes” in order to feel validated. It wasn’t until I took a break that noticed this and then resisted the urge to run back to it like a crutch. For a long time I stayed away out of some sort of self disciplined promise not to seek approval from others. .... I know 🙈
Honestly, I’ve been working my way through some pretty deep and significant self reflection over these past months. I’ve realized that I am not a “better” person because I no longer seek validation from social media (I don’t have Facebook or Snapchat... this is it). For 2 years, IG has been my personal journal through my daily life. Struggles, happiness, goals, all of it. Not just through my fitness journey, but through my mental and emotional journey as well. I used to share everything.
Working on a very difficult goal of improving my mental toughness... I recalled feeling a similar way two years ago. As IG truly has been my “picture diary” ... I decided to read back through my posts from 2 years ago... and you know what happened... I actually became INSPIRED by my own comments. ☀️ My own posts! 🙏🏼 The way I thought about life was spoken out loud and not just inside my head. The comments I read made me see that I was inspiring others as well.... just by sharing my thoughts.
How can that be wrong? It was positive and amazing and I fucking miss it.
I’ve inspired MYSELF to return to my practice of self discovery... and I’m So HAPPY to be back. 🤗