I finally did it! I started a blog! I feel excited and overwhelmed all at the same time but mostly just excited.
Any of my friends could tell you that I’ve been talking about doing this for a while now, like for two years…. So why did I wait until now? I’ll tell you: fear. I was afraid that I wouldn’t have enough to say; afraid that when I did have something to say, no one would want to hear it; afraid there were already so many people out there in the blogosphere that there wouldn’t be a space for me. “I’ll wait until after I go back to school and have a credential,” I thought. “I’m not good enough at photography, or cooking, or writing,” I thought.
JJ Virgin calls this “imposter syndrome.” In an interview on the Balanced Bites podcast with Diane Sanfilippo she defines it as ‘this feeling that you are going to be found out, the “Who are you to do this.”’ When I heard this a while back, I found myself nodding along as I listened, thinking that is so me! (Sidenote: I usually listen to podcasts when I walk my dogs so my neighbors probably think “who is that crazy lady nodding and laughing all by her lonesome.”)
Well I’m tired of leaving in fear! I’m tired of feeling like an imposter! Because I’m not an imposter! I have something to share with the world! I have a passion for nutrition and the paleo lifestyle (that’s paleo with a lowercase “p” and not the strict, dogmatic capital “P” Paleo) and I have the drive to learn more. And beyond that I have a strong desire to teach other people how to live healthy, vibrant lives. And isn’t that what we all want? To be healthy and happy, to feel good in our own skin. So that’s what my goal is with this blog: to share the amazing healing properties of good, real food, to provide simple recipes that nourish the body, and to inspire people to be their most vibrant selves! And even if I am only able to reach one person, I am okay with that because it is one more person than I would have been able to help had I never tried.
In vibrant health,