Where I've Been
Here we are.
For those of you that have stuck around and for those of you that are new- let’s chat!
Back in November I decided to put everything on hold. I stopped writing, I stopped posting, and I seriously started to think about how I wanted to exist on this platform. Since making that decision, I have nearly completed my Colorado aesthetics licensure (a goal for many years), enrolled in a new herbalism course to update my knowledge and training, and nurtured myself and my goals while figuring out what it means for me to be visible online.
The truth is that, regardless of the size of your audience (online or within your group of friends), your words matter. What you recommend, what you consume, and how you portray yourself has a great deal of influence on someone. If I want to help, I need to be very critical about what I put out into the world. And if I’m not advising to slow down on consuming and to stop pushing yourself to a breaking point, then I’m not doing my job.
Sure, I was not always this cautious (obviously), but growth is important. And so is credibility. I don’t intend to do anything (online or elsewhere) that is not authentic. I’m sure you all can agree that’s not what you want either! Influencing people to be wasteful, to burn out, to spend their money, to live outside their means…. all of these are symptoms of an unhealthy lifestyle. Why would I want to promote that??
I believe in rest.
I believe that being conscious of our impact on the planet (and shrinking that impact when possible) is crucial.
I believe in advocating for yourself and not buying what you don’t need.
Most importantly, I believe in wellness.
So I say again, “Here we are!” And I couldn’t be more excited. Together, we can look forward to a much healthier and more sustainable future. Whether that be small changes to phase out your disposables or plant-based meal ideas that reduce your impact, from encouraging an active approach to skincare to taking your health in your own hands, we are in this together.
I hope you stick around to see what’s to come (and if you don’t, that’s okay too).
Here’s to a future that’s brighter for everyone.