Whether you embrace the new year, or remain wary of all its cliched glory, you can’t help but think about the BEGINNING…of SOMETHING. Who, what, when, where? It’s 365 todays to fill in those blanks. It can be thrilling or even a bit unnerving since it’s all new.
If something has already begun, the luster and thrill of something new doesn’t have to go away. With reflection, comes understanding and the ability to refresh and recreate.
I remember way back when in 2013 when Kyra and I published our first few posts and laid out our intentions in the our About Us section. Back then, we hoped to:
- Share our favorite healthy recipes
- Create healthier versions of our favorite foods
- Write about maintaining weight-loss
- Dish about hair-care routines and maintenance
Here we are, over a year later and it’s apparent that we’ve had a lot to say about an array of topics. Whether it be the plethora of books we’ve read here and here, the struggle of working out in inclement weather or thoughts about comparing your life with others. It’s been varied and it’s been fun. Over the next months, this is our opportunity to get focused once again and we’re excited. As we said in our Liebster Award post, I think we’ve done a great job with showing a fresh perspective while talking about our workouts and eating habits in general. However, for the coming year, my personal goal is to get more specific about my fitness goals, progress and things in between.
I began blogging in order to share and learn from others. Writing and reading the posts of others definitely allows me to connect with people I would have never had to chance to stumble upon otherwise. I’m sometimes wary of oversharing, and I think that tends to hold my writing back. I always hear my Grandma’s voice in my head, “KEEP SECRET!” And while I heed that advice, I think I have a handle on sharing as much as I need to in order to get my point across. And so, for the next six months, I want to continue writing about health and fitness (getting specific on exact workouts and progress) and other aspects of my life — my book lists, favorite music, hair ramblings, work life balance, wedding planning etc. We’re so much more than a fitness blog—it’s time to get personal. I seek to connect with plenty of writers and readers in the same and different spaces so that we can continue to learn and flourish in 2015! And so today, we begin.