“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage” – Brené Brown
Well here it is. Putting myself out there. This is scary. Really scary for me.
I know a lot of people find comfort in posting online. No one can see you behind the screen, so you're safe right? Not quite. For me, that’s more terrifying. I would rather stare someone right in the eye and tell them about my thoughts and dreams. Strange, I know. There’s something so different about being understood in person. I’ve always had this (sometimes unconscious) fear of being misunderstood, seen differently. But who cares, right? I’m tired of not trying new things because they may not fit what people see as “Tara.” I never thought I would start a blog, but I do love trying new things – so here I am.
I’ve always had a lot of thoughts and ideas I’ve wanted to share with more people. Never really knew how (or admitted to myself how easy it can be online these days) until now. Blogging was always really intimidating to me. Anyone can read what I’m writing? That one person who’s met me but doesn’t really know me and now they’ll think they know me because of this? (slow down, girl).
Then I realized, I really shouldn't care. This is just another journal for myself. You either like it or not. If you don’t, no worries – I hope you find a blog you can relate to. If you do, then welcome, love! I hope I can inspire you even in the slightest way.
I find life to be a beautiful, complicated mess – but I truly believe that there are ways to fully achieving and continuing to better your overall wellness – mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually. I’m constantly learning new ways to improve myself.
I wouldn’t consider myself a writer. Heck, I struggled to get through writing class when I was a kid and I was so intimated to post online for discussion boards. I hated the idea of other people reading my writing. It’s so personal; yet here I am, writing a blog.
I want to share my story, my interests, my experiences – help others, learn from others, share experiences. Anyway, I hope you feel compelled to join me on my journey of achieving wellness in all aspects. I’d be so honored.