I’ve got SO much to be happy about today!!! Insert Sunshine and Rainbows here please!
For starters, I’m sure you’ve noticed the blog has received a little bit of a makeover and it’s very own real estate on the world wide web! You can now visit my blog via WordPress as usual, or simply by visiting: livingoutloudagain.com. This is the part where I remind you to save it to your favorites or hell, go ahead and make it your home page!
Just kidding about the home page, that would be borderline stalkerish of you. Let’s make a pact right here and now to never reach that level of friendship. Agreed? Fantastic!
When I first started this blog several years ago, it was just a blank canvas to store a few pieces of my mind and soul. The blog was intended for self healing and sharing my story with others, as well as keeping me focused on my goals and bucket list. Living Out Loud has definitely served that purpose! Oh, the miles we have traveled together… THANK YOU!!!
Lately, I’ve felt myself fading back into the shadows again. I haven’t been writing very much (Yeah.. you noticed). I can admit that I’ve been falling in and out of depression, and it is a real life struggle for me. I am under construction, aren’t we all? I’ve had some health issues arise that I’ve been working on as well, and I’ve gained about 30 lbs that I use to beat myself up with every single day. I’m not saying I let it define me, I don’t. But, I still want to lose the damn 30 lbs! Today, if you count water weight… I’m down 6.1 lbs since the first of August. YAY!!! That’s my second happy. Woot! Woot!
Living Out Loud Again is taking on a new look and a new sense of purpose, this is obviously my first happy. With the world in the shit storm that it is these days, everyone could use a little more happiness, inspiration and good news. This is also an extension of the original blog. We are still going to work on Bucket List goals and opportunities, rest assured! We are also going to open up and focus on things I feel could inspire, heal and challenge people. We’ll look at some things I’m doing in the world that I think make it a better place and things I’m doing within myself to enhance my inner space too.
In summary, it’s a bit of starting back over with the girl in the mirror, and turning her into the girl living out loud AGAIN.
I think you’re going to like it. I also want to hear more from you. Let me know what you’d like to see more of, what’s on your mind, what’s fueling your heart these days?
For me, I know it. I’ve got to write more. I get so caught up in everything being important all day long that I lose sight of the blog and other personal goals. Even now, I was exhausted 2 hours ago, but I wanted to get the site up and running and get an update out before the weekend. As I’m yawning into the sofa, I’ve made it happen!
My third happy is I had a good convo with my mom today! My fourth happy is I finished paying for my SHRM SCP certification classes in the fall, so I can finally get that under my professional belt! I don’t take the test until December so I haven’t passed it yet, but trust me, you’ll be the first to know!
My fifth happy is that I’ve been in a healthy romantic relationship for over a year and a half. You guys… he actually has a job, a car and his own place. I’m just going to drop the mic right there.
I hope tomorrow is your Friday and you are excited about that, and if it’s not, I hope you know the rest of us are just that much closer to Monday! Either way, I hope you are well.