Starting Here

Here I am in the blogosphere.

While I’ve never thought of myself as the blogging type, I’ve been craving to have an outlet to place my thoughts, ideas, and inspiration.

So here I am. Eager to write. On one hand, this blog was born as a result of my recent 30th birthday. While the “I’m turning 30 life crisis” sounds annoyingly cliché and dramatic…..for me, it was real. And raw.

I guess we all have these moments in life at one point or another. I felt as if a fog was lifted from my eyes and I could finally see my reality for what it truly was/is. I wasn’t happy at my job, with myself, with my relationships, with my achievements, and I wasn’t taking care of myself.

We all know that life is short. So short. And I refuse to continue living the way I have been…….aimlessly floating through life, purposely just trying to fly under the radar, not fiercely pursuing my passions, forgetting what I’m even truly passionate about, and doing just enough to get by………ultimately fully knowing I’m not living my best life.

On the other hand, this blog is also a result of being tired of being sick, and tired. I have always struggled with weight loss and food. In fact, this battle has been one of the only constants I’ve had in my life…..my whole life. I can’t tell you how many diets I have been on, or how many times I’ve lost the weight….just to gain it back. With the realization of turning 30, I became so frustrated and saddened because I see how my weight has held me back in pretty much all areas of life including relationships, hobbies, activities, career……I mean, unfortunately, everything.

All these regrets flashing before my eyes kicked me out of it and into gear. I want a better life. I want to better myself. I want to be happy. I want to cultivate real and lasting relationships. There has to be so much more to life.

With all this said, I guess you could say this blog is a way to document my journey of living better and practicing self-improvement in all areas of life. Ultimately, I hope this blog will perhaps hold me more accountable, provide a place to gather and place ideas, and be a way to look back on my progress/struggles to see how far I’ve come.

When I was brainstorming names for this blog, The Living Lola kept coming up. And maybe it’s a little cheesy……..but it just fits. I want to be the girl taking chances. Experiencing the world fully. Loving fiercely. Having no regrets. Being inspired and inspire in return. I want to be the girl who is living and living her best life.

Here’s to the journey.

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