My New Beginning…

Happy Monday! Grab your coffee, tea, or wine and let’s get started! Although there is bitterness against Mondays, it still manages to be my favourite day of the week. Why? Because Mondays are a new start, a new goal, and a new challenge. Maybe that is why I am so excited to start this new journey on this blog.

Part of me has always been scared of expressing my real thoughts to the world (yet, everyone sees me as a confident, outgoing, and fearless woman). I was and still kind of am scared of what people will say or think. I am afraid that I will say the wrong thing. However, I see so many people every day (through work, school, and my friend) holding themselves back from expressing their true feelings and desires in fear of others’ thoughts. Seeing people afraid and struggling has inspired me to chase my dream. I am always telling people to follow their dream, so I decided it was time to practice what I preach.

Creativity has always been my running force. At my worst and my best, writing is what allowed me to feel and regain my thoughts. For many years, I never shared my poetry, short stories, novels, or passion with people. As Elizabeth Gilbert says in her book Big Magic, “The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.” I struggled for a long time to find this jewel, but when I did, everything changed. Everyone has the potential to impact at least one personals life, and that is my goal. If I inspire, support, or have a positive impact on at least one person’s life, I have succeeded.

The big question that I want to answer in this article is, how can my portion of the blog support you? As a twenty-two-year-old woman, I have experienced or witnessed many challenges. I found a way to surpass them while becoming a more strengthened and refreshed person than I was before, or I have supported the people around me going through many of the same challenging situations. I have experienced personal challenges with mental health, physical health, spiritual beliefs, and unhealthy relationships; worst of all, I have given up on everything time after time again. However, through research, practices, faith, and a change of mindset, I have become extremely blissful. With that being said, I still have challenges, but I have learned how to grow from them and improve myself more every day. Improvement is not a goal; it is a constant journey. And although I am here to support and share my story with you, I will always be growing and improving myself. 

Thank you for listening to my journey. Have a blissful week, and I will talk to you soon. 

-Caitlin ❤

📷 by Debbie Hudson on Unsplash

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