So, it’s been more than a hot minute. Despite my best intentions to keep writing, I’ve taken some significant time away from this space. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: sometimes we feel confident and sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we have to get quiet before we feel ready to speak again, or in my case, write.
I am by no means making an announcement that I miraculously feel confident by writing this post. In fact, I write this today in a state of “okay-ness” (whatever that means haha). Always the overthinker over here.
To briefly summarize, the last few years have been riddled with a lot of navigating the ebbs and flows of a depression I’ve never felt before. I’ve been doing a lot of hard internal work, being relentlessly hard on myself (typical), and haven’t really been feelin’ myself. I can 1000% assure you that I’ve definitely been feeling (like A LOT), just anything but my badass, magical self.
This blog initially started with my foray into running (feel free to check out those archives), but over time it’s evolved into an exploration of my thoughts and feelings. Running unearthed a lot of emotions and misconceptions I had about myself and my body. Make no mistake, running will always be a part of my life, but I have also been feeling this pull towards my softer side for a while now, which I think I need to honour and explore.
Writing has always been cathartic for me and a way for me to process my emotions. Truthfully, I’m not sure what topics this space will capture, but, I strongly felt a name change was necessary to reflect the feeling of rising up, or rising to meet myself with more trust, kindness, empathy, and compassion.
What I do know, and what has remained the same is that I want this to be a place where people feel like they can relate and find comfort in the words that are shared here, and as the famous Chani Nicholas recommended for my fiery Aries soul, “commit to the future you want to build for yourself, and your people will come.”
So…consider this the start of something new(ish).