Anyone who knows me would probably say that I'm a confident, cheerful person who usually sees the glass half-full rather than half-empty. I'd say that's true about 75% of the time.
As for the other 25% of my emotions...well, they're usually burried deep-down inside. Tucked away, and sometimes even covered-up with the facade of a bright smile and light-hearted laugh. It's difficult for me to face them, but I'm also finding that they take a huge toll on my life.
Now, here I sit...staring at the keyboard...trying to find words to explain why content like this even exists on a blog called A Happy Place Called Home. It's an honest question. In fact, it's something that I contemplated before I finally took a leap of faith and started coding up this page.
The answer to that question is actually quite simple. This page exists on my blog because I've come to realize that happiness is a journey. It's not something that you just have, or don't have...it's something we all must constantly strive for. It's a state of mind that we have to earn each-and-every day.
All-in-all I feel pretty lucky for what I've got going on in my life, but my biggest insecurity always gets the best of me. It holds me back from things I want to do. It wears me down, and it makes me uncomfortable.
What is my biggest insecurity? My weight.
Just looking at the words on this page causes me to take pause. It causes me to contemplate if I'm doing the right thing by putting these words out there for anyone to read. To publish, or not to publish? That is the question.
Of course, if you're reading this post you know it means that I took the plunge to begin the process commonly referred to as a "lifestyle change."
But...let's get one thing straight.
This won't be the place to come for "how to lose 10 lbs overnight" tips. Nope. I'm not setting out to crush myself with a hardcore diet and exercise plan. Instead, I'm hoping to find a way to love myself every step of the way. Fat or thin. Healthy or burried in a plate of french-fries. Either way...Project Self, I love you!
My goal is to remind myself that I can be happy and confident wherever I am in life...and hopefully, through loving myself I will also find a passion for giving myself the things I need to remain healthy, both physically and mentally.
So here I go. I'm stepping off of the ledge into unknown territory--trusting and hoping that this journey will lead me to a healthier, happier life--one step at a time. I hope you'll join me along the way, and that we can share in this experience together. Plus, as the amateaur that I am in this particular area of life, I'm hoping you can help guide me through the ups-and-downs throughout this journey!