Let Yourself Be a Beginner

I’m back, finally.

I had intentions of taking a short break at the end of November while I went away on vacation for two weeks with D and my mom but that little hiatus ended up extending to a period of nearly two months. I spent a bit of time beating myself up over this prolonged absence but the reality is that 2015 was a very big year for me and I needed a break. Now I’m finally feeling refreshed and ready to get back into blogging more regularly.

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Our travels took us to France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, and was even more spectacular than I could have hoped.

So, what does 2016 have in store for us? Lots. This week will be a little bit different because I’m going to be writing a few posts reflecting on the last two months but afterwards we’ll get right back into all the things that first brought you here discussing a whole range of topics from food (I need to eat better, my body is angry with me right now) to fitness (BBG, yoga, pilates, and whatever I might happen to try) and something that’s becoming increasingly more important to me, the topic of mental health.

Mental health has always been a priority for me and when I started writing this blog in May just a few weeks after my dad had passed away, I considered including a section devoted entirely to the topic but I really didn’t know where to start. I asked Annette to write a little bit but she wasn’t ready at the time, so I decided to focus on myself and my own experiences. Initially I thought that was sufficient but since Annette has started writing candidly about her own experiences, I now feel the need to broaden the discussion and explore mental health and well being more thoroughly particularly with respect to the intersections of grief and depression, a very tricky crossroad where I currently find myself.

Other than that, I’m still trying to carve out the direction of this blog and my voice, so expect lots of changes, or perhaps none at all; I’m really not sure. However, with help from Annette, who has written so wonderfully during my absence, I’m hoping that we’ll find our way. I have to give you a bit of forewarning though, I won’t be a “perfect” blogger but I will try the best that I can to write in the most honest way I know and that’s all.

Creating this space I had hoped to create a community around health and wellness and over the past eight months, we’re starting to see something come together; thank you. We have lots to catch up on so expect a heavy rotation of posts over the next few weeks.

 

 

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