Today’s society has a curiosity with everyone’s life. We want to know what people are doing, what products they’re using, what workouts they’re doing, what clothes they’re wearing and what they are eating. Any tip or trick out there, we want to know about it. We are all victims to Instagram stalking and comparing our lives to the person we see on the screen. I am by no means someone who has slid under the radar with that. I will sometimes catch myself wasting hours of my week looking at Instagram. And it got me thinking- if I can devote so much of my time to other people’s lives, why can’t I devote it to my own?
I am by no means a writer, in fact it has always been my weakest subject in school. But isn’t there something beautiful in allowing yourself to be vulnerable, to be raw? (Don’t let me fool you, I’m exceptionally nervous to be writing anything for anyone to read and you will most definitely find spelling and grammatical errors along the way.) But here I am. Extremely under qualified to be creating a blog- but I am doing it anyway. The goal of this blog is honestly for me, I will appreciate and cherish any readers that I may gain through this journey I have so spontaneously decided to embark on, but in reality this is for me. Maybe it will turn into something different later on, but for now this is for ME to take time for MY life. I want to focus on spreading positivity through my words and that all starts with how I feel about myself, what I am doing, and now, what I am writing.
It is easy to get caught up in life. Everyone has “stuff”. We ALL have work, school, dreams, aspirations. We all spend too much time in rush hour traffic and not enough time with our family, we have bad days, good days, and days you’re just going through the motions. Everyone has that. I want to document it all, the highs and the lows. But my main goal is to find something each week and write about it to remind myself (and hopefully my readers) that there is more to life than your car breaking down, or your kid not sleeping through the night. There is more to life than failing an exam or accidentally eating a whole tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. I want to express gratitude through words and pictures each week and allow myself to let go of some of the “stuff”.
I want to take 52 weeks and consistently write. I want to explore. I want to value my time with my loved ones. I want to grow. I want to be present and practice mindfulness. I want to share my life and what is important to me because my journey should always be more important than someone’s who looks perfect on Instagram. It will most definitely not be perfect, but it will be true. It will be me and my life, my struggles and my interests. I will post things that I am doing, products I am using, workouts I love, clothes I am rocking, and food I am enjoying, but by no means does this mean you should be doing exactly what I am doing. I am just a girl that is trying to get out of her comfort zone by writing, and sharing a little bit about my life along the way, while spreading positive vibes and always being grateful.
So if you are reading this, welcome to Mondays with Mary.