...Because Life

8:00 AM

Hey everyone! Thanks for checking in. I know I haven't been posting nearly as much as I want to, but today I wanted to take a moment to discuss life. 

We all have lives. 

Life is okay. 
Life is a friend. 
Sometimes, it's okay to take a long, extended vacation to go visit that friend and leave everything else behind. 

Did that metaphor become too weird and unclear?


Well, what I'm trying to say is that I've been slacking. Not slacking in a sense where I don't want to work on this project anymore, but rather I've been making the conscious decision to focus on other facets of my life. 

In the past few months, I started a new job (while keeping a few of the old), moved into an apartment by myself, and dealt with the ongoing stress of finances, relationships and health that everyone in their early 20s faces. 

I've neglected this blog, it's true. I've largely abandoned my fitness goals, you bet I did. I haven't tried to learn how to cook which is something I told myself I would work on if I ever lived on my own, didn't stand a chance. 

But guess what. 
I'm not mad. 
I'm not upset or disappointed in myself. 

I needed that time to work on me, to work on getting my life situated so I can move forward in a healthy and happy manner. My body wouldn't have withstood the added stress of these things, and they were easy to cut out. So, I did just that.

That's the thing about life. Sometimes, you have to prioritize for the present. Things pop up and you have to roll with the punches, abandoning plans and goals for a time to get your life back on track. The most important thing is knowing everything will be okay. You are allowed to take care of yourself, you are allowed to take time for yourself, and you are allowed to put off the unnecessary to do these two things.

Realize that once things settle down, you can return your focus to your goals and what it will take to achieve them. 

You have the power, so go live your life. 

With Love for You, and Love for Me

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