It's been two weeks since I've posted on here and that is so crazy to me! I think it's the longest absence I've had. Crazy! I've been so busy that there are days that I don't even open up my computer. If you know me then you understand how bizarre this actually is. I feel like i've gotten into a rut with Create N Plate. You all know that I've been struggling with it for a while. Well that struggling combined with a crazy busy life resulted in my two week disappearance. Last week I went on vacation in Virginia. I debated on bringing my computer to get a post out while I was away. But I decided against doing so thinking that maybe the extra time away was what I needed. I think that I was right! I got home this past Friday night and all day yesterday I was trying to plot and plan out ideas to create a larger community here on Create N Plate. I'm feeling motivated! It's exciting. As I type this the words are just flowing so smoothly out onto the screen and it makes me so happy.
So this past week I went on vacation with my family just like I do every year. (Vacation posts coming up soon!) Traveling has a way of teaching you things about yourself that you didn't even know that you needed to learn. Each time I come back from somewhere I end up writing a big long story about how I am planning to improve myself and my life. When I was gone I realized that I struggle to find a balance in my life when it comes to a lot of things. I posted on Instagram a few days ago saying:
"Time away always inspires me to become a better version of myself. Currently sitting at work motivating myself to work towards greater things; building a larger Create N Plate community online, helping others, and working towards an opportunity to move on from my current job to something that leaves me feeling accomplished and excited each day.
I struggle to find a balance between sharing too much online and not sharing enough. It's something I'm working on in order to be able to connect with all of you better, to create something special. I believe that if we all ban together and spread positivity, healthy living, and veganism out into the world then we can be the change that we all wish to see and my goal is to not only do that for myself, but for all of you as well."
And that is so true. I feel this way 100%. I struggle with finding a balance of what to share with you guys and I have for quite a while. Well I'm here to change that. Sharing your personal thoughts and writing online for anyone in the world to see can be scary! It's like opening yourself up to a ton of strangers, friends, family, and acquaintances. Ahh. But that's okay. I want that. I want to share who I am with all of you. I want you guys to hear about what's happening in my life and I want to hear about yours too. In the past I would have typed this up and deleted it. But that's over now. It's something I did and learned from. I'm currently focusing on right now and right now I want to share whatever I please on this website. Not strictly recipes, not strictly workouts, not strictly anything. Just everything that I want and feel like doing in the moment. Sort of like a documentation of my life. But instead of just sitting there and reading about what I'm up to, I want you guys to share with me too. You can connect to me in so many ways. Leave a comment, email, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc! Becoming a part of an amazing supportive community is so satisfying and I want to create a safe place for all of you to be 100% who you are. Here's to a new chapter of Create N Plate and a new chapter of connecting and supporting each other. I'm so excited to begin sharing with all of you. xoxo