OK, so I know it’s been REALLY quiet on the Mind Body Blissful blog these pasts few months. And they have been some pretty exciting months! First off, I did take the trip to Haiti in April, and it was EVERYTHING I could have hoped for, and more. Following that, I’ve been spending lots of time attending some interesting coaching sessions. Oh yeah, and I quit my full time job! I can’t wait to tell you ALL about these things in the months to come, now that I’ve got more time on my hands to write. :)
Something was stirring in me, which prompted me to take all of these actions. Something like a calling. A little voice told me it was time to create something new. There are lifestyle changes and next projects still taking shape, and I look forward to sharing them with you as I go.
But I also wanted to say a little bit about why I haven’t been writing.
The truth is – I feel like I’ve been bullshitting you.
I haven’t been as honest as I could be, and I’m committed to cutting the shit. Let me explain.
See, I felt like I needed to keep things cheerful, not delve into anything too messy with my writing. There were lots of reasons I censored myself – a corporate management role, a chipper blog name, fear of being vulnerable… The thing is: life is not always pretty.
When we hold back our authenticity, when we show only the prettiest, shiniest parts of ourselves, no one is served.
We miss the opportunity for connection. Instead we reinforce a culture of shame. ‘Oh look, she has it all together – perfect kids, perfect body… why doesn’t my body look like that?’ and so on. Who needs it?
I want to share myself with you more authentically, to really connect.
Mind Body Blissful is moving on, and evolving into the Fit Feminist blog! I am passionate about feminism and want to speak more about what it is to live powerfully for women in a culture that doesn't always empower us. I hope this will be a space of risks, authenticity and connection. I hope you’ll challenge me, and I hope some of what we can share will connect us, empower us. And if not, I hope you will love me enough to call me on it.
My blog is moving to my new digital home: andreaisabelle.com. The new blog can be reached at fitfeminist.com or andreaisabelle.com/blog. Come visit me there!! This will be my last post on Mind Body Blissful.
Oh, and what would you like to see on Fit Feminist?? Let me know by commenting on this post, or send me an email.
Thank you for reading and please stay in touch!!