rebranding

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Almost two years ago, I moved to LA to pursue a career in writing. I had a foot in the door, flirted with the prospect of maybe, kinda, sort of having a measure of success in getting into the industry at the lowest level.

I came home.

For the past few months, it’s been challenging. I’m happy to be closer to family and friends, thrilled to be a new aunt, and proud to be working as a personal trainer and helping people on their health journeys. I’m also happy to have tried LA, lived it, experienced and explored because I do miss it, more than I anticipated.

More than anything, I’m a little lost. As I edge nearer to 30, I feel like I should have my life figured out more than I do. I get so caught up in thinking how my life should be going rather than focusing on where I am right now. I’ve been a little ball of anxious, negative energy and I’m ready to come out of it.

This is evidenced more in what I claim to be most passionate about: writing. In all the articles and books, random words of advice I’ve poured over to make me a better writer, the message is clear, in order to make it as a writer, you need to write. I haven’t.

So here we are again. When I first created Give Me My Crown Already, I was on the brink of graduating college, I had just lost 100 pounds, and I felt as confident and prepared as I ever had in my life.

Since, I’ve learned a lot about what I don’t want to do professionally and more about sacrifices and failures that were unexpected. I’ve gained a few pounds and sometimes hate myself for it because I think I should have this down by now. It makes me skeptical and negative and exhausted.

When I first was losing weight, I knew nothing. I just tried. Exercise was my best friend. Going from nothing to something had fantastic results and working out helped me better to manage my anxiety. I enjoyed food more than I ever did when I was heavily overweight and was making better choices and having fun concocting fun, healthy, and delicious dishes. Over the course of these past six years, I have maintained most of the weight loss, but I long to get back to my lowest. I slipped into some old, bad habits, not necessarily with eating, which I’m okay with, or exercising, which I do six days a week, but with my negativity.

No more.

As I rebrand this blog, here’s what I promise. I’m writing, in many different fashions because I miss it and agonizing over stringing the perfect words together is far more satisfying in the long run than researching what I should be doing with nothing to show for it. I am going to be honest about my progress and how I feel. I am going to try to not let negativity devour me, which means forgiving myself my humanity.

With my two passions, writing and healthy living so intersected, I have the opportunity to share my story and learn a lot more about myself and life. Thanks for your patience.

Join me?

3 thoughts on “rebranding

  1. Hi Caitlin, Thanks for the blog. Just so you know life is full of negative times and positive times. Take it from an eighty year old you are doing fine. Don’t be putting yourself down. You are fantastic!!! And you are very much loved. Keep trying new things and meeting new people Keep writing and submit some of your work to an agent or publishing house. The worst hey can say is no.
    You are far from 30. You aren’t even 29 yet. Take one day at a time. Good things will happen.

    I love you, Grandma

  2. Didn’t find my passion till I was 29. Didn’t have my loves of my life till 50. Your far more advanced than you know. Nothing is wasted. You will use your experiences to your advantage going forward. We all do. Life IS like a box of chocolates.

  3. Take it from your old aunt who just graduated college at almost 50, it’s never too late to discover what you’re passionate about and what makes you who you are… if you figured out exactly who you are and who you’re meant to be at not even 30, imagine how boring the rest your life might be. You kick ass girl!! Love, Auntie StaMoHs ❤️

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