So I had really high hopes earlier this year. I was so convinced I’d get back into blogging again, sharing more travel stories, re-hashing some crazy experiences and… yeah, nevermind. Scratch that. This is my first post again in a super long time.
What excuse do I have this time? Real life I suppose. Although I don’t think it’s a bad thing.
It’s unbelievable when I look back on what has happened so far this year. I haven’t been blogging much because:
A) I had to edit and wrap-up a short film project before leaving for New Zealand
B) I was in New Zealand in March
C) I somehow caught mono and was out for a a few months
D) I picked up a couple more writing gigs
E) I started experimenting with acrylics and gold leaf, got kinda obsessed, had this lightblub moment to finally do something with these blank rings and cabochons I bought a few years ago, and now I want to venture into artist/maker/entrepreneurial territory
F) I hit up LA in July, then Vancouver two days later, then the Okanagan early August and finally Victoria at the end of August
Throw in some hikes, local festivals, three weddings in the span of a week, and its already been a jam-packed year. It’s not over yet though because…
Something I’m ecstatic about—my first solo trip in October! And to London it is! This was a bit of a spontaneous move on my part, but after agonizing over the fact that I didn’t take advantage of a really cheap flight I found before, I made the move to book a flight there anyways (after getting all the applicable permissions). Regardless of the increased flight price, I know I need this right now.
It’s no wonder though that I find myself contemplating how to find balance–with life, this blog, my new ventures, and honestly, everything else in between. Is it possible? Am I spreading myself too thin?
It’s difficult to be so personal online or offline, it’s not in my character or my nature (INFJ here) but at the same time, there’s been fire, and lava, brewing and bubbling in the pit of my stomach and my soul for awhile now. It’s a feeling of change, of a journey I feel I need to embark on, of taking the steps to figure out… even more about life. Perhaps where I’m headed, or where I ought to be headed.
Call it what you want–a millennial issue, a quarter-life crisis, a rebellious act to stray from the norm–but more than ever I see the present as a time for exploration. An exploration into unknown territory, of trying something new, of trying something not because people think it’s the right time or move in life, but exploring something because it feels more in line with my authentic self.
So what do I mean by all this? Well, I want to blend my passions and strengths into something I enjoy doing on a daily basis. If I really simplify it, it comes down to creativity and travelling. As a multipotentialite, it’s not easy, there’s no straight-arrow path or one line answer. I want to merge all these creative facets together into something that works for me. The thing is, I don’t want to give up one thing for the other, but I’m slowly realizing that I may have to (temporarily).
Whether it’s being overly ambitious, or saying yes more often than I should be, I know it’s important to take this discomfort, this unknowing-ness, completely and wholeheartedly in stride.
So to try and stay accountable to myself and this blog, I have a few posts I’m going to hit publish on pretty soon because it’s time to start sharing again, whether or not I think my words are ready or good enough.
Over the next few weeks expect to see and read:
- My take on why time is our most precious resource
- A detailed post on things to see, eat, and do in Portland that are normal (as a follow-up to why I thought Portland was weird)
- What it means to be a multipotentialite and what this word is all about
- A guide to Queenstown, where the great New Zealand adventure began
- The first post in a new blog series, Life in #YYC where I’ll document the happenings in a city I love to hate as much as I hate to love
- An update to my roadtrip guide to the Okanagan as there are new spots I want to tell you all about!
- And if I’m feeling up to it, a recap of spending a day in Lake Louise and area.
And so I ask you all this, what sounds the most interesting to you? What would you rather read first over the others? Let me know!
What would you rather be reading here? (See above).