Hey. So, uh, it’s been a minute. In the year that’s passed since my last blog post:
- I lost my passion for blogging.
- Beyoncé had twins.
- I bought my first home.
- I learned a lot about myself, my resilience, and the power of positivity.
- Most of the Kardashians got pregnant.
- A lot of really bad sh*t happened in the world.
- A lot of really beautiful things did, too.
- I went on a lot of Bumble dates. Some good, some bad. Lots of stories.
- I started falling in love with my life in Austin.
- I added a new element to my role– content marketing. We’ll call this a WIP, but it’s fun.
- A reality TV star was elected to be the leader of the free world.
- I stopped hating yoga.
- I actually started loving yoga.
- …so much so that I started a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.
- I began to miss blogging.
What I’m saying is that a lot has happened in the last 300something days. I never really meant to stop blogging. It just kinda stopped being something I wanted to do, so I didn’t do it. And then I kept not doing it until eventually I was at peace with the idea of not doing it anymore. I told the people around me that my interest in and passion for blogging had faded. And that was totally fine.
The time away freed me up to explore different parts of life. To stay out way too late on Friday nights dancing with girlfriends, not worried about getting up to write, cook, or photograph a recipe the next day. To dedicate myself more to my job. To think about what my future looks like. To enjoy a meal with friends or family without caring if I got a good photo for Instagram or not. To focus more on being a real person, and less on being a blog persona.
And in all that living, I also did a frick ton of learning. I learned a lot about food and nutrition, opening myself up to new viewpoints as I more strongly developed my own. I learned a lot about my body, how powerful it is, and how thankful I am to have it. I learned a lot about life and its fragility.
I taught myself to stop caring so much about what really doesn’t matter, including but not limited to: what other people think, if I’ve gained 3 pounds, being the first one to arrive the office or the last one to leave as long as I’m producing good work and having fun while doing it, if I say/do something embarrassing (this happens frequently, and then I play it back in my head frequentlier… Working on it.), etc.
All of that learning helped me feel ready to have a platform again.
I’m not really sure how The Petite Professional will evolve, but I feel certain that it will. I’m not doing much formal cooking or recipe development these days, but I still eat (a lot, mostly healthy) and I want to share how I put 2 & 2 together to get delicious, nourishing food on the table. I’ve still got plenty of tricks up my sleeve on that front.
I also feel this strange but specific calling to share my (very unlikely) Yoga Teacher Training journey with you guys. I don’t often use the phrase “life changing moment,” but I feel like I’m on the precipice of a series of life changing moments, and it’s something that I want to document.
And maybe there’s room for other life-related stuff. Confidence/self-acceptance/body positivity (categories in which I’ve been doing a lot of work), style, nutrition trends, young professional things, incredible Spotify playlists (toot, toot), home decor, and more.
How does that sound? Ya girl is back.