I’m not normally a big fan of New Year’s Eve, or the resolutions that often come around at this time of year, but this year I’m feeling the need for change. I’m ready for 2014 to be over, and this year I won’t be making any resolutions other than to commit to living the best life I can.
What exactly does this mean?
It means that I want to focus more on living a life I can be proud of, and find the positive elements that are always there, if you’re looking for them. This year will be about rediscovering who I am – not the me I used to be, or the mom, or wife – but the me I really want to be for myself and for my family!
When I started blogging a year ago, I never dreamed I’d stumble upon this amazingly supportive community that has welcomed me with open arms, supported me through some of the toughest times of my life, and continues to inspire me to be a better, healthier person – serendipitous, wouldn’t you say?
I started “Fat to Fit” as a way of chronicling my weight loss efforts, and over the course of the year, I started to feel like I had painted myself into a blogging corner. Weight loss and healthy living – that’s what I should be blogging about……. Then it hit me – this is my blog, I can blog about anything I want (what a revelation, eh?)
So, over the last few months, as a took a much needed hiatus from blogging (and quite frankly, from life…..) I re-evaluated what I wanted this blog to be about. You’ll probably be less than shocked to learn that I want this blog to be about my life. I will continue to strive for a healthier me in 2015, and I can’t wait to be blogging about that too – but a healthier me is in both body and spirit! Making myself a priority again will be an interesting struggle, and I’ve been inspired by people like Lynn and Jenny who’ve started style blogs, and who knows, maybe I’ll explore some of that too! Health, weight loss, family, style….LIFE!
With a bit of a new focus, I decided the blog needed a new look and a new name. The name part was difficult. I wanted it to encompass everything this blog is about – but how do you do that in a few short words? Then it came to me……Serendipity. If there is one word that can be used to describe my life it’s serendipitous. Even when life has seemed to be at its worst, I always seem to stumble upon something fortunate. Let’s face it, my life has been a series of happy accidents, and I can’t wait to share the next year of these happy accidents with all of you here on A Serendipitous Life!!
If you have a chance, come by and check out the all new look of the blog! It’s simple, and fresh, and absolutely perfect.
Thanks to you all for the last amazing year, and I can’t wait to see what the next one has in store for me…….