So you’re saying I’m a blogger?

And so it begins — friends have been telling me for a long time to start a blog. While I’d consider myself more of a follower than a leader (that’s the Virgo in me), I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of blogging. I may be a little late to the party (again, that would be true to form – I’m late every where I go – err, fashionably late), but nonetheless I do possess a fair amount of knowledge about the things women care about: eating well, feeling good via physical movement and outwardly expressing that via fashionable clothing.

Perhaps you can’t have humility to be a blogger because of the very nature of essentially broadcasting your activities, your wardrobe, and your lifestyle to the world, but as a pretty humble person, I didn’t believe I was doing anything so beyond the ordinary that it required broadcasting let alone branding as an “expert”. But I do know that what I express on a daily basis comes from the deepest piece of who I am – it’s honest. When I became comfortable with that, I realized that’s all that bloggers do. If I can do that — and all of us can do that — then I can be a blogger. And while I came to the realization that maybe what I know is slightly outside the ordinary, I by no means think I have the market cornered. There are many routes to the same destination. How you get there should be honest and bring you contentment along the way.

For several months the decision to launch a blog sat idle in my inability to settle on a name. What’s in a name? Does it need to describe exactly what the blog is about? Do people care what the name is? Does it need to be something people will remember? I damn near drove myself, my friends and boyfriend crazy rattling off names for weeks on end. The title I settled on is reflective of each fashion post showcasing a dressed up and down version of the same (or similar) outfit, and my well being posts are, as I talk about in my biography, about being well from the inside out. Speaking of being well from the inside – while I moonlight as a blogger, I’m keeping my day job as a yoga instructor. It’s the most effective form of mental wellness I’ve found, and because its teachings are a strong foundation for how I live my life, they’ll undoubtedly be woven into my posts. A bonus on the blog will be rooted in my Platinum status on Delta — I travel a lot and my Canon Rebel T5i has a permanent place in my always-over-the-weight-limit suitcase.

I hope you enjoy and I welcome your thoughts, feedback and praise. If you want to know more about me, visit the About Me page. Stay tuned in the next few days for my first fashion post!

Be well xo

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6 Comments on “So you’re saying I’m a blogger?

  1. ha! annie im so stoked you did this! i’ve said for years i dig your style and your dedication to fitness and well-being. now others (outside hilltop) can benefit from your skillz :o)

  2. Hey Annie! I just came across your blog and wanted to tell you that I love it! The combo of fitness, healthy eating, and fashion is perfect- all three things I am passionate as well 🙂 keep up the great work!

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