September is being stronger than my excuses.

I don’t know why this blog post is so hard for me to write. I’ve been trying to write it for a week. I strive to be real and authentic on my blog. I want to share the real things in life and not wrap it up in a pretty Instagram post. I try to be real. I don’t want people thinking I have all the answers or I have my stuff together. News flash: I don’t have it all together. I’m not perfect.

I made a list of all the things I want to talk about on my blog over the summer. I plan to explore healthy living, running, travel, and mom life. It’s easier to break into those categories for a clearer vision for myself, and so you know what you’re getting when you come here.

The blog helped keep me focused and gave me a plan to write about my tangible goals. I will admit I’ve been floundering this summer. I’ve had no goals in my future, and I’ve gone through a lot of changes. I’ve had some changes in my routine which have thrown a curveball in this thing called life. In July, the gym canceled by cycle class because apparently, people don’t always like to work out at 5 AM. I thought I would be fine without it, but having that built into my fitness routine every week was helpful.

After running The Flying Pig Marathon, I decided that I shouldn’t have any running goals because the running scheduling thing kind of messed me. I switched my focus to getting organized in life period because I must admit I’m not the tidiest person in the world. It’s incredible how quickly a mess will build up when you have a toddler at home, and you spend your free time doing other things like running long miles on the weekend. Maybe it was time to push my focus on something else and get out of a chaotic state.

I’ve been struggling with motivating myself to get things done or finish any projects. I’ve been struggling to follow on through on plans that I have made. I have let my excuses be my guide which trying to deny all of this has been going on.

Today was my deadline to write this post, and I almost let it pass because I’ve had such a hard time trying to get the words down. It’s nearly two hours to midnight, and I almost let the one goal I set for myself pass because of an excuse.

Writing this blog is the first step in fulfilling a promise to myself and hopefully providing you with some good content along the way. Here’s to a good September!