This new session of life calls for some new blog changes. The last time I announced some changes in my posting schedule I made them a little crazy and unmanageable and I want to take a step back but still be here. Since I truly have nothing but time in the month of June I thought it would be a great time to try this schedule out! I’m hoping for two posts a week- if I don’t get to that then one it is. I’m hoping for Tuesday and Friday. One post will be Intuitive Eating/nutrition/health focused because I want to make this place a resource for those wishing to learn more and for me to get better at writing and then a personal post because I enjoy those.
(Celebrated 24 with 2 of my best and longest friends!)
The personal posts will be either weekend recaps, monthly intentions, travel, favorite things, or things I’m learning at 24. I wish more people talked about their experiences in their young 20’s because they are HARD. Social media makes it look effortless to be out at a bar at night and soaking up the beach or a coffee shop during the day. Social media makes it look like everyone has this wonderful group of friends that surround them constantly (I totally do this too- I’m not saying I don’t). Social media makes it seem like no one goes through hard stuff. I can’t be the only one you guys. I know there are others but we just choose not to speak of the harder things. I’m ok with not being ok sometimes and I hope that can come through on the blog here so that if you feel alone or lonely in those feelings you no longer have to feel that.
(Confession: I didn’t have any friends together for my 23 because my anxiety was through the freaking roof and I didn’t feel like celebrating myself. This year I made up for it with my closet friends in LA celebrating me and it felt awesome! My heart was bursting the whole day.)
If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that I’m not the only one. There are other wonderful single 24 year olds. There are other wonderful, successful, and dynamic individuals who also walk with anxiety. There are other people who do most of their things alone because their friends live all across the country or city of LA and sometimes it’s not possible to be together. There are also people who feel lonely in those times, like I do. There are other 24 year olds in graduate school who live at home and feel a little behind everyone else their age because they don’t have an income yet and feel insignificant at times. There are other 24 year olds who pray that they are following the Lord’s path for them and hope they aren’t screwing it up.
I am not alone.
With that here are my June intentions:
- Do less, enjoy more.
I took this month in Chicago to BE. That is it. Nothing fancy. The second people hear I traveled from LA to Chicago for a month they are like “oh for an internship/work?” or “oh! what are you doing though…”. I’m literally doing nothing but enjoying life. I’ll be staying in my best friend’s sister’s open room in her apartment while she travels to Dublin. When else in my life will I have a time to just enjoy an awesome city that is my second home with no strings attached? Let me go ahead and answer that for you… probably never. This is my last summer break. Come next May I will be Constance Genevieve Weissmuller, MS. Come June/July I will be Constance Genevieve Weissmuller, MS, RD!!!! Then I pick up and move my life to a place that feels right and open my Telehealth practice and take a part time job. I’ll be in the workforce and I’ll have to support myself. So this really is it. LET’S SOAK. IT. UP.
Rosé for everyone!
I wanted to challenge myself to get away from my busy life back in LA to see if I could slow it down and enjoy. I already caught myself spiraling into a busy headspace last night when I was thinking of applying to this thing that would take me out of Chicago for a week to explore and do xyz and then I was like wait… no. I had to actively tell myself to do less, not more, and to simply be. I want to enjoy the smaller things like the view of Lake Michigan, a simple hour with a good friend over a glass of wine, holding hands with my little cousin Ella as I take her to the park. There’s beauty in the smaller things and I’m determined to cultivate that in myself this June.
2. Write 3 things I’m thankful/grateful for from that day in my journal.
I started journaling after I found it cathartic one day that I really wanted to spill all this stuff to my therapist but didn’t get to see her for a few more days and realized I could make this a regular thing. So for about a month I have been journaling and it’s awesome. I find that that’s where my negative thoughts live though- some positive to counteract them but mostly its what I’m sad/mad about and I want to spiral up and list the good stuff from that day. I started last night and it was great. One thing was definitely the moment below. Unreal.
3. Stick to this blog schedule and go outside my comfort zone.
I have a confession. I’m scared to talk about Intuitive Eating or any nutrition thing in a dedicated way on here for fear of being wrong. I’m scared I don’t know enough or I’m not going to say it well enough. I’m scared there are other people who have already said it or who are way more educated than I am. BUT I want to push through that fear and try because those things are all true to some extent but we can’t live in fear. If we did what would we ever get done in life? SO I’ve decided to high light each of the Intuitive Eating principals and make a little series. I’ll include information and the science behind it (if there’s some relevant research) to the best of my ability and then my personal take on it in hopes that it can help some of you.
Those are my 3! Do you have any June intentions or would you like to join me in any of these?! I would love to have you join me and comment what you would like to join with in the comments. I’ll announce these on instagram too in case any of you want to join there.