For those of you that may not know me, my name is Sam. Nice to e-meet you :).
Before I jump into my first official post (insert another HUGE happy face emoji here) I wanted to extend a serious thank you to everyone who decided to check in with this little passion project as I excitedly work to get it off the ground. To me, your willingness to simply browse this page is a demonstration of support, and I could not be more grateful for your time and interest. Please know that I do not by any means consider myself an authority on anything. (Except for maybe Nutella..big fan of Nutella.) Wellness is simply a journey that continues to enhance my life, and it’s something I’m eager to share as openly and honestly as possible!
My interest in the world of wellness, spirituality and all things high vibe started a few years ago when I began to develop a pretty regular yoga practice. On a whim, I decided to take a 200 hour yoga teacher training to deepen my understanding of what yoga truly “is”. Over the course of a few months I studied with the human goddess that is Desiree Sparrow (stay tuned for a blog with her soon) and started to feel as if I had literally been cracked open. For years I had been struggling with crippling anxiety. However, rather than naming it for what it was, I exacerbated its presence with harmful band-aids like perfectionism, achievement and constant striving. And to be honest, those are things I still very much struggle with today. However, as my anxiety continued to surface, I was forced to really lean into the discomfort of everything I was feeling. You could say it was somewhat of a quarter life crisis or as author Brené Brown puts it “a spiritual awakening”. Either way, I was changed. I felt like I was relearning how to live and witnessing my emotions for the very first time.
Yep, it was as dramatic as it sounds! And there have been just as many lows as there have been highs (perhaps even more of the former). But in the end I came to realize that that is what humanity is, and learning to confront every aspect of who I am- mind, body and soul is what makes life worth living. It’s what joins us all together, and while we rarely like it admit, it’s what we all have in common. Our specific experiences may not be the same, but those raw emotions, fears and doubts that are native only to human beings is what we all share- and it’s what my journey and thus this blog, are all about.
No matter where you are in your story, I hope you can find this page as a place to simply connect and explore. Like I said earlier, I am no expert. And I most certainly do not have it all figured out. In fact, this is as therapeutic for me as it is hopefully, informational for someone else. I am just a girl on a journey inviting you to come along for the ride. Some of this stuff may come off as “hippy dippy” or new age (I’ve heard it all before) but hey, don’t knock it ’til you try it.
If I’ve still got your attention, thanks again from the bottom of my heart. I am super excited to get going, and I hope you are too!