Sure, the ‘Under Construction’ page was on my site longer than my site was ever public and I’m pretty sure the 72 level apartment building near my old place was under construction for less, but it feels good to be back.
It’s been a long time since my blog was public and for that I apologise. I never intended to take a break and to be honest it didn’t actually feel like one because every. single. day I would think about my blog; what I had to do for it, blog topics, redesign, and then feel guilty when I inevitably didn’t get to it.
I’ve always been a perfectionist in everything, whether it’s my house, my work or me, and my blog is no different. I didn’t want to put it out into the blogosphere until it was perfect. Until the colours, topics, photos and words were perfect. Until I was perfect.
And then I saw this quote.
And then I spoke to a friend. He told me that he is inspired by people’s journeys, not their end.
I am on the journey. I am living and learning now. My blog and I are both a work in progress. I will forget the fear of judgement and will share what I know, what I learn, what interests me, what you want to hear about, and when I fail and make mistakes.
I research everything because I truly am passionate about living a healthier life and I know you can’t just do that by eating organic food. Every post on here and those to come, if they contain claims about anything other than personal experience, I’ve usually researched for hours. Researching one chemical usually takes me down a rabbit hole and before I know it I’m sitting having a cup of tea with Alice in Wonderland. And then I have to make sense of it all.
My blog isn’t perfect but I will try to help and educate you to make the best decisions for your family. All I want from life, whether I know you personally or not, is for everyone to be happier and healthier, so I hope through this little spot on the web I can assist a little with that.
While no excuse can justify the breaks that have been taken since I first launched this blog, I have actually been up to some pretty big things these past few months. First, I quit my full-time job in May. Insert sheer jubilation. Insert tears. As much as I loved my job, it drained me of energy and enthusiasm to the point where this year I started Rebuilding Brooke 2.0. I already started 1.0 in 2013 after ill-health from stress and exhaustion so it was disappointing that I let work consume me again. As I said, I’m a perfectionist, but going through it twice has made me more inspired than ever to help others so that they don’t end up like me. I also know more clearly what can help because it’s worked multiple times.
This year I also moved interstate with my husband for his work. We moved from an apartment in Melbourne with a view of the Yarra to a big house where kangaroos roam the street. They are polar opposites but I love it.
Now that we are settled, I have some free time so I’m excited to open up some spots for one-on-one health coaching soon. I’ll share more on this in future posts but I’m really looking forward to working with clients to improve their health or lifestyle by sharing all of the knowledge I learnt both in my health coaching course and through the hours of self study I’ve done and continue to do.
So this pursuit of wellness really will be the entire journey, not just the positives.
Screw the pursuit of perfection; I’m on the pursuit of wellness.