Life + Faith

Finding a New Direction

After my two conferences earlier this month (and I still need to write a recap for WDS) I’ve been insanely inspired with things to write about on this blog! In fact, I have three pages of post ideas. Yay and yikes. I’m hoping I can wait and stretch them out a bit, since I don’t want to go from one post a week month to every day (I promise!) but I’ll most likely be working up to a few times a week, because I finally have stuff to say!

Actually, I finally have the courage to just write about what I’m thinking instead of censoring myself into silence and worrying about what anyone else will think — except my mom, I care what she thinks. :)

One of the greatest takeaways I got from both conferences, was to just be myself. Me. Live me. Blog me. Be me. Which really make me think: who am I?

When I was younger I thought all adults had life figured out by now — now being the 30s — Yeah, I can hear you laughing from here.

So right before I hit the 30s and still didn’t have it all figured out, I panicked. Like, hard. I don’t know who I am, so I better figure out who the world wants me to be and start acting like I fit in!

It really would have been nice if someone my soul had yelled, “Danger, danger, danger!!!” or more appropriately, “Stranger Danger! Stranger Danger!” — but I heard none of it, and settled myself uncomfortably into a little pigeonhole in society. I put my head down, kept my mouth shut and just…was.

Not that anyone else noticed, but I’ve gone through four rebrandings of this blog. FOUR. Why? Because I wasn’t being me, and deep down I knew it. I started on the right path a couple months ago when I rebranded this blog to my name. Me. [okay fine, it’s only half of my last name because social media sites can’t handle the length of my full last name, and now people think I’m Spanish instead of Danish, but it’s still me, and you get my point, right? Please say yes.] But even after the re-branding, I still wasn’t fully embracing the idea of using this space to share whatever I want. I still thought I had to fit into a blogging mold I created for myself, but was never really comfortable in, so I’ve rarely posted anything.

The truth is, I’m still learning about myself, hence my blog title, The Tiffany Project. That’s me, and I finally have this incredible sense of peace knowing and acknowledging that I’m still a messy, beautiful, work in progress in all areas of my life (not just weight loss) and that’s what I want to share on this blog.

I hope you stick around, especially since my next post is about me overcoming my fear of spas and massages!

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness July 19, 2013 at 5:20 am

    It sounds like the conferences were a great experience for you. Learning about ourselves is an ongoing and ever changing process.

  • Reply Emmie July 19, 2013 at 6:43 am

    I’m excited to read what comes next. Wading through the goo of trying to figure out who you are is a little uncomfortable at times, but it’s fun once you’re free!

  • Reply Elizabeth July 19, 2013 at 7:55 am

    I love this line: I’m still a messy, beautiful, work in progress. Aren’t we all? And it IS beautiful! None of us are perfect, but that’s okay.

    I’ll be anxious to read your next post – I LOVE massages!

  • Reply Running Hutch July 19, 2013 at 8:19 am

    YES! Be you! I’m drafting about on this topic and I’d like to link back to this. Here’s a quote from C.S. Lewis for you:

    “Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.”

    • Reply Tiffany July 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm

      Oh, what a great quote! Thank you!! You’re more than welcome to link back (yay!) and I look forward to reading your post!

  • Reply Patty July 19, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    It is a real pleasure to see you evolve and show yourself on the blog. You are the beautiful sweet girl I met last year and I’m glad you are letting her shine through.

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