For nearly three years, I was the author of a food blog. I recounted my daily meals, jotted down exercise routines and shared almost every aspect of my life. I lived in a large city, held a great job and was in a committed relationship. I had a nice circle of friends. I also owned a cat.
Fast forward two years, and that life was entirely uprooted. I left the big city for a smaller one (closer to my family.) That great job turned into another great job, but with lower pay. I left behind the big city friends and reconnected with old chums. That committed relationship ended, and I traveled the journey of a single woman for a year. Then I met a great guy in the new city. I still own the cat.
In a blink, I left all old spaces (and faces) behind me, including the former food blog. It wasn’t easy. I faked being okay with the transition. But as my father has always said, most things in life are temporary. I watched as the pain stripped away over the year and finally a rebirth occurred. This is why Bind & CreEATe was born.
In that former life, I tried to compartmentalize everything. You see, I know these people – these really great people – who have one main passion in life. They are committed to the cause and stick to it. Over the years I’ve found myself envying those people. I thought that someone like me – with so many different interests – could never be successful in just one thing. And the truth is, I won’t be. That’s because I have the opportunity to be good at many things.
In leaving behind the past, I have left behind this way of thinking. I am the product of many things. My interests change over time. Sometimes, I just want to try something new. This is the reason I am me. This is the reason I have so many stories to share.
So for those of you out there who don’t know what your “main passion” is – stop trying to figure it out. Look around your life and what you love. This is what makes you who you are. Even if it doesn’t all seem to “fit together” on the surface. This is what binds you and creates your person.
This is why I’m writing here, in this space. Open and honestly, this is my journey.