I started this blog a little over 3 years ago. Back then, I didn’t have a clue as to what I was doing, other than the fact that I wanting to share my writing with an audience for the first time in my life.
When I started this blog (and up until very recently) I wanted to identify as a “healthy living blogger.” Why? Because that’s all I read, I was still fighting the body image battle, and it felt comfortable.
I enjoy exercising and healthy living, absolutely. But that’s such a small fraction of what I’m about. I’ve begun to feel pigeonholed, and honestly, the more I identify with brands that rhyme with schmitfluential, the faker I feel.
Applying to write about Reebok and Puma? That’s NOT me. But I kept on trying. And when I never got chosen for a single campaign, I felt unsuccessful. Like, What the fuck am I doing?
Well, I’ve been knocking on the wrong doors and chasing the wrong opportunities. As much as I wanted to emulate other people when I started this journey, my life motto kept ringing true.
It’s better to be a first rate version of yourself, rather than a second rate version of someone else.
I guess this post is more for me than it is for you, but I’m officially saying goodbye to my affinity to Healthy Living Blogging. The Lunchbox Diaries isn’t going anywhere, it’s just going to veer off the intended path.
This isn’t groundbreaking news, obviously. I haven’t written any real “healthy living” content in months, but I’ve clung to the label and I’ve been “shoulding all over myself” in regards to topic posts, and I’ve lacked a sense of direction.
Thankfully, I think I’ve found it.
Do I know where it will lead? Absolutely not, but I hope you’ll stick around to find out.