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Here we go.

A new beginning.

Wow! I have thought about creating a blog for myself for a very long time now. I can’t believe and I’m also relieved to say that I have finally done it! There are so many ideas, thoughts, and topics that I have that cross my mind that I have found that it can be relatable to almost anyone and everyone. Writing has always been an important way for me to express myself more freely. It’s the perfect opportunity for me to develop my words and really understand what i’m feeling before they become actual spoken words. I love that we have the option to erase and continue. It’s a method that allows me to see how far i’ve come from certain points of my life and I love to look back to see the progress I’ve made coming from that . While being here, you will probably find a lot of self reflecting. But it won’t be a super serious blog, you know that type that’s so “deep” lol . Or who knows it might be, whatever! It will literally be anything! Anyway, I finally decided to take the steps forward into creating this small dream of mine into a reality, instead of something I’d talk about “possibly doing someday”. So, Y’ALL KNOW I’m happy that you guys are all here to share this new experience with me! I have decided to title my blog “A Little Bit of Everything” because that’s exactly what my posts will all be about. Just a little bit of everything. Whether that be about life, movies, tips, sharing personal experiences, my favorite kind of chips, dreams, current things, etc. It is a blog that i created and have decided that it will really will be about anything and everything! I can’t wait to share this with you all and please feel free to leave me any comments or email me with any thoughts/ideas that you have. Enjoy!

A light that never goes out.

The main reason why I decided to begin a blog from the beginning, is to spread the awareness of people who have and are struggling with eating disorders. They are a lot more common than we think.

3 years stronger.

Time has passed since I was really locked in with my eating disorder. As time goes on and I continue to heal parts of myself that were damaged for so long, I do my best to check in time to time with those around me to remind me and others that we just have to keep going.

Although, I know to others the case may not be the same to be able to open up to family about what you are going through, there are other resources that can fit best. Here I have the link my professor in my story recommended to me, that way it is available for anyone who may need it.

I would also like to add that this is a continued daily struggle. I’ve noticed particularly in my unique situation, high stress situations are triggers for me. At times when I feel that I am out of control, like for example our current pandemic situation that the whole world is going through, our jobs being at a halt, uncertainty of what is to come. 2 weeks ago, the urge creeped up on me and its hard to shake out of it. Stressed and anxious I know in my mind its the wrong thing to do but you just still want to. Binge eat out of anxiety just to purge after. Instead of falling into this evil habit again I just simply called my mom. Flat out I told her, “Mom, I feel anxious and I want to throw up again so I’m calling you to convince me not to”. With some talking and reassurance that things are going to work out, the need for that went away. People fighting their battles is an every day struggle. This is never perfect. Thoughts will come and go. The only way out, is through. Thanks mom for your endless support.

Who is she?

Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.”

Hi! My name is Ciara. If you’re here reading this now, I just want to take a few seconds to express my gratitude for just even simply checking this out! Thank you!

If you don’t know me personally, I’m someone who has so much on their mind but says very little. I’m always being told that I should share my thoughts out loud because I’m very passionate about the things I talk about. I’ve always been a shy individual, mostly fear that I either talk to much and people want me to shut up about it, but that’s myself holding myself back from being able to share what I know with everyone and honestly I encourage people to share stories back with me because I love learning from people. It reminds me to remain humbled because everyone has stories that we will never truly relate to, but we can to the emotions.

  • I created this blog in hopes to learn from others and hope you may learn something from me. This is my space to be able to share what truly matters to me along with my thoughts and opinion and really it will be an open journal.

From the top of my head here are a few things I have to say about this new blog.

  • Im blogging publicly in hopes this reaches someone who becomes encouraged to write too. I know reading others peoples pieces has empowered me and I only hope this can do the same.
  • I’ll be writing about my line of work, family, hobbies, fears, struggles, interests will all be updated in here.
  • I’d love to connect with other people who share the same values. Imagine what we can create when we all really do work and share ideas together.
  • I’m not sure exactly where this will take me, but thats just perfect. That just mean this can go anywhere.

I’m nervous right now as Im typing and reading this in my head. I have put this off for so long because really I’m no one special that people would come to my blog post and read what I’ve got to say. But this has been on my mind for so long I can feel it in my chest that this isn’t just a small new thing for me. This really does mean something to me and the purpose behind this will be greater. So, bare with me! I will probably ramble on and if you get lost reading along the way, know that it will all circle back to the point I want to make. This will not be perfect, this will be exactly what it is and what we all are, a work in progress.