Thoughts About Health!
Beginning a new project is always a hard task, no matter what it is. As a writer, the anguish happens when we look at a blank page and realize that somehow it must be filled, but the first words refuse to come to mind. We do not know who’s on the other side and what expectations they have on us. It is even harder when the show has already begun and we realize we cannot disappoint the audience.
I questioned myself a lot on how would I write my first post here on HIAL. Should I write a more straight to the point kind of text, or would it be better to begin with a quick presentation, so people wouldn’t ask themselves: ‘Oh my, what is going on? Who’s this weirdo?’. After a long reflection, I realized that I had absolutely no idea on what to do. However, duty calls, so here I am.
It was with an immense joy and a huge surprise that I received the invitation to write here. I admire both the blog and its writer (whom I have also the pleasure to know personally). So to be invited to have a spot here was a unique moment to me. It is something like when someone shares with us something they love, so we feel we are very special in a way.
After the euphoria, it dawned on me the immense responsibility that I had assumed, and with it I had all the butterflies in the stomach that this kind of situation usually makes we have. How could I commit myself on writing posts about health if I’m not exactly the healthiest person that exists? How on earth did I end up here? Oh my!
When I hear the word ‘health’ the first thing that comes to my mind, automatically, is food and exercises (and then I imagined myself on exercise videos followed by pictures of functional food on the internet and so on..hehe). Panic took over me. I’m not the person to do this. Definitely. I practice exercises regularly, I’m an amateur runner, but I’m not the stereotype of an athletic and super healthy person that one could imagine. By the way, I’m far from that.
On the other hand, health is not all about being physically fit and watching what we eat.
There’s a lot more than that to explore and the amount of possibilities over this subject is immense. Thus, who said that only someone who is extremely healthy, in every possible way, can write about it? If someone has ever said so I am here to prove that this is not true and somehow I know that I am not the first ‘antihero’ on this theme. So healthy posts, here we go!
To accept ourselves and challenge us is a process of growth and a rich experience. Also, we all have a story to tell, on no matter what the topic is, don’t we? I have some, not to say many, and I look forward in sharing them with you.
Formalities! I can’t forget them; I beg your pardon and forgive my rudeness. Let me introduce myself! My name is Carolina, I’m Brazilian, Sagittarian and a world traveler (although I’ve been stuck in São Paulo for quite some time lately). We will meet here every month and I’m very excited to share my words and experiences with you all!
See you next time!
Carolina is Brazilian, Sagittarian, restless and curious. A world traveler! Has been to more than 40 countries on short and long trips and, whenever possible, tries to explore new destinations. She currently lives in São Paulo, Brazil!