Finding Joy: Using Writing As An Outlet



Hello guys!

So here it is! My very first blog post for Joyfull for Good! I have quite literally been dragging my feet in the sand about publishing my blog for the world to see. Writing has always been an outlet for me but I waited to blog. I actually started a blog a couple years ago and then I made other priorities. I journaled and I drafted so many post but I was not quite ready to publish more blog post for other humans to read! What I was compelled to write about were things that I wasn’t quite ready to share with the world. I needed time. I longed for this creative outlet so I would edit and draft ideas off and on when I had the urge. I think I convinced myself for so long that the blogging world was so saturated, and I didn’t feel that my blog would make a difference, but I know now that ALL that was my anxiety talking. I have always been passionate about doing my own research and sharing with people things that I enjoy! 



These were the first doodles of a growing plant that sparked my blog logo at Lake Michigan 

What first came to my mind when I thought about doing this was “Britt really? Blogging? Sharing your life with people?” After a night out and a dear friend asking, “when are you going to publish your blog?”, here it is!

Sharing about myself does not come organically but I am realizing that I have that ability. I am making peace with my past and healing. I am learning to express myself freely. After many ups and downs, I found self love and body positivity in 2016. In 2017, I really dug deep into healing and coming to terms with my past, my disordering eating, being open to seeing a therapist, and just learning to be vulnerable and allowing myself to heal. After commiting to recovery in 2017, I decided to start an instagram account, and the more I continue to share, the easier I have found my journey of self discovery to be. At the beginning of 2018, I had a peace that came over me. Maybe it was partly the new year but I felt like I was ready. Ready to move on, ready to blog, ready to grow, ready to find my new passion in life.

Looking back, I remember that night when I exhaustively stayed up learning all that I could about blogging! Why did I care so much? Why was I not sleeping? Blogging had consumed my thoughts. I had a story and I wanted to share it. So, this is what being vulnerable feels like. This is what realizing who you are feels like and embracing it!



What I have recently learned and will continue to work through is: “life is what you make of it” (simple, i know) You are the one in control of your happiness, your thoughts, and your direction! I let fear stand in the way of to many decisions I make and I am sure I am not the only one (right?). I am willing to fully face my fears now. I know now what I can be. It is hard to step outside your comfort zone but that is exactly what we need to learn, grow, and thrive!

As I am now back in school full-time, I look forward to using this blog as a creative outlet. I want to inspire people to realize they have the power to fully embrace all the ups and downs. I want to help others learn to love themselves so they can love others. Life is a constant process to be appreciated as is. If you cultivate conscious thoughts and lovingly feed those thoughts, really anything is possible!

I am excited to start this blogging project to document student life, recipes, and more as I am learning and growing with you! There are a few things I am working on on the backend of this website, so bear with me as I figure it out as I go. I want to know what you want to hear all about! So leave a comment below or email me at britt (at) joyfullforgood.com with any ideas you have! Thank you so much for being here and have an amazing rest of your day!


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Disclaimer: I am not a certified nutritionist or medical professional. My advice comes from my own personal experience and my own research. If you are looking to make any major diet or lifestyle changes please consult your doctor or a professional first. Thank you!

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