Hello my Wonderful Followers!!
What a week it has been. I have been up, I have been down, I have been all around (literally). I am actually writing this while I am on a plane flying back to Phoenix, because I said I would publish new posts every Sunday and gosh darn it, I meant it. I am really trying to turn my blog into something, whether that be a business, personal brand, or side-hustle. And because of that I am really trying to be consistent, and that consistency is really going to start with my blog posts. Then I want to get back into my weekly email, which will include a workout (for Workout Wednesday obvi). I want to make this a successful blog, and I hope that you will all support me as I try to make that happen.
On another note
I am sure you have seen that I did a little “rebranding”. Nothing too serious, and it actually happened on accident. On Wednesday I was trying to change a couple of things on my blog, and I really wanted to get rid of some of the ads that are on my site, because OMG they were SOOOO annoying. And I don’t know how much you guys know about blogging or websites, but everything is coded. Like my website looks a certain way because it has been coded a certain way. So like an idiot, I went into the code, where I thought the Google Ads code was, and just deleted the section. I thought that would fix the problem and eliminate at least some of the annoying ads, but it messed up the way that my top menu looked. I completely messed it up, and I couldn’t get it back to the way it was before, and I didn’t know what code I had deleted or what I had to add back in to get it back to the way it was. So ultimately what I had to end up doing was switching themes (if you don’t know WordPress, or blogging, that means nothing to you). I am now back to the theme that I had set up last winter, and I actually like it a little better as it is a little bit cleaner and less busy. You will also notice I changed the title on my home page and my “logo”. This is just a test run, and please let me know if you hate it, or think that I could improve it in anyway.
I know that I have talked about it a little bit before, but I have been wanting to rebrand my blog for a little while mostly because I don’t just want to write about fitness. I want to be able to share recipes with you, talk about food, different diets, bloating, different health struggles, mental health, personal struggles, my professional life, bullet journaling, and other hobbies. I really felt like Marg Fitness was limiting me in what I was able to write about, and I really just want to share more with all of you. So I hope that this little shift is ok with everyone. Don’t worry, my website will still be margfit, because honestly I am lazy and I don’t want to have to go through changing my domain name and buying a new space in the internet just yet. So with that being said, please poke around the website and see if there is anything new that you maybe haven’t seen before. OR if there is something you definitely want to see on my blog or a topic that you want me to write about, let me know! Comment below, or use my contact form and that’ll go straight to my email.
Ok, now onto the blog post.
Lately I have been listening to a lot of podcasts, and reading a lot of other bloggers blog posts. And doing that has left me feeling a lot of different ways. It has been making me think a lot about where I am in my life, and thinking if I am really doing what I want to be doing. Listening to other people’s journey’s and hearing the joy in their voice when they talk about their passions has made me really evaluate if I am pursuing something I am passionate about. And if I am not, then what is it that I am passionate about? And how can I ensure that I am pursuing that challenge? What are the changes that I can feasibly make in my life, starting now, so that I can feel happy and fulfilled?
These are the questions that I have really been asking myself in the past couple of weeks.
And thinking about these things has been difficult for me, as I think it is really difficult for anyone. I have been feeling extremely unsure with the career path that I have chosen. And I say career path, because it really is one. What I am doing right now is not just a job, and people get into the field that I am in so that they can have long, successful careers. Many people that I have talked to that work for the same organization as me, as well as others in the field have told me “if you stick this out, by the time you’re 35 you’ll be making more money than everyone that you know.”
And hearing that over and over again has given me a lot of anxiety.
That might sound really stupid to people. And I am sure people are reading this and thinking “how could you possibly have anxiety about having a job that will launch you into a wildly successful career that will help you make all the money that you could ever want?”
I have anxiety about it because I don’t want to be doing this for the next 10, 20, or 30 years. I don’t want to be in the same position for my whole life. And I don’t know if many people really want to spend their entire lives with the same company, and in the same industry as they are when they start their first job. But maybe some people do.
I know that that is not what I really want. I know that I want to have a personal brand and be my own boss. I know that I am passionate about health. I know all of that about myself. And I think that because I know that, I am really struggling with the idea of staying in a career that I am not passionate about. I am not going to get too into detail about the specifics of what I am not passionate about with what I am doing because I am going to be honest, it is kind of a long list and it really may not make sense to a lot of people. I am also struggling because there are so many people that I work with that see this endless potential in me, and want to help me succeed and help me move through the career chain so that I end up in management, and I am not sure if that is what I want. I also don’t know if I just don’t see that potential in myself in this particular setting. I see potential in myself in different venues, and think that my skill set is a lot more applicable in the field that I am passionate about (health and wellness, duh).
I am really struggling over here peeps.
And please, if you are reading this and you have gone through anything similar, email me or reach out to me because it is so much easier to figure something out when you talk to someone that has been there too.
I don’t know what I am doing.
But I do know that when I listen to podcasts about health and wellness, I read blog posts, or when I hear about different educational nutrition or health coaching programs, I get excited. And I don’t want to ignore that. And I am sure that I could do more than one thing at once, and build my personal brand and business while I have an “actual” job too, but I don’t know if the job that I am in would really be conducive to that. But I think right now that may be the way to go. Give my all in all areas of my life, and just see how it goes.
You guys, being an adult is so hard, and it is so hard to figure it all out. And to be honest I just want someone else to make the decisions for me, because I feel like maybe I have made the wrong choice.
I don’t want to end this on a sad note, so I am going to share the podcasts that I have been listening to that have made me feel happy and really got me thinking. *side note: a Marg Favorites tab is coming so I will have my favorite products, blogs, podcasts, etc all listed there.
The Balanced Blonde Podcast– Jordan Younger
Actually Adultish– Christina Rice
The Well-Fed Women Podcast– Noelle Tarr and Stefani Ruper
Seriously people, if you aren’t listening to podcasts, you’re doing it wrong. It can be so inspiring to listen to others journey’s. experiences, and knowledge. Or at least, it has been for me.
I want to make a MargFit or It’s Me, Marg Facebook group where we can share health and wellness tips, and keep each other accountable with their goals. I don’t know if anyone would be into that, but if you are, please comment below, email me, or dm me on Instagram. That is something that I really want to do. I want to be able to provide you all with answers, or point you in the right direction on a daily basis. I also just really want to make a community of all of you beautiful people. So let me know on that, and I can get that going.
You are all wonderful, and if you are struggling with something, you will get through it.