It’s week three of our March goal challenge, and the first day of spring! And I could talk about renewal and new growth and all that. But really, I’m feeling fresh out of motivational mojo today, so I’m keeping it short.
I created my goal setting group, and I blog here, to be in community with other writers and people that love food and exercise and living well. I’ve recently read a rash of blog posts on the value of blogging (so meta), and I commented on one that we choose to blog rather than journal for a reason. We hope that someone will read our words and have a “hey, me too!” moment or say “actually, I feel differently, and let me tell you why.”
We hope that our reflections will spark something in others – whether it be motivation to get in the kitchen or hit the pavement, or sit down and start a blog of their own. I am here because of so many great bloggers out there that share not only recipes and workout routines but peeks into their lives.
Showing up for each other is powerful stuff. Not everyone does it. Certainly not online, but also not in the real world. It can be easy to isolate ourselves and feel like we don’t want or need help. But I fully believe that to achieve all that we want to as individuals and as a society, we’re going to need to do it together. There are many ways to do it, and blogging is just one way of sharing stories and relating to one another.
― Ruth Reichl
― Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead
(pg. 63, “Racism and the Economy”)”
― Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays
― Rachel Naomi Remen
― Gustavo Gutiérrez, A Theology of Liberation