It’s been a very long time since I’ve last written here. After getting a new website, Your Wellness Recipe, I thought I’d be scribbling here from time to time, but to be honest I couldn’t keep up with two blogs at the same time. So it is time for me to take some action and cut the ends.
What’s Going to Happen with Wellnessista?
After I cancel this subscription, it will go back to lanafit.wordpress.com – the place where it all starter over 5 years ago. I feel a little sad about it, but I don’t see another option. All the articles I’ve ever written here will be available at lanafit.wordpress.com as I have no plans to get rid of it.
Some of my best and most worthy articles will be republished on Your Wellness Recipe. They may get an update, too. So if you liked reading what I was writing, I really do hope you will visit yourwellnessrecipe.com and will become a regular guest there.
My articles and ramblings (although often different to what I post on my blog) are also available on Instagram under the name Wellnessista. I am not going to change that name because I truly like it, so Wellnessista will go on there on Instagram. I also invite you to give me a follow, if you have an Instagram account.
I also have a page on Facebook, also called Your Wellness Recipe. I will be honest and tell that I am not a fan of Facebook at all, but I have a few friends who can keep an eye on my blog only thanks to Facebook updates, so I share all of my blog posts there. I share them on Google + and Pinterest, too.
You can follow me on Pinterest, but be warned that I share a bunch of random stuff that interests me – from knitting, to minimalism to photography. My interests are really-really diverse.
News, Goals and Projects
I used to share my news and plans here, and I’ll do it once again, for the last time.
Those who followed me, probably know that I am all passionate about continuous self-development and learning. Funnily enough I hated studying back in the school days and even in college, which I attended too early. I was 16 when I graduated and went to college straight away only to realise later that it wasn’t my true calling. I am still grateful to have pursued interpreting because it opened many new doors for me and led me to my future husband and home, which in turn led me to more discoveries about myself.
Over a decade later, did I find my true calling? Yes and no. With the diversity of my interests and passion for learning I have studied nutrition, herbal medicine, a little about mental health and psychology. I have thought of pursuing medicine, psychology or dietetics. And I have learned one thing about myself – it is incredibly difficult to choose one path over another because I just love helping people, no matter how. Choosing to be one I wouldn’t be able to help in any other way. I don’t like feeling helpless. But at the same time, I am happy to help in any way I can, and as long as I am still helping people I am happy.
It was recently brought to my attention that I am a good listener. I don’t know why, but people tend to share their problems with me, they confide in me for some reason. Combining this with my desire to help people I decided to try life coaching. I thought I was well able to do it. I am still in my early days of studying as of now, but I sure love it. So watch out for an announcement on Your Wellness Recipe blog or my social media channels about life coaching. I will soon be offering FREE coaching sessions to a few lucky winners for a beta-testing of my coaching program. Who knows, it could be YOU!
Another project I am planning to launch is photography. Portrait photography has been my long-time passion but I’ve been too afraid to pursue it and have been taking only few clients here and there. I am going to put more time and effort in it now. At the moment I am revamping my old photo blog which currently resides at lanarainbow.wordpress.com. As soon as I come up with a nice domain name, it will get a new home, but I think this link will still work redirecting to the new one.
And finally, reviewing my goals that I have set over a year ago for 2017 and carried over to 2018, I can say that it’s been a hit and miss.
- Spending more time with family. This has worked. We do weekly coffee sessions, we try to take evening walks together whenever the weather permits. Recently, with the crazy heat wave we’ve been spending most of the evenings outside, playing soccer, badminton or Frisbee in our garden. Occasionally we’d have a movie night or a board game night. And when kids are in bed, my husband and I would watch ‘Friends’ over a hot cup of tea or a game of cards – something we’d done before we had our beautiful children.
- Minimizing my stuff had worked to a certain extent. I got rid of tons of things, but my home is far from the minimalist home I dream about. One of the reasons is that it is not only my home, but my family’s home. I don’t feel comfortable getting rid of my kids’ toys or things that do not solely belong to me. Having said that, I am still in the process of simplifying and minimizing. I’m just taking slow.
- Keeping this blog alive had worked for the first year. And then I had trouble moving it to a new web hosting and decided to start Your Wellness Recipe instead. So I somewhat failed this, in a sense.
- Being in tune with my body – I think I have mastered this. I eat intuitively, no labels, no rules. I am still the same shape and weight, but carefree. I don’t obsess over calories, macros or exercising. I do what I feel like, whenever I feel like it. And I am very aware of my body and what’s going on with it.
- Publishing a book. Epic fail. I still write when inspired. But my priorities have been different.
My new goals for the second half of 2018 include:
- Blog more. Because this is what I enjoy doing.
- Start coaching clients. Another thing I absolutely enjoy. It gives me great pleasure to help people get through their struggles and reach their goals. Per aspera ad astra.
- Explore minimalism even further. Like I said, I am not at the level I would like to be on, so my mission continues.
- Slow living. I recently stumbled upon the concept of slow living and I loved it. I have always believed that our modern lives are too rushed. We’re always onto something, busy bees making our honey which we don’t get to enjoy because there simply is no time. We need to slow down, urgently slow down and breathe. And start living, slowly, taking time for little pleasures. Life is too short to sprint through it.
- Enjoy the nature. This may as well be a part of slow living, but I’d write it separately. Once again, due to our rushed lifestyles we often forget that we were once part of the nature – this infinite wilderness with its own rules and clocks. To me, being out in the wild is probably the only way to really stop the time and just be. And this is what I want to do more of.
And I am afraid this is it for now.
The time has come.
Time to say Goodbye.
It’s been pleasure to be here. This was my start. The beginning of my self-discovery. And probably due to intermittent blogging that I was doing here for years I have discovered who I really am. This was the beginning of my all other beginnings. Thank you WordPress. Thank you lanafit.wordpress.com and Wellnessista.blog. And ultimately, my biggest and most sincere thank you is to You, my readers! May you all be blessed with health, happiness and love.
I hope to see you on my other blog.
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