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introspection | why am I blogging?

Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.

I am all about introspection. I think that’s what life is about.  If you search this blog for “journey” you’ll probably find 100’s of hits b/c I talk about my journey through life all the time.  If you’re new here, I’ll tell you….I believe that life is a journey and it’s all about what you learn along the way. I am constantly learning, throughout every day. I ask questions. I love wise people. I read a lot. I learn from TV. I learn what I want to be and don’t want to be.  I try to be better.  I try not to screw up.  But I am human and I do and I LEARN from it.

Where am I going with this? I want to explain what I’ve been thinking lately…since that’s what a blog is, right?  I am trying to find out what this is [this blog, that is].  Why am I spending my time blogging?  What I do is so different than the typical “healthy living blog” and it got me thinking… I don’t give you as much of my day on my blog. Many health living blogs give you all of their meals for the day and a lot of what they do. I do not. I don’t feel my day-to-day life is that interesting.

I love the healthy living and fitness blogging community. It’s an AMAZING group of strong women!  I am enjoying meeting them, learning from them and being inspired by them.  This blog post is inspired by an email correspondence with Fit Green Goddess.  We were talking about why we blog and why we are in the business of helping people be fit and healthy…because it is truly our passion to share this information and help people!

The Bottom Line. I do not want fans. I do not want a fan club. I do not have this Facebook page to fuel myself, my insecurities or build my self esteem. I assure you, I do not.

I DO THIS BECAUSE I CARE.  I DO THIS TO SHARE.  TO TEACH. TO INSPIRE. TO GET INSPIRED. TO LEARN AND TO GROW.  Read the caption on the tea bag above. I want to spread the light to you so you will be the light and spread the light also! [I like to travel and live light too…that’s an ongoing struggle for me, but I’m working on it. Living lighter every day!]

I truly believe [I’ve said this 10 times] that most of America does not have the tools they need to succeed at weight loss because they simply do not have the information. I have spent hundreds, probably thousands of hours researching and learning and feel it’s my obligation to share this information!  I want women to feel like they can do anything! I want women to feel empowered to take life by the balls and get what they want out of life!

Anyway, just about every day I say to myself “why do I do this?” and then I remember. I am not trying to build thousands of readers so that I will feel good when I log in and see my “followers.” Instead, I want to log in and see a comment from someone that I taught them something or kept them inspired or helped them kick a bad habit.

So, what I do here is different. Is it different, good? I don’t know yet.  My blog has not reached that level of “success” yet. But do I want that kind of “success?”  I often tell my husband that I am already feeling “be careful what you wish for” because I am a member of some GREAT Facebook business pages but the ladies who run these sites must be on them all day every day. Do I want that?  Is that helping people?  I don’t know the answer yet.  [Which is part of the fun of life!]

My recent goal of building readers on my blog is to gain potential clients for my future business so that I can change their lives. 🙂  I can’t wait for that!  Maybe I will blog less when I have a group of FITori clients that I will be devoting my life to changing theirs.  Who knows.  Maybe my blog will be a breath of fresh air and JUST what the blogger world wants!  Who knows!  THE FUN OF LIFE IS NOT KNOWING WHAT WONDERFUL THINGS LIE AHEAD!!!

Why do you blog? Why do you read my blog?  What do you want to see here? What keeps you coming back?

Do I give enough of “myself” so that you feel like you “know” me?

tina - Tori,

Put your goals on paper. Get a Gratitude/ goal journal. Keep it next to your bed. ALWAYS right down your goals, thoughts and most important, things you are grateful for. Every morning look at your goals before you get out of bed. At night look at you journal again before you close your eyes. Before you know it, you will have achieved your goal of touching, educating, motivating and changing peoples lives for the better!
One day at a time….
I wish you much success….
Hugs from NY
Tina

sandi - okay i’ll admit i just skimmed this post…but i will answer your last question…YES!!! i feel like i know you way better than i ever would have thought. your journey has inspired me to try for my goal again (to be a Chief’s cheerleader) and i take a lot of your ideas to heart and have made big changes in my life. i keep thinking i should blog too b/c there may be someone out there who i can inspire with my story the way you have inspired so many people. i feel like i can truly call you a friend 😉

tori - @Sandi – you should definitely start a blog! I want to hear your “story” so that it’ll inspire me! Thanks, friend, for saying such sweet things!!! Thank you so much for the sweet comment! It means the world!

@Tina – Great ideas girl! thanks so much!!!

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