Why Write a Blog?
Hi, Happy New Year 2019 and a big welcome to my first Blog.
Do I know what I’m doing? No not really.
Yes, certainly, I’ve created the blog because I do want to promote my business and I shall share, in my posts, my work and achievements as a massage and beauty therapist. However, I shall also share what I believe in and what I think about as a woman.
In Addition, I know that I have this urge to talk, explore, comment, share thoughts. Importantly I want to offer my opinion without fear. Why do I say that? I notice that I’m getting just a little bit cautious , anxious, and worried that by voicing my personal views I find I have to start vigorously defending them . I don’t like that. I find it very uncomfortable.
I don’t want to be uncomfortable I want feel free to be me.
Those who know me well know that, when necessary, I do contribute to conversation. I never consciously act or speak unkindly. I have a personal moral compass to guide me.
“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness”. Dalai Lama
It’s becoming clear to me that I am not alone in these thoughts.
What I’ve just said sounds very serious and I am serious about it but I’m also very aware that there needs to be a lighter side to all of this.
Why did I want to Blog?
I have been toying with the idea of writing a blog since early in 2018. The year offered a few personal issues which have actually led to quite a lot of enlightenment. I’m consciously shedding “things” that do not add value to my life and appreciating those that do.
In 2018 I ran my 1st marathon at the age of 61. It was others’ reactions to my achieving this that really got me thinking
Running the London Marathon gave me a sense of pride. I know that I gave a lot of time to my training and I was dedicated to achieving the fundraising goal of the charity https://www.onecauseuk.org/
fundraising goal. Very happily I escaped injury free. So many people said that I was an inspiration to them and this included my daughters. I was genuinely surprised the impact my achievement had on others.
I thought, a little tongue in cheek, that perhaps I could help other mature women with beautiful hearts embrace our 60’s. It’s possible that we’re only two thirds through our lives!
However, how was I going to do that though? I have trouble embracing social media, possibly because I don’t entirely understand it, but then when I do enter into that world I am sucked “right in”. Then I realise I have just read articles that added no value to my life and some that did. It got me thinking. bright why Maybe I can add value to others (or not).
My plan is that the woman in me will offer opinion based on my life experiences, observations and personal thoughts which have formed my beliefs and values.
The therapist in me will explain how I achieve results in my work. I’ll do that through experiences in my work with clients, learned knowledge, my training and professional articles.
Who am I ? I am a
- mother, daughter, friend, sister.
- massage and beauty therapist
I run, keep fit, travel and I shop too much
I am not perfect
Thank you, Bev
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