Sometimes I get stuck in my head. I don’t know what necessarily triggers it, but sometimes I can’t turn off my thoughts. I start thinking I’m not good enough, that I haven’t done anything amazing with my life, that I’m not good at anything. And, the one thing I’ve learned when I start feeling like this is that I need to get out of my head, and I need to talk about how I’m feeling. And luckily, I have an amazing husband who can always offer me a different view, a different way of looking at things.
Last night when I was telling him how I felt, he said that I’ve done so much to be proud of and am so good at so many things. But, I told him, I don’t see it. So, he gave me an example. He said to me to look at my blog, and all the people that read it, and find what I say interesting or helpful in some way. I told him anyone can write, but he told me that what I’m saying, what I write about, connects to people. And this made me think about my blogging, which is another tool I use to get out of my head.
They always say there should be a reason behind why you do something. You should have a “Why”. So, I thought today I would explain my why. Why I blog. Why I started this blog.First off, I never expected anyone would actually read my blog, and I am truly amazed by how many people have connected with what I have had to say. When my husband pointed that out to me, it really put it in perspective. I do something everyday that connects with people. And I think that’s awesome. But mostly, I blog for me.
My blog started back in June. I was feeling a little down, and I was thinking about how much my life has changed all because I sought help for my eating disorder. I thought about how far I had come, how much I had learned, and am still learning. I started jotting down ideas and jokingly told my husband I should write a book. He turned to me and said “You should write a blog.” I kind of laughed, but said ok that made sense. And that’s how my blog came about.
Once I decided to start my blog, I had to come up with a name. I knew what I wanted my blog to be about, but had no clue what to call it. My husband and I were throwing back and forth different names, and all of a sudden I started laughing. “Let’s call it M.U.D.” I said, “Except M.U.D. will stand for Mindful Unique Decisions.” Mud in general is very symbolic between us, and M.U.D. for a blog name made sense.
My husband is an earth sign and I am a water sign. My husband always says together we are mud. But also, mud holds things together, it’s a building block, it’s strong. Just like we are together. I wanted my blog to be a lifestyle blog about how my husband and I live and mud as a name made sense because it symbolizes the two of us. But, somehow it hit me that M.U.D. could also be acronym for something even deeper: Mindful Unique Decisions which is how my husband and I live everyday. Ever since I got help for my eating disorder, our life has been shaped by living everyday with Mindful Unique Decisions that further us on our journey and on our path. Our life now is night and day from what it used to be. M.U.D. was the perfect name for my blog.
So that’s some background on how this blog came to be. But why do I blog? What motivates me? Three years ago when I got help for my eating disorder I started learning so much about nutrition. It’s literally become a passion of mine. I started to open my mind, expand my thinking, and look at the world and food differently. I started researching, learning, and embracing healthy living, but more than just that, as my husband and I learned more and more things we realized how much we want to go back to a simpler way of living. We wanted to go back to when you made things by hand. When you knew where not just your food came from, but where everything came from. We realized just how much we wanted to live of the land and revert to the way our grandparents and great-grandparents lived. We wanted to go back to when there were no GMOs, when food was fresh, when soap was made by hand. When things were real.
Over the past three years we have both learned so much, and we are constantly learning and expanding our thinking. We are constantly exploring and finding new ways to do things. And in doing this, I realized that together we were literally living a journey. Everything we did was different. Everything we did improved our health. Every decision we made propelled us forward. And I wanted to share this journey. I wanted to share stories, recipes, advice, products reviews of items we use everyday, different ways of living, nutrition, mental health. And maybe raise awareness about issues that are important to me.
And I thought if one person reads it that’s awesome, but ultimately I was doing it for my husband and I. To record our journey. It was another way for me to get out of my head. To express myself. And I truly think it’s amazing how far My M.U.D. Life has come in such a short time.
I truly think that if just one person reads something I’ve written, and gotten something out of it in someway, even if it’s just thinking of something a little differently than they have before, or even they find a story funny, or whatever… I have changed their life in one small way. And maybe that one small seed that was planted will help that one person on their own journey.
M.U.D. is how I live. Mud is my husband and I. M.U.D. is about living with Mindful Unique Decisions knowing that somehow you are connected to a bigger world and every little thing you do either propels you forward or backward. The choice is up to you.
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