In 2013, I started a blog LaraMealor.com ~ Change you, change the world… just for the health of it.
It was a labor of love, created to blend my passion for humanity with my sales career in natural medicine. I shared natural health topics with my poetry and inspirational writing.
It was growing; my posts were getting a lot of views and shares, it was such an exciting time. There was a small drawback that kept needling at me. Who was I writing to, and why was I writing to them?
While the health topics served my clients and promoted the company I work with, it was not what inspired me. I became less and less creative. After a lot of consideration and soul searching, in May 2014, I closed the blog. Sigh.
I felt the loss, but I also felt relieved. It was time to let go of the parts of my life that kept me from being authentic. 2014 was a big year of letting go.
Now, three years later, I feel ready to move forward, refreshed and inspired and connected. The time I spent getting to know myself again was priceless. It helped me deepen my relationship with my husband and daughter, who are always my priority. It also gave me the confidence to try new things.
Over the past few years, I knew I still wanted to create an online presence, but what did I want to do? What do I want to offer, that would be of value to others? That was a little tricky for me since I am not a patient person.
A few things I have discovered…
~ I have a large capacity for social engagement. People intrigue me, baffle me, challenge me, and comfort me, which helps me become the best version of myself.
~ I need variety. Variety keeps my enthusiasm flowing. I thrive on excitement. LOL.
~ My mind can overwhelm me, I need a creative outlet to express myself through poetry, writing and especially photography.
So, it made sense to me to blend all of those things and create an online platform that I can share stories (blog) and photography through my monthly newsletter and social media. In essence, I am looking to unite my tribe. A tribe of creatives, with tender hearts with big ideas. Introverted extroverts who want to make a difference in the world but not lose their sense of family and small-town community connections. Entrepreneurs who want to create a life on their terms but in useful ways that always help others. Givers, receivers, and most of all visionaries. We see what others cannot.
There is no commitment necessary; I will be here when you need me if you are inspired to comment or share, please do. I love hearing from you. Let’s lead together ~ sharing our vision and hope through simple daily living. And maybe, just maybe we can have a lot of fun along the way.
See beauty ~ Be Beauty ~Live Beauty