End of a Diary.

When I was first requested to start a blog diary for my sport training, I had no problem adding here to A Turquoise Lining. My first thought: It will make things easier to keep up to date. And while this was true at the start, my little corner of the internet feels 100% dedicated to CrossFit -- and I kind of didn't like it. I dream of this space being an expressive outlet for me, a place to let out those random confessions and quirky thoughts. I also think of it as a way to connect with others and inspire them to live amazing, powerful lives. In the future, it would be amazing to connect my coaching business here. With my CF Diary on here, I felt it was taking away from the authentic feel I wanted. Yes, CrossFit is a big part of my life. A huge part, as I just accepted an invite to our comp class. And I wouldn't change that for anything. I believe things happen for a reason in our lives, and at the right time for our lives as well.

But after meeting with Coach Ryan a month or so ago to talk goals (not just gym-related - it was all-encompassing), I spoke of my blog as being a pastime, a hobby to hold outside of my gym life. And by mixing the two, it has led to a little unhappiness with how A Turquoise Lining has developed over its short existence. As of August 16, that was my last update for the CrossFit Diary -- the era of keeping it on here? Done. I am committing to using my WOD book, and may just start another notebook to track how WODs feel and my sleep/nutrition for the day. If we still need to have a live blog, I'll find a resolution once the conversation happens.

Wowza - glad I got that off my chest.

Sometimes you don't realize what you are holding in until you let your fingers take over and the words form on the screen. I noticed in the past few weeks my inspiration and desire to write was gone. You may have recognized my creative presence as I slipped into a bit of a hiatus. And I didn't like it. But at the same time, I was confused on how to get out of it. I was even more confused about why ATL wasn't inspiring me like the day I bought the domain. As I thought more and more of the direction this blog was going, the light bulb went on - I knew it was because I was putting all of my blogging energy into the CrossFit Diary; there was no room for me to document and share my creative thoughts.

Let's document that being the easiest and most obvious "a-ha" moment of the year. Along with figuring out my lack of focus during lifts was throwing me all off.

So I'm back. *inserts hallelujah hands emoji*

And more focused on giving to this space as much as I can; I mean, two posts already this week, and this being a third? Totally killing it. As I always hope to post multiple times a week, I'm going to start my post quota low at one post per week. More than one in a week? We'll just call those extras bonus posts. And as time goes on, and I get in the swing of making sure one post goes up, we might up the quota to two. It is all about the progress, right? The good news - linking up with Amanda's ToL on Thursdays will always be a good catch if I haven't had time to draft a post. Since the content = ramblings, it makes it easy to just let the mind go. BUT, I want to challenge myself, so my hope is to head in to the draft folder and get some of my ideas, thoughts and feelings published.

Again, thank you to those who have taken the time to follow (especially those 7 special souls on Bloglovin'!) me through my blogging journey. No one ever said it was going to be easy, but they also never tell you how much of an impact it can have on your life.

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Preach it, Amy. 

What is the last "a-ha" moment you had?