Hi, my name is Chanelle Garcia
I started this blog because I wanted a creative outlet for my journey of re-inventing myself/life right before turning 30. I couldn’t find an influencer or a blog that I could relate to. I didn’t see anyone who looked like me (or lived like me) talking about the reality of trying to change your life for the better (especially for people in their late 20s or early 30s).
My story (in a very condensed version) is that 2021 was a really difficult year. I went through a serious breakup, lost family members due to covid, unexpectedly had a job change, and continued to feel disconnected from the world. I kept waiting for something good to happen to me or some magical moment that would make me feel better. I also felt really behind in life.
As a 29 year old woman, I began stressing about finding a partner and wanting to start a family (but also felt embarrassed because I wanted to come off as someone who didn’t care about those kinds of things. I wanted to be an independent badass haha). I also began really thinking about my career and my life. Was I where I wanted to be? Was I doing all that I could to be happy? Or was I just defaulting to comfortability?
I decided that instead of waiting, I would start living. Part of that was finally taking the chance to start a blog and put myself out there!
On social media, everything is so glamorous. I wanted to create a place of vulnerability, honesty and hopefully relatability. I’ve always liked writing. I’m trying to get more comfortable in front of the camera (I know the world is shifting towards more and more video consumption) but I continue to feel most at home with writing.
I enjoy sitting down, having time to write out my thoughts and make edits, and being free from the perils of needing to post something every hour to stay relevant. (But I’m also aware that social media provides so much reach and such great opportunity to connect!)
This blog is for anyone who feels a little behind in life, wants to change for the better or is truly looking for a fresh start. I really do believe that it’s never too late to begin moving towards what you want or who you want to be.
Thank you for reading my story and I hope that you’ll follow along as I begin moving towards more of what I want in 2022.