Hey, remember me?

Life took over!

Hey, remember me? It has been a while since I wrote a post but I can honestly say that I’ve missed you terribly. I absolutely love blogging and missed the the process of creating and connecting with my online friends.You see, over 2 years ago I started this blog with big intentions and an open heart, but somehow, somewhere down the line, life took over and I got sidetracked, like seriously sidetracked.

Hey, remember me?

I feel like a total fraud! Yes, i said it. I have been hiding out and lying to myself because I’ve been gripped with fear. What is this fear you may ask? It’s the fear of rejection, the fear of allowing myself to be open, to be vulnerable and in the process opening myself up to being judged and criticised. The fear of not being good enough, and being rumbled as a fraud. I started writing this blog post around 4 months ago and I’m only just getting round to finishing it now.

Looking back.

I don’t know about you, but the time has flown by so quickly, and so much has happened I can hardly believe its been so long. I have spent many hours trying to figure out what makes me so afraid to put myself out there and I’ve come to the conclusion that the answer to that question doesn’t even matter anymore. That very question has actually served me as a perfect excuse to procrastinate and not get anything done, ok maybe that’s not totally true, I have done shit, I just haven’t blogged.

The title of this blog says..hey, remember me? So I thought I’d take this time to try and jog your memory and update you on what I’ve been up to and kind of set the course for where we go from here. The past couple of years have definitely been a whirlwind but in a good way. My family and i moved into a new home that I absolutely love, and of course that meant new school for the little man, and really a whole new environment and community. The move has been surprisingly smooth and we’ve taken to our home like ducks to water:).

Hey, remember me?

Hey, remember me?

My family:-)

Hey, remember me?

Hey, remember me?

We’ve done quite a bit of travelling and have had fun experiencing new cultures and seeing new places, it’s been so exciting to watch my son grow and enjoy travel as much as I do.

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Health issues.

The past several year really threw me a huge curveball in the health department, and that’s been a big part of why I have been missing in action. I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s and Hypothyrodism, my liver was underperforming and dealt with a cancer scare at the same time, (I will write a separate post on this).

As you can see, I haven’t been sitting on my bum doing nothing, life has been challenging me and really making me take stock of what’s going on around and within me. One thing I have come to realise and embrace is that all we have is now. I don’t say this to be a Debbie-downer or anything like that, just that sometimes we have to stop and really treasure each moment that we have, being honest with ourselves about where we are physically, emotionally and mentally is important.

Hey, remember me?

Moving on!

I have been thinking a lot about moving forward and how to do so with this blog, and I think it is time to take it back to basics. Sharing openly is really all i’ve ever wanted to do, and somehow I lost track of that. Putting way too much pressure on myself to produce something that is not in alignment with who I am has been my biggest mistake.

What does that mean for Amanda  Millie? Well, first and foremost I want to reconnect with YOU, I want to not only share my own journey as a (mother, a fitness junkie, travel addict, believer in self love and so much more). I also want to know about yours, interact with you and build a beautiful online relationship with you that is based on honesty, authenticity and vulnerability. Half the time I have no idea what I am doing to be doing to be honest, but I am intent on taking consistent action and growing/learning as I go.

Enough with all the mushy stuff already, Amanda *rolls eyes*, sometimes I down know when to stop. I am working on some exciting content for this blog, and though I wouldn’t call it a relaunch, i’d definitely call it a reintroduction. Amanda Millie (the blog) is all about life in all its entirety, having fun, travelling, going through the ups and the downs, getting fit both physically and emotionally, eating well and growing in personal relationships.

Hey, remember me?

Setting intentions!

One of the things I am working on, is having a set structure and trying to post at least once a week on here, being more proactive on creating content, and not being afraid to be ME. I am on a journey of healing my body and practising all that self love that I avidly preach to my friends on myself. My fitness journey is evolving from just wanting to be healthy and look great naked;-). I now have to be heathy to pretty much save my life. It is kind of the same thing if you ask me….it is all perspective right?

I am exploring a lot more of the holistic way of living and being very conscious of what I put in my body/eat.In a way, all my health problems have really actually woken me up to myself and i’m sure in time I will find a way to be grateful for them.

There we have it beautiful people, here’s to moving forward with purpose even when we don’t know the final destination. If you resonate with any part of this blog post, please do like it and share it with your friends. Until next time, love the life you’re living even when it’s throwing curveballs at you.

Amanda xoxo

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22 Comments

  1. Millie
    September 6, 2017 / 11:19 am

    Wha that’s real good and interesting you are really genius
    I did like it well done

    • September 22, 2017 / 2:51 pm

      Thank you mum:-)))) I love you.

  2. Patience
    September 6, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    I feel u …. I can only be me that’s what makes me unique. …. I’ve been wrestling with my talent and short changing myself by procrastinating about when to work hard to “perfect” it and showcase to the world. I’ve just made some moves to get help with that today… it’s about conquering fear! I feel that I did that today. I have sign s up for lessons to perfect my art!

    • September 22, 2017 / 2:50 pm

      Thats amazing Patience! I would love to hear some more about your talent. I hope you will be sharing soon;-) xxx

  3. Amelia
    September 6, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    Glad you’re back and ready to do amazing things! We all have set backs in life, but must remember to always pick ourselves back up and not dwell on the negatives (which all have hidden positives in some way or another) 🙂

    • September 22, 2017 / 2:49 pm

      Finding the positives in negative situations can certainly be challenging but totally worth it! xxx

  4. September 6, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    Good luck with moving forward with your intentions! Sometimes we just need to take a break to take stock of everything going on in our lives x

    • September 22, 2017 / 2:48 pm

      A litte time out to recharge and reconnect can’t be a bad thing right?

  5. September 6, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    Thanks for sharing your journey.. you’re not alone. As for your fears; just take off the gloves and take it to the streets!
    Hope to hear from you soon!

    • September 22, 2017 / 2:47 pm

      TAKE IT TO THE STREETS!!!! hahaha i love that. love you!

  6. September 6, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    What a great post and what a beautiful collection of photographs!

    • September 22, 2017 / 2:47 pm

      Thank you;-)

  7. September 6, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    I’m so sorry you have been having a rough time, but it looks like you are finally getting back on track. I look forward to reading more blog posts to come xx

    • September 22, 2017 / 2:46 pm

      Hi Tanya, thank you. I look forward to reading your posts as well. xoxo

  8. September 6, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    Welcome back to the world of blogging. It’s not always easy to churn out posts and one a week sounds achievable. Good luck hun x

    • September 22, 2017 / 2:45 pm

      Thank you Melanie, yes one a week definitely soundslike an achievable goal:-)

  9. Lynne Harper
    September 7, 2017 / 9:58 am

    Im so glad that your back, i think us bloggers do get a bit of stage fright and we pile far too much pressure on yourselves, hopefully with your mini break from the world of blogging your back and fresh and ready to start again, good luck lovely x

    • September 22, 2017 / 2:44 pm

      Hey Lynne, you’re so right about putting too much pressure on ourselves, I’m definitely working on being a little easier on myself. Thank you for the kind words:-)

  10. Zanele
    September 8, 2017 / 7:02 am

    Great post Mandy! I really love how open and honest you are…. thanks for especially talking about your health the attitude you’ve taken to “get your life back!” speaks volumes and resonates deeply with what I’m going through too… so thanks for being such an inspiration. I can’t wait to see more on here… X o

    • September 22, 2017 / 2:43 pm

      Your love, friendship and unwavering support keep me grounded and humble. Thank you for being the best a friend a girl could ever ask for.xxx

  11. September 8, 2017 / 7:57 am

    Sorry to hear you have been poorly and hope you are now on the mend. Welcome back to the wonderful world of blogging

    • September 22, 2017 / 2:41 pm

      Thank you Kara, I look forward to reading your posts.

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