this is the start

This blog has been a long time coming. For over a year, my friends and colleagues have been encouraging me to write a blog; to share stories of solo travel, pursuing big goals, and the crazy adventures I get up to. Try as I might, it just never felt right. I'd sit down to write and just stare at the empty page. I kept thinking, "who am I to write about anything?" "What do I have to share that is important?" Trust me, in person I love sharing stories. In person I have no problems expressing thoughts and ideas. When it comes to writing, well, let's just say it is not my medium. 

There is something I have wanted to share for a long time. As long as I can remember, I would hear about problems in the world, passionately want to help, and easily feel overwhelmed and defeated. I would think to myself "I'm just one person, what can I do?" Lately I've started to believe that in fact, one person can and does make a difference. We all have the ability. We don't have to be those world famous leaders and fighters (who, by the way, were normal people too). We have to make a choice, take actions. Bit by bit, we do our share, and in doing so we are part of the solution. Perhaps, if we are very lucky, those actions will inspire others, and BAM, more people are fighting for solutions and we have made a difference. 

I have daydreamed about a platform to share the people, ideas, and actions that inspire me. Stories that are powerful. People who prove that we each have the ability to make a difference. Today marks the start of that platform. This will be my space to share the stories of people who are catalysts in their communities, and affecting change in the world. Each week this space will have a new video, story, interview, or yoga class to share with you.

Check back on Monday for the first hit of weekly inspiration.

elena x

*footnote*

Often moving back and forth between the US and the UK has left my accent and spelling a bit confused, to say the least. In blog posts I may spell the same word differently, example: US "practice," "center," "color," vs. UK "practise," "centre," "colour," So if it looks not quite right, hopefully I just went British or American all of the sudden. There's still a good chance I've made a typo- but please give this transatlantically-confused person the benefit of the doubt. As for the audio recordings, depending on who I'm speaking to and which side of the ocean I'm on my accent may get a bit "Amer-itish" 

Oh, and in case you didn't know, the "x" after my name is the UK equivalent to "xo"  ;-)