“Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all” – Helen Keller
When I think about how I got to this point, it is incredibly overwhelming. One tiny change and my life could have taken a completely different turn. Yet, here I am, a mom of four children living out west thousands of miles from my childhood home in Georgia and married to a man who grew up in a small reservation town in Montana. The fact that we even met is something that only a higher being had a hand in making happen and an adventure in itself. But, that is a different story for a different day. I imagine all of our lives are like this if we take the time to reflect on where we are now and all of the events, experiences and adventures that led to us getting here. So, here we go. It’s time for my next daring adventure - my blog. I am excited to share with you “all the things” – ha! No, really, all the things I have learned and continue to learn in regards to health, beauty, travel and life. But, I have to admit that I’m also scared. It’s scary – putting yourself out there. Taking a risk. What if what I say is wrong? What if I am embarrassed of my words later? After all, there are way better writers and way healthier mamas and thousands of other bloggers out there. Why would anyone listen to me? These are the questions that have circled in my mind for the last 10 years – since I first started thinking of blogging. In a way, creating this blog is cathartic – writing has been a part of my life for sometime now. I even have a master’s degree in journalism. But, it is also kind of torturous, as I have long suffered from trying to make things perfect. This post alone has taken me much longer to write than it should have and I know I will find 5,000 things wrong with it once I post it. But, as I’ve gown older, taken a few risks and had a few daring adventures – all that have gotten me to this moment - I’ve just come to realize… who cares? There will always be better writers, better researchers, better whatevers, but there is only one me. There is only one of my voice, my beliefs, my intuitions, my experiences, my ridiculous Reagen stories – teehee. Only one my blog. And, what if what I have to say can help even one person? I think that alone is worth the risk. So, I will share all of this with you. I hope you will enjoy what I have to say and learning alongside me as we try to navigate this often toxic world. I hope you know that I know that we are all just doing the best that we can. That I know being perfect isn’t really an option – certainly not in terms of environmental toxins and it’s not likely here either. But, what I can do and you can do, instead, is get started. I will do one post at a time. You can read along and make one change at a time. Together, we can practice progress and stop striving for perfection. This is my focus when I give talks about lessening our exposures to environmental toxins and I expect my blog will be just like that, too. It’s important to start somewhere. It’s important to remember that even the smallest changes make a difference and they can all add up over time to make a huge impact. So, once again, here I go. My first step into the blogging world. Welcome to reagenlozar.com. I hope my posts –one by one- will add up over time to make a big giant ole impact!