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Thank you all so much!
Sometimes you need a fresh start.
And that’s okay.
Welcome to A Turquoise Lining, my new corner of the internet.
As I have attempted to simplify my life and fill each day with positivity and joy, I felt myself growing away from Ramblings of Change. I had a strong desire to start fresh. I wanted to remake my place in this community to what I have always dreamed it of being. RoC continually felt like the foundation was cracking. As much as I tried to fix the cracks, it just never felt…right.
But this does. And honestly, it has been a long process.
At the start of 2015, I wanted a new blog. RoC honestly didn’t feel like me in any way. And that meant I had little to no motivation to post on it. It wasn’t because I had writer’s block, or no ideas; it felt like I wasn’t holding true to why I had started RoC.
When I found the blogging world, healthy living blogs drew me in, and I’ll always be grateful for that. They helped me heal from disordered eating and opened my mind to a new kind of healthy. I was convinced RoC was my ‘forever’ place in the blogging world – talking about workouts, what I was eating and all other random thoughts about healthy living. This is still a huge part of my life, but it isn’t all that matters. So yes, I’ll talk about CrossFit here and there, as well as my journey on finding the right way to fuel my body. But that won’t be everything. This is only the beginning.
My heart is so grateful I have an opportunity to start fresh; that A Turquoise Lining can be my fresh start.
Why the name?
Silver Linings Playbook changed my way of thinking. I know it sounds a little kooky, but it helped me find a way of living with anxiety & depression. I never knew it could be as simple as finding the silver lining, or as Bradley Cooper would say, reaching the place of excelsior in life. It hit home, and still does. I could watch SLP every day and still wouldn’t get sick of it.
And why the turquoise?
If you didn’t know already, teal is my jam (no really, I have custom Nano’s that are 95% teal). As I was brainstorming names with my best, Laura, I liked the idea of something about a silver lining…but I just couldn’t get the wording right. When she suggested switching out silver with turquoise – I knew that was it. I was immediately in love. It had a ring of simplicity, yet it was still unique to me; turquoise felt more elegant than teal, and I loved that. Most importantly, it allowed me to blog about anything — because there is always a turquoise lining, even on the darkest of days.
So thank you. I’m so excited for the journey ahead!
I’m Kelsey. A twenty-something living in Duluth MN, who wouldn’t be sane without CrossFit and living a life where all she wants to do is inspire others. Oh, and I just chopped off about 4 inches of my hair. #inspiredbyjlaw #soIstartedanewblog
Remember Ramblings of Change? I’ll get to that (eventually).
And if you don’t, no worries; you’ll hear the story soon enough.
I’m finding it weird while I always seem to have posts in mind, and things to say to your beautiful faces, writing the first post is hard. It is hard to put into a few hundred words who you are and why you are here; why you want a place in this amazing blogging community. The first blogs I read, I couldn’t believe this world existed. I wondered why it had taken so long to find it. This blog world we live in changed me, and continues to change me every day. I learn so much about the human race from simple blog posts, and learn a little more about who I am.
And for that – I am grateful. I’m overjoyed that I can take a huge jump and start anew. So why A Turquoise Lining?
I’m a big believer in positivity and finding joy in the smallest things in life. I’m one to take the hard times and try to find the meaning they hold, or why they will end up making me stronger. I believe everything happens to us because it helps us become the best ( and better) version of our past self. Our past builds the foundation to our present and future selves–something we aren’t always that grateful for.
While you may know them as Silver Linings, I find mine Turquoise – because we all have unique journeys through this life and I see mine through shades of turquoise, teal and mint (obviously indecisive about my favorite color).
We are given paths in this beautiful life that we have to make the best of. And ultimately, they mold us into who we’ve always imagined ourselves as becoming.
So why not plaster a little color along the way?