Things are about to get really, truly, whole-new-level-like phenomenal around here.
However, we’ve known one another for a while, and we’ve become accustomed to how things are when we hang out – I write stuff, usually about myself, and you read it, pausing on occasion to share it with your friends or let me know what you think.
We’ve had a happy (almost) four years together.Â
And, as with many friendships, when one of us starts to change a little and stretch our metaphorical wings, there is a momentary disturbance in the air between us:
What if she forgets all about me? Am I not important to her anymore? What if I don’t fit into her new life? Where will I go? What if I hate this new person that she’s becoming? What if it turns out that she’s not who I thought she was, after all?
You guys – I’m changing. And growing. At an almost alarming clip. It is exciting, and terrifying, simultaneously.
I’m typicallyÂ not one for change.Â
And yet, I’m finding myself vaulting forward, compelled by the excitement and inspiration that I had been holding tight + under wraps for several years. Compelled by that which I could no longer ignore – the deep, soul-felt desire to create a life as nurturing + bright + soul-fed as I could possibly imagine for myself. A life that would sustain me + my family. A life that would allow me to deepen + unfold as I became more and moreÂ who I already am.Â
These are the facts:
- As of next week I am packing us up lovingly and moving us to a brand new home, MaraGlatzel.com – a place with a lush color palette, beautiful photos, whole-hearted offerings, and a shop to house our sacred texts.
- I have been anÂ extreme newsletter flakeÂ in the past. It’s true. I know it + own it. That said, the new list that I have created is phenomenal on every single level + I cannot help but be giddy sharing it with you. Get in on all the fun: here.
- I never, in a million years, expected to like coaching as much as I do, and I just think that my clients right now are UNBELIEVABLE. If you didn’t know that I opened a coaching practice – check it out here. It is a straight up perfect job for me + it might a perfect fit for you too.
- I wrote a book, Body Loving Homework: Creative Prompts for Cultivating Self-Love, and it is already receiving a ton of advance love + praise. It hits the stands next week, I know you’re going to love it as much as I do.Â Pssst: if you get on the aforementioned hot list, a sneaky little discount code is going out to my list peeps again tomorrow morning, along with the real truth about how and why I decided that I needed to take this step. Double. Win.Â
Now, I know that I’m shaking things up a bit here – new home, new job description, new stuff – but I want to assure you that this is a seriously good track for me. I wake up feeling excited to log on and chat with all of you, and I have the time and space to create things that feelÂ really freaking good to create.
I also know that though you have loved and supported me over the years – you mightÂ just not be that into this new Mara. You might wish that I stuck with writing exclusively about body image + blogging for free.
However, I am no longer the girl I was in 2008. I’ve got big, big dreams + the work that I’ve done on myself over the past couple of years has granted me the confidence to take some huge, rewarding steps towards putting those dreams into action.Â
I am still going to write about body image, though not exclusively, and I will keep up massively fresh content on the site for your perusing pleasure. There will still be several posts a week + the Sunday link round up, Body Loving Blogosphere.
But there is also going to beÂ so much more.Â
Â I want you to know how much I love you. You’ve been here with me during so much of my life: falling in love with C, moving to Puerto Rico (twice), Swine Flu, going back to get my masters, struggling with my emotional eating, getting married, and launching a heart-led business. I am unbelievably grateful for all of your emails, comments, and sharing.
You are the best part of my day.
It is because I know in my heart thatÂ I want to spend more time with you, that I gathered the courage to take this step.
I hope that you come along for the ride, because I am quite certain the best has yet to come.
If you have any questions, concerns, ideas for products or programs that you’d like to see created, or ways that our community can sky-rocket to the next level,Â I’d love to hear from you. Hit me up in the comments or shoot me an email.Â
Thank you thank you thank you.
I could not be more excited.