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  • Writer's pictureRachael Scarr

Quantum Leap of Faith

Updated: May 19, 2021

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I am sitting here at my childhood homework desk, contemplating starting a blog. It’s been eleven weeks that I’ve been living with my parents - never thought I’d be able to say that as a 28 year old. But here we are. There’s a lot of things right now I bet we wouldn’t normally find ourselves saying or doing…but, here we are. What a time to be alive. If a global pandemic doesn’t make you grateful for your health and your loved ones, I don’t know what will.

I’m not sure what it is I want to convey to the world, but I’ve been inspired to share something. I am currently in week seven of The Artist’s Way and if you haven’t done it yet, I highly recommend. Everyone that does it highly recommends. But the truth is, until you are in the exact right place to do it, to take on the challenge and time commitment, to search deep within, you won’t. It won’t happen until it’s supposed to. So just let this be a little nugget, a little seed planted, that one day will turn into your own full-fledged thought - “hey, I think I want to try that Artist’s Way thing…I’ve heard it’s supposed to be good.” At least that’s how it happened for me.

But I’m not on here to hard-sell The Artist’s Way. I bring it up because it is the main source that has inspired me to write this blog. I don’t know how long this will last, or if I’ll even publish it. Hell, do people even read anymore? I am doing this to put thoughts to paper. To express myself. To journal my life and my experiences. To get out of my head and push past my perfectionism. If we’re always scared of doing things perfectly, we’ll never accomplish anything at all. Man, don’t I know that feeling! I do not know the first thing about the blogging community, about all the tips and tricks, the ins and outs - but it doesn’t matter. I know I like writing and I know I, occasionally, have something to say. This isn’t meant to fit into any type of community, it is for me, and my community.

So what do I say? What do I write about? Anything and everything - why not?! I am passionate about so many things - fitness, nutrition, cooking, theatre, beauty, tv shows, cocktails. Why not just make a compilation of all of that? What makes me me and what makes me tick. And if people want to follow along, great!

I’ve been playing around with my “branding” lately. (Don’t you both love and hate that concept at the same time? I do.) What is my brand? What do I say? What do I stand for? I’ve been trying so hard to incorporate my name into it, like so many clever people do, but my last name is a hard one…Scarr. It’s quite hard to make that seem like a positive thing. It often has so many negative connotations. I mean…Lion King. But what if we choose to turn it on its head? What if it becomes positive experiences? Positive marks left on our body, mind, and soul. Not only how do I leave my mark on the world, but how does the world leave its mark on me?

I foresee this blog (should I choose to continue with it and work through my procrastination, perfectionism and lack of motivation - man, those can be rough!) being one of both light-hearted and serious things. The epic and the mundane. But hopefully all of it is helpful. Or at least insightful to some degree. That would be my wish.

Hopefully you choose to follow along. To read my musings. To go on the journey with me. But if not, that’s fine too. Thanks at least for stopping by. I appreciate your time.

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