The Birth of Broccoliddy

Welcome back, my friends! If you are reading this, you most likely just saw that on social media (Facebook and/or Instagram) that the blog is finally named! Where did I come up with the name Broccoliddy, you ask? And...why?? Easy answer. Along with a board of my peers, we created an algorithm to combine my name and the most delicious, amazing food on the planet. Buh-BAM. The perfect name for the blog has been birthed!

So I wanted to talk about a few things in this post regarding starting a blog in the first place and how introversion almost kept this one from ever coming to fruition. This isn't really along the lines of what I normally write about, but I promise there is a big picture here. I'd like to take this moment to share the fact that it is utterly terrifying to publicly come out about the things in your life that you are truly, DEEPLY passionate about. Sometimes, the things we are into kind of makes us look like a freak to the outside world and that is not something that any of us willingly wants to confront. The only people who just do not give a flying EFF about putting their views on the world out there are either sociopaths or have put their feet to the fire and took the giant leap in shouting it out to the universe.

If you have been following along with me in the past, you will see that there is a trend we're all of my topics kind of have to do with wellbeing, yoga, meditation, self-actualization, nutrition, compassion, veganism, giving back, loving yourself (i.e. hippie stuff). I believe that we have all been put on this planet to manifest our dreams and to share our passions with the community and mine is one of giving back by spreading love to everyone that I come in contact with. No biggie. I think sometimes when people think about giving back to their community it seems like a super daunting task that makes is pretty much sucking up your own resources and time, and do we even have enough of those things for ourselves?! I mean... where do you even start? Donating all of your money to charity? Dropping your job and joining the Peace Corps? Giving away all of your clothing to Goodwill? Don't get me wrong, those are great options! But if you are willing to take the plunge and spread your message, you never know who that could reach and how many lives you can change just by getting uncomfortable... and that is a gift that costs nothing. This may sound really cliche and may sound like something you heard way back when from Mister Rogers or your mom, but I found that some of the gestures that go the farthest are an accumulation of the smallest ones that you can give on a daily basis.

I am going to keep this one short and sweet; just to remind you that we all have a lot to share with the world even if we don't know it yet. I can speak for myself when I say this, as I was always wondering with to do with my life and knowing that I want to make an impact... but how? Some of us know what our passions are at an early age, and some of us (like myself) have to connect the dots a bit and maybe go though years of trial and error to finally come to an answer.

How will you leave your imprint?