The Authentic She is a lifestyle blog for the modern, everyday woman in her twenties, fighting the battle of wanting to be the best she can be while still finding out who she is. TAS takes a light-hearted, uncensored look at life as a twentysomething and all the ups and downs that entails. You are invited to go through these experiences alongside TAS and learn how to thrive in this stage of life, making the most out of every situation and living life with more passion and happiness than you ever knew you had. Get ready to laugh, cry, reflect, learn, and grow with me, and brace yourself as you discover your own authenticity.
As a 22 year-old college student, I am in no means qualified or knowledgeable enough to have an expert opinion. To be honest, I feel weird writing about myself and even weirder publicly revealing myself on the web. But that’s not what my blog is about… It’s not about me, but about everyone out there who is in the same boat I am and who can relate to me. TAS is my way for recording, analyzing, and reflecting on my experiences, emotions, and adventures. And for those of you who can relate or are interested, I’m inviting you to go through this journey with me.
My ultimate goal for this project is to help someone. To offer content that readers can relate to, so they may feel like they’re not alone, and no matter who you are or what you do, we all make mistakes…we have in the past and you better believe we will in the future. I want readers to gain confidence and wisdom and learn not to take life too seriously. I want to help others learn through my experiences, so that when the unpredictable change brought on by this stage in our lives does occur, they are prepared, confident, and ready to embrace any situation.
Starting a blog has been something I’ve wanted to do for years now but never had the balls to actually publicize. I’d be lying if I said there aren’t several heinous blog attempts of mine floating around out there in cyber space somewhere…oh how I’ve grown. A couple months ago, right after the end of the volleyball chapter of my life, I gave myself an ultimatum…I was either going to buckle down, make the freaking blog, and publicize it, or call it quits and move on. And, well, what kind of person would I be if I didn’t live by the same advice and encouragement I preach to my friends time and time again – saying “why the hell not” and “do it so you don’t regret it”, so here we are…
So, I think this calls for a toast! First, for me, for growing a pair and accomplishing one of my major goals of creating my own content and publishing it for the world. Second, for you, staying on the site long enough to read this sentence…bless your hearts. Now, sit back, relax, fill up that glass of wine, and get all up in your feelings as we dig into all the messy, emotional, uncensored, real, best and worst parts of life as a twentysomething woman.