You Come First

I want to write this post as an explanation for my absence.

For those of you who know me, it probably comes as a huge shock that I’m procrastinating and not following through with this blog. Emily? Not on top of things? Not doing everything a day early? What?

Well, really, it comes down to my priorities. This blog is very important to me. I feel as though I have a lot to say in regards to personal development, and I desperately want to share it with you all. However, I am currently abroad, studying a new language and pushing myself to my intellectual and emotional limits in many ways.

Now Chalene Johnson, a woman I admire in so many ways, is very adament about the importance of establishing your priorities and making sure all of your goals and actions are aligned with your priorities. If not, you’re going down the wrong path.

On the train ride to Córdoba, Spain, after traveling for a month before my study program, I thought long and hard about my priorities and wrote them out in a concrete way. I am going to share them with you right now:

  1. BE TRUE TO MYSELF and love myself exactly as I am.
  2. Always learn. Always grow.
  3. Help others be the best that they can be
  4. Be a support/light for others who are suffering.
I share these priorities with you to give you an explanation as to why I have been relatively absent here on this blog lately. Right now, I’m in a setting where I have the opportunity to learn so much… not only about a new language, new culture, new history… but also about aspects of myself that I didn’t know existed.
You see, although I am extremely passionate about helping others, I come first. And you should too! Never lose yourself in others for whatever reason.
Thus, right now, I am spending a lot of time working on priorities one and two, and unfortunately my blog is getting slightly neglected. But as you can see from my priorities list, I want to share with you the various personal development revelations that I’m coming across on this journey. They just may be sparse right now… and when I come home in December, I’ll just explode with a million. Don’t give up me just yet! 🙂

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