A Thousand Threads is a wedding and lifestyle blog, but at its core, it’s really just about me (I’m selfish that way). I share the things I love and the things I do… but there are a couple of big pieces of me that I usually leave out.
The first is my political side, because honestly, I get plenty of that at work. I came to blogging to have a chance to write about the other things, and to learn about how to write about the other things. So, for now at least, I’m keeping those two apart.
The second is my love of running. But, to tell you the truth, I’m really not sure why I’ve left this one out. It’s a huge part of my life. Waking up early (forcing myself out of bed), training a little longer, running a little faster… chasing a distant goal. I love the stuff like crazy… but for some reason I’m not sharing it with all of you.
The thing is that, until now, I haven’t quite felt that it fit. But when I think about it, a part of that feels so wrong.
It feels wrong because even though this is a blog about weddings and fashion and food… loving those things doesn’t automatically negate the rest. But, as a rule… it does. It’s so rare that we let the two mix.
I would love to know more about my favorite lifestyle bloggers’ other interests. I’m sure there are a few that would surprise me! I’m so inspired by the perfect little families, the beautiful homes, the gorgeous clothes… but what do they do when they just want to let it all go… to slip away and de-stress? It’s not quite the things I’m afraid to tell you – it’s more like the things I just… don’t.
But why doesn’t it fit? After all, it’s me. If I had the option to do nothing else, I would run and bake, run and bake… write it all down and then start all over again. (I might have a horse too, but that’s a given — one of these days I promise I’ll tell you all about my rodeo queen past.) There is nothing else in the world that I love to do more than those things. They are the moments that feed my soul.
So here I go. I’m going to start to share. It’s probably a more personal part of me than I’ve shown in the past, because running really is my escape… my chance to clear my brain, to block out the noise and just go… it’s the place where I’ve found the answers to my most pressing questions, and the inspiration for my favorite plans. It’s not just a running thing… but it is my thing.
It’s the thing that works for me.
So what about you? Do you have something you do to escape and de-stress? Is it something I would guess, or is it way out of left field? We all have something.
Photo from my very first marathon in Philly.