Hello! I’m Regan, a self-proclaimed average girl. Pronouncing my name is like Oaxaca. Not how you think it would be pronounced at all, that is. Instead its pronounced like President Reagan’s, instead of like vegan, which would make more sense. I do like “Reagan” better, though, so we’re sticking with it. A fun fact about President Reagan and I; we both like Star Wars, just different kinds.
I aspire to be a vegan, a gym junkie, a minimalist, a traveller, a quadra-cat owner, and an activist. The thing is, I am none of these things, and I am doing none of these things.
I’ve always felt like I was sub-par, but I could never get the “inspiration” to start all the projects I’d always dream about. What really held me back for a long time was my belief that an Almighty, life-changing wave of motivation would wash over me, forcing me to become who I’d always dreamt about being. It never happened. Why? Because you cant count on things like motivation to get you through life.
A little while ago, I was reading Mark Manson’s famous ‘The subtle art of not giving a fuck‘ (yes I included a link. Go read that book, damn it) and a one line really stuck out to me; ‘Action isn’t just the effect of motivation; it’s also the cause of it.’ A lot of moments in that book were “wow” moments for me, but that one especially hit me in the you-were-wrong-all-along button.
So here we are. I sat around with this project in my head for months. Blogging was an idea that stuck in my head when browsing Pinterest at my desk job became a chore. I kid you not. I didn’t think it could happen either. In the end I said to myself ‘you can be bored all day and avoid doing something you’ve wanted to do forever, or you can just do it” (insert Shia LaBeouf’s face here) I have to say that so far, I’m really enjoying the process.
A couple of things about me, then. One of my best features is my humor, I love cats and dogs, and I’m a vegetarian. I love to do my makeup, and am still learning and improving. I graduated in 2017, and I was not valedictorian (not by a long shot). My Mom inspires me; we have conversations for hours about anything and everything, and she has taught me so much. My favorite physical activities are kickboxing and snowboarding, long boarding and swimming.
About this blog
Documenting the Journey to becoming a better-than-average girl is what I wish to accomplish with this blog. It will be amazing to log the process from point A to B, to C all the way to Z. Having log of the cools things I’ve done and accomplished, to see how far I’ve come. I want to look back on that trip to japan I have yet to go on, or the first time I’ll be able to do a pull up.
I also love having a place to put my thoughts. My mom and I, as I’ve mentioned before, have had lots of talks where I went “does anyone else feel like this?” I feel as though you must be out there, just waiting for my three a.m. rants about everything and nothing.
I am also really interested in starting a blog, figuring out how to gain traction, monetize my blog and all that fun junk. It may not look like it, but there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes, so much so that I don’t even know where to start researching it all.
Succeeding in this project is really what I want; nurture it to see it grow and thrive. I’m making something that I’m proud of, and if I stick to it and make myself keep up with it, I’ll already be on my way to becoming more like the person I want to be.
I really hope you enjoy what you read, and I hope I inspire you to get to that project you’ve been sitting on forever. Remember: action breeds motivation, so do and the will to do will follow.