I’m Cheyenne and welcome to Pretty Rounded! If you want to learn more about me personally, check out my About Me page. If you’re intrigued on the origin of this little ol’ blog then you, my friend, are in the right place.
For the past few years, I often had the nagging feeling that I was not “living my best life”. On paper, I was doing the things that I had grown up believing were the appropriate steps to take in life. I’d graduated college, gotten a full time 9-5er in an office a few months later (with benefits, PTO, higher than minimum wage pay–the whole deal), had a long term boyfriend, a step-son, a new car, and a roof over my head. As far as society’s check list went, I was KILLING IT! I’ll let you in on a little secret, though–I wasn’t happy.
I felt like my day to day life revolved around a job that I was very much indifferent to rather than growing as a person and spending my time on the things that ignited a fire within me. Day by day, I lost my joy. Even worse, I lost myself. As what I would consider a deeply creative thinker, my creative output had become the bare minimum; even nonexistent most days if I’m being completely honest. My spirit had taken a beating as a result.
I wondered every single day if I was crazy. I had some great things going for me, but this recipe for a perfect life that everyone had always seemed to be raving about had just fallen flat for me. I dreamt of days that weren’t spent looking forward to the evenings and weeks that weren’t spent looking forward to weekends that were gone in a flash. I longed for more adventure, windows, more time to be outside, creative projects, and to live instead of just exist.
No, I’m not here to tell you that I quit my job on a whim and then all of my wildest dreams came true in an Instagram worthy fashion. I’m still at my job, I still struggle with my mental health daily, and I still spend most days with my head in the clouds, but I am a work in progress.
This blog, for me, is an outlet for things that I love most; all the things that have sat dormant for far too long. It is my hope that it will ignite a spark in my life by having something tangible to put my efforts into and that by focusing on these things that bring me joy, I will be inspired to be the person that I want to be.
If you have a mind to do something different with your own life and have been at a crossroads, dreaming of the path least traveled, then I hope that this blog helps inspire you too.
Join me as I learn more, create more, travel more, write more, love more, smile more, and most importantly–live more.
And remember, even though we all may have some rough edges, we can learn to live a pretty rounded life.