Welcome to Superhero Living!
I’m so glad you’re here. This has been a pet baby project of mine for over two years, and I’m so excited to show it off to the world now.
Here’s what to expect:
This is a lifestyle and wellness blog. Topics will be pretty broad, but will include things like:
- Health and fitness
- How to get more out of your day and your life
- Crafting/sewing tutorials and projects
- Adorable dog photos (because I’m obsessed)
Yes, really, I’ve had the idea for this blog in the back of my head for years. This isn’t even its first iteration. So why am I launching it now?
Well, I’m glad you asked.
First of all, I have time. For the first time in my adult life, I have some extra time on my hands to get this thing off the ground and rolling. Secondly, I am feeling more and more like I’m being pulled in this direction. Third, I am starting to do some wellness coaching and this is another obvious outlet for that. I’m also increasing my personal brand on the internet and want to be able to boost this at the same time. Finally, and this one is perhaps the most important reason: because I want to. And I’m ready to. And I think both of these things are super important.
Why Superhero living?
That’s a long story. It starts in the summer of 2015. After a long haul in the emotional and self esteem department, by Summer of 2015 I was feeling really good. I’d lost a lot of weight again (I’ll tell that whole story at some point, but not today), and I was looking for good ways to really get strong, particularly in my upper body. At the same time, I’d become fascinated by all the superhero stuff in our culture right now: tv shows, movies, etc. I decided, more as a game for myself than anything, to become a superhero. It just kind of spiraled from there.
In September of 2015, I joined a boxing gym. It fulfilled two things I was looking for: It is an AWESOME upperbody workout (although, really, it’s a total body powerhouse), and also, it makes me feel like a superhero to go to class. I’ve said on multiple occasions that I feel like if I’m going to protect my city, I need to learn how to throw a punch.
The lifestyle part of it developed from there. I found a group of images on Tumblr that made me really examine how our superheroes might live in between episodes. Well, they probably eat food that helps them fuel their training. They develop their minds. They try (and fail sometimes) to maintain good relationships. They do the right thing. Well, great, I can do that.
But somewhere along the line, it became more than that. When I’m practicing my Superhero Living, I feel empowered. I walk a little taller, laugh a little louder, work a little harder. I focus better. I look at life as an adventure and I want that. I want to live that way. I want to live a life that’s full and rich with experiences. I want to have stories to tell. I want to kick butt and take names in my career, at the gym, at home. Superhero Living gives me the confidence I was so badly searching for outside of myself. When I’m a superhero, I can do anything. And it’s just a state of mind.
In my full time life, I’m a costume designer. Clothes are a huge part of who I am. But I don’t need a mask and a cape to be my best self. I don’t need tights and body armor. But putting on my smile and my favorite jeans has a similar effect. Suddenly, I feel absolutely unstoppable.
And I want that for you, too. So it may seem silly or childish to say we’re practicing Superhero Living. I’m ok with that. Because the truth of it is, it’s so much more than dress up and crime fighting. It’s learning how to be your best self.
I’m working on it, every day. I’m far from perfect, but I’m getting better all the time.
I hope you want to work on it too.
Superhero Action of the day: follow my social media accounts! I’m charisweible on Instagram, Superhero Living on Facebook and @charisweible on Twitter.