Wouldn’t it be nice to know the meaning behind our blog name? Just like you know the meaning behind your name?
Somebody asked me the other day, why The Breakthrough Lifestyle and I was like DITTO!! I will answer the question in writing so that in case anybody else is wondering, we can put that question to rest once and for all.
Obviously like every other thing you are passionate about, we had to brainstorm. I really don’t believe in acting on impulse or making random decisions.
If you must know actually, this idea (blogging) was conceived four years ago but It took four years of figuring out the ins and outs. Emotionally, mentally and psychologically. I wanted to be sure that it was a true desire. Not a random fad first and foremost then that I could handle the miscellaneous aspects that come with this. I had to make sure that I love writing, expression, empathy and all the other things I want this blog to represent.
Sometimes, you can be caught up in a feeling and mistake it for passion. Thus, I had to take my time with this. I believe it is better to be slow but sure. Four years later, there was the question of the name. When I felt like I was ready.
I don’t believe in naming things after myself. I have not had an easy life first of all. Second of all, my name might be attached to unseen aspects that I know nothing about and I don’t want that here. If you didn’t know, names are very powerful and so I had to pray about it.
Like for seven days, I was telling God to give me some wisdom on how to go about this. I just didn’t want this to be about myself and if you have been paying attention to details you will realize, apart from 20 random facts about me where I wanted you guys to know what really makes me tick, so that we can establish a common ground hopefully, the rest of the information concerns inspiring a downtrodden kindred spirit.
Anyway, seven days later, I could not come up with a name for the blog so I put the idea to rest and forgot about it. I was like maybe blogging is really a fad. A week or two later, two names came to mind and stuck with me like white on rice. Thereafter, I woke up one morning and I said to my brainstorming partner when I got my epiphany that I will call this blog “Indomitable Faith”. The name was not available as a domain.
Two seconds later I said “The Breakthrough Lifestyle“, the name was available and boomshakalaka! I got the name for us.
My intention with this blog is to inspire and encourage people to live a happy and fulfilling lifestyle irregardless of their current circumstances. To overcome obstacles by Faith through Faith. To make quality decisions concerning matters of the heart, mind, body and soul. I also wanted to share my views as a Christian living by grace through Faith. Explore my hobby for writing. Express my daily opinions and have my voice while having fun.
Furthermore, having worked for a good number of years in sales, I noticed my customers would open up to me about their personal challenges. In fact sometimes, I would feel burdened by their problems in the sense that it would affect my peace. Through the experience, I came to the conclusion that we are all going through the same challenges just maybe different details. I wanted to do something about it.
Additionally, I got another eureka moment. In my head everything seemed to be a break through. I mean, think about this; from conception, we begin the journey as a sperm that has to break through an egg. Afterwards, it matures and after nine months as a baby, we have to break through in to the world. When we get here, we have to break through processes as we mature and grow older. We break through puberty to adulthood. In adulthood, we break through growth experiences.
How we break through to achieve our breakthroughs is how I come in ladies and gentlemen. My experiences with breaking through to breakthroughs, both the ups and downs have equipped me with the ability to clearly explain most processes. I can participate in your growth and mine simultaneously. After all isn’t it about lifting each other?
The name made a lot of sense to me and I decided to roll with it. Now, I started to wonder what I was really passionate about. What topics I wanted to discuss. I then remembered a piece of advice I was given by a 74 year old Swedish gentleman during my sales experience. He said to me, if I want to know what I’m truly passionate about, I have to think about what I talk about often, complain about and like to do.
So, it was very easy for me to decide which lifestyle topics I wanted to pursue. Hence the categories: Faith, Health & Fitness, Style & Beauty, Relationships, Travel and personal opinions on random things. My mission is that, I want us (you and I) to make the best decisions in life that make us people of value and bring us close to God. I believe you can be a person of Faith, fun, elegance and substance altogether especially when you align your mind, body and soul.
The next question was how? How can we be mentally healthy, physically fit, spiritually seasoned, happy, valuable and look good while at it? How can I converge my passion, hobby and interests all in to one, to build a valuable community through this blog? What can be my contribution to the society so to speak? How can my weaknesses and strengths contribute to the betterment of my reader?
Well, I have been writing and we are down to 10 articles or more and you probably can see where this will go. I mean I am still gauging my compass. Meanwhile, I strongly believe that you are more than good cloths, shoes and make up. Moreover, after you eat, in one hour you will take a poop and be back to square one.
Due to that, I decided, this platform will inspire from the inside-out. I will tell you, you can have all the outward aspects of your life figured out but if your soul is not well fed and alive, it is all meaningless. Even though we will still talk about mascara and outfits. Boys and Netflix. Among other daily struggles.
I want the priorities to be set straight. I want us to make the best decisions. In every shape manner and form. Oh and for a bonus, I will write about my weight gain journey. So if you have a hard time gaining weight you can come here, we drink wine, cry together about how we eat too much and cannot gain weight then do the squats LOL! I mean jokes aside, I will share my weight gain solutions especially in the health and fitness sector.
Also, there is more in store for you. Things I can’t share with you for now but all I will say is join The Bee-Elle Fam through the side bar menu and lets do this thing called life together. You want to stay updated. One post at a time. For now, at least you know why mama named our baby The Breakthrough Lifestyle and you know how we got here.
What do you think about Mum’s decisions? Was this a good name? If it were you, what would you name this, given the content you have read so far? Have you been through this? The process of trying to find a name for “something”? What was it like?
Otherwise, stay tuned.
Everything else there is to know, you will know as long as you stick around and if the Lord wills.
Love you and thank you for reading.
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