Happy Tuesday TORQUE babes! I hope you all are surviving the tundra…like all things in life, this is only temporary. Before we know it we will be complaining about how hot it is! But for now, it is cold, so grab your parkas (and hats and gloves) and bundle up! Today is a really special day for me. One year ago, this beautiful blog launched for the first time. I can still remember back to the beginning of this blog. It was a pipe dream that I had wanted to ask Summer about for a long time but thought it was silly. I was driving back to Penn State after my long winter break at home and just reflecting on how much TORQUE helped me prepare to go back to school with a good, strong mindset. I was talking to Summer and she gave me the courage I needed to pursue this dream. She said, “Caroline you need to write. Like really write. Like stories or something. Because people need to read it.” and there in that moment I jumped, I took a leap of faith, I held my breath and asked her if I could write a blog for the studio. I remember it being the longest couple of seconds and she said, “take this idea and run with it. I trust you.” I remember being so excited and inspired to get this thing started and to have someone fully believe and trust me, meant the world.
Like all things in life, you learn new things along the way. In the past year, this blog has taught me so much. I earned that words matter. They have an impact. And while we usually associate this with mean words, it is the same for positive ones. This blog has been fueled by positivity, love, and hope for a better tomorrow. I like to think that through all the love and support this blog has, it has made a positive impact on your lives. The second thing that I learned, is talents are meant to be used. I can remember back to picking my major in college. I always loved to write but didn’t think I could make a career out of it. but I knew I was good at it. I always wondered when my wiring would become a part of my life. Now that it has, I realized how important it is to use all my talents. No matter what you are good at, use it. If you can dance, do it. If you can sing, do it. If you can bake, do it. If you can do anything, do it. Because talents are given to us to change the world and make it a better place. Embrace all the things that make you, you. Not just the one thing that you do from 9-5. Let yourself and all that you are shine, the worlds needs more of that. And finally, the thing that I learned and am reminded of every single time I write a blog, this family that we have built is truly the strongest, most supportive family on earth. None of us are blood (well some), but we love just the same, if not more. There are few things comparable to the support you find inside the walls of the studio and inside the hearts of all of you.
I can’t begin to express how grateful I am to have this opportunity to write and to share my thoughts with all of you. It is truly an honor to share one of my talents in a way that helps people on their journey of life. There really is no way to describe what writing this blog does for me. I don't know I will ever be able to put it into words (the irony is too real) but just know that I am extremely grateful for all of you love and support this past year. Honestly, without you guys, this blog wouldn't be a thing. So thank you for reading, liking, sharing, commenting…thank you for all of it. I can’t say it enough.
Life is good. We are blessed. TORQUE is home. HAPPY ONE YEAR TRIBE TIMES!