Hey guys, I’m Cece! Welcome to Cece’s Voyage!
I am an educator, writer, mother, and a host of other roles. I started this blog in April 2018 when I was 32 and lost. Turning thirty was turning out to be a painful, confusing era of my life. The culmination of motherhood, wifehood, and adulthood had me struggling to find my identity and footing in life.
It all came to a head in the form of burnout and depression when I turned 31, which was also the tenth anniversary of my mother’s passing. After one of the worst years of my life, I needed a way to make sense of it all. I also wanted to share my journey and all the things I was learning along the way because, while I felt utterly alone through those years, I was aware that I was not the only one. At the time, I was consciously taking steps to put my life back together and create a life filled with joy.
The original tagline was “Journey to the Me in my Head” because the blog was about the reawakening of my inner self. Basically, I wanted to reawaken the awesome parts of my younger self, merge them with the good parts of my current self, and create Cece 2.0. Hence, Journey to the Me in my Head. Eventually, I learned that the road to the future can’t be paved by looking at the past. In the beginning, I was not trying to learn from my past self; I was trying to resurrect her with upgrades. I know better now.
The growth journey is sometimes painful for so many people and is often lonely. Even surrounded by friends, family, and coworkers, I felt alone for two years. Well…much of my life if I’m being honest. And I didn’t want anyone else to feel that way, so I was very open and honest about the process and my life.
This blog has become slightly less about my struggles and more about information sharing, still in my very candid way. All that means is that I am now very intentional about sharing insights instead of purposeless venting.
I believe my life’s purpose is to help people overcome adversity and thrive (hence the educator occupation). I want people to achieve their dreams, but more importantly, I want people to enjoy life as it is, no matter the stage, and live with inner peace. Times of reinvention and redefining are often the most tumultuous of our lives. I hope you will find something in this blog that will give you some inspiration and faith.
Everyone is a beautiful work in progress, but the growth journey can be a long, hard, lonely road. My ultimate goal is to build a community of voyagers so that no one feels they have to journey through reinvention alone.
Welcome! And thank you for sharing this phase of life with me.