Hola! I’m Cansu – a student of life, culture seeker, weightlifting addict, certified personal trainer, dog mom, and soon-to-be student of economics. I’m the writer behind this blog. My name, pronounced “jon-sue,” is a Turkish name that translates roughly to “life water” in English.
I started this blog to document my journey towards better health. Overtime, it started evolving into a space to share my personal growth beyond my physical aspects. As I am a living, breathing, and changing being, this blog is also an evolving entity of my experiences. Spending much of my time reading and thinking, I write a lot about the mental gains I’ve acquired over the years. Many of you who’ve been following me know that I started from a dark and complicated place. This blog features many of my feats towards the light. This post about dropping out of college is a good place to start.
In all honesty, the early stages of this blog were posts that I thought I needed to write to get views. Many of my older titles are click-bait. As I’ve grown, in 2018 I’m stepping away from click-bait articles that have been written a million times, and stepping towards raw human experience. Maybe this will cause me to lose followers, but I’ll be gaining a love for what I’m writing about. Think of my “lessons learned” posts as my diary entries for the public. After all, this is a place for me to write about how I am growing stronger, whether it’s mental or physical, with goals of inspiring you to grow as well.
While I do enjoy writing about physical training (read why you’re not losing weight here), lately I’ve been finding myself more in tune with global issues. This is partly due to our new political situation in the United States. I’ve lived in Europe for nearly three years, allowing me to put my county’s activities on the back burner. But as recent current events around the world have shined a new light on my country’s positioning, I realized that I can’t ignore the happenings of things I don’t agree with. I’ve also been to 15 different countries over the last year and a half, each leaving a lasting impression on my soul. This blog may encompass some of my thoughts on world events in the future.
So if you’ve made it this far, thank you. I don’t expect many people read “About” pages, making you a rare gem in the social world. The goal of this entire blog is to serve you, the reader, and to express my growth as a human being. I hope that my feats inspire you to grow stronger.