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. Just 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 since the beginning 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.
In the last few years, I’ve traveled to 15 different countries, each leaving a lasting impression on my soul. There is something to learn from every new place on the earth. This blog may encompass some of my thoughts on the world 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.