Hi there, folks! My name is George Simon and I’m striving to celebrate self-care in every season.
I’m a 24 year-old Leo and a lover of the sweet and salty things in life. I dabble in administration and management and tend to be logged into nine different Google accounts at once. My pronouns are they/them or she/her and I identify as queer. I like walking, writing, traveling, music, drag, fashion, cooking, theatre, film, reading, trying new things, and being a dog-mom to a pup named Stella. I was raised in New York and am currently splitting my time between Harlem and Peekskill.
Why am I writing about self-care? Well, it all started from a place of true need. My world was changed in March 2018 when my fiancé cancelled our September wedding. We broke up and all of my future plans were scrapped. As someone who is a bit of a planner, this event shook me.
The days, weeks, months that followed were (and are) challenging. I felt lost, but soon realized that I alone had and have the power to heal and move forward. I particularly realized this while traveling to Paris a few days after the break-up happened.
Enter Self-Care Season. I started this blog in May 2018 to discover and write about various ways to practice self-care. Writing publicly is a vulnerable, therapeutic act, so putting together blog posts for this site is a self-care ritual for me. I’m also encouraged by the idea that my journey to explore all avenues of self-care could help someone else in need.
Self-care is physical, mental, and spiritual. It is highly individual. My personal favorite acts of self-care (aside from primary needs like hygiene) are solo travel, pampering myself with new beauty products, writing, exercise, organizing, cooking, and various methods of unwinding like meditation and reading. You’ll probably see more of those topics on my blog because I’m the primary writer, but this blog does aim to celebrate all forms of self-care.
Please note that any of my tips are suggestions and not professional, legal, or medical help. If you are struggling with mental health, trauma, abuse, or any other difficult situation, I strongly encourage you to seek help. Check out this post about finding a therapist for the first time and check out this page for some mental health resources. Reaching out for help can feel scary, but it is one of the most important acts of self-love you can do.
Thanks for stopping to learn a little bit more about the background of this site. You can learn more about me on my personal site.