Who I Am? 

Hi there! Welcome to my blog Sailing In The Sun!

I’m Lexi Shaw, the writer and creator, and I’m a twenty year old Canadian girl on a big mission. At the age of eleven I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety, and symptoms began to appear when I was nine. Although there’s many other things I define myself by (like my love of cooking, books, and romance drama movies), anxiety is something I’ve lived with for over half my life. I’ve seen so many sides of it, watched the way it fluctuates and changes, which ultimately changed my life and who I am. With that said, I would like to state: Mental health isn’t stagnant; remember that (I’m saying that in a good way. Whatever struggle you’re dealing with, it will change over time, it just depends on how you tend to it). 🙂

Over the years, I’ve learned and grown so much from my anxiety and mental health experience, and now I want to help others improve the quality of their mental and emotional wellbeing by providing tips and information (because why live a life that’s less than satisfactory, when we’re all capable of living happy, content lives).

Here’s me back in November 2015 at the age of 18.


Is This Blog For You?

This blog is for people interested in advice on bettering their anxiety, healing the self, spirituality, self-love, self-care, and self-improvement. If I could sum up Sailing In The Sun in one word it would be wellbeing.

You can expect a supportive community who cheers you on while on your self-improvement journey of the mind, body, and soul, for striving to better yourself, and who want to see you do great, and be great.

If you love writers like Louise Hay, Deepak Chopra, and Eckhart Tolle, you’ll feel right at home here.

Some Random Nuggets (to get to know me on a more personal level):

~I love yoga and meditation, spirituality, painting and drawing, and classic novels like The Great Gatsby and Pride and Prejudice.

~I’m an introvert (hello any fellow introverts! And hello to reading books, staying home, and binge watching Stranger Things on Friday nights rather than going out).

~I grew up on 45 acres in the country, so I have a huge appreciation of nature (shout out to my abundance of vegetable plants I no longer have anymore room for).

~I’ve loved writing since forever (I wrote my first diary entry in 2004 at the age of 7). It’s my favourite form of communication as I can freely and easily communicate my thoughts and feelings – thoughts and feelings I may not so easily be able to communicate verbally. And they’re always accepted by the pages, never criticized nor judged.

Why The Name “Sailing In The Sun”

Essentially, for me, Sailing in the Sun didn’t just look like a chill name – it was a name I could feel. Imagining myself sailing on calm waters under the orange glow of the setting sun was and still feels revitalizing for me. It feels harmonious, tranquil, balancing, renewing, and enlightening. And that’s why I picked the name for my blog, because it’s more then just a name, it ‘s a feeling, and exactly what I want my blog to represent.

Why I Decided to Start a Blog

I always had a desire to start a blog for many reasons – I love writing, I love community, and I love connecting. But it was also because I want to share my story. I’ve dealt with anxiety from a pretty young age, and each year since then, my anxiety has fluctuated and shown me different shapes and forms of itself I’ve never experienced the previous years. With this constant change in my mental and emotional health, the experience I’ve had with it, along with the knowledge I’ve gained, I now want to share with others to build a community of like-minded people, bring insight and helpful tips to others, change the stigma around mental and emotional health, and bring you guys along on my mental and emotional health journey.

Now What?

Thank you so much for checking out my blog Sailing In The Sun! Here’s a few posts for you to checkout if you’re interested:

My Anxiety Story

20 Calming Quotes For Your Anxious Mind

How To Feel Less Ashamed of Your Anxiety

Disclaimer: I am not a professional therapist. If you feel you need to seek therapy, dig for that bravery and take one step at a time to get there (we all need tender love and care, and ultimately someone who will listen and understand. Therapy can help).

 Thank you for stopping by Sailing In The Sun! 🙂 I hope you enjoyed your time here.


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