Hey ya’ll! I’m Rory.

Most of you reading this right now know me, but for those of you who don’t, I’ll tell you about myself. This is the About Me section after all.

I’m a born and raised Austinite with a passion for self-development, fitness, and love of furry friends. But cats have a special place in my heart. Don’t judge my crazy cat lady life!

Currently, I’m in my early 30’s. When I was younger, I thought I would have life all figured out by this point. Newsflash for 18-year-old me – I DON’T! Life as I’ve come to understand it is more of a learn-as-you-go kind of thing and damn, I am learning a lot!

I’ve faced some hardships in life; some were real struggles and others were one’s I created up in my head. I’ve journeyed through the process of recognizing my insecurities and facing them head on but that path is never-ending. It’s a journey I’m still on today.

So if you’re at all curious to witness my journey as it unfolds, if you want to hear about…

  • my coming out story
  • what lead up to that
  • the aftermath of it
  • what it’s like quitting my 9 – 5
  • the hard truths about relationships
  • what it was like exploring an open relationship
  • meditation and spiritual practices

..then Read ON! I will share all of it with you — every struggle, every triumph, every insecurity, every embarrassing detail. I’ll also share the things I did to make it through the other side mildly sane and mostly intact.

The hope is that by opening up and sharing my stories, by being my authentic self in front of you, it will bring about a sense of connectedness. We’re all far more alike and share similar experiences than any of us let on.

Here’s to being Myself Outloud. May it inspire you to be openly yourself too!