A few weeks ago someone on Facebook told me that my writing style reminded them of Erma Bombeck. Wow! What an incredible compliment. It had been years since I had even heard her name and I found myself downloading a few of her books onto my Kindle. While reading through some of her work, I began laughing out loud as I recognized my own voice and way of thinking in her written words. Erma Bombeck was a humorist, a storyteller. Up until that very moment, it had never once dawned on me what my writing style was, I had never categorized it, nor had I labeled it. I have no formal training in writing, I simply have a passion for writing and the ability to tell a story in such a way that it makes others smile. I now recognize that I am also a humorist, a storyteller and I appreciate that being brought to my attention.
I sat for several hours today thinking of my blog and my return to a healthier lifestyle. I hope that I am able to motivate others who are struggling or simply wish to better themselves in some way. I hold the belief that in order to understand how you arrived at a moment in your life, you have to know where you have been, without allowing your past to define you. With that being said, on a tab, at the top of my blog I have attached a story titled “My Ugly Truth – The Making Of A Fat Girl And The Birth Of a Humorist.” Those who know me have read this story before, however, if you haven’t read it, this is my own personal story about how I arrived at being overweight, written in 2011. When I edited my blog today and attached my story, I found myself reading it and recognizing that the storyline has continued on, almost unchanged, through these past 7 years since it was written. This was a soul-shaking moment. Seven years have passed and very little is different about my life.
That was yesterday, this is today:
I do not want this blog to be solely about weight loss or my lifestyle change, although, that is certainly the stage of my life that I am at right now. I want it to circle, morph, evolve, much like life; whatever strikes my fancy as a humorist, as a storyteller.
You may or may not have noticed a change in my icon from an Instant Pot to a painted picture of a woman. The picture is more of a representation of my character, whimsical, and one that I personally painted. I have also changed my tag line. There will still be cooking in my Instant Pot, Planet Fitness adventures and my continued lifestyle change. Moving forward, I will weave in elements of my daily life that you will hopefully find amusing and keep you entertained and motivated.
Welcome once again to my blog.