I haven’t blogged in 3 years.
I’m back. Sort of. My traditional blogging format will be exchanged for a new and
improved easier method. I’m calling it “blogging on the fly”. Which essentially mean I’ll blog, you know, completely sporadically.
I want to share with you this bit… For many years I’ve been told to write a book. At one point I even kept a blog of the same name. I never imagined my writing would be anything worth reading. Much less anything worth writing a book about. I’m really grateful to be able to use my voice this way. And I’m very grateful to you for reading.
I wish I could tell you, but I don’t even know.
One morning I was changing diapers and pulling weeds. The next morning I was on The Today Show. Literally the next morning. A fews after that I was on The Rachael Ray show. I wrote an article about being happy, and fat. I told the story of how being thin didn’t solve my problems. I told the story of an obsession to meet an ideal that was impossible to attain and sustain. It seems like it resonated with a few people.
It all started at ravishly and from there went to the Huff post front page, then the Yahoo front page.
An excerpt from my recent article on Ravishly.com:
“I’m going to just stop here and tell you the next week and a half look pretty much exactly like those first few days. Only, add in a bunch of print stuff, and substitute any one of 4 other shows in place of TheToday Show, and Inside Edition. Weekend Sunrise Australia (filmed via satellite in San Francisco). Canada AM. The Rachael Ray Show (which airs this Thursday). AOL.com. Redbook magazine. Parenting.com. Something called farrahgray.com. Buzzfeed. Brigitte magazine in Germany. This fox affiliate. This ABC affiliate. This paper in Georgia. This paper in Iceland (oh how I wish I spoke Icelandic). This and this and this and this blog (actually not sure what that last one is). A multi page feature in a magazine as yet to be disclosed. Two phone interviews with Sirius. This radio station in Toledo (don’t tell them I don’t like country music). And apparently a mention on The Talk. And a bunch of other google results that I won’t bore you with because if you clicked on even a quarter of the previous mentions you are so so sick of my face.”
My mind is blown. Matt insists he isn’t surprised at all. He’s probably not lying.
The future holds good things for me, and for those who can relate. I will tell my story as long as people need to hear it. I thank you readers and friends for your love and support always.
“Happiness comes from within. Do not see it without.” The Buddha
oh and here I am with Rachael Ray. No big deal. (LOVED HER. ALL CAPS LOVED HER)