Hi everyone! I know I haven’t been here in a while, but I’ve been doing some serious homework offline and out of sight. Hopefully this will benefit all of us :). I am planning a series of posts to tell the story of my transformation because so many of you have asked and been so supportive along the way. I know, SO many thousands of transformation stories out there, they’ve been told over and over, but I want to share mine with you with the hope that maybe it can encourage someone to take action.
I’m trying to figure out where I fit into the online space – so many social media hashtags for each day of the week, so what’s the best way to get my message out there? It isn’t just about me, it’s about what I’ve been through to change my life for the better and if I can help even one person that’s incredible. So hang with me while I weed through the social media quagmire. I am going to need your help with this.
Call to action: if I write something that you like and that resonates with you, I hope that you will share it with others. I read all this stuff about needing huge email lists and growing your blog following, and I cannot do that without YOU! But I have to provide something you want to share so that’s on me. Let’s do this together! I want feedback, questions, suggestions on what you want to read about – come at me. Let me hear what’s on your mind.
My story isn’t just about how much weight I’ve lost. It’s about overcoming toxic relationships with people you normally wouldn’t write out of your life because society says you shouldn’t, and learning how to accept that what YOU want means more than whatever anyone else wants for you or thinks you should be. It isn’t the number of pounds, because I’m still a work in progress.
It’s about how you will see in my “before” pictures that my smile never really reached my eyes – it was on the surface only. Today, my smile comes from within. I’m not where I want to be quite yet, but mentally and physically I am so much happier and healthier and I want to share with you how I have gotten here. Both the “oh my gosh how did you gain so much weight” and the “oh my gosh how did you LOSE so much weight” parts of the story, because they go together for me. I owe it to you all to go all in and share the good, the bad, and the ugly.
I will be working this weekend to create “chapters” in the Rise of the Phoenix so to speak, and I promise to post one each Monday combined with some other fun things in between 🙂
So while I plan and write this weekend, PLEASE share with me whatever you want to hear/read. What questions do you have, what do you want to know? We are all in this thing called LIFE together! Stay PAWSITIVE my friends, and please give me some feedback so I know what you might want to read. Love you all and happy weekend.