Peering through the foliage of lifeHello
Well some of you may recall that late last year I spoke about doing a big reveal in 2011 here on my blog. I hadn't done this to date as my courage had faltered. Look I am not even sure if people will be that interested. May be it is more for my own benefit than any one else's.
When I started this blog it was my intention to talk about what I was doing creative wise, as in sewing & quilting.
I also wanted to eventually discuss the big job I had in front of me which is to become healthy.
I firstly I wanted to build up some sort of street cred.:)
I wanted to be known for all other things before revealing that I have a massive weight issue that is robbing me of living my life to its fullest potential. So bad in fact that I am confined to my home for the majority of time, and any trips outside the home are huge ordeals and result in a lot of discomfort for me and hard work for those helping me.
In deciding to talk in public about my struggle with excessive body weight I realise that I open myself up for all types of comments and I accept that, and will deal with that with my internal wisdom.
Now I know that the people who know me and even those I am yet to meet in person would not think of me any less.
So the question could be asked why even bother writing about this issue then?
Well I guess for me it is about becoming seen. By this I mean even at my size I want to be seen for the whole package that is me. For the joy I find in life, the love I give to my family & friends and my new found creativity.
I am imperfect.
I am compassionate.
I am vulnerable.
And I am enough.
I came across Brene Brown some time ago now and found this TED talk she gave, have a listen and see what you think. Now I would love to hear what you think so please leave me a note.
I could probably write on and on, but don't want to bore you too much yet. I wont be banging on about this part of me all the time but now I can talk about other bits of my life and you will have a better understanding where I am coming from.
That's if your even interested-quite presumptuous aren't I?