I started this blog in February 2017. I literally woke up in the middle of the night on a Friday with a swirl of thoughts running through my head and an unexpected amount of nervous energy for 3 a.m. But one thought cut through all the others: Write.
So I did. I sat at the aging iMac in my studio and plunked out some insipid post about myself. I published it, but I didn’t share it with anyone, and I don’t know that anyone has ever read that first post besides me.
What I don’t think I fully appreciated at the time was that my desire to write was inextricably linked to a journey that, at the time, I was about halfway through: the journey to lose 100 pounds. It became a journey that fundamentally changed who I am and what I think of myself. And while I don’t always write about weight loss, writing helps me sort out the swirl of thoughts and feelings that I’ve experienced during this whole wild ride.
I write about life. About my experiences. Things I’ve done or seen or felt that triggered some kind of emotional response or that otherwise resonated with me somehow. And I try to put those things out into the blog-osphere as candidly and authentically as I can because, if I’m experiencing them, maybe someone else is, too.
So I guess that’s why I’m here, and the deal I’ll make with my readers is this: I’ll lay my sh*t bare, and I’ll use my expressive skills – honed over 15 years of practicing law – to try to articulate things maybe other people can’t or don’t know how to. And at the end of the day, I hope you find something relatable in these pages.