True To You (Me, Too!) My First Anniversary

It’s hard to be true to yourself. Shakespeare said it in a play “To thine own self be true.” It was one of those tragedies, Hamlet to be exact. But don’t you have to know yourself first? Who are you?

Maybe it would be better if I figure out who I am, first. Hmmm? Am I what I do? Am I my family? Am I the sum of all my experiences? All of the above? I have a physical being and it’s overweight (obese), diabetic, handicapped, greying, smiley, right-handed, big footed (not to be confused with Bigfoot), arthritic and very scarred. I’m a daughter, orphan, mother, wife, lover, friend, teacher, confidant, joker,  comrade, colleague, co-conspirator (you’ll never guess), sister, aunt, cook, bottle washer, complainer, reader, editor, writer (blogs count), thinker, eater, winner and loser.

I have things that define me to a certain extent: dieting;surgeries (I’ve had more than I can count); humour; bizarre self-esteem (A matter for another entire blog!); food; drink; random knowledge (I’m pretty good at Jeopardy but haven’t been able to get on it – YET!); eclectic music love; sword and sorcery movies; a love for everyday scenery; a transient upbringing across Canada; my daughters; Norm; being a Langfordite for 29 years; hoarding; and so many more things that are popping into my mid as I ramble on.

Now, I’m wondering why I started this particular blog on this subject. Well, it is the anniversary of my first blog entry. October 18th, 2011 I challenged myself and put the mirror out there to reflect back on my musings. It’s become more of a window to look out, look in and display things like in a shop. I really like the writing. It’s far harder than I thought. I’m really good at talking but not so good at the follow through. I’m going to acknowledge that this, the blog and the commitment, have been a success for me.

I like that – SUCCESS! It is important to me. I am successful. I may gain a little weight and lose some mobility but I have lost weight and I am walking again. That’s success. So, I’ll keep on keeping on. Thanks for listening. ;D Diane

~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on October 18, 2012.

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