Let’s pretend I am not in my kitchen right now, drinking watery coffee from my beloved and faded Best Mom mug. No, I am in the best hidden secret coffee shop in town. No, not some corporate coffee stop! I am in an authentic, eclectic Mom and Pop coffee shop. I am behind a book shelf, in a nook, with the view of the sleepy street. No cacophony of hustle and bustle in my caffeinated oasis, only the pleasant, muted chords from the Symphony of Solitude. A steaming cup of black coffee is in my oversized, country chic mug. If you could find me in my imaginary, secret coffee shop, behind the stack of books, in a nook, you would see my coffee stained draft in front of me. Please pull up a chair and order yourself a cup.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I am suffering from blogger’s block. The A to Z Challenge awakened the writer in me. Me. It’s funny because my blog initially did not have much to do with Me.Yes, I am candid about being a Trainer with Type 1 Diabetes, but my blog’s origins are The Fabulous Fit Mamas. The Fabulous Fit Mamas pride themselves on being real. I realized I had to get real too. I can’t be a good blogger if I can’t go “there” and reveal Me, a very caffeinated me!
The A to Z Challenge is like coming home. Back to me. Where I left off so many years ago as a moody teenager, writing her poetry, on her enormous computer, alone in her room. The world was safe from social media then. We could be truly alone.
I may have come home but I have no idea where I’m going. I love writing. Will my voice return to the Coach of the Fabulous and Fit Mamas? Or, will I take on the voice of me with fitness in between?
Who knows? Can you give me some advice? Join me for another cup of coffee, a double shot of espresso, please. Michelle’s Alphabet (Me) is exhausting but if feels like home. Yes, more coffee for me.