Updating to show my face and provide a warm welcome to another massive influx of new followers, among other things.
I hope you are all feeling beautiful and important today, because you pretty much are.
As a personal update, I just wanted say some words about a little something.
For those of you who are unaware, I have been in a long distance relationship with a Scottish fellow for 4 years. I love him deeply. After countless trips back and forth across an ocean to be with one another, we are finally in the process of starting our lives together in the same country.
(If you are interested in reading the full story, I wrote a memoir for one of my writing classes and posted it at my personal blog. It’s quite personal, but I’d love you to read it. It explains a lot about how we met, which has a lot to do with the band The White Stripes, if that sounds at all appealing to you.)
So it’s going to take some time, but we are finally putting steps in place and pinching our pennies to make sure everything can happen the way it’s supposed to.
We are not ourselves when we are apart - we are two halves of a whole, operating separately, blindly finding our way on auto-pilot until we can reunite. He has been with me for the past few weeks, one of our little blips in time where everything finally feels as if it makes sense.
But this time when he leaves, instead of looking forward to just another visit, we will be actively working towards a common goal - bringing my baby home with me, to stay.
I just wanted to open up about this, as the amount of time and energy I’ll be putting into this act will be impressive, and I don’t know how it will effect this blog, or vice versa.
I have been thinking for some time that I should open up a spot for an admin to help take on some of the load. That may happen. I may be producing more projects in an attempt to make a profit to put towards our Visa paperwork and immigration fees. I don’t really know.
Regardless, I feel good things for the future, and I feel good things for all of you.
Thank you for existing.
RBI just broke through 2000 followers and I can help but look back on how far I’ve come with this place.
Since I started this blog in December 2010, I can’t believe how much things have changed and how many supportive, brilliant people have been involved in what I set out to do - communicating and sharing experiences with our bodies. It has helped me a lot in figuring out who I am as a designer, a body positive activist, a fat female, and a writer.
Once I get the opportunity to really focus on making changes around here, I plan to get more organized in my involvement and actually complete the projects I set out to do. It’s time to make more realistic goals and take smaller steps. As much as I’d love to make running this blog a full time job, that is sort of not going to happen right now. I am excited to see what the future holds.
So if you’re a new follower - hello, welcome, and I love you already! And to those who have been around from the beginning, you are my rocks, my support, and I appreciate you so very much.
I have never formally addressed you, but your numbers have swelled today and I felt like saying hi!
How are you? What brought you here? Say something good!