Um, first of all… ouch.
Seriously though, hey, I’m Michelle. I created this blog for one simple reason: to share the stories of a fat person doing things in the world. Also, because I’m convinced i’m interesting!
Welcome to my blog, Mishful Thinking. I think the name is cute and catchy and I literally high-fived myself when I thought of it. Then I went to namechck.com and learned that someone was already using it on instagram, so I made my insta handle : mishful_thinking. So clever, right?
I think it suits me because I’m ALWAYS in my head. It’s an air sign thing. I’m convinced this lifetime is all about more grounding activities for me, like money or gardening.
So, I guess I should start with that? My spiritual journey has been a long, arduous one. Like most things in life, I don’t really align with any specific group or dogma. I have a kick-ass relationship with God, but I wouldn’t call myself a Christian, A Jewish Person or a Buddhist. I guess I like a combination of Taoism and A Course In Miracles. I really like ACIM, as made popular by Marianne Williamson. I love everyone of every spiritual path.
I believe in past lives, energetic influence and celestial bodies. I have a lot of faith and a pretty amazing intuition that I’ve developed over many years.
I’m not self identified as a democrat, republican, christian or heterosexual. I suppose I’m queer and my pronouns are definitely She/Her.
I’m fat! I currently weigh 325 lbs. and have been between 250-325 my whole life, even after weight loss surgery. I’m a large person, with large ideas and generally like to process things verbally. Hence, the blog.
I’m married to Jeremy (He/Him) and we have two children together, Noelle (7) and Oliver (1). We’re originally from Southern California and moved to Nashville, TN in 2012. We LOVE our city and purchased a home here in January 2020.
When we left California in 2012, I left behind my skincare/waxing business and all of my clients. Since arriving in Nashville I’ve been a full-time mama until June of 2020 when I began Cosmetology school to finally learn how to do hair and get licensed. It took me 17 years, but I’m finally pursuing the work I was born to do. I absolutely love cosmetology school and will totally be sharing my journey on my instagram and this blog.
I think that’s a good start, don’t you?
Welcome to my blog! How did you find it? I’d love a link to your online space.