Newton’s First Law

“Every object in motion continues in motion and every object at rest continues to be at rest unless an outside force acts upon it” ~ Sir Isaac Newton

In August of 2008 I began a blog in the hopes of tracking my progress through the ups and downs of overcoming an eating disorder. Over time that blog developed into a crazy awesome conglomerate of posts on all sorts of things going on in my life-presenting the object in motion. In April of 2011, an outside force acted upon me, and for the betterment of many things outside of myself, my blog came to a rest.

And now, an outside force is once again acting upon me, and this object which has remained at rest is now ready to start moving again.

But where to start? I’ve spent the better part of the last 36 hours wondering just that. Should there be a theme? Should I stick to specific topics? Should I just journal the ins and outs of my life and the emotions I deal with and the people I come across? Should I hit on humor? Drama? Professional efforts?

One of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite childhood movies popped into my head this morning:

“Start at the beginning. And when you come to the end…stop!” ~Alice in Wonderland

Such a simple concept. So many beginnings and endings and starts and finishes.

Recently I picked up the Hunger Game Series and absolutely loved it. One of the concepts I really enjoyed was how the main character got control of the stress and confusion around her by starting ‘at the beginning’. Stating the small, simple details, and letting the larger things fall to the side as they may.

And so, after all that has happened, and will continue to happen, I’m going to start at the beginning…and see where this takes me. Starting simple and letting things progress as naturally as possible. And with every effort, as Guitar Guy requested, I’m going to be as transparent as a white shirt in a wet t-shirt contest.

My name is Brandi Abel. I grew up small town country, surrounded by a very very large Catholic family, and am now living in the Kansas City area. I have great capacity to love, very little patience, I struggle with emotion, and my affinity for sarcasm is rather overwhelming for some people.

Oh, and I love wine.

Let’s start there shall we?


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