book signing

Me signing books for someone for the very first time.

Some of you may have visited this site during its previous iteration, where I focused primarily on my “Journey to Health.” Obviously, some things have changed.

True to the nature of the title, I’m once again shifting my gears, this time regarding what I want to focus on when I blog. Yes, health will still be a topic I write about–both mine and my husband’s considering I’m hypothyroid and have poly-cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and my husband is a kidney transplant recipient. And yes, those things have made me overweight.

But I am so much more than a number on a scale or inside my pants (and so are you–just sayin’).

I’m a wife, a doggy mom, marketer, cyclist, hunter, shooter, writer and storyteller.


If you want to know anything about me, sometimes I feel as though that one word says everything and nothing at the same time. I’m a storyteller. I write and speak in paragraphs rather than short sentences. I tell stories. It’s who I am–unashamedly so.

Being a storyteller, I realized I couldn’t continue to focus simply on my weight or my “health” as it were–it’s only a part of who I am, and most definitely is not the WHOLE of who I am. It’s a part of my story, but not all of it. Over the past few years I’ve realized that what I considered health–losing weight in unwholly unhealthy, completely disordered ways–was not what I should be writing about or focusing my time on. Health in general–like cycling and eating venison I harvested, processed and cooked myself–is important, but I’ve shifted my gears (so to speak) to focus on other things.

So here I am. The second iteration of Shifting My Gears, with a new look and feel, and a new focus. I hope you’ll join me on this next leg of my journey, and bear with me as my gears continue to shift.