60 Months to the World

At 508 pounds, I can barely wander from my couch. I want to wander the world.

Charlotte’s Web, October 2017. I’m trying to figure out a fat joke involving myself and the word pig, but I figure I should be kind to myself.
Me and Laurie Halse Anderson, 2017. Despite how horrible I look, this was actually a very good day; a dream come true.

But you know that I’m trying to change that.

Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program, 2016. I’m the one who’s always out of breath.

The Dream

Christmas 2010. The ugly beginning of the downhill slide.

The Plan

C’est courageux d’aller dans l’inconnu. It is courageous to go into the unknown.


60 Months to Ironman

Oh, shit. Making my biggest, most secret, most insane goal public. I used to weigh 368 pounds. I'm going to enter an Ironman race when I'm as old as my mother was when she died.

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Asexual/Queer. Essayist, Poet, Playwright, Writer for Young Adults. #2 Ninja Writer. Buy me a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/A888EJH

60 Months to Ironman

Oh, shit. Making my biggest, most secret, most insane goal public. I used to weigh 368 pounds. I'm going to enter an Ironman race when I'm as old as my mother was when she died.