Becoming Her 2023

McKenzie Lynn Tozan
Poetically Unfit
Published in
4 min readJan 2, 2023

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Happy Monday, all! I hope you’re having a wonderful start to your new year. I shared yesterday a little bit about what to expect from me and 2023 and what held me back in 2022, but today I want to dive into a realization I had early last year.

Early in 2022 in one of my Friday newsletters, I shared how I was starting a personal project of “becoming her,” specifically in the sense of improving my mental and physical health, as well as allowing myself to read what I wanted to read, not just what I thought I “should” read.

I’ll be sharing tomorrow the reading list I’ve put together for 2023, which is a pleasant mix of genres and “should” and “want” reads. I’ll also be sharing in another post how my adventure with Mediterranean & Me is changing because of my health. But my health changed significantly in 2022, which I’m finally ready to talk about, including the fact that it slowed down my journey to “becoming her,” but I know that I’m on my way.

I also have a much better sense now than I did in January 2022 of what “becoming her” will look like and what the journey will entail. It won’t be a cakewalk; it literally can’t be since I can’t have gluten or dairy anymore! But I’m proud of what I’ve already been able to do to better take care of myself which I never thought would be possible. I’ve transformed my diet, I’ve started working out despite chronic pain and…

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McKenzie Lynn Tozan
Poetically Unfit

A Dino Poet, Novelist, Book Reviewer, Double EIC, & Midwestern Girl in Croatia. THE DUPLEX out now! https://beacons.ai/mckenzielynntozanwrites