Grand Rising and Happy Sundaying, good people ☀️
I know that you are used to seeing books and reviews on this blog but... let’s just say, the more things change,
The more things stay the same.
And I am a woman that has become the type of woman that changes more than she stays the same. It’s been that way for the past 18 months, and it will probably be that way for the foreseeable future.
What can I say? It’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind.
I still love reading. I don’t think that I can ever not love reading. Books and the words they embrace have been the only constant in my life since Sweet Valley High and long before The Babysitters’ Club could be considered Netflix and chill. I experienced young love from Sista Souljah and Omar Tyree before I ever felt my first heart flutter. I learned about sexy time from Eric Jerome Dickey. I observed the Black man from Carl Weber. At least, from his earlier work.
There are stories that aided in my travels to discover distant lands: traveled back in time to see the pyramids built in Egypt, watch the fires burn in Pompeii when Mt. Vesuvius erupted and could almost smell the smoke in the air in Salem.
I have solved crimes while backing cookies and running from alligators, I’ve answered the mysteries of the ancients with Robert Langdon is Spain and Italy. I’ve even found treasure!
All within the pages of some of the best (and worst!) books ever written.
But one thing that I have discovered in the past 18 months is that there is so much more to life than reading books? You think that I would have learned that lesson 5 or 6 kids ago, and I might have. But I actually looked up from the screen of my Kindle app in order to discover it. And I discovered that I like it!
I like the stories that real people actually tell each other. I love the way the clouds move swiftly in the sky when it’s windy during the day and the way the moon and stars shed just enough light on my at night.
I love t-shirt hustling.
I love hanging out with and cooking for my kids, even though I can live without cleaning up behind them.
I love writing just as much as reading.
I love podcasting.
I love seeing my friends smiling and laughing and enjoying life with me.
I love speaking and helping other people who feel like they are alone in life realize that they are more amazing than even what they think they are.
I love life and I love living it.
Not to say that I wasn’t living my best life before. There is something about the sadness of grief to illuminate the fullness of living. My Chief passing away was indeed the hardest thing I will ever have to do. But it also woke me up in a way that I find hard to put into words. I realize that my time on this planet is super short and I should be doing the most to maximize each moment.
So where does the toes be my blogging?
Welp, I’m gonna leave it right where it is.
So here I am! Please allow me to reintroduce myself:
I am Sam! Your friendly neighborhood big girl blogger and plus sized podcaster. Floating Fiction is still very present, but there is so much more to life and that’s what I want to blog about.
My big girl life.
Because, being a big girl doesn’t just refer to waist size and weight. It means that I am an grown up. Or at least, I’m endeavoring to be. I’m learning that life is in no way perfect, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be enjoyed.
I’ll be talking about feelings and fashion and food (oh my!), movies, television things I see, things I feel and things that I don’t. I want to talk about it all.
And I want you to talk about it with me.
So if you have anything that you would like me to talk about or hear my opinion on, let me know! I would love your input on anything and everything.
*Do you have a product that you use and you think it would be amazing for other plus-sized women to use? Send me a pic!
*Have you read a book by an independent Black author and want me to review it, I'll do that too!
*Did you shop at a boutique and found some amazing plus-sized finds? Send me the link!
*Are you a small business owner that has a product or a service that you designed specifically for plus-sized women of color? I especially want to hear from you, so let me know!
Let me do the typing, but it's for you. I want to see what you want me to see.
Email me at email@example.com or DM me on IG @theedamnitsam.
So welcome to the #BigGirlThings blog, where the big girl things dwell. Meet me back here, every Sunday morning, to see what I've been up to. Just a head's up: I'm a little crazy. Not in a way that I'm a danger to myself or others, though. Just in a way that will make you think, shed a few tears or laugh uncontrollably for a few minutes. Everyone deserves a break from their regularly scheduled program.
I hope that you enjoy this blog as much as I do :)
"Life is a gift. Live in the present."