Thursday, April 7, 2016

April 7th, 2016 Their Imaginations

April 7th, 2016 Their Imaginations

Today was successful despite being extremely busy. I left the studio just after 4pm, headed to the store for a couple things--then home to freshen up, relax and enjoy a holdover of some sort until a later dinner--then it was off to an annual event I've been a part of for eight years through the radio stations I've called home.

Annual events tend to hold significance in my brain based on what I've experienced during the same stretch of time. Obviously, the last seven and a half years have been transformative for me--and every year, annual events like this one--and many of the people in attendance, see changes in me based on year increments. Regular attendees of the event tonight have witnessed me in every form along the way. From 500 pounds to 300 pounds, 230--then back up and up, and up a little more---then back down and now, where I find me, today. It's interesting to note that--no matter my size, I've always felt welcomed and appreciated--and truly, I've never had a reason to believe my physicality mattered to anyone, but me. Isn't that something? The struggle with that stuff in this specific situation--and in most other situations, lived exclusively in my head. Never before have I felt this level of confident peace.

This annual event thing is significant to me because there was a time when I couldn't stand being out in a large group of people who knew me almost exclusively from my radio show. For the majority of my broadcasting career, I didn't have the perspective I hold dear today. I loved radio for many different reasons--still do, but back in my heaviest days, I also loved the idea of listeners whom I hadn't met face to face, relying on their imaginations to determine my appearance. Appearing in public risked shattering those illusions. If I had a dollar for every time I heard the phrase, "you don't look like you sound," I'd have at least twenty-eight dollars.

I'm hitting the pillow and allowing the Tweets to take it the rest of the way tonight.

I finished the day having met all of my personal goals.  

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Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Strength,
Sean

2 comments:

  1. Sean, your morning exercise-coffee routine is awesome! Love to see your progress.

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    1. Thank you! It's really become important to me. I'll work on expanding it...slowly...It's a nice way to start--and even as small as it is, I can tell a big difference in how I feel as a result. Thank you!

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