Who am I?

I have been at this blogging thing now for 7 years and 3 months (eeek blimey) and I wrote my about page right at the very start. Back when this was a means of keeping myself accountable for the challenge I set myself of exercising every day for 365 days.

Back then I saw it as a challenge and a means of weight loss…

I wrote this about myself:

This is a page about me, I am many things including and impromptu artist, a photographer, an engineer and document writer, a Morris Dancer and an avid hat wearer!

Ice_badger 2013

I called myself Ice_badger and was all about becoming fit enough to dance in a mask. I have changed some what since then, so I thought it was about time to update my about page.

My priorities have changes, my outlook has changed, my hair has changed (a lot) and above all, my name has changed. Well, it hasn’t changed in real life but I now call myself by my real name around here too.

So who am I now?

I am a person who exercises (a lot) because I love it. I write about it, because I love it, I also like writing and like to keep a record of how far I have come.

I am a person who is striving to break free from diet culture and accept my strong and capable body for what it can do no matter what size it ends up.

I am an aspiring Strongwoman. By which I mean one strong enough to compete in strongwoman competitions, I am already a strong woman.

I am a writer

I am a feminist

I am a person who stands up for other people’s rights as well as my own.

I am a photographer

I am an artist

I am a person who loves to dance, but doesn’t do so much of it these days.

I am the proud keeper of magic cloud hair.

I am still and engineer, and I still wear hats.

I am eccentric and slightly cantankerous id I haven’t had enough coffee.

I am no longer hiding behind a mask πŸ™‚

I might hide behind sunglasses occasionally, but definitly not a mask.

Ok, actually, its 2020, masks are mandatory in a lot of places, but that is not the same as hiding!

29 thoughts on “Who am I?

  1. Good luck to you on this journey! Love that you decided to start midway thru the year! I’ll be cheering you on the entire way. It’s day 219 for me, and still going strong!


    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ I needed to strike while the motivation was high and midsummer seemed as good a day as new years day and without the pressure!
      Day 219! wow… well done πŸ™‚


      1. it almost already is πŸ™‚ but i tend towards obsessive…so I am relying on obsession to get me through until habit kicks in…and it is fun trying out new things to keep every day’s activity interesting πŸ™‚


  2. Hi Sam
    I’ve really been enjoying your blog over the past few months. You add humour to the most mundane of subjects – recollecting what exercise you have done. So, when I was nominated for the Liebster Award and asked to nominate blogs as part of accepting the Liebster Award, you were one of my nominations. I don’t know if you have decided whether or not to accept Awards for your blogs but just in case you do…
    the details are on http://fisefton.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/liebster-award-2/


  3. Gadzooks, what’s all this? Think I’m in the right place…

    Love you blog madam, positive, original and inspiring. I kept finding your comments on blogs I follow and they made me giggle muchly, (i think the latest one was something to do with gin flavoured honey) so thought I’d best ramble on over and take a peek. Best of luck and keep it up! Write on. S. X.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. hello and welcome to my vaguely exercise related ramblings! Good to see you here!

      Ahh yes…gin flavoured honey, a marvelous thing marred only by the moral implications of getting bees drunk… and the possible waste of gin!


  4. Just a thought, but as a Morris Dancer you presumably have a certain liking for folk music; I came across Mak’s blog a couple of months ago, which might interest you. This is the link to an almost random post, but he has many more in the same vein. And he doesn’t have many followers, because the world is a strange and lonely place.


    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s