Becoming More Comfortable With Me

I haven’t liked the way I looked in years. I’ve learned the art of hiding the bulges under skillfully draped clothing and scarves. But in recent years, no amount of skillful subterfuge could conceal how big I’d gotten.

But now that I’m taking steps to get healthy and fit, I find that even pictures that show my true size don’t bother me nearly as much. In years past, the picture at the top of this post would never have seen the light of day—much less be featured on a blog post.

I’ve found that I’m truly enjoying sharing my journey honestly. It doesn’t matter that I still look like a giant marshmallow. I know that my body is changing outwardly, and inwardly. And I’m looking forward to documenting the process, finding joy and encouragement along the way!

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Edie Melson is a freelance writer and editor with years of experience in the publishing industry. She’s a prolific writer, and has a popular writing blog, The Write Conversation. In keeping up with the leading edge of al things digital, Edie has become known as one of the go-to experts on social media for writers wanting to learn how to plug in. Her first book, Social Media Marketing for Writers took less than a month to move into the best-seller category on Amazon. As a sought after writing instructor, her heart to help others define and reach their dreams has connected her with writers all over the country. She’s the co-director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, as well as a popular faculty member at numerous others. Edie is also the Social Media Coach for My Book Therapy. She’s a member of numerous professional writing organizations, including the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, The Christian Pen, The Christian Writer’s View I and American Christian Fiction Writers. She’s also a regular contributor on, a Writers Digest top 101 websites for writers, as well as a regular columnist in Southern Writers Magazine. Married 30+ years to her high school sweetheart, Kirk, they have raised three sons.

2 thoughts on “Becoming More Comfortable With Me”

  1. documenting the process. Love those words. I can easily forget this is a journey and not a sprint. Thank you for expressing that so well. And for putting yourself out there. Go you!

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