Lately I have been listening to a lot of coaches talk about the importance of your back story. You know, who you are, where you come from and what has brought you to your business of choice. I have been hesitant to delve deeper into sharing my backstory because, like many people, I think to myself, “who wants to hear that?”
I heard someone say that the more I can share about my journey, the more people will relate to my story. And that is how relationships start..with the sharing. But where do I start? Since I am past the half century mark in life and have many experiences to share, I will just start with why I wrote my book.
I am the youngest of 5 children and have always been a creative soul.
As a matter of fact, Sewing and crafting is one of my passions. I also enjoy writing and was always the go-to girl in school for help writing papers. My sister, Alice, was the writer, however. She was amazing at telling stories and crafting a yarn about whatever we were playing.
Our brothers liked to play with the hot wheels tracks and cars. One time, my sister and I wrote a story about Barbie going to the car races with Ken. It was how we played together. Well, my sister wrote the story and I was the editor. It was great fun and we laughed about that story so often. Visits to my sister’s usually held occasions for Alice to often asked me to join her in her writing quest to be published. Writing was not my thing though. I wanted to sew, or crochet while she did the writing. This was good enough for her, because we really enjoyed being together even if we were doing different things.
In February, 2012, my dear sister (as I fondly called her) went to be with Jesus. It was sudden and is still heart wrenching for me. Alice’s death sparked the writing gene in me. I started writing about how much I missed her, about funny things that happened to me that I thought she would like, about my weight loss journey. My weight loss journey is something Alice and I would talk about for hours with laughter and tears.
That was the subject that just seemed to flow so easily. So in the next year after her death, I decided I would write a book about my weight loss journey. I wanted it to be a set of daily reflections and decided I would write one every night until I had 30. I couldn’t believe how easily it all came to me and flowed onto the paper! I also wanted it to be authentically me, and that meant including God. I always felt the Bible was a little less that helpful when we would look to it for help with our weight. But yet, there were a number of scriptures that were encouraging, so I included those scriptures and how I thought they applied to my journey.
Next thing I knew, the book was done. my daughter Chelsea was my editor and illustrator for the cover. I planned a book release party. I submitted it to Kindle. And there you have it, My first book was published.
This is the back story related to the book. I hope you enjoyed it and feel a little more like you know me. Stay tuned for more backstory as I post more about why I am working towards bringing more Joy and well-being into the world.
Thanks for hanging out with me today! ~Kris
To purchase Tapping God Into Weightloss, visit http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E6HYEGO or message me about how to get a paperback copy!