If you’ve been following me for a while you’ve probably noticed that recently at the start of all my posts I’ve been writing “Hello World Out There World!” Some of you may not care about this new intro, while others may be curious as to why I started using it.
Where did it come from? What is the point? Is there a reason?
Yes… to all of these questions.
About two years ago, before I started this blog, my mom and I were going through old VHS tapes during Christmas. These tapes were of my formative years between the ages of six months to three years. There were a lot of tapes due to the reason my parents moved to California after I was born for my dad’s work. Since all of our family was in Canada, my mom and dad would record my shenanigans for my grandparents to watch.
My mother was a stay-at-home mom at the time. She spent all day with me – a human who couldn’t speak – and so during one of the taping sessions my dad was recording my mother asking how her day was and to say hello. Tired from dealing with me all day my mom replied, “Hello World Out There World”, and hence my intro was born.
As a twenty-something watching childhood videos with her mother I found this hilarious and soon it became a thing to say around the house. Whenever I would say it to my mom we would laugh, and carry on with what we were doing.
Now, about a year ago, before I started this blog I lost my mother. She passed away and it hit me really hard, as I lost not only the person who gave me so much but also my best friend. Her death made me realize life was short and that I should take the chances I always wanted to take – that was mostly publishing a book. It was one thing I knew if I died I would have regretted not doing. So, I pushed myself to publish Child of the Light. I had no idea it was going to be so hard… I had no idea it was going to be so much work, but I don’t regret doing it.
Flash forward to now, I’m working on book 2, trying to build a brand and trying to figure out how I want to portray myself to all of you. I have always been my honest self on this. You’ve seen my ups and downs over the last year… but it is hard to share my silly self with all of you. So, that’s why I started to start my posts with ‘Hello World Out There World.”
When I was with my mom I was silly, weird, wacky… what-have-you… and that’s what I want to be with you. I want to share my experiences, I want to motivate you to do what you want to do, I want you to live without regrets and take the chances you may have been afraid to take. That’s what these posts are about… at least what I try to make this blog about…
Anywho… that is where my intro came from and why from now on most posts will start with that. Now, though, I must make dinner and curl up near the air conditioner in hopes of beating this heatwave that’s happening.
So, until next time – Toodles!