I am blessed, blessed beyond belief... For my family and my friends; for health and community; for opportunity and innocence; for parenthood, abundance, collaboration, and experience; for knowledge, for passion, and most especially, for stamina! (Phew!)
Creating a reality show that promotes 'Living YUM YUM' has been life-changing to say the least. Born of my desire to share the lessons learned on our family's path to wellness through food and lifestyle, 'Live YUM YUM' was conceived for the purpose of inspiring and empowering others to do the same.
I've found it's true that once you've learned something, you can’t 'un-learn' it. This is why presenting information in a style that's accessible and FUN is the YUM YUM way!
'Live YUM YUM' is really a lifestyle philosophy, which supports that elusive balance between Food, Family, and Fun. Is it something I work towards every day? Absolutely. Am I drinking my first cup of coffee in 9 months? Well, yes. After all, I just spent 45 days busting ass trying my best to spread the 'YUM YUM' love, all the while celebrating Thanksgiving and 4 kids' birthdays. Now Christmas is just around the corner! I think it’s ok to have a cup of coffee while sitting here at the library and typing you all. It sounded yummy and comforting, so I went for it.
(Balance… Ahhhhh! It feels so good.)
Throughout this campaign, I have learned so much about organization, marketing, trust, integrity, humility, collaboration, consistency, passion and, most importantly, about HEART!
My grandfather used to say when correcting our grammar, “You don’t ‘gotta’ have anything, but you ‘gotta’ have heart.”
If there's one thing I know about myself, it is that I have heart. Am I smart enough? Am I pretty enough? Am I eloquent enough? (Coming from NH with a truck driver’s mouth, that would be a big 'No.' I do owe about $2,000 to the swear jar, according to my kids). Am I camera ready? Am I camera shy? Am I a fraud? Do I know enough?
These are thoughts that have entered my mind once or twice, but I always find a way to squelch them.
Because in life, I find that with heart you can accomplish anything. Sure, even with heart you can fail... But what is failure? I look at it as an opportunity. A chance to learn, improve, and get one step closer to your goals.
We didn't reach our financial goal with this campaign, but we've grown in ways I never even dreamed we could. With all my heart, I step forth from this phase of the journey to the next. I carry with me each and every one of you that have supported me along the way. I will continue to Live YUM YUM and fight for what I know to be true, that together we will create change in the health of America!
Please join me on FB, Instagram, Twitter, and of course www.liveyumyum.com, as I create the show you have all been waiting for!
A thousand thanks for your trust in this mama on a mission; for believing in me and standing by me through it all. I am humbled by the show of support. All you blasts from the past, x-significant others, college friends, high school friends, family friends, family, acquaintances, anonymous believers; you all know who you are. I thank you... With all of my heart!