I am happiest when I am writing; I have an unrelenting passion for taking in new knowledge, digesting it, and sending it back out through the keyboard for others to come across and enjoy. A lifelong polymath, there is no end to my interests, it is a good day if I've learned something new. I have a knack for creativity and wordplay, see the silver lining to any situation, and don't let anything stand in my way.

But I wasn't always this way.

I grew up in fear. It's too long of a story for even me to get into as to why I was so fearful, but I'd be happy to chat with you about it over a really good bottle of Cab one day -- I mean a smack-you-in-the-face, chewy, bold kinda Cab.

It's taken me a lot of time, therapy, and motivational podcast-listening to get to where I am today -- to a place where I surround myself with positive, loving people, and do what I can to make this world a little happier.

For me, that often means writing about food, or loving your body, or what happens when your body kinda loves you back but also kinda breaks. And writing about it in a way that hopefully brings a smile to your beautiful face.

The name of my blog comes from my favorite song of all time, "Take On Me," by A-Ha (hellooooooo 80s!). You can't not be happy when this song is on, and while yes, it's technically about what is likely an overly aggressive male demanding a woman's attention, the overall message is about taking life ON. As the song puts it:

“It’s no better to be safe than sorry.”

Let's take it on.