My name is Ron.  I’m thirty nine years old, slowly creeping to 40.  I’ve always fancied myself creative but I’m always been afraid to do the work.  I’m not sure why.  Failure?  Success?  Society?  Who knows.  I saw a video a few weeks ago on Facebook, in it Ira Glass talks about being creative.  It inspired me to start this.

Here is the truth.  I’ve been struggling with my weight for all of my life and I truly believe that it has affected everything, most important the way I feel about myself.  On and off for the past year and a half I’ve been watching what I eat, drinking less, taking more walks etc.  I have also been writing.  It started with a journal every morning, unless I’m traveling.  Then it turned into starting to write a novel.  Now it’s progressed into haikus and happiness.  

Several years ago I was at a friends house, sitting out back by a pond drinking wine, and we just spent the evening writing haiku’s.  They were fun, goofy, didn’t make any sense.  That evening stuck with me and eventually turned into this.  Writing a haiku a day centers me.  It’s an easy way to get at what might be bothering me, exciting me or frustrating me.  This is my place to share them.  

I’ve also realized that I’ve had a hard time being happy.  After seeing this TED Talk , I began to think that maybe if I started to focus on the small, tiny, minuscule things that make me happy life wouldn’t be so bad.  That is where the daily things that make me happy came from.  It’s working.  If I get sad I can look at this website and instantly feel better.  I hope you can to.  

I’m proud to say that I’ve lost 33lbs so far but more importantly I’ve gained my confidence back.  I look in the mirror and I see a different person. I’m still struggling, still finding my way but each day I’m making progress.  

Thanks for coming!