It’s Men’s Health Week around these parts next week.
The presentation I’m giving is all about going from fat to thin; it’s no secret that I used to be a good 30kg heftier than now. Some might view that as a whole bunch of playground – but it had to go.
The interesting bit – for me – about doing the presentation is that I had to dip into my past and find a bunch of fat kid photos of me. I’d encourage you all to do the same – if they’re not fat kid photos, they’ll be photos where you wore bad clothes or had bad hair.
Remembering the past? I reckon it makes us all better storytellers. Whether the past is good or bad isn’t the issue – it’s how we remember it, and how we use it to push forward. Being fat helped a lot in writing Night’s Favour – as did becoming fit and lean.
(And I get 36 in the survey).