A business name.
Something that represents who you are and what your business is about. In one or very few words.
Whew. No pressure.
We have to take a few steps back.
On February 26, 2017 I started a personal blog, "Abnormal Anatomy" to document my life with chronic illness.
It gave me purpose. I posted what I wanted to post when I wanted to post and left it alone during times of major transformations.
It was a great outlet that allowed me to make a lot of friends with chronic illness and allowed those who aren't sufferers to understand what life with chronic illness was like to a certain extent.
My first post was a response to all of the questions I had been receiving over a couple year period; if I was going to have kids, what I did for a job, etc.
Essentially I ended it with "I'm living. Living the best life I can in the body I was given."
& I was. I was surviving. I was not thriving.
I also stated in that post, "Forgive yourself for not knowing the things you didn't know before you learned them."
Which is a powerful quote that has played out over and over in my life. & will continue to play out as time goes on.
As time has passed, I learned A LOT about health and wellness.
How much dedication it takes.
How hard it can be.
How once you have it, you will do ANYTHING & EVERYTHING to keep it.
& here, "replanted." was born.
You see, I felt replanted.
I felt like I had been given new life.
I was somehow in the same body, yet everything was different.
An unexplainable feeling that I am grateful to have felt.
Reborn felt wrong because I never want to forget the old me. Reborn felt like a permanent escape from my old self.
Rebuilt felt like it could only happen once.
Replanted Nutrition felt isolating. Like I could only share food focused criteria to aid in your health. & that isn't how total health is achieved. Lifestyle is just as important a piece.
But replanted felt whole. Earth-shattering. Unstoppable. Growth-focused.
It also paid homage to my mostly plant-based diet. It was like a thank you to the plants for saving my life.
The "re" makes the assumption that my life and my health is ongoing and ever-changing.
Planted implies that while there are deep roots, there are also changing leaves. Ones that change colors with the seasons. The capability to "die-off" and restart fresh when necessary.
The period was necessary. I like to think of it as a statement. Hi, this is me. I have been replanted. It will happen again. I'm okay with that. I like all versions of myself. Period. It feels like total acceptance of all parts of myself. Which hasn't always been easy.
All letters being lowercase implies that growth isn't rushed; it isn't aggressive. & no parts are more important than the other. They all deserve equal love and acceptance.
Plants grow, humans grow.
& that is why I chose "replanted.".