The new year has arrived! This is one of my favorite times of the year. There is an electricity around the arrival of the new year that is unique to these few days. After the long wait and indulgences leading up to Christmas, the new year feels light, fresh, and full of potential.
As this new year approached I found myself reflecting on what I want more of in my life. What I realized is already radiating through my life and into my work. My desire for more is going to change the face of this brand – and I couldn’t be more excited! I’ve got some wonderful changes coming for this space that I hope will bring the outward message in line with the overarching intention.
When I started writing, I set out to tell my story of personal transformation. The outward result was losing half my body weight. I thought Half Her Size was a clever way to tell my story in as few words as possible. I called it “the world’s shortest elevator speech.” Certainly, it turned more than a few heads so, in that respect, it was effective branding.
But, it left out a huge part of the story, the part where I leaned inward to reconnect with my emotions. The messy, wonderful, journey that made all the changes stick and it is the journey I am still on today. Leaning into my emotions allowed me to access the version of myself that was always waiting to be free.
Now it’s time for your story. All along, my passion has been to empower and uplift women so they can connect with their best self and live a vibrant healthy life. The goal is to put the focus on what you, want more of in your life so you can face your own obstacles and overcome “this food thing” from the mindset of joy and abundance.
Which brings me to the changes. Over the next few months the Half Her Size brand will become Plate Full of Grace.
The name came like a whisper in my ear, as soon as I heard it, I fell in love. It felt right. I had that cozy feeling like when you try on a new dress and don’t want to take it off to leave the store.
Do a Google search for the word “grace” and you will find phrases like,
- a divinely given talent or blessing
- simple elegance or refinement of movement
- favor, generosity, kindness, indulgence
- respite or reprieve
Not to mention “Your Grace” is a way to express reverence when addressing titled or important people, like royalty.
I absolutely want more grace in my life.
A Full Plate
My plate is full. I say this a lot to express how busy I am.
But, when I look at what I’m filling my plate with, I don’t always see things I like. In fact, more often than not I feel like I’ve lost the essence of me in the endless commitments and to do lists. The thing I want more of is intentionality. I am ready to start living my priorities so I always get to do the things that fill me up without guilt or overwhelm.
To fill my proverbial plate I want more: clarity, focus, time for self-care, systems that work, help with the “have to’s,” real life connections, affirmations, quality time, joy, and of course grace.
Of course, there is still a literal plate to fill.
You can expect plenty more recipes to fill those literal plates with nourishing foods. I am always on the lookout for new ways to add more color, texture, and flavor to my meals and snacks.
Timeline of Changes
Plate Full of Grace will come into being in waves that, fingers crossed, will be gracefull. Here’s how it will unfold:
- Social media accounts – This month names will change on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and so on. I’ll be updating links as the accounts change.
- Email Newsletter – The return address on the email will no longer say Half Her Size, it will still come from me. Look for Rose McAvoy in your inbox to continue reading recipes and insights from my little corner of the internet. If you aren’t part of the newsletter community please join us! Click Here
- Website – Later this spring I’ll begin working with designers and developers to give this site a makeover to feature a new logo and give everything a refreshed look and feel.
These things tend to have a big flurry of work under the surface before a flip of the switch brings it all to life. I’ll check in time to time to let you know how things are going and I’ll try not to overwhelm you with the nitty-gritty details.
I couldn’t be happier about the potential for Plate Full of Grace. I have already pivoted my creative approach to begin exploring this new way of thinking and living. It’s going to be a great next chapter I can’t wait to share it with you.