After rewriting my About Page, it became blatantly apparent that the time has come. I’ve been putting it off for a month, knowing it was going to happen. It just didn’t feel “right” yet. Now it feels right.
We (yes, “we”) are going to define what a Crunchy Betty is, anyway.
Because of you – every single one of you, whether or not you’ve ever talked to me or commented on the site – this little concept has gone from being completely self-absorbed to being about community … trying things you never thought you would, learning from strangers who are now friends, and one eensy-weensy step at a time, learning more about how and why you would choose to do a silly thing like put food on your face.
Here are my thoughts – my original and evolving ones – on what constitutes a Crunchy Betty. I know, I know. It was my concept to begin with, but you people amaze me every day, and your input means as much to me as my own flitting ideas.
So I’m really, truly, honestly, wholeheartedly asking for you to talk to me, define this, be a part of this. This will remain a page at the top of CB for some time, so you can expand on it in the comments as an idea hits you. Help it change and grow, as you can, and as it allows.
Please read the About Page (if you haven’t lately) to get a better idea on where I’m coming from, and then read my thoughts … and let me know yours.
What is a Crunchy Betty?
A Crunchy Betty is modern, but she understands the value in choosing certain “olden” ways to lead a healthier life. With personal style, she’s able to meld the two – sometimes making mistakes along the way, but always ready to laugh at herself and try again.
A Crunchy Betty is savvy; she knows how to spot manipulative advertising and does her homework before making a purchase blindly. She is no slave to commercialism. She knows that every purchase she makes in the world is a vote on how she wants this world to be.
A Crunchy Betty is caring; she cares about her own health and wellness, and that of her family. She knows that she is responsible for the choices she makes, and makes them consciously, taking into account her family, community, and world.
A Crunchy Betty is fearless; she isn’t afraid to try new things (like putting food on her face) and follows her passions whole-heartedly.
A Crunchy Betty is authentic; she doesn’t need anyone to tell her she’s beautiful, because she knows that her beauty shines through in everything she does. She may snark, she may roll her eyes, and she may occasionally flip out, but at the end of the day, she tries her best to be true to herself, and in being so, is true to everyone around her.
A Crunchy Betty is ready to start making new choices, healthy choices, knowing that every small step adds up to a wildly joyful journey when all is taken into consideration.
What do you think? Do you think you’re a Crunchy Betty? What would being a “Crunchy Betty” mean to you?
Can you think of more things to add to the list? Things to take out? Ways to refine and better define this – and what you’d like to see from Crunchy Betty (the site)?
And please, tell me, what can I do for you? What questions would you like to have answered? What would you like to see here? What keeps you from trying natural alternatives to the store-bought whatsits and whosits you use?
I’m here …
In undying crunchy love (and I mean that)!