Hello & Welcome! I’m happy you’re here. 😀 I’m Kelly, and Petite Phoenix is where I document my journey towards becoming the person I secretly aspire to be, but never had the courage to fully pursue.
My late father’s sudden passing fundamentally changed me. As my incredibly insightful bereavement therapist said, a part of you dies with your parent, but another part of you is born. I’d like to believe that courage, the trait that I’ve been lacking for most of my life, started sprouting within me.
That seedling of courage was then nurtured by my amazing friends who encouraged me to find my passion in life. Friends who’ve watched me fail so many times that I’m almost embarrassed to tell them that I’m trying something else out. Only with their support was I able to continue trying.
My friends are one of the main reasons I started Petite Phoenix. It’s one of my ways to thank them for their continuing support by keeping them updated on my progress. I also want to pay it forward by building a website documenting what it takes for someone who has failed many times, stood back up, and was determined to continue forwards until I’ve reached my 10-year-goal of becoming a best-selling author.
I hope that Petite Phoenix can be a helpful resource for those of you who want to live life on your terms and not what your parents, family, and society pushed upon you. Browse around the site and maybe start with the Happy Life Plan 5-Part Series?
I’d love for Petite Phoenix to become a support community where we cheer each other on to celebrate each step along the journey so that we can find ourselves and what we truly want in life.
Please join in on the conversation in the comments section of the blog. I’d love to hear from you. If you’re feeling shy or want to retain your privacy, maybe create an alter ego to comment? 😉
Petite Phoenix is an inclusive community. Sharing your thoughts, experiences, or insights that have helped you succeed is especially helpful. Abusive comments and sales links will not be published.
Your kindness and understanding are much appreciated!
3 things I currently love:
- Food. Deep-fried foods, spicy foods, most carbs, and ice cream.
- Books. Goodbye Things, Rising Strong, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, The War of Art, The Gift of Fear.
- TV. Survivor, BoJack Horseman, The Morning Show (Season 1), Community, To Fly With You (陪你逐风飞翔), Skate into Love (冰糖炖雪梨).
3 things I’m struggling to love:
- My height. After many years of being looked down up by my family for being short (I’m 5’0), I’m trying to embrace being short.
- My body. The start of my eating disorder began when my pediatrian told me I was borderline obese and that I needed to lose weight. I was 13. It wasn’t until I was 39, I finally admitted that I had an eating disorder. I had to because I realized I was on the cusp of developing body dysmorphia. Denying I had a problem caused more problems.
- Physical activity. Coming from a family of mostly couch potatoes, I started weight lifting in May of 2021. This is only after repeated encouragement from my husband, Mark. He planned out my weight lifting routine and watched me for the 1st month to make sure I had the proper form. Without Mark’s encouragement and inspiration from my dear friend, Catan, I wouldn’t have had the desire to become more physically active.
Dear readers, please share what you love and struggle to love. 😃
Thank you for reading and visiting Petite Phoenix! I hope you’ll become a regular visitor and commenter.