Why I Exercise in Six Words

Exercise: Activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness.

Since January 2019, I’ve been challenging myself to train harder to exceed my usual limits in the realm of exercise. 

For me this means, attempting exercises that fall out of my comfort zone, setting monthly fitness challenges that force me to persevere or signing up for races that scare the hell out of me. “Six Word Stories” tell my truth.

“Nature’s Tree Swing”  Photo by Natalie McMillan.

“Why I Exercise in Six Words”

Discovering beauty of nature with motion.

Reviving youth to play like young.

Connecting through movement with my son.

Pushing my body challenges my mind.

Body is tougher than brain thinks.

Staying strong to better my life.

Super Hero Pose, once a day. Boosts my confidence and my mind.  Photo by Natalie McMillan.

Feel like Superwoman after good sweat.

Something about strength makes one sexy.

Protecting body that encases my soul.

“Jump!” Photo by Natalie McMillan.

The electric feel of building muscle.

Pushing until sweat drips onto earth.

Nature’s high revives vibrance – of me.


Why I Write in Six Words

The first sentence I published appeared in the book “Six Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak by Writers Famous and Obscure.” Famous: Dan Savage, Elizabeth Gilbert and Janice Dickinson. Obscure: Me.

“Six Word Memoirs” tell your truth. To honour Smith Magazine’s theme of “telling a story in six words” and to thank Harper-Collins for publishing my first piece, this is:

“Why I Write in Six Words”

Time flies by when I’m writing.

Keeps my spirit alive and happy.

Finally getting my voice – out there.

Love sound of fingertips on keyboard.

Nothing else matters when I write.

Found my flow, following my bliss.