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HAWMC Day 27: What’s in a name

I am attempting the Wego Health Activist Writers’ Month Challenge. A post each day in April. So, now that I told you I am going to do it, I oughta follow through, right? Today’s prompt is:If you wrote a book about your life, your community, your condition, or your Health Activism – what would you title it?

I’ve thought about this one a lot. But mostly because I want to share delicious baked goods with the world. Baked goods that just happen to be gluten-free. Like many musicians, some days I feel that a self titled debut would be perfect. But then I am always led to the never quite answered question:

What is a FrannyCake?

I think a question as a title is perfect (hint hint to all of you literary agents that peruse this little blog). It sets up a story. A journey through what I know best: gluten-free baked goods.

I could bring my cupcake therapy to the masses! I could teach others that they don’t have to eat cake made from box mixes that taste like chemicals (please say no to Betty Crocker – there is no excuse for chemical flavored cakes, these days there are several gluten-free mixes that even I think are great).

I can show how I have never suffered when it comes to food. I can show you the hope and happiness that can fill a gluten-free kitchen.

i've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night

The Chronic Positivity Project

This is actually the title of my upcoming web project (submit quotes and ideas here), but it is the framework that I build my life around. I had an unexpected realization about not being able to ride a bike again. Not that I did that often before, but the thought of never being able to do it again is a bitter pill to swallow. I embraced the sadness for a moment. I let myself mourn the loss. And then I looked for my silver lining.

I have to frame my life this way. If I didn’t, there would be days lost to wallowing. Days lost to crying over the never-agains and the never-will-bes.

As a book, it would be all about the strategies to make these things happen, as a web project it will be all about sharing inspiration for a positive life with everyone who needs it.

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