Where do I start?


This meme speaks volumes for the transition I’ve been going through for the last two years. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is to be my own best friend, my biggest supporter, even my own lover. The first rule of being a good friend, support or lover is to accept everything about that person or oneself. The good, the bad and the ugly.

Embracing those parts of myself is how I birthed So Chill.

What is So Chill? It’s a blog (duh) but also a lifestyle. My lifestyle. And if you’re reading this blog, it’s also your lifestyle.

Chill has several dictionary meanings but the one I prefer is the North American, informal definition of “very relaxed or easy going”. This version of Chill is how I best describe my overall personality. Chill is also an acronym for my hometown, Champaign IL.

Champaign has played a huge role in the person I am. To know my hometown is to know me. Like Champaign I am professional, with a blue collar attitude. I am book smart with a hint of street edge. I can easily befriend people from different cultures and backgrounds. I have experienced big city living but prefer the comfort and simplicity of rural Illinois. After all, home is where the heart is.

So Chill in essence is me embracing who I am which also incorporates the town that raised me. Chill is a concept anybody can apply. You see, it isn’t just about where I’m from or where you’re from. This is where the lifestyle portion kicks in.  It boils down to embracing who you truly are regardless of outside influences, living life to the fullest, learning from your mistakes and continually striving to be your best.

So Real, So You, So Chill




3 thoughts on “Where do I start?

  1. anyeta says:

    It seems like just yesterday that you were born and I held you in my arms for the first time, I had to keep holding you because you refused to let anyone else do so other than your dad.

    it took me a long time to realize that in order to love yourself you first have to embrace where you originated and your heritage. You learned much quicker than I.

    The move back to Champaign certainly was not planned, however it sure seems to be the perfect fit.

    You have grown to be a strong woman and a awesome mother!

    I look forward to your blog entry’s

    So real =Depth
    So you =Beauty
    So chill=Spirit

    Love you


    • iamsochill says:

      Thank you!!! Theres a reason for everything. Sometimes we don’t realize it until after the act is done. You’re the reason I’m so good with words! Reading and writing….I remember you wanted to be an author 😊 glad you finally figured it out, thank you for the comment 😚


  2. anyeta says:

    I think I finally have mastered the ability to leave a comment after the duo post that you will see, along with this one.

    I had to sign up for word press, it also took a act of congress in order for me to figure it out.

    As I’m
    sitting here thinking I should have asked Sherrod to help me, he could have showed me quicker than the two hours it took to post these three entries


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