Hello, thanks, how do you do, and why the heck does the world need another blog?!

Hello! Thank you for visiting The Adventures of Tomboy Tam.  I am Tomboy Tam. I picked that name to represent my personal brand because, although I love being female, ever since I was a kid I felt I was a tomboy. After reading the definition of “tomboy” on dictionary.com (an energetic, sometimes boisterous girl whose behavior and pursuits, especially in games and sports, are considered more typical of boys than of girls), I feel that the definition is relevant to how I am currently living my life. I’m not sure that definition is applicable to girls today, who I think are a lot more boisterous and energetic in their behavior and pursuits than I was raised to be in the 1960s and 70s. Go girls! (And while you’re going after what you want with all that energy and boisterousness, consider the possibility that there may be some ladylike characteristics that are still relevant and valuable today, that may complement your tomboyish ways – another day’s blog topic!)

But, I digressed! Back to Hello, Thanks for visiting, and How do you do, I’m Tomboy Tam, and on to Why the heck does the World need another blog?! I figure I’m at about the halfway point in my life. (For those of you who can’t resist trying to figure out a specific number for that point, it’s 53.) I’ve learned a few things that I’d like to share with you, dear World, so that you may have the opportunity to learn from what I’ve learned and am learning every day, and apply those learnings to your own life and reap the benefits earlier than I did. And if you’re already older than me, perhaps you can also learn and apply the relevant points – better later than never!  That was reason number 1, by the way, for why I have created this blog – to help others, especially women, but certainly not excluding you men, because I like you too! Reason number 2 is because I expect that I will also learn from you, World, and benefit from applying those learnings to the second half of my life. And because this is a public blog, all of us will learn from and be inspired be each others’ experiences! Cool, huh!?

OK, Blogging 101 says to KISS, which in this context means Keep It Short, Sweetie! So to wrap up my first blog entry, I want you to know that the topics I intent to categorize my blogs under are:

  • Relationships
  • Health and wellness
  • Spirituality
  • Career
  • Lifestyle
  • Personal growth

Here comes the interactive part – you’ll see this at the end of every post. Give me your feedback, please!

  1. What do you think of my blog categories?
  2. How do you feel about sharing your learnings with me and the World?
  3. Do you relate to the term “tomboy?” Why or why not?

I’m looking forward to our journey together!

Love, Tomboy Tam

As you’ll see, as we get to know each other, I’m a woman who wears many hats. This one represents my North Dakota roots and my historic love for the romantic aspects of the cowboy life, even if in the real world, that’s a bit of an oxymoron. Perhaps the concept of a “romantic cowboy life” is a good metaphor for life in general – nobody said it was going to be easy, but the rewards are worth the hardships.