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.

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

  1. Congrats to my talented BIG Sister! Here is to you with all your dreams in one! Glad you took the adventure and many more to come! Love you!! Happy Blogging! Love, Robbyn and family

  2. Tamra you needed to do a blog so I can tell all my other friends. How sweet this is going to be. I love your writing style. And it’s fun to see how you think in print. Much love and success to you with this new adventure!!

  3. From Theresa Spicer:
    I love your blog, Tomboy Tam! Topics are of interest to me and I will be eagerly following to glean tidbits of knowledge from your life experiences. if I was to characterize myself as Tomboy versus Princess, I definitely lean more towards Tomboy. However, I’m not quite as sporty/athletic as I judge Tomboys to be. So, I think I am a mini-Tomboy.

  4. Tomboy……hmmmmm
    I relate. As much as I want to (and do) embrace the girlie side of my life – love my nails, hair, make-up, and those ‘good god’ heels – I am such a tomboy at heart. ;). Muscle and oldie cars (dick Tracy cars to ‘barracuda’ cars) to Harley’s to kickboxing….I have always been just a bit more on the tomboy side. How do I reconcile that and my girlie side to 1) be me, 2) find mr. “I love the girlie AND tomboy side of you”?

  5. Contratulations on starting this new blog !! Tomboy Tam, your Aunt Ruby is in awe of what you attempt to do and then succeed at it. Good luck with the new venture and I certainly will love to see more interesting discussions on the topics you chose. Should all be quite interesting !!!! Love , Ruby.

  6. My dear mother, congrats on the launch of your blog. It is exciting to watch the start of everything you’ve been telling me about unfold into reality. I have been inspired by you all of my adult life, since I was able to understand & appreciate the power of a good parent. I look forward to all of your blog entries & I can’t wait for all the other exciting things to unfold as well! I love you & thank you for passing down your tomboy-ness to your three daughters – I think it’s a great quality! Love, Bobbie

  7. TomboyTam, I am so grateful to have the unmistakeable pleasure of having you as one of my very best friends. Not only have you imparted on me some amazingly on point and valuable advice, but you have also inspired me with your passion for life and your ability to embrace all things interesting to you! I will never forget the day you told the six you had bought a motorcycle – to a person and to your surprise – not a one of us was at all caught off guard at this new addition to your life.

    I look forward to all your future blog entries -and will be waiting anxiously for each!!!!

    Blog on my friend, blog on!!!!

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