Friday, June 18, 2010

The Onion

So I have been doing some deep thinking which I do often but don’t often share and decided sharing my thoughts might be helpful for me so here is my deep thought for today.

Sometimes I feel like an onion. Not because they smell, though I do feel sometimes that I sweat more than a man, but that is off the subject. Seriously though, I was thinking today about a line from Shrek where he compares himself to an onion because they have layers. I feel like as I go through this journey to become a healthier me, I am slowly pealing back layers. I am delving deeper into myself and finding what I am really made of. I am trying to get to the center of why I am the way that I am, and how to overcome my emotional tie to food. I am trying to find the best me that I can be and trying to learn how to balance the many aspects of my life.

One of the things I like about onions is you never find one that isn’t a little cracked and peeling, but those cracks are usually only a layer or two deep. You don’t throw the onion out just because its outer layer is flawed because you know it can be peeled away and the fruit inside is still good and flavorful.

Onions are actually kind of pretty once you get past the thin outer covering, especially when you slice right into the middle of them. The lines of an onion are kind of unique and remind me of tree rings and growth. I am not particularly fond of onions by themselves but I do enjoy the flavor they add to many of my most favorite foods, foods that just wouldn’t be the same without an onion.

I am like this onion with some flaws and imperfections but the majority of me is still good and flavorful and I have a unique beauty that is only me. I also have the potential to make and do some really fantastic things. I will not be everyone’s favorite flavor and some people may not like me at all but if I am being true to myself and can be happy with who I am that just doesn’t matter. I am okay being an onion.


  1. You have fabulous potential Cammy and I love the flavor you bring to this group. We all have flaws and imperfections and hopefully are continually trying to improve who and what we are. Isn't it great that Audrey created this blog so that we can learn from and support each other and best of all, make new friends as we each peel layers away? I like your analogy and deep thinking, I hope that you'll come to understand your relationship with food and gain the upper hand in that relationship. YOU can DO IT!

  2. Oh Cammy, I love your deep thoughts. You are such a beautiful person, inside and out! I feel like each layer I discover of myself brings joys and discouragement, but that is what makes life exciting. We are so glad you are here with us!! And thanks for the wonderful analogy.

  3. I love this post!

    I'm so glad you are writing for you, this was really beautiful, as are you! I'm so glad we're running buddies again! I'll see you in an hour!

  4. Deep thoughts with great analogies make my day! Carry on onion . . . you bring flavor to life!

  5. LOVE IT! How can anyone not love an "onion" like you? :) Thanks for the thoughts!

  6. What a great post Cammy! Thanks for sharing that with all of us.

  7. Cammy thank you for sharing this post. I love your analogy and how it applies to each and everyone of us. I'm glad that you are willing to share your deep thoughts with us. I've found that as I share my thoughts it helps me continue to move forward instead of having the same continual internal dialog with myself.

    Each of those layers make up one wonderful person! You!

  8. Cammy, onions make me cry and this post almost did too. You are one sweet onion for sharing your deep thoughts with us! You are so right about layers and inner beauty.

    This post also makes me crave green and red onions, my favorites Love onions!