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January Six Word Photo Story Challenge: “Self”

Embracing fifty with guts, adventure, laughter.

In 2020, I entered the Ms Health and Fitness Contest — at age 50! The prize was $10K and a chance to be featured on the cover of the magazine. My motto was “Want to see a real ordinary person on the cover of a fitness magazine?” I promoted myself…

Envy: An unexpected lesson I learned about my envy of others

“Finding my sunshine inside and out.” -Mary Chang. Photo of the author by the author’s son.

My father taught me how to ride my first two-wheeler, roll my tummy, and snap a Polaroid, but he didn’t teach me how to meditate. I had no urge to sit still, eyes closed, silent, and mindless for endless minutes for no apparent reason.

Meditation is boring, boring, boring…

When I was nine, I’d run…

Photo of the author, by Natalie J. McMillan, Photographer

January Six Word Photo Story Challenge: “Self”

I love me, my life, nature.

This January’s challenge is devoted to “Self.” Sometimes I become so anxious and overwhelmed with the chaos of everyday living, I forget to devote time for myself for self-care. When I do take the time and practice self-care, the managing of those duties is forced to take a back seat.

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Six Word Photo Story Challenge: “Self”

Wanna hang out? Kid at heart!

If you’re familiar with some of my stories and photos, you’ll know that I love doing headstands. Headstands are a fabulous way to get upside down, but hanging upside down on monkey bars?

Way more fun!

Back in 2019, when I embarked on a personal fitness journey, one of my…

Photo of the author, Mary Chang Story Writer taken by author’s son.

January Six Word Photo Story Challenge: “Self”

A moment to breathe, reflect, wonder.

If this photo looks familiar — it is. It’s the tiny thumbnail photo in the upper right-hand corner of your screen if you’re viewing the Six Word Photo Story Challenge publication page. It’s also the photo that’s featured in the submission guidelines.

When I started this publication, I decided to…

Mary Chang Story Writer

Finding shine through exercise, people & life stories. Fueled by cartwheels. Editor of Six Word Photo Story Challenge. www.marychangstorywriter.com

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