Today I thought I’d take a little moment to open up about how the name for the blog came about.
If you were to go to google (our best friend, let’s face it-how did we survive before google?
Encyclopaedias, remember those… anyway I digress!) and type in ‘Treatably’ it simply wouldn’t exist as, well, I made it up!
Endulge me for a moment, if you will, and picture this…
I’m lying on my bed, well in my bed, wrapped up like a sausage roll in my duvet (that’s kinda my thing), in one of my worst health crashes of my later years and I’m trying to busy my foggy mind (tricky let me tell you!). I’m planning my blog and all the things I wish it to entail and I know two things; I want to talk about makeup & beauty (my loves) & I want to talk about health (or my lack of it!), my chronic illness journey and my wish to advocate for those in need. But I want to do it in a way that’s appealing to many. I envision a home page that to me, upon visiting is as comforting to the visitor as a cup of tea. You arrive, you snuggle down, get comfy and pick and choose what you’d like to indulge in in that moment, just as you would brew your tea and have it as you like; it’s accessible, it’s comforting, it’s welcoming…. it’s a cup of tea.
But I was stuck with a dilemma of a name that could somehow cover both the wonders of the beauty world & the serious nature of health & chronic illness & where I love the English language I felt it was letting me down, so in my frustration I did what any creative would do, I made a word up!
I asked myself what would be the one thing I would want, if someone were to grant me the wish of all wishes, the simple answer: to be cured of my illness, to be treatable.
I wrote it down and suddenly I saw the word ‘treat’ and it occurred to me that makeup, skincare & all its indulgence is a treat, it’s delicious, it is exciting and suddenly I had a word that crossed both categories.
Simply adding the ‘ably’ to ‘Treat’ was my final step in my very basic word-makery-upery moment and suddenly my blog name ‘Treatably‘ was born. Was I sure? Of course not. But did it mean something to me? Yes.
And that folks, well that is what matters.