I have always been a girl of many names. It’s funny because my name is pretty simple, easy to spell, and only four letters long:
Hi, I’m Suki
My mother said my name came to her in a dream when she was 8 months pregnant. Ever since I was a toddler, I have had numerous nicknames including Such-a-lot, Suki-San, Ichiban, Sukalocks, Sick-a-lot, and many more.When I met my husband, I inherited an arsenal of additional nicknames but one just seemed to stick:
And so when I started this blog three years ago, I decided what better name than the one that was given to me by my love?
Sookton’s Space is a place for musings, inspiration, yoga, health, positivity and love.
Over the years I have written on a variety of topics but all of them come from the heart. In 2011 I was diagnosed with endometriosis and poly cystic ovarian syndrome. It was a struggle but I do not let these ailments define me. However, I have a passion for learning about women’s health and helping other women worldwide.
I hope you enjoy my blog as I navigate through this crazy life.
A Girl and an Elephant
Mount Kenya, 1991
We took a family trip to Mount Kenya when I was 8 years old.
I was wearing my favorite pink dress at the time. My parents wanted to take a picture of me in front of the elephant.It was a lovely trip. We saw Mount Kenya, lots of animals, enjoyed the African sun, and spent time playing games and relaxing in nature.
Twenty years later I found this picture in a stack of pictures at my mother’s house. It was right around the same time I started this blog.
Everything happens for a reason.
I think back to that picture and I realize it is a representative of my true, authentic self. I am still that little girl with the lop-sided pig tales. A little girl who enjoys feeling one with nature and being out in the wild.
Walking barefoot in the grass.
I’m still that girl , ready to face the world, with a little more wisdom and slightly less crazy hair.
Thanks for joining me on this journey.