You’re an Onion – And You Don’t Even Know it!

By Alex

May 8, 2021

I discovered the sweetness of onions about the same time I first got my heart broken.

I'd moved out of home into my own apartment when I was 18 and fallen in love.

The hurt came about the same time I realised I wanted MORE from my kitchen than sandwiches and bland meat.

Back then, cooking shows weren't really a "thing", so I must've caught an episode of breakfast TV where a chef sliced and diced an onion, then slowly sauteed it in butter or oil (I forget which) until it caramelised and became sweet on the tongue.

Whaaaaat? Until that day I thought onions made you cry and gave a little savoury tang to an otherwise dull green salad - I didn't know they could be sweet too - so deliciously sweet you can scoop them on to a spoon and eat them just like that!

We, like onions - cry like a bastard the first time we're cut.

Then like onions, we have life cruelly peel our layers away and tossed aside, no longer of use - and we're chopped into tiny pieces... and the flung into the flames.

Mostly when we talk of surviving trauma or difficult situations, we say that it strengthens us - but in the curious case of onions - they don't become physically stronger, or even taste stronger - they become simply BETTER!

But instead of ruining us, raining tears and destroying what we once were - this "cruel" process is in fact the making OF us. 

Through every torturous period, we become stronger - and sweeter. Better. No longer just an air-tight impenetrable bulb - we become the base element for everything.

Feeding the soul and the belly.  

Through these trials and tribulations - and yeh... a lot of trials - you gain an inner strength which aids your growth as an online entrepreneur. 

I'm sure many of us wish we had the energy of youth - but it's our wisdom, compassion - and buttery sweetness that makes us irresistible! 

So the next time someone tries to tell you that you're nothing special - then you need to shout back:


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About Alex Sheach

Alex is an expert strategist with a flair for expressive writing which connects with her audience and evokes emotion.

She believes in the power of harnessing the written word and using it to demonstrate expertise, confidence and clarity when marketing online businesses.

She's anti-BS, anti-fluff and embraces grown-assed methodology for growing an online business with authentic Sales & Marketing strategies.

Nae drama!