I kneeled on the floor, took off my sweater and exposed my fat arms, the ones that I usually hide. Sweaters cover my imperfection, while sleeveless shirts show the world I struggle with weight management.
Bubble baths are not bad.
Ok, we had to just make that clear. My personal shopping list (if I'm ever organized enough to actually make a list) includes some soothing Dr. Teal's. If I'm ever not answering a text or a phone call, it's usually because I'm locked away with Dr. Teal's and some Netflix on my laptop.
There’s a day in my journal where I wrote, “I just don’t want this life I’ve been given. I know it doesn’t work that way, but I can’t do this anymore.”
On this particular day, I was reminded of the taste of disappointment. I was reminded of how disappointment takes hold of your heart and seeps into every pore in your body.
I recently shared a story about a topic that kind of makes my insides twist into a pretzel. Maybe you're here reading this because you've already read the story published on Upworthy about my experience with online dating.
Where exactly do you put the stuff about your baggage on an online dating profile?
Don't judge me, but I've pretty much been listening to Katy Perry's Olympic theme song, Rise, since the day it came out. They featured it on the Today Show and I was hooked.
This song made me become a runner. Okay, just a jalker. (Yes, this is the word for walking/jogging...clearly more on the walking side.)
I feel like I can conquer the world.
My mother is a strong survivor of a marriage with an alcoholic. She did a great job getting free and healthy from that relationship, and I had the privilege of learning from her as she learned new lessons for herself. Her lessons have become my life mantras that I whip out whenever they apply.
One of those is her epic question: “Whose behavior can you control?”
The show Parenthood will rock your world in the most beautiful ways. Sometimes I think that they watched my life just to get some writing material. It resonates with so many people because so many people's lives actually look like this. Although, some people can't watch it because it will make you feel all the feels, and people have enough of that going on in the real world.