I’ve lived my life off tidbits of advice. Little quips from my parents which I now know resonate through the walls of meetings, wise words from professors, bosses, friends and colleagues. Be where your hands are – don’t get so spun out into the future afraid of what might happen that you neglect what you’re… Continue reading Be present
Positive. Plus sign. Smiley face. Two lines. Pregnant. I’m what? Yes. I am. I’m pregnant with a tiny human person. What do I do now? I don’t know anything about being a mom. Everyone says, you’ll be fine, it’s natural! It certainly doesn’t feel natural. It feels terrifying is what it feels. I’ve always wanted… Continue reading Mom? That’s a new name…
Word prompt: Deprive: To deny (a person or place) the possession or use of something. I’ve struggled with food, body image, and restriction for most of my conscious life. As far back as I can remember, I have felt that my body is bad, that food is bad, and that to deprive myself of the things… Continue reading You may not have cake
It’s a funny thing, I set so many goals. Meditate every day Write every day Work out 5 times a week Do yoga Cook more Read a book for fun And then this is what happens: I meditate for 7 minutes and think about all the shit I have to do I leave for work… Continue reading What even are goals?
Friday was a rough day for me. I was running on approximately 3 hours of restless sleep. I felt such terrible guilt for the state of my home and the well-being of the pets I am responsible for. I was hot. I was just an emotional wreck, a ball of tears and snot and worry… Continue reading Exhaustion, laughter, and love
It’s true, home ownership is a challenge. Trying to make light of an uncomfortable situation is a way for me to try to get through the heat. My cats can’t. It was 84 degrees in the house when I got home at 9:45. I can’t imagine how hot it was in the afternoon, but both… Continue reading Little lives
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