So much has changed in my life since I started writing this blog and it has made me hesitant to write much over the last year. While some things haven't changed, I am different. I am not going to live abroad any time soon. I am not a student anymore. I'm not currently pursuing work … Continue reading Blogging for Sanity Part II
It is the New Year and everyone is getting their New Year's Resolutions ready. I have personally always had very long lists of things I want to do and how I want to change. Goals are good and change can be good, but this year I think that more than anything I want to be … Continue reading New Year, Good Enough Me
I feel fine.I feel bored.I feel numb. I feel empty.I feel unsatisfied.I feel anxious.I feel doom.I feel alone.I feel sad.I feel depressed.I feel my arms and legs weighing me down.I feel frustrated.I feel angry.I feel my brain on fire.I feel death.I feel like giving up.I feel release.I feel tired.I feel weak.I feel weepy.I feel guilty.I … Continue reading “Today”
It is pretty natural to find the worst in yourself- but we don't have to let those feelings take over. The minute that we say those words out loud we are treating it as fact and inviting negativity, shame, and a lack of confidence into our lives. Speaking badly about my own body has: Lowered … Continue reading Body Confidence: Eliminate Degrading Self-Talk
As I have been gaining weight the last couple of years one of the most troubling words for me has been "flattering." When an outfit is flattering it is emphasizing the traits that other people think are beautiful in a woman. When I try to pick out a flattering outfit I immediately think of how … Continue reading Body Confidence: “Flattering”
For those of you who don't know, Weight Watchers has come out with a new program called Kurbo where children as young as 8 years old can download the app and start a weight-loss program. Obviously everyone will have their own opinion about this, and that's okay. But I just thought that I would share … Continue reading Weight Watching Children: My Experience
I inherited my father's Norwegian feet: short, wide, flat, and with an extra squatty big toe. I think it was in the first or second grade when people started making fun of my short, fat big toe. I was so incredibly embarrassed that I stopped wearing any form of sandal or open toed shoe for … Continue reading Troll Feet
Like many others in the world, I have struggled with low self-esteem for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately, there have been many times that my feelings of worthlessness have built up so much that I cannot bear to be in my own skin. The negative judgments that I have been told or thought … Continue reading Life Lesson #2: That’s a person.
Over the past few years I have learned a lot of different things about myself. Therapy has helped me to accept and love many of the attributes that I have, but it has also helped me to see the things that I need to work on. One of the biggest things that I have struggled … Continue reading Life Lesson #1: You can never make everyone happy.
This week I told my husband I wanted to send him a picture because I look pretty. He said that was the first time that he had heard me give myself a compliment since we started dating in 2016. He was so happy! And it made me extra happy. So in honor of that moment … Continue reading Learning to Feel Pretty