I have been absent for a couple weeks and for that I apologize. I have been moving, unpacking, and trying to set up my home. I am not sure stressful is a powerful enough word to describe what the past two months have been like for me. I have an incredible opportunity coming up. I … More Interviews…

Dear Body,

Three years ago, I wrote a letter to you. I was unhappy with your curves, your rolls, and stretchmarks. I hated your flabby pale skin and freckles. I was disgusted by the way you held me down. A lot of things have changed and I appreciate you now more than ever. Shoulders, I still appreciate your … More Dear Body,

And this is the part where you find out who you are.

Identity. If you were to look at me, you would identify me as an overweight white female with red hair, tattoos, and piercings. You will fail to see the inner workings of my overworked mind. You will not recognize my need to overthink everything and pick things apart until their is nothing left. You won’t notice … More And this is the part where you find out who you are.

Pictures of Perfection

Filmstrip images flash through my mind like a ballerina gliding across the stage.  Graduation caps floating through the air,  Moving trucks filled with my things,  Waving goodbye to my past,  Saying hello to my Prince Charming, my children, my future.  Continuously trying to find a way to breathe this futuristic oxygen into my lungs,  Instead … More Pictures of Perfection

I Am Me

I am not “making my mind up.” I am not “searching.” I am not “taking a detour on the road to Jesus.” I am not “agnostic because I think Christians are idiots” I am not “rebelling against what my parents taught me.” I am not “apathetic about religion.” I am not “some stupid, uneducated child.” … More I Am Me

Summer Challenge

I am making some major changes in my life this summer. So I figure I should challenge myself to not only make those changes, but also do some other pretty incredible things. 1. Read one book per week that I want to. 2. Lose 15 pounds 3. Re-Read the Harry Potter series from book 1-7. … More Summer Challenge

Dear Body,

Today I stood in front of the mirror and contemplated. I was staring at you with only a bra and panties on and I realized how much I dislike you. I hate your stretchmarks, your rolls, and your flabby pale skin that seems to acquire more freckles on a daily basis. I am scared of … More Dear Body,