I’ve come to the realization that the “About” page may be the hardest part for me. I’ve spent years trying to avoid who I am because it’s easier to figure out who other people are and what they want. Now it’s almost impossible to reverse that frame of mind. Let’s just start with the basics…
Three years ago, I quit my job, changed careers, went back to school, broke up with my cheating boyfriend, got kicked out of my house, discovered I had an eating disorder and basically hit the restart button on my life. It’s true what they say…when you hit bottom, you can only go up.
So much has changed since then, and there’s still a long way to go. I’ve had to learn that there’s value in knowing the little things about myself that make me me. I’ve learned that the more I talk about the parts of me that I think are so horrible, the more I hear from others that they can relate.
This blog comes from my desire to let every other woman out there know that she is not alone. Not in anything you’re struggling through. In my experience, there will always be someone out there who can say, “I hear ya, sister!” When I see other women in pain because of their false body images, self-hatred or just a general lacking of faith, it reminds me that I don’t have to be at war with myself. I can be unabashedly honest and deal with the results. I believe that secrets only hold power over us when we don’t share them.
So, fuck you, fear. I’m tired of putting up with your shit. I’m connecting with the fabulous women around me, and we are going to start a movement of fierce self-love. Deal with it.