Like so many others who have sailed those dark seas, I was actually ashamed of it. Hopeless, but not helpless, as I so fiercely believed. Overwhelming, internal agony. The cleanest dirty little secret I’ve ever kept.
Am I enabling some sort of delusional self-love or wallowing in denial? Fuck if I know. I honestly feel like, no matter the size, you shouldn’t have to call yourself fat if it has a bunch of negative connotations. Is it wrong to want a nicer name for what you are?
It’s freezing in here! Frozen food aisle, so we meet again and still you are so cold towards me. You don’t support my small, chic wardrobe and that’s your loss.
The more we compare ourselves to others, the more we diminish the good within us. The elusive person you’re jealous of is as flawed and fragile as you are.
For the past few months, I’ve felt like a potato. Kind of sad, unmoving, semi-mashed. I was doing a successful job of ignoring my health and pulling the “I’ll deal with this later” card. Which, turns out, means you rarely will do it later. Because later just keeps being…later.
Feel your muscles lengthening from your fingertips down to your shoulders. Bend your knees and straighten them. Carefully move your body into slow and gentle stretches, knowing you are honoring your body by making it feel good.
You don’t need to have a thigh gap to be pretty or a six pack to be handsome.
Depending on what sets off your compulsive nature, you might not be able to work in a messy environment, or you might get extremely stressed standing in crowds. For some, sensory overload can push people into fits of anxiety — loud or sharp noises can also be what sets you off. What your friends don’t realize is that whatever is making you “seem irritable” is actually causing you severe stress.
I would dance more because there is no better time to learn to feel less awkward in your own skin than when you’re drunk at a bar at age 22.
Sometimes, I’m a classy kid. But, most of the time, my frontal lobe is just itching to make one more stupid decision until one day I realize that I’ve thrown my life away in the most perfect way possible.