Dear Ana, Congratulations! It's been 10 years but you've decided to go down this road again. Please let me be the first to remind you of a few things: No one else gets to do what you do so do what you need to do for yourself. Everyone's journey is so vastly different that even … Continue reading Dear New Pregnant Me From Old Pregnant Me
Welp. I couldn't think of a more motivating reason to write a blog post after almost a month. This happened earlier this month: BAM! All of my goals and fear met at one time! Also, I can't believe Eminem's daughter is now in college... Where does the time go? When I began this journey … Continue reading Happy 2 Year Anniversary: Lessons Learned
Those honest answers have allowed me to love myself completely. They have opened my heart to the idea that I am also mesmerizing, that I have had seasons, that I will continue to have season but more importantly that I have weathered many storms and have only continued to grow.
Being on-line is also sort of funny. I always compare it to just sort of shouting out into an abyss. You assume someone else is out there and hopefully, someone out there is listening. You don't really know for sure.
Maybe they're right. I mean the proof is in the pudding right? Here I am with stretch marks, scars, loose skin, thighs that touch, and more. There's no possible way I could enjoy a beach vacation according to the article above. I mean, look how miserable I am finding sand dollars on my horseback ride on the beach.
Yes, I am a strong and independent woman but that doesn't mean I WANT to struggle on my own. Meeting people whom you can relate to brings relief because it lifts a burden you thought you were the only one bearing. I can't tell you how many women have come to me and said "my tummy looks just like yours!" or "I never knew anyone else looked like me!"
Yet this one really summarizes the moments in a hike where we wonder why we think sweating buckets, getting bit up by mosquitoes, and being surrounded by wild animals is a great idea. It is. It always is.