I ripped a contact lens at work today. Naturally I snatched them both out of my eyeballs and proceeded to go about my day blind as a bat. Also, are your nostrils asymmetrical? Because mine sure as shit are. #randomfacts
#truthstick A few days ago I thought it would be a good idea to wax my face. Yes, my face. By myself. Needless to say, it was a terrible disaster and now certain areas on my mug are completely numb. How’s your week so far?
Yesterday I took this photo of my sister and it 100% sums up the highlight of my weekend. If ANYONE knows my sister, they know that she has had a deep obsession with dinosaurs for pretty much her entire life. Yesterday I took her to Jurassic Quest and man, oh man, did we nerd the eff out! Her life was made! And I was truly honored to have witnessed her joy. I love you, Sis! Thanks for the laughs, the quality sister time, the terribly delicious fried food, tamales, beer, and one epic road trip. Cheers to an incredible day! 👯♀️🦕🦖
15 years ago this kid made me a Mom and I can’t even begin to explain how incredibly blessed I am to have her. She is abundantly kind and creative and has such a free spirit and old soul. Thanks for putting up with my forever changing hair color, the evolution of my eyebrows, and how you say that I never hold the camera at the right angle when taking our selfies. I love you, Jaylyn Rose! Happy Birthday 🎉
I tried to talk myself out of posting this, but I am most proud of 2017 for many reasons. The photo on the left was from 2015. I had recently gone through some pretty terrible, life altering experiences which led me to become extremely unhappy, unhealthy, deeply depressed, and at that point I would not dare show the world my full body in a photo. Over the last two years I’ve transformed my body and, most importantly, my mindset. The weight I shed over time was secondary to what my main goal was: to role model a healthy relationship with my body and with food for my teenage daughter. And to also be a happy and healthy, both mentally and physically strong woman. In 2017 I found out I was pre-diabetic, my cholesterol was through the roof, and I was slowly killing myself from the inside out. Things had to change. I had to change. The photo on the right was taken two weeks ago, and although I’m not where I’d like to be just yet, I’m fucking proud of the progress. I’m still growing and learning and getting stronger. The journey has been rewarding, challenging, and truly quite incredible. Thank you to all who have supported me and been the best cheerleaders, whether it be in my close social circle or virtually over the interweb. I had it on my heart to share this today because I was once in a very dark place and I know how difficult it may seem to dig yourself out. But, if I can do it, honestly, anyone can. Thank you all for reading and for giving me a safe space to be vulnerable and honest. Cheers to what’s to come in 2018! 🎉