Since I can no longer afford luxurious activities such as trips to the day spa as part of my self care routine (although I miss those days of steam rooms and massages dearly), I am taking the time to remind myself today that I don't need to spend any money in order to chill and recharge after a long week.
I do wear one of those fancy FitBits, though, which means I at least have some sort of aspiration to exercise. I go to the park across the street a couple times a week to "get my steps in". There I see young people and old people and couples and dogs and even kids jogging along looking all glowy with the sweat of a fit person, and I think to myself, "It must be nice to be so strong and awesome like that." I get uber jealous of runners sometimes.
Some humans are dissatisfied with their bodies. They pick, poke, and prod areas of their bodies that they deem to be lesser than others areas or lesser compared to an area or body part of another humans. They wish to have attributes of some other human.
Found this little nugget today. Apparently I wrote it in a Word doc on January 17th when I went to visit some friends and their new baby when I was overcome with...annoyance towards the outcome of my job search. Enjoy...
"Tilt your head back, please." I tilted. A quick pull and a pop and my nose stud was history. My finally healed piercing was finally ready to receive my brand new rose gold ring (a wonderful present from my sister, by the way). A pinch and a twist later and my piercer had situated the … Continue reading Anxious Bodies
We are about to embark on a journey together, and I have a few things I would like to get off my chest first.
I don't know about the rest of you, but as a traveler, each journey into a new land seems to have a special way of opening my heart to new possibilities. Everything seems to lie at my fingertips when I'm on that flight back home. Before I proceed let me take a minute to say … Continue reading Island Remedy
I can't be the only person like this, so... Hey you, I've got your back.
The day that I consumed half a gallon of ice cream was the day that my friend Kirsten said it was "time to do something.” And by "do something" she meant change something about my life... To say that the last two months have been difficult for me is to put it lightly. These last … Continue reading Tell.
You have a limited number of cares that you can give in this life.