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The Grass is Always Greener

The Grass is Always Greener

When I was a kid,  I had so many opportunities for anticipation. I kind of look at it from the standpoint of “the grass is always greener”…You know,  I thought others seem to be in a better situation than me, although they may not be. But other times, I just loved looking ahead to what I KNEW would be special times in the future. Continue reading

Lazy Summer Days

adulthoodI enjoyed being a kid.  I was adventurous and loved to explore new things.  One of my favorite things I remember as a kid was the lazy summer days.  In my day we didn’t have all the activities that kids today seem to be involved in.  My summers were my favorite time of the year.  It meant jumping out of bed, pulling on a pair of shorts and a t-shirt, grabbing a bowl of fresh raspberries from the garden, and on to my friend’s house. Continue reading

Not Grown Up Yet

I remember bits and pieces of being a child and I often wanted more. I wanted to stay up late like the grown-ups. I wanted to decide what I would eat for dinner and what to buy at the grocery store.

It seemed like all the big decisions were made by the adults. Continue reading

Too Little, Too Late

bodyWhat is happening?  To my body that is!!  When I was a young teenager I was really skinny.  I even went to the doctor to find out why I wasn’t gaining weight.  He prescribed some pills.  They were probably sugar pills for all I know, but they didn’t work.  Continue reading

Cover That Hoo-ha

hoo-haI’m sitting on a sandy beach towel. It’s the summer of 1978 and I coyly look toward the camera. Although my pose looks comfortable, I am inwardly hesitant and unsure. I feel like my swimsuit is comfortable and fits me. The blue is slimming on my hips and the bold white and pink chevron draws the eyes up. My feminine asserts…my boobs were the focus. But even with this beautiful body in a gorgeous, flattering suit…I feel self-conscious. Continue reading

Little Red Swimsuit

My body used to think the only piece of clothing I owned was a swimsuit.  I worked at the YMCA as a lifeguard and swimming instructor.  My “uniform” was a red one-piece swimsuit covered by my red YMCA jacket. When I wasn’t wearing my work suit, I was wearing a bikini, or a two-piece suit and sailing or water skiing on Beaver Dam Lake. I always felt proud of the way I filled out my suit. Continue reading

A Lifetime of Weight Concerns

Growing up I was always thinking about my weight.  I was never happy with what I looked like.  As a young child, I was painfully aware that I was so thin.  The veins were so close to the surface of the skin that my chest appeared purple. Because of this, I would never wear anything with a V-neck or a low collar to hide this fact. Continue reading

Can Netflix Binging be Considered Self-Care?

netflixI’ve never really thought much about self-care until recently.  Previously, I feel like I just did certain things because I liked them.  Now, I try to more consciously perform some self-care. Here is a list of the items I’m currently doing to take care of myself. Continue reading

Drunk on the Beach

beachSelf-care is actually a way of life for me.  I tend to do the things I like even when there are many things on my agenda that I put off as I don’t enjoy them. So, while looking over the list of topics that I have written down that is my self-care I feel that I mostly do self-care on a regular basis.  Continue reading