Find yourself putting more weight into the small things than you maybe should be? Or feeling like you’re just somehow not enough? Comparison can be a sneaky b*tch, and that’s why we’re talking about overcoming the OG thief of joy, at your wedding and into marriage.
About a year and a half into dating, Jacob and I were seriously considering getting engaged. Secretly, I knew I wanted to marry Jacob three months into dating him, but it took him a little longer to decide if I was going to be his future wife.
Sisterhood - a word that I associate with magical blue jeans that fit multiple shaped teenage girls (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, go read the book). For others, it may mean their sorority, their actual sisters, or their best friends from high school. The word can stir up emotions of pride in our identity and for others, it can stir up jealousy, betrayal, anxiety or feeling ‘left-out’ by a group we’ve longed to be a part of.
When I was 10 a girl in my class told me that I should eat more salads so I could lose weight and look like her. I remember as a kid in swim team the boys laughing when I would walk past in my swimsuit because my thighs jiggled. In high school, girls would complain about having to buy a size 10 prom dress because that was a “fat size”, when in reality I was working out, dieting and praying I would be able to buy a dress that would be below a size 12.
It 6:55 in the morning, I was running late and it was my first class. Trying to find the location where the trainer and other attendees were meeting was making my heart pound. I was going to be the newbie and heck - I was going to be the most unconditioned, least athletic, very late newbie the class had ever seen. As I saw the red flag marking the meet-up spot in the distance I thought to myself, “I could just skip and go to Starbucks instead.”
Okay y’all. For #RealTalkTuesday we’re talking about self care. Why it’s important and my favorite 5 ways to give myself a little TLC throughout the week!