My Work With UpWork

It is not fun to worry about money. I’ve been fortunate throughout my “adulthood” that I can afford rent, food, entertainment, and everything else, but from time to time, my spending gets away from me and I suddenly feel tight for cash. It’s probably because my roommate won’t pay rent. Silly kitty. I have been a…

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What Makes a Real Woman?

I don’t know why it took me so long to come to this odd realization, but it happened yesterday. I was watching The View (don’t judge – it was just on for background noise) and heard that Amy Schumer was bringing to light what it means to shop for clothes as a real woman. I’d heard…

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“Anger at the Self”

I wrote the below post on August 6th, 2015. It has been sitting in my draft since, because I couldn’t get myself to click the Publish button. I wanted some sort of resolution or helpful conclusion, but I couldn’t find one. I’m not sure if now, three months later, what I’ve found is my resolution, but I…

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Out of Control

This weekend was one of those “dangerous” weekends I was warned about when I was a member of Weight Watchers. We would talk about all the food that was going to be in front of us as we were surrounded my family and friends, and all talk about the strategies we were going to implement…

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When it Rains, it Pours, but I Brought an Umbrella.

I’ve been fairly off the grid lately, with just about everything. I slipped out of touch with friends, lost momentum on this blog, my emails, motivation in general, my workouts, eating right…just about everything. Normally, I’m a fairly open book with this blog. I know a lot of you are people I’ve met once or…

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Why I Take the Train

This weekend I went back to Buffalo, and even though it’s an extra hour on the commute, I took the train…like I always do. I really like it, despite the extra time, poor wifi connection, and potential to sit next to a smelly stranger. I like the train, first and foremost, because I don’t have…

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Dear Body,

I’m sorry what I did to you today. I’m sorry that I treated you so poorly, and I’m sorry that I yelled at you as I looked in the mirror before I got in the shower this morning. I’m sorry I said I hated you. I don’t hate you, really. I don’t treat you right, and don’t…

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