Wow, you look… different

For those of you who’ve known me a while, or who’ve shopped my Poshmark closet, you know I’ve been lots of different sizes in my life. I’ve been everywhere from a size 00 to a size 15, and everything in between. It’s only recently that I’ve stopped being embarrassed to talk about that. Those whoContinue reading “Wow, you look… different”

Things you’ll miss when I try to go “off the grid”

5. Sunrise over Daytona Beach. Even though I live 10 minutes from my own beach I never go, and I never think to take pictures at sunrise. So, have a picture. 4. My mom’s surprise ice cream cake for her birthday from the DQ (which I had no part in picking out. That was ALLContinue reading “Things you’ll miss when I try to go “off the grid””

Hey, let’s all get together and be sober! Whoohoo!!

I’ve heard the complaint that life in sobriety is boring. I certainly thought the same thing myself at first. But at some point, a switch flipped, and everything became kind of awesome. I can tell you when that happened, if it matters, because that date is more important to me than the date of myContinue reading “Hey, let’s all get together and be sober! Whoohoo!!”

Pretty is as pretty does (whatever that means)

I don’t usually wear makeup. Not that I think I’m Alicia-Keyes-beautiful enough to pull it off or anything. Typically, I just don’t feel like it. This hasn’t always been the case. Most of you know I sell Avon, because I’ve tried to sell it to you, via my creatively named website, Before that, IContinue reading “Pretty is as pretty does (whatever that means)”

“So, what do you do?”

It’s not a trick question. Everybody asks you that, from the time you’re out of high school or college. Somehow our identities are defined by what we do professionally. For someone like me, who hasn’t worked full-time in more than a year, this question gets awkward for meeting new people in the Charleston area. IContinue reading ““So, what do you do?””

“Coming out”: How SMART!

Some of you know this about me; some of you don’t. I have a history of struggling with alcohol abuse. I’m in recovery, and one of the things I’ve discovered in sobriety is the SMART Recovery program, which you can learn more about here. Basically, it’s a peer support system, similar to 12-step programs. It’sContinue reading ““Coming out”: How SMART!”