Posts in LIFESTYLE
WHY I BROKE UP WITH THE TANNING BED

Some people like botox, fake nails, lip injections, or blowouts every so often to make them feel good. For me? It's a tan. I'm not sure why but ever since I was in middle school I always wanted to be tan. I'll never forget in 9th grade, when self tanner had just become a "thing"...

and somehow I got my hands on some. I was in drama class and looked down at my legs (I was totally sporting my denim dress that day because I was hoping I had achieved tan legs the night before). 

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MY JOURNEY TO SELF LOVE

Self love. It isn't easy. And it isn't something I realized I had an issue with really, until the last year or so. I just figured that this was part of life, that I'd always be held back from being truly happy because I wasn't thin enough. Or smart enough. Or coordinated enough. I just thought... it is what it is.

You see... growing up, I can remember seeing people like Cindy Crawford and praying I'd look like her someday. If not her, then maybe Mariah Carey. If not her, then hopefully I'd at least have abs like Gwen Stefani or be as thin as Britney Spears. 

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(IN MY OPINION) WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BODY POSITIVE

So I've been on this journey for awhile. Like, my whole life. 

And I've been blogging for a little less than a year, which has allowed me to see all sides of people on the Internet and really think about how I view myself. I've been seeing lots of mixed messages in the media about what it means to love yourself and what is considered "real" and "beautiful." 

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SO YOU'RE NOT A SIZE ZERO

Yeah... me neither. And you know what? I don't think I've ever been that size. That's right... I skipped it. I literally went from like a size 14 in girls to a size 8 in women's overnight. Or that's what it felt like at least. 

The first time I ever even thought twice about my size was in my 2nd grade class. A bunch of us kids were instructed to all sit down in...

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