It took me until about my early-to-mid-twenties to get to a place where I started to learn how to let it go, to accept myself fully as I am and to see my value beyond skin, hair and weight.
I took my first snowboard lesson nine years ago, at the age of 23, in Vail on a day that was bright and warm in that classic Colorado way. I was anxious and unsure about taking up the sport. I’m not very athletic, I’d never tried snowboarding before and had only ever tried skiing once, … Continue reading What I’ve Learned From Being a Terrible Snowboarder
I’ve been thinking about grief a lot lately. My aunt passed away suddenly a little over a month ago, it was very shocking and so sad. And, so, I’ve been thinking about grief a lot lately. But I’ve been struggling to feel or really understand it. I cried when my dad told me over the … Continue reading What I’m Learning About Grief
I attended the TEDxVail conference this past Friday; the event was a feast for the mind, which I’m still digesting. As I do so, I’m realizing that I’ve been lacking some vital mental and emotional nutrients, which were served at the event. Lately I’ve been feeling adrift, like I’m wandering in the woods without purpose (and … Continue reading How I’m Learning to “Uncompromise”
Imagine you and I walk into my apartment together at the same time and take a look around, here’s what you would see: Everything in its place; photo frames arranged just so, shoes in a line on the mat next to the door and magazines stacked neatly in a corner on the chest in the … Continue reading What I’ve Learned From Being An Obsessive Control Freak