I remember bits and pieces of my high school graduation. I remember the songs they played at the ceremony. I remember Green Day’s “Time of Your Life,” performed by a classmate and, I think, that Vitamin C song that was popular among the class of 2000. Wasn’t it literally called “Graduation Song?” I can hear … Continue reading What I’ve Learned Since High School Graduation
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”