Truth 17: It’s Not About Your Pant Size (oh, and love yourself dammit!)

 

I’m ranting, but ranting from the purest love in my heart. If my rant helps even one person feel better about themselves or changes the view of one person, then it was worth throwing a very public fit with no makeup, unbrushed hair, etc…

Everyone on TV, in movies and magazines tells you that you need to be better. Screw them. You are beautiful as you are.

I love you guys and just want all of you to be happy and healthy!

PS: I know there are other sub-plots to the movie like skinny girls are insecure too, etc… I’m just covering the main idea of the movie I’m about to throw down on, but don’t worry, I didn’t miss the other subtexts that zoomed by in the blink of an eye.

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Love ya!

Truth 16: Eulogy for a Beloved Friend

 

Many of you saw my post on suicide from earlier this year, but what I didn’t share was the video eulogy I did for my dear friend (well, if I’m being honest FTF) Thommi since I couldn’t attend his memorial. Not attending it was so desperately hard, but I hope my video captured my feelings about Thommi taking his own life and the joy he brought to so many while here.

If you are AT ALL thinking of taking your life or know someone who is, PLEASE get help or give help. It’s never worth it.

I’m posting the suicide response video first, so those of you who have not seen it can see me raw and aching and know first hand the devastation it causes.

The second is my video eulogy for Thommi and has not been posted before on my blog.

I was just talking with him the week before he shot himself and had no clue what was about to happen. Watch it if you are even contemplating something permanent as a solution to something. You can see a tiny snippet of how the people you left behind feel.

So PLEASE reach out if you need help. There is NO SHAME in admitting you need help. I see a shrink and a therapist. I’m admitting it to everyone and am proud to do so because it takes courage to seek help and openly admit you could use an extra hand to hold. Find that hand and hold on as you CAN get through whatever it is.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255  

SO VERY MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL.

 

 

Where I Get My Strength

 

This is how I stay strong.

This is how I survive.

This is where I get my peace.

This is what gives me grace.

Truth 10: Learn to Laugh at Yourself

Irony 1: I had basil in my teeth and didn’t realize it.
Irony 2: The freezy face “they” selected for this video is utterly appropriate and awful.

Enjoy my horror! 😉

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!

LOVE YOU GUYS! XOXOXOXO

It’s a Landslide! Book Covers (probably) Picked!

You guys are SO AWESOME!!!

It was a landslide as to the ones you all liked the best, which made it nice and easy for me because those were the ones I liked best too! Woo hoo!

That doesn’t mean I still don’t want you to vote if you haven’t yet. There’s plenty of time to make tweaks or change something up, but here’s what we ended up with (the back cover is on the left).

The red is a little faded looking because it’s saved as a jpeg right now, but in real life it’s brighter.

Front and Back Cover of Book Mock-up

Sincerely, thank you so much for the help and please keep the comments coming if you have suggestions. And remember, the logo is just a placeholder and the empty white space is for the bar code, so it’s not quite 100% yet.

Love you guys!!!!