Why This Fat Chick Is Wearing a Two-Piece Swimsuit

From the time I was little, I was always aware that I was overweight. Well, that’s what it was called when I was younger. Today, I look back at photos from the time and thought, “I really wasn’t fat.” As my body grew and changed, I knew I had to cover up my thighs, my… Continue reading Why This Fat Chick Is Wearing a Two-Piece Swimsuit

My Favorite Keto and Low Carb Recipes

If you've been following my Facebook or Instagram, you're probably aware that I've become more serious about a low-carb lifestyle. I suppose you could call it "lazy keto" since I'm only counting carbs and not worried about the macros (yet). I'm not doing this because I want to lose weight. Nothing else was lowering my… Continue reading My Favorite Keto and Low Carb Recipes

Dear Younger Me

Dear Younger Me, You're focused on a lot of things right now, like your next Disneyland trip, Hanson, figure skating, karate, visitations with dad, and Sailor Moon. I know you're dealing with some really messed up things at home. If I could go back in time and give you this letter, this is what I… Continue reading Dear Younger Me

Go Ahead, Just Live

January 30th is not my favorite day. It's a bit odd to think that it's been 3 years since my mom died. A lot of things have happened in the last three years; I became a published author, got back onstage, found myself in a serious relationship, started working from home, and moving forward with… Continue reading Go Ahead, Just Live

Be the Phoenix

It's hard sometimes to swallow words when someone praises a person who hurt you so much. Of course, that someone doesn't know the back story so it's not on them.   This person took away my self-confidence and safe space. Since that person did what they did to me, I'm always looking over my shoulder,… Continue reading Be the Phoenix

This is Anxiety

Before proceeding further...there is triggering content in this blog post. I feel like it's time to show you all a photo that sums up my anxiety. This was not an easy decision, as I'm being remarkably vulnerable. But so often I hear stories of people who suffer from anxiety and get told it's not a… Continue reading This is Anxiety

Why Stuart Scott’s Death Matters to Me

I can't promise that my words will be coherent or make sense right now. If my thoughts seem jumbled, I apologize. Ever since I found out I was ill, I looked up celebrities who dealt with or were currently dealing with cancer. I wanted to see how they dealt with the bad days, how they… Continue reading Why Stuart Scott’s Death Matters to Me