Most Vulnerable Share Yet.

A super sweet girl (maybe late 20’s?) approached me last weekend, said she follows me on IG, wants to lose 15 lbs. & hire me as her coach, but was too intimidated.⁣⁣
So I made a list of why no one should ever find me intimidating. Here you go:⁣⁣
I’m divorced.⁣⁣⁣
I’ve had 2 back surgeries.⁣⁣
My mother is mentally ill.⁣⁣⁣
I’ve had a severe concussion.⁣⁣⁣
I’ve been over 100K in debt.⁣⁣⁣
I’ve been audited by the IRS.⁣⁣⁣
I’ve moved 19 times in my life.⁣⁣⁣
I once dropped a pet rabbit & shattered it’s leg.⁣⁣⁣
I threw up all over myself while mingling at a party once. (I was sober. I had just had a big dinner. Seriously. So embarrassing.)⁣⁣⁣
I’ve slipped in heels on stage.
I’ve had plastic surgery.⁣⁣⁣
I get botox & lip fillers.⁣⁣⁣
I’ve been frail & fragile.⁣⁣⁣
I’ve been a muscular meatball.⁣⁣⁣
I’ve taken drugs.⁣⁣⁣
I’ve been drugged.⁣⁣⁣
I’ve cheated⁣
I’ve been cheated on.⁣⁣⁣
I’ve been in healthy relationships, both romantic & platonic & I’ve been in really toxic ones too.⁣⁣⁣
I cut my wrists in high school.⁣⁣⁣
I’m no stranger to suicidal thoughts.⁣⁣⁣
I’ve slept in my car & survived on protein bars.⁣⁣⁣
I’ve basically driven tin cans for cars, with no heat or AC and tires thins enough the wires were poking out, & had totaled 3 of them before age 25.⁣⁣⁣
By that time too, I had been fired from so many jobs I lost count.⁣⁣⁣
I’ve been that girl putting groceries back in the checkout line because there wasn’t enough money in my checking account.⁣⁣⁣
I’ve starved & I’ve feasted.⁣⁣⁣
I’ve been an introvert. I’ve been an extrovert.⁣⁣⁣
I’ve punched a guy in the face.⁣⁣⁣
I’ve been beaten up by a girl.⁣⁣⁣
I’ve been the victim AND the aggressor.⁣⁣⁣
I’ve pissed off hundreds of people.⁣⁣⁣
I’ve helped hundreds lose weight & keep it off.⁣⁣⁣
I’m an absolute savage & I’m a bleeding heart tree-hugger.⁣⁣⁣
I often feel like a walking paradox. The key is to make peace with it all. Let it all be there, all parts of you that exist, and give them their oxygen. If a part of you needs to be seen, SEE her. She deserves it.⁣⁣⁣
And don’t ever be intimidated by anybody. We all put our pants on the same way.⁣⁣⁣
So the next time you start to judge yourself, do yourself a solid and judge my lovely highlight reel first. 🙈⁣⁣
And just don’t give up. You eventually win if you just don’t quit. If there’s some fight in you, sister I SEE YOU. I see your greatness. Step into that and don’t be scared of it. It gets easier, I promise.⁣⁣⁣
I love you. Thanks for listening.