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’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 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.