This Is Not How I Thought Life Would Go: A Letter to My 20 Year Old Self

Dear Sarah, the 20 year old, the one who thinks she is going to marry her boyfriend and move to Mexico for missions work, yea, you were wrong. Very wrong.  You're 33 now, and you thought you would be further along. More accomplished. More successful.  You thought there would be more in your bank account. You thought … Continue reading This Is Not How I Thought Life Would Go: A Letter to My 20 Year Old Self

Don’t Waste Your Courage On A Swimsuit

Maybe it’s too late to have this conversation, but I want to talk about swimsuits. Swimsuit. What a word. I mean, it is practically synonymous with self-hatred talks to the mirror and the emotion of shame itself. Good grief. Every summer, we try on the old one or drag ourselves out to find a new one. … Continue reading Don’t Waste Your Courage On A Swimsuit

How I Learned To Love My Body

I used to mind the wrinkles gathering like old fabric around my middle. I cringed at the stripes I earned from one baby and then two, stripes that left once and then came back and never left. I used to pull and tug on the undesirable parts, holding them in proper position, wishing they'd obey and just … Continue reading How I Learned To Love My Body