Life can be a roller coaster, and no one knows that better than me. (Well, that’s probably not true, but I digress.) I graduated in 2011 with a BA in English Lit – and went on to work as a dog trainer and vet tech, using exactly none of my skills while I graciously accepted my post-college underemployment. I then went for a BS in Nursing, and dropped out after realizing what I wanted in life didn’t quite get along with working overnights and spending my shifts documenting for hours.
So, now in my late 20s, I’m still trying to figure out what I want in life. Ultimately, I desire the time to write and pursue my other hobby – power lifting.
The content of this blog is varied, and consists primarily of pieces that I write without the intention of ever publishing. As many of the pieces indicate, I’m recovering from bulimia and a lifetime’s worth of disordered eating thoughts/habits. To be perfectly transparent, I’m not “in recovery” in the traditional sense and I’m not in treatment. I’m simply trying to reduce the impact this disorder has on my life.
Additionally, I’m recovering from a relationship with a sex addict whose favorite subreddit was (and may still be) “bimbofetish.” There’s a lot to unpack there. This relationship is more or less an extension of the life I’ve led up until this point, which has essentially been a patchwork of abusive relationships, both familial and romantic.
Life is ugly. But there’s beauty, too, and at this stage in my life, that’s what I’m on the lookout for.