It's okay to be upset. It's okay to feel down. It's okay to feel like you are stuck. It's okay to want to change the way you look. No one needs to give you permission for these things, but it's nice to be reminded.
I experience S.A.D. When it is gray, I am low on energy and motivation. So I write. I write to those who feel the same way. I write for those who need a little boost from someone who gets a boost while writing about boosting. See what I did there?! In my mind, I am a comedian, so bare with me for the bad jokes and run on sentences. They are for comedic effect.
I watched a special on ESPN today about how a 19 year old took her life because she didn't want to burden anyone with her pain. In a world where the good times are shown on social media and the bad times are tucked away in a private file, it is hard to be real. I don't know about you, but I am not taking pictures when Alex and I are fighting or wedding planning stresses me out so much to the point where I daydream about flying to Hawaii and having a secret ceremony.
How did I get so lost in what everything is "supposed to be like?" There are some serious inner struggles when planning a wedding. But that's for a different blog post. This is about getting real. When things go wrong how do you deal? I want to build this beautiful community of women who uplift each other at Fit Girl and slowly, but surely, our group is growing.
I want honest conversation, soul shifting moments and times of struggle to be topics openly brought up. A place where people feel okay showing up, sharing their worries and feeling better when they leave. I mean come on, is there anything better than girlfriends? You need your girlfriends to lift you up when you can't do it on your own.
This week I will try to post real pictures on Instagram, this blog or Facebook and I urge you to do the same. My dear friend, Alysha Greig started doing this and it is so refreshing. Thank you for choosing to be open and daring in a time where a highlighted, filtered life is the norm.