I am Exactly Here

And then one day I stopped listening to what everyone else thought, and started listening to what I thought. Somewhere sitting in the mix, was the truth: I don't hate myself. Quite the opposite, in fact; I think I'm awesome. [Cue barrage of thoughts with the goal of proving otherwise.] A seed, not yet sprouted,…

Pretend Lies

Sometimes I tell myself that I made the whole thing up. Then, I pretend for the rest of the day that I don't care about gaining weight at all. I eat Muenster cheese and crackers and sit on the couch watching television mindlessly, ignoring the rush of thoughts that whisper, but you didn't run enough today…