Map of the contiguous 48 states on an Etch-a-Sketch by “Princess Etch-a-Sketch”
Ali is back, the World Cup is on, and he’s in full football get up to go to work at the shop. It’s great to see him again!
5. Really love your body.
I remember so many mean things that were said to me about my body when I was younger. They stick with you and torment you. Girls are so vulnerable for so many of their formative years. At 27, I am in the best shape of my life. I practice yoga more days than not, I eat healthy (I definitely cheat, no one is perfect and no one can take away my cravings for fries and sweets) and I love my body. Yet I still struggle. I still find myself comparing my curves to the curves of other women, the size on my dress to the size on hers. I still find myself talking poorly about my body. You get the point. However, I also know the importance of taking care of myself and I know this outweighs the aforementioned negative crap talk. I know that when I am practicing yoga multiple days a week, I need to eat more. I know that when I don’t make it to a practice, I am still okay. It is time for us, as women, to take control of our bodies. Be proud of what you have. Take care of it. Feed it when it is hungry and work it hard when you can. Most of all, love it wholly, every part of it.
There are several moments that identify a person’s journey into adulthood: Signing your first lease, the first time you buy dinner for your parents, the first time someone ironically calls you sir or ma’am. Somewhere in the midst of this metamorphosis comes a point when you have to take a look at the Frankenstein mishmash in your glassware cabinet and decide whether or not it’s worth it to hang onto the collection of stolen barware and liquor company schwag that you’ve been using to house your carefully constructed cocktails.
—On glassware, something near and dear to my heart.