Faster Than the Speed of Love

June 7, 2010

My life is moving rather quickly at the moment, I feel a list is in order:

  1. Spring Term concludes June 11th
  2. Shakespeare in Ashland, OR June 14th-20th
  3. Flying to Mexico June 26th
  4. Graduation August 14th
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Nick, myself and Kirista June 5th, 2010

The rest of my life is just sort of happening on what seems to be auto-pilot right now. One thing I did this term that was really beneficial was seeking therapy. Granted, this isn’t the kind of therapy where I spend an hour talking about my childhood–although that happens sometimes, but instead an attempt to gain independence.

I used to not be able to venture into stores by myself. The reasons are long-winded and personal, but basically I suffered from crippling anxiety. Thanks to therapy I have gone into stores alone, but I am also gaining self-confidence and valuing myself more. Partly, I think my progress has a large part to do with losing weight.

I look in the mirror and like what I see. I know I am not done with my weight loss by any means, but I feel confident, attractive, and deserving of the space I occupy. I no longer feel the need to make apologies or excuses for who I am, and it is liberating.

I guess there really isn’t too much of a point to this post. I just know that it’s really easy to be vocal when things in life are challenging and frustrating, but I think it’s important to try and appreciate the moments when they aren’t.

My posts are probably going to remain slow (1-2 a week) for most of the summer because I don’t know how much time and internet access I will have in Mexico. I want to thank everyone I’ve spoken with who reads this blog. You have no idea how amazing it makes me feel to share this journey with you. We have a long way to go!

PS The title of this post is the name of Brian Griffin’s novel (from Family Guy). It doesn’t have much to do with anything, I just love the reference.

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