I have a history of caring a lot about things and people in my life, being invested, getting involved, and occasionally failing spectacularly. I’m no longer interested in playing by the rules of people who suck, and I’m determined to enjoy my life the way I want.
I’ve been pushed, encouraged, cajoled and prodded by friends and family for years to share my insights via a blog or vlog or “just something”. That’s what got me here. I’ve got a lot of “interesting” life experiences to share on my way. I promise to put myself “out there” to encourage your own self-love and acceptance however I can, and hope that I inspire you to live your fullest life possible. I call it being #bravelybare.
I was born on the island of Oahu – grew up in the SF Bay Area in a liberal and multi-cultural environment, in July of 2008 I moved cross-country to RVA – and December of 2016 marked the start of the current great adventure, becoming a Houstonian in Texas. It feels like one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, but it’s been a really rough transition.
Our Move to the Galveston Bay Area of Houston meant that I live outside of a comfortable commute for jobs in my field. I was unemployed 18 months of the first 2.5 years we were here. I’m happily employed now at a Marketing firm Downtown.
Since 2013 I’ve struggled with Imposter Syndrome, and some severe depression; I’ve weaned off Celexa, and am finally beginning to heal from. In late 2019, I was given the news that I’ve become diabetic and the challenge to get back in the kitchen and take control of what I’m eating is on.
I spent so many years waiting for my weight to be in a magical, and fictional, perfect place so that I would be “worthy”…Yeah, I know…this is me not waiting for things that aren’t real anymore. I’m optimistic about the future, and I cannot wait to relax into the life I’m creating here.