I already blogged on here about my weight / weigh ins in the Coast Guard. Originally I was going to just add this picture to that post. But tonight I attempted to blog on Instagram before coming here. I tried to sum up my story, with the allotted words, for the people who choose to follow me on Instagram and never come here. Towards the beginning I wrote “for 12 years I was fat” Towards the end I wrote “I am smart, fun, talented–fat, what’s that?!? I am FREE!! I am getting healthier everyday!! Fuck the scale! It no longer defines me!”
And that, is what I have concluded, has been what My Journey has been all about. My Journey has been about finding me. Finding out who I am and who I want to be. Finding out what defines me.
I’m not there yet, but I will be. And when I am, these are the things I want to be. These will be the things that define me:
I want to be a good friend. I want to be a hard worker. I want to contribute to the world in a positive way. I want to share my story with whoever may need it. I want to treat my friends & others with respect. I want to listen to them when they talk. I want to give them the benefit of the doubt when I am mad. I want to be generous. I want to be patient. I want to be kind. I want to be an artist. I kind of want a business, lol. I want to be strong. I want to be healthy. I want to be happy. And I want all of these things to be contagious and to spread like wild fire. I want the best for me and I want the best for you.
What defines you?