I love empowering companies. The picture above is from a website called Best You By HTS. They put me on their header! Can you believe it? I feel so blessed!
"Curvy & Confident" is a statement that describes me fully. Love the body you have. Treat it kindly. I am blessed with a body that houses my soul so I take care of that temple and am proud to be wearing it. That may sound weird, but I think you get my point. I think people are beautiful if they feel beautiful, if they don't try to be like everyone else, if they love themselves and that overflows into others, if they smile, if they laugh, if they show gratitude.
The above picture is featuring No33 beauty products. These are high quality products that are NOT tested on animals. Click on the picture for more information.
Today, my youngest son and I went to his college campus to run through all of his classes, buy books, and take care of some other details. We walked 2.3 miles down there. Plus, the college is built on a hill, so there are a ton of stairs. Now I have blisters, but it was worth it. He feels much more comfortable and confident with his schedule now.
Later this week, my husband will take my son on the train and the buses to get to and around campus and the surrounding area. I will likely be taking him to the train station every morning until my oldest is moved in at his college in a few weeks. They don't start at the same time and my oldest still needs a vehicle to get to and from work until he is back at school.
Busy times indeed, but enjoyable.
The above picture is the Peachi Exfoliating Sock. It works wonders on your feet. It makes them soft, like buttery soft. I am losing all of the dead skin and my feet feel like they can breathe again, like they are brand spankin' new! Click on the picture for more information.
So, I was taking care of my sibling, among other things and was so much less worried about myself. However, I should have been worried. I was being terribly affected by my parents' divorce and by my father's behavior towards me.
No parent should ever do or say the things my father did. He left me death threats in my car while I was at work. I have no idea how he managed to get into it, other than that he maybe had the spare key, since it was the family's car prior.
The things that I witnessed growing up did not compare to this experience.
I was willing to testify against my own father. I sat in court and had to see his face, intimidating me from his seat. All he had to do was look at me. But I was still willing to truly go against this monster of a man.
Because of things that happened, I was a mess at work. But I was so blessed. They truly cared for me and understood that I was going through a trying time.
My mother would call me quite often with things that had happened. I would listen and then have to excuse myself from work for a bit to get composed. My work acquaintances became my family. They were there when I needed them and they were my social environment as well. Amazing people! Amazing experiences! I still miss them.
One example of a conversation from my mother calling me at work was when she found out that my father had gone to Kentucky and married the woman he had the affair with...all prior to the divorce being final! (the marriage had to be redone to be legit). How does one deal with that kind of information at age 20 and as the child of this feuding couple? Me? I consoled my mother and just listened. Then, I would go and practically (or often actually) vomit and bawl my eyes out in the bathroom and go back to work. I was holding on to a lot of "stuff" and it kept on coming.
To be continued...
In answer to someone's question on Instagram, my favorite food is chocolate...most things with chocolate, but not dark chocolate.