Day 13: Your Opinion about Your Body and How Comfortable You are with It

Saw this and was like. . . ok. . .

Overall I’m ok with myself. Not absolutely happy, but ok. My biggest struggle has been my skin. I struggled with acne in junior high and on into college. I have been to a dermatologist for 7 years, been on medicines, topical creams, tried over-the-counter stuff but nothing worked. Finally, they put me on Accutane and it worked. . . unto 4 months after treatment ended. The supposed ‘cure for acne’ had three chances to prove itself to me, but it did not succeed. It’s awful being in college, early twenties and struggling with my skin. This week it has been totally clear and I’m absolutely surprised and thrilled. Fingers crossed that it will continue to be so over the next few weeks.

And ow for what everyone else deals with. Fat. There I said it. Fat. I’m not ‘fat’ in the term that most people consider fat. But I am not happy with where my weight is. Last year I was diagnosed with mono and with a heavy school load, I was unable to exercise as much as I wanted. So when I got out of the exercise habit, it was hard to get back into. And here I am a year later and I’ve only been running once this semester. I just never have time. Though I’m sure that my health would improve with exercise. Honestly, if I would just go running 3 days a week, I would be right where I want to be. But with another 18 credit load, work, projects, and meetings that come with being a senior I’m barely keeping my head above water.

Now for my most prized and vainly admired part of me: My hair. Cuz who doesn’t want a long, soft, thick mane of blonde hair?

On 22 Years

So today is my 22nd birthday. It’s hard to believe that I’m in my 20’s. My dream as a kid was to be 17 years old, of course none of my dreams and expectations were met. Age is always so glamorous as a kid. And now, being in my 20’s I’m worried about having clean skin, no wrinkles, passing my college classes, and waiting for an engagement ring.

It’s weird being 22. I never really thought about this age. 21 yes, 23 yeah, but not 22. And here I am. And I’m thinking about what kind of job I’m going to get, meal planning for when I am actually married (yeah I plan ahead), and hoping to grow my blog.

So here I am, another year older.

Day 12: 5 Things I Couldn’t Live Without

I know I’m WAY behind on the challenge, but I do plan on finishing. Life happens sometimes and with a full load of credits, I really do have no life at all.

So here we go:

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1. My Study Bible

There are so many arguments about different translations. I grew up on KJV, but I enjoy ESV for my personal study. And the MacArthur study Bible has been fantastic. I don’t agree with everything he says, but overall it is a good buy. I love my Bible. It’s been with me through all areas of life. When a crisis happens, my Bible is what I go to.

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2. This guy.

This Saturday I will have know this man for 3 years. We’ve been dating for just over a year. I cannot explain how much my life has changed for the better. He encourages me and loves me. I cannot express how much I love him. I’m so thankful that he came into my life.

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3. The BFF

So this girl is the most craziest, bestest best friend ever. And this picture perfectly describes us too. She’s always such an encouragement to me and a great friend. Our adventures are the best and the mess we get ourselves into just adds to the fun!

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4. Handbags

OBSESSION. That’s all I have to say. I can never have too many (though other people may think differently).

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5. My Clarisonic

I posted about this before.  I love this. My skin gets so clean. And you know when your skin is clean. Mary Kay has a spin brush that is cheaper than the Clarisonic, but I haven’t tried it yet so I can’t say much about it.