Truth Tuesday

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A couple of months back, I noticed women sharing “truth moments” surrounding motherhood on social media. While I supported the cause through likes and comments, I inherently thought I couldn’t join without being a mom. That thought plagues me often, the one where I think I don’t belong because I’m still waiting for that right of passage as a grown woman. It feels similar to when we wait for our first bra; you don’t want to be the last. You don’t want to be left behind. I realize that is a dangerous and unhealthy road to travel, but never the less the thought sneaks in often.

So, as just me, a women, here are my truths for this Tuesday.

// I use paper towels. I know the environment hates me but, until I have my own washer/dryer, I’m not sitting on filthy rags for a week.

// Sometimes I workout four days a week, sometimes it’s only once. When life is hectic or overwhelming I let it go and pick back up the next week…it’s been a long winter, ok! 🙂

// Long division? Forget about it. I don’t remember how to do it by hand anymore!

// I actually do enjoy cooking, but a week long meal plan still alludes me. Despite my best efforts, cereal or eggs wind up being dinner towards the end of the week.

// I enjoy watching television and becoming invested in the characters lives. Jordan and I feel like we are basically a part of the Braverman clan.

// On certain occasions when editing photos, I’ve used the Photoshop patch tool to remove breakouts on my face.

// When I was younger, I used a notebook to jot down every Baby-sitters Club book I read to make sure I didn’t miss or re-read one. I will still watch the movie if it happens to be on TV!

What are your Truths?

/ / linking with jack of all trades

Obsession

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I had many obsessions growing up. If I saw a new movie or tv show I would research it to death until I knew the origin and every actors home town. The internet felt very new and unused. Often the research would lead me to the original source material, a book or older film. When I was about 15 the Tudors and Henry VIII 6 wives were the most intriguing. I used them as the topic of many school papers/presentations. Earlier this month Jordan and I visited the Tower of London where Anne Boleyn was beheaded! My 15 year old self was very excited.

The summer before my freshman year of high school I saw preview for a new TV show that I was certain my mom wouldn’t want me to watch. I would record the show on VHS and watch them in secret. That is until my mother walked in during an early episode and surprisingly loved it! Starting then I would watch each episode with my parents. As I graduated high school and left for college my parents turned into roommates and even my husband. Gilmore Girls ran for  7 seasons and a lot happened in that time frame. Watching the show now is such a joy because it reminds me of a wonderful simple time in my life.

You can see Lauren Graham on Parenthood.

She also has a novel which comes out this month.