On June 14, 2010, I underwent Roux en Y Gastric Bypass Surgery. This blog starts with my journey through this major life change...

Look at Me Now: Body Image & Goals

August 24, 2011


Hello blog world, I’m back. ¬†ūüėČ I’ve been thinking lately a lot about body image and plastic surgery. ¬†I’m 181 lbs (give or take a pound depending on the day). ¬†I’ve lost 141 lbs since my heaviest. ¬† I’m good with where I am, but like most achievers, I continue to strive for better. ¬†Stagnation […]

Stalkerisms: When Curiosity Killed the Cat

February 22, 2011


When I was a kid, one of my favorite books was Curious George. I liked that he was a bit impulsive. ¬†I liked that he wanted to know why? ¬†I liked that George didn’t hide his inquiries about the world. ¬†I think I saw a bit of myself in George. ¬†I was always that daredevil […]

Fake it ’til I Make it: The Dating Hustle

February 11, 2011


In an effort to move forward in my life, I have entered into the awkward and nerve-wrecking self-marketing world of dating. ¬†You’re probably wondering how a single woman at the age of 29 has avoided this scene for so long…well, most of my relationships just kind of happened. ¬†There were very little dates. ¬†There was […]

reality submission

February 2, 2011


I am posting this just because I need to release it…an internal and now external reminder that I can’t keep holding on to things that were never truly mine to begin with… Your fraudulent kisses leave a bitter sweet residue on the brim of the whisky-filled cup where your words swim – dodging rocks. Our […]

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Soul Sisters

February 2, 2011


[I dedicate this blog to my soul sisters around the world — my sisters in the struggle, because “Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow.” ~¬†B. Disraeli] Operation Escapism: Part 3 (the AlbuCrazy edition) was a sweet success. ¬†It was sweet on a number of levels. On the base level, […]

Leaving on a Jet Plane

January 27, 2011


Operation Escapism: part 3 is in full effect; Albuquerque here I come. What can I say, being depressed has motivated me to live life. I don’t want to be sad Minerva. I want myself back. So I am on a mission to find her. New Mexico has a warm cozy place in my heart and […]

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Small Town Reflections

January 24, 2011


I survived small town USA. ¬†Or shall I say, small town USA survived me. Either way, Operation Escapism, part 2 was a success. ¬†It was an extremely timely escape. ¬†Yesterday was officially one month since my D & C surgery and the loss of my miracle baby. ¬†That fact weighed on my mind all weekend. […]

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