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An open letter to the girl I used to be

An open letter to the girl I used to be

I know you better than you know me. I know everything you always gave up without them knowing. I know how much you’re hurting on a daily basis. I know how hard you love and how hard you fall. I know those days you felt hopeless and how all the fight in the world couldn’t fix it all. I know how you tried to hold it together for everyone’s sake and always made the outside world think you were ok….

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Being Vulnerable Became My Strength

Being Vulnerable Became My Strength

Showing that you hold it all together.  Being strong. Showing muscle.  Becoming the Rock.  Being the leader. It’s what some people yearn for.  It’s something that I’ve been able to do most of my life. I’ve had people say to me, “I’m so envious of you.  You can do always do it.  You can always get it all done.  You always figure it out.” Well, you know what?  It comes with a price.  A BIG ONE.  If you knew what…

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DIET… it’s a dirty word here.

DIET… it’s a dirty word here.

I’m approached often… “Ginny!! You look amazing! What diet are you following?  I’m struggling so bad and need to lose some weight. Do you have any tips?”  My answer is almost always, “Honey, I don’t diet.”  If you want to settle down a minute with a coffee (or glass of wine because  – girl I need it some days, too) I’ll get deep down and dirty into what really happened and how I get through it day-to-day. Let me tell…

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This is anxiety. This is my life.

This is anxiety. This is my life.

This is anxiety. This is my life. I sat in my daughter’s room tonight. I was trying to talk to my best friend but tonight like most nights as of late, we didn’t have much we could share. Life’s been so damn busy that it just doesn’t happen anymore. A few minutes here, a few minutes there. “What are you doing tonight?” “Running after the baby is asleep.” “I’m at the store.” “I miss you.” “I miss you, too.” And…

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Inspiring the world

Inspiring the world

Has anyone ever told you how inspiring you are? I honestly hear it on a weekly basis from people posting it in response to a pic on instagram, in passing from a parent at my kid’s school, my besties, or my sister. It’s kind of cool to hear it but I don’t understand it. I mean I’m just being me. I’m don’t feel like I’m doing anything extraordinary. I’m posting pictures of food, my workouts, quotes, and my weight loss/health…

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The Day My Anxiety Left

The Day My Anxiety Left

I felt it today. Normal. My normal. The normal I’ve been missing for over a year and a half. Today I was shopping with my toddler. We experienced the meltdown of all meltdowns. You know the kind. Screaming, crying, flailing limbs. She was inconsolable. We were past nap time. I stood in line with her calm, super patient just rocking her back and forth. I told myself She’s my third kid, I’m a pro at this by now. A week…

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When The Rock Became A Pebble

When The Rock Became A Pebble

In every relationship there is always someone who is “the Rock”. The one that anchors everyone when things go awry.  More often than not this person handles the hard stuff and appears to do it with ease.  They are people pleasers. They can hold it together and somehow make everyone feel happy and comfortable. Have you ever seen a rock break? It rarely breaks down the middle. It starts to crack around the edges. Little pieces here. Little pieces there….

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Definition of a Woman

Definition of a Woman

How do you identify who you are? How did you become you?  What makes you special? Is it what you do with your life or does it come from what you hear from others? Are you happy with yourself?  Are you growing?  Are you stuck?  Will you leave a mark in this world.   All questions I’ve asked myself within the past year. They are difficult questions to process.  Definitely no clear cut answer. I’m learning more and more everyday. …

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Running on a full tank…

Running on a full tank…

I’ve had a few months to get myself back on track.  It’s been a difficult process because I had to get deep and dirty into things that I never thought I would approach.  Where does that leave me now?  I’m flying high!  Ginny has returned to the real world.  Am I perfect? No.  I’ll never be.  I’m a the “old Ginny”? No. I don’t believe I can ever be her again.  I’m a “new Ginny” and I’m still getting to…

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Anger and Distress… who is this person?

Anger and Distress… who is this person?

Month Nine.  Boy I had no clue I would ever be here.  I need to know who I am now so that I can become who I want to be.  This takes a lot of self reflection.  It also takes a lot of power and strength to move forward and to share my feelings strong enough with those who love me so that they get it. That is always my fear.  I’m a people pleaser.  How do you tell someone…

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