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Let’s be real.

One night after a Google calendar that looked like a Skittles explosion and ended in me eating a whole bag of chocolates I realized that I needed to slow down.

Before I spontaneously combusted.

Flickr photo by Niklas Freidwall
Flickr photo by Niklas Freidwall

So I made myself slow down for 30 days. And to make sure I would, I subjected myself to the prying eyes of blog readers everywhere.

30 days later, letters and comments started pouring in from people I didn’t even know were reading my blog (those lurkers!) telling me how much they connected with the fear, loneliness, and vulnerability that talk about here.

And then…I wrote about my eating disorders for the first time in my life. How’s that for vulnerable?

I don’t know how it happened. I didn’t plan on spilling my guts, it just happened to be part of a bigger message that I wanted to share and I couldn’t think of any other way to share it without beating around the bush.

From then on, I resolved to write things that most people are afraid to talk about. I decided that this would be our little corner of REAL on the Internet. No bull shit, no posturing, and no beating around the bush.

Thank you so much for reading. I’d love to hear from you – please leave comments to your heart’s content!

I was reporting on a new Lebanese restaurant in my hometown and they had a purple lemonade machine. How cool is that?!
I was reporting on a new Lebanese restaurant in my hometown and they had a purple lemonade machine. How cool is that?!

Photo Credits:

“Explosion” Niklas Freidwall

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