• 2020,  Body,  Boudoir,  Health,  Mental Health,  Musings

    Musings: A Reminder for the Days I Struggle with My Body

    Loving yourself is hard. I get it, girl. I really do! Society reminds us daily, even hourly, that our standard of beauty is absolute shit, but we still believe it. Skinny is not everything, but it’s been ingrained in us, by us I mean women, for so long we believe it is what we should look like and strive to be. We must unlearn it. We must reframe our thoughts. I am tired of hating my body. I am tired of shaming myself becuase of my body. I am tired of thinking about my body all the time. I want to be comfortable in my own skin. I want to…

  • 2020,  AllTrails,  Amador,  Body,  California,  City Girl Hikes,  Hiking,  Musings

    City Girl Hikes: John Bull Loop Trail – Amador, CA

    When the drive to the hike is cooler than the hike… Whomp! Whomp! Okay, that might be a tad exaggerated, but I was able to drive over the Pardee Dam. I thought it was pretty cool, even though it’s a one-lane dam, monitored by a stoplight. Which means I am entrusting others to pay attention to the light they are supposed to be stopped at. I only knew about Pardee because a friend had gone fishing here and said it was pretty. So, I saw it on AllTrails and I figured why not give it a go. But in my attempt to plan this, I visited the East Bay Municipal…

  • 2020,  Body,  Health,  Musings,  Period

    Musings: Tampons, Thanks Pandemic

    It’s about DAMN time!! I’ve been so heated about this topic for a long time. Women DESERVE to use pre-tax, health funds to buy stuff for their periods. I deserve it. All women deserve it! Thanks to COVID-19, we can now use our HSA accounts to buy tampons (or pads if you’re a psycho)! Also, you can retroactively reimburse yourself for any purchases made since January 1, 2020. I am way too excited for this! Bless the saint who snuck this into the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act! You may think you are prepared for thinking about health insurance when you enter the workforce. But then they…