Becoming One with the Jiggle – My Zumba Experience

In my 24 years of life I have never been one of those individuals who could be classified as “petite” or “dainty”. I’ve never had a thigh gap and lord only knows I was “well endowed” with a naturally thick lower body. I’ve always had the more athletic build and posture about my demeanor. It wasn’t until recently, within the past two years, that I’ve noticed that I actually like my strong, athletic, thicker in some places, body.

Sure, I could do without the stretchmarks on my thighs and I’d love to have a six pack despite my never-ending desire to stuff my face with carbs and cheese. But, at the end of the day, it’s all about perspective and all about how you choose to perceive yourself.

My perception of how much I truly liked my body was a bit caught off guard when I tried the latest fitness dance craze: Zumba.  Continue reading

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I Came, I “Conned”, I Conquered

Not many people are aware of the grandeur of¬†effort put into the grand convention that is known as Comic Con. To the untrained eye, or the un-imaginative individual, Comic Con can appear to be a “massive nerd gathering” in which people “dress up in costumes” and parade around all day taking pictures. However, speaking as a first-time “conner” and first time cosplayer (that’s what those “costumes” are called by the way), Comic Con was actually much more than the stereotypical “massive nerd gathering”.

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Me in Cosplay at ECCC 2017 with a fellow Cosplayer as Ursula the Sea Witch – Complete with Sebastian.

What I learned while attending my first ever Comic Con in Seattle, WA was that people gathered to share stories, experiences, their phenomenal artistic abilities, and support the “nerdy” beauty within one another. Whether you were Batman taking a photo with the Animaniacs, you were John Snow making GOT fans weak in the knees, you were the entire crew from Guardians of the Galaxy, or you were a Disney princess with a line of people wanting to have their photo taken with you; Comic Con was truly an awe-inspiring and beautiful experience.

My first Con was not what I had originally believed it would be. I went on Thursday and Friday to Emerald City Comic Con and discovered that you will see and meet different people on different days. While the Thursday crowds are more populated with people not in their cosplays trying to meet up with friends, or find where their Continue reading

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My Sparkly New Toy

Most individuals at the ripe age of 23 are living their lives with the full intent of making memories, traveling, and exploring the world before them. Then, on the other hand, there are 23-year-olds who are senior citizens trapped in young bodies who think way too practical about what they want in life and what they want to ask Santa for when Christmas comes around. To a certain extent, I would argue that I am one of those senior citizens trapped in a young person’s body.

For my 21st birthday I asked my parents for a crock-pot, for my 22nd birthday I asked my boyfriend for a set of kitchen knives, for Christmas this past year I asked for a paper shredder – invigorating I know. This year, to take it one step further, Continue reading

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