Most people will be surprised to hear I was pregnant. We told very few people and even fewer knew we had officially decided to enter the wild arena of parenthood. I hesitated even sharing my story because it’s still very much raw, the kind of raw that only the course of time will smooth the […]
My 84-Mile Hike Across England to Recalibrate
“I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting sick of their own bullshit.” – Elizabeth Gilbert To say the last few months of my life have been transformative, would be an absolute understatement. I did what so many of us need to do more and took care […]
I’m Here to Validate Your Social Media Break
Collectively, we’ve all considered it. We’ve all wondered what it would be like to just peace out and go back to the days when our every move wasn’t posted in some form on the internet. Some people we know have even—gasp—done it! Social media specifically feels so…smoke and mirrors. You know those yearly holiday cards […]
Have You Tried a Hard Restart? A Lesson in Grace.
I knelt alongside the shards of broken glass now strewn across my kitchen floor when it happened. That tight wad of stress, knotted in my stomach, suddenly became undone. My brain, clenched in fight-or-flight, finally released its tight grip. My body said softly to me, “Enough.” It gently nudged me while I was on my […]
I Will No Longer Bond over Hating Our Bodies.
It’s one of our earliest connections and conversations as women. One that carries on until our very last breath. The pointing, poking and pulling at portions of our bodies that we don’t like. Summer camps. Sports camps. Sleepovers. At lunch. At recess. On the bus. In cars. In dorm rooms. At parties. Over holidays. At […]
9 People Share Their Daily Pandemic Schedules
One of the best things I’ve discovered from running Not Your Average Gal is that we are far more alike than different. Since being somewhat socially isolated for nearly a year can often lead us to believe we’re doing things alone or differently, I wanted to ask people to share what their daily schedules look […]