Since 2009, I have juggled many steadfast beliefs as to what will save me. Running will save me. Food will save me. The outdoors will save me. Chia seeds will save me. Yoga will save me. It took me…
I don’t mean to keep plugging my other blog, but you guys, this article I just wrote is fucking brilliant and so raw and honest… I just can’t even. I keep re-reading it because it just so hits home for me, my heart melts every time I finish reading it.
I wonder if there really is anybody who relates to what I wrote about. Part of me thinks it is a natural product of what the new generation is expected to buy into. If organic raw foods, green smoothies, cleanse diets, and veganism are the new biggest diet trends among the young crowd these days, then what happens to the unsolved distorted body images, eating disorders, and general self-esteem problems prevalent in grade schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges? If the next generation is expected to be a size 0, pressured to adopt vegan diets by the media, and expected to perform above par in P.E. class, then where the hell does that leave those who grow up with fragile self-images?
Maybe this is just an Orange County, CA thing. Maybe this was just a Wendy thing. I wrote about it regardless, because maybe, just maybe, it’s something that happens to lots of girls or guys all over the country, and nobody really knows how to talk about it yet.