Listened to @sabinayeee talk to @inheadlights on the #FLCpodcast about eating disorders and body image last night. I’m so proud of them both. For the past year I’ve struggled with my own body image. After getting dumped, I lived off of potatoes and Mac and cheese for several months, spending any extra time at the gym- running, lifting weights, doing core, until I felt I was tired enough that I’d be able to fall asleep with out having a breakdown, till I felt like my body was worth something to someone. Since moving back from Utah (where I had a somewhat healthier body mentality) I slumped back into my usual eating and snacking habits, where I just eat all the time, constant snacking, and work out periodically when I feel like getting up the energy to walk into the gym. No matter what my issue is with my body, I am so grateful to have met someone with one similar to mine, someone who climbs way harder than I do, who works hard to maintain her level of fitness, who I can text when I want to breakdown over my thighs chaffing under my dress at work all day and will totally relate and bitch with me. It is not often in the climbing community that I see women who look like me. I am grateful for all of the women I see that do, who inspire me regularly. 🍑 As @mr.bigstrings will inevitably remind us- #thiccthighssavelives y’all, unless we’re dealing with chaffing and then we might actually murder someone.
Posted at: 2019-04-17 15:02:10
Bought in to the whole GRE thing yesterday and now I’m having nervous sweats thinking about how much I hate tests in any form. So if you need me between now and June 13, I’m off on Mondays and Tuesdays and other than that will probably be crying over basic math problems. 📸 @allyyflores
Posted at: 2019-04-16 15:34:51
I’ve spent nearly a month trying to think of the perfect caption for this tattoo. I’ve bounced between compiling all the Johnny Cash songs it’s design is inspired by, how much I dislike my thighs but love showing off my tattoos, and just a simple thank you. I don’t have one, so this will just have to do. 🤷♀️ I recently looked back at the email I sent @corijamestattoo trying to describe what I wanted, it was a hot, jumbled mess. Somehow she took my nonsense and turned it into another beautiful tattoo that I could stare at for hours (through this photo, since I can’t actually see it). It ties in all the elements of all the Johnny Cash songs I love. It’s perfect. Thank you @corijamestattoo
Posted at: 2019-04-12 22:06:23
Back to obsessively checking the weather so I can go climb with @allyyflores again before the season disappears in all these spring showers. @allyyflores working the top out on Cleopatra.
Posted at: 2019-04-09 17:21:06
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt”- Margaret Atwood 🌺 🌿🦎 it’s a funny thing enjoying all the colors of the southeast in spring, the bright pinks, purples, and whites of flowers poking out from under green leaves, and still miss the never ending red of deserts. Maybe, one day, I’ll just have a home in both places and then I’ll never really have to chose a favorite. 📸 @juliaageno
Posted at: 2019-04-07 16:56:16
Yesterday I sent Orange Peel at Castle Rock, a tricky little 10 that’s both well within my climbing style and well out of my comfort zone. I didn’t think I would send- it was hot, kind of muggy, and I was hella nervous climbing with a guy I like (full disclosure: I have a ton of insecurities and my lead head is definitely one of them). I still did it. I still tied in, and even though I felt shaky, I sent. So, how do I be my outside self? By surrounding myself with supportive people. Friends who are willing to hang on fixed lines when I challenge myself, spot me on boulders till I send, belay me without judgement on lead or on top rope. Climbing is definitely not solo. It takes a community to make this sport what it is, and I don’t think my outside self would be half as fulfilled if it weren’t for the encouragement and support of all the people in it. How do you #beyouroutsideself 🌺📸 @juliaageno
Posted at: 2019-04-05 14:23:25
I did it. And I didn’t cry once (neither at the bottom nor at the top). Pocket Pool✅📸 @allyyflores
Posted at: 2019-04-03 14:05:52
If I only try a boulder problem once a year does it count as a project or just me being bored and enjoying a constant level of stress and discomfort? (Hint: the answer also applies to why I’d want to go to grad school) 📸 @juliaageno
Posted at: 2019-03-30 18:12:27
When you realize you might be spending more time in the south east than you thought so you decide to find another project at the local boulder field you’re not totally fond of. 📸 @juliaageno
Posted at: 2019-03-29 15:12:43
When I first moved to Atlanta I met a woman who was studying city planning at GSU. She explained that it had something to do with traffic and figuring out why MARTA wandered all over the city and never where you needed it to go. I laughed and wished her luck. And now here I am, sitting on my lunch break, looking at graduate programs in public policy. I don’t believe in signs, but sometimes it’s really hard not to feel like the universe tried to repeatedly tell me that I should’ve pursued a different degree, or that I should’ve gone with my final decision sooner. Like with great big sirens. And flashing lights. 🤦♀️📸 @mentalformantels
Posted at: 2019-03-27 17:41:40
How can I get a job where all I do is travel to warm places? Currently wearing two blankets, debating finding a third and gloves. I’m in Maryland. It’s 47 degrees here. Send heaters.