But then, the truth was never really the point. Thin women don’t tell their fat friends ‘You’re not fat’ because they’re confused about the dictionary definition of the word, or their eyes are broken, or they were raised on planets where size 24 is the average for women. They don’t say it because it’s the truth. They say it because fat does not mean just fat in this culture. It can also mean any or all of the following:
Just plain icky
So when they say ‘You’re not fat,’ what they really mean is ‘You’re not a dozen nasty things I associate with the word fat.’ The size of your body is not what’s in question; a tape measure or a mirror could solve that dispute. What’s in question is your goodness, your lovability, your intelligence, your kindness, your attractiveness. And your friends, not surprisingly, are inclined to believe you get high marks in all those categories. Ergo, you couldn’t possibly be fat."
YAY! A question!
As cliche as it sounds, teaching really is my dream job. I love my job, even if I don’t always like it. The kids make every day different and fun, and it’s the best feeling in the world to see them make progress.
If I could find a charity that helps people with ALS annnnnd homeless animals at the same time…. BAM, I would help them with everything always. Since that doesn’t exist, I’ll start with the ALS foundation. I don’t want any more people going through what my dad went through, and I don’t want any more families going through what my family went through.
I’ve always wanted to learn how to knit! And I’ve learned! And flowerinbrain is the best knitting teacher ever! I’m working on mastering that before I start any other ones.
Landing this job and finally making the solid decision to move out here. Most people don’t really realize what all of this meant to me.
As of late, moving out here. Saying goodbye to everyone, leaving everything I’ve always been familiar with. Starting over. I’m so glad I did, though.
Before that, probably getting through my last year of college. It was a really rough year all across my life. Lots going on for school, lots going on for work, LOTS going on for family. That was a rough year. It was worth it for the most part.