I had to share this best picture ever my brother found at our parents house. My favorite part is what he titled it.
Gram saving Lenore from vegetables
Sooooooo cute. This is me as a baby and my Gram evidentally saving me from a green pepper! Priceless.
Also, still quit smoking! 35 and a half hours down THE REST OF MY LIFE TO GO. AHHH
On another note I finished a book while flying home today. It's called Loose Girl: a memoir of promiscuity by Kerry Cohen.
I seriously feel every girl should read this book. Now if you know me, from the title alone you could probably understand how it relates to me. But I think this book relates to every female. It is non-fiction, totally true account of this womans life.
When I first read the back, I was weary that it would be preachy. And I was defensive. But upon reading the book, I have never related and been so moved by something.
It's all about how growing up she was obsessed with boys, and obsessed with finding a boyfriend and was really needy and often slept around just to get that feeling, and held on to boyfriends she didn't even like just for the feeling of being loved. She felt that her value as a person was defined by boys. In the book she is never self-pitying, it is written very well and relatably. And it made me realize things that I have realized about my past life many times before, but she puts alot of it into words I couldn't have.
In the end she does gain independence, but not in a self-help sort of way, moreso in an awareness of her actions. And she says she's not a miraculously fixed person, she is just aware of where these feelings are coming from.
Anyways I could never properly explain the greatness of this book, please read! I only wish that I had read this when I was 14 rather than 24, when I needed alot more of this explained to me and most of the hurdles she went through I hadn't already painstakingly dealt with myself.
And if anyone has read or decides to read please drop me a line and tell me what you think! I miss being able to pass around books to my friends so we can chat about them. Need some more book convos in my life.