This is Ola and Otis from @sexeducation at the dance. This conversation never happened, because Otis ruined the moment in traditional Otis fashion. #whatcouldhavebeen #sexeducation is such a clever, well written show, plus progressive values, plus dark-skinned representation. It doesn't get better than that.
Also, Patricia Allison has the sort of smile that fills empty hearts (and stomachs). That's not an exaggeration; it's an understatement, if anything.
September 2018 to February 2019. I recently dug up some pictures from a trip to Dallas in September. I forgot I even had them because I put them in a separate folder on my phone so I wouldn’t see photos of myself. I think what is most important in these photos is thinking about how I felt. I am a totally different person. In September I hated who I was, not because of what I looked like, or a number on a scale which I came to learn. I will say that this health journey for me has been so so much more than physical. I feel so strong. I feel like I can truly accomplish anything I set out to do. I feel so in control. I am not letting life happen to me. I am telling people no. I am really taking care of myself for the first time ever. I am learning to love my body. And I am happy.
So weird/cool to spend some time over this Christmas/New Year's period relaxing after this year's insane touring schedule, and forcing myself to not feel guilty about it. 🥂 Had dinner with my gorgeous in-laws tonight, wearing my favourite @kelseaballerini shirt, gifted to me by excellent human @mrjeremydylan, plus lovely skirt from the beautiful @becwonna. Down time before another crazy year... Good things to come. ⭐️🙏🏻 #WhatDayOfTheWeekIsIt