Welcome back to another "What I mean when I say..." Today we are looking at a pretty silly topic. What do I mean when I say "I'm athletic"? Surprisingly, this seems to be a controversial topic for me. I'm either met with "Oh, you like exercising" or "What do you lift? How fast do you… Continue reading “I’m athletic”
The short answer is yes. The long answer is a sassy question back at you: I don't know are you? Though it's a little reminiscent of a teacher asking a student "can you", it does bring up a good point. Do you think you are a runner? This is something a lot of people, runners… Continue reading Am I Runner?
We all know how important the word "no" is in our vocabulary. It's easy to understand that we have to say no to certain obligations, people, and need to learn how to say it with confidence. Easy to understand, at least. But what about the word "yes"? Yes is a liberating word, or at least, it… Continue reading The Power of Yes
Relax, this isn't going to be some highly opinionated, feminist article. It's not my style to write like that. This is not coming from a place of gender. Now that that's out of the way, I know my body. I'm an avid exerciser, I eat super duper well, and I've listened to and worked with my body… Continue reading I Know My Body
What do I mean when I say, "I'm busy"? It seems pretty straightforward, doesn't it? But it's not quite all that it seems.
"I can't. I have to..." Exercise, train, run, bike, workout. Any variation of the above. The people who know me know not to question this. Tha's not to say that they know why. They just know better than to suggest I skip a workout. There have been many an occasion where I turn down coffee, dinner,… Continue reading I Have To Exercise
What do I mean when I say, “Don’t worry about it” or “It’s fine”? People say these phrases along with all their various variations all the time. It’s okay. It doesn’t matter. It’s fine, really. Women, rightfully so, have been the butt of many jokes and memes because of this phrase. Too many people say… Continue reading Don’t Worry About It
Whoops, sorry to break it you but I don't drink. And I'm not an alcoholic. And it's not because my father was. I just don't drink. At least not very often. What? Why? How?! You'd think I'd just admitted to a murder by the kinds of reactions I get when I simply say "I don't drink".… Continue reading No, I Don’t Drink
It's Friday. That means the weekend is coming up but it also means that lots and lots of people will be spending their time out at restaurants, bars, clubs, social gatherings, what have you. Most weekends, and some weekends, I'll get asked to go out somewhere. And, most of the time, my answer is "No,… Continue reading No, I Can’t Go Out
Here it is! The very first installment of the series "What I Mean When I Say" has arrived!