If you're like me, if you've struggled with perspiration, I want you to be free, y'know? It seems like such a small issue in the grand scheme of things, but for those of us who identify as women and sweat profusely, the sense of shame and embarrassment are very, very real. It's as if we've somehow violated the terms of our femininity. Between the sweating and my athletic build, I always seemed to fall short of the ladylike ideal.
These days, I have a clear head no longer clouded or numbed by wine. My moods have stabilized because I'm well-rested. My clothes fit comfortably and my gut is functioning just as it should, which helps me feel less fearful and stressed out. Life may not be perfect, but I'm healthy enough—physically AND mentally—to roll with the punches and calmly create solutions.