Meagan Lucas

What it Feels Like to Lose 100lbs

Posted by in Navel Gazing and Other Hysterics

I’ve been working on losing weight for a long time now. I just recently crossed into the triple digits. I thought you might be interested in what that feels like. The Good – Really, Really, Good: Amazing: It feels amazing. I feel like Wonder Woman. If I can lose 100lbs, what can’t I do? Working at losing this much weight, is the first time in my life that I’ve had to make a conscious decision EVERY DAY to do something hard. School isn’t like that. Work isn’t like that. Kids…read more

Dear Tiny People:

Posted by in Navel Gazing and Other Hysterics

My Loves: This is what you need to know. This is what my 33 years of knowledge boils down to. If you know more, good, but start here: Try Your Hardest – You don’t have to be the best. But you always have to give your best effort. It is better to try and fail, than to never give it a go. Bodies are Beautiful – All bodies, in all forms. Recognize the beauty in differences. Appreciate bodies both for their aesthetics and for their function as a home for…read more

Thin Skin

Posted by in Stuff About Writing

Every morning I slip out from behind my brick wall, and float around in my soap bubble. The bubble doesn’t offer much in the way of protection, and I get hurt a lot, but it’s the only way. If I remain behind my wall, I can’t get close enough, I have to risk being crushed, being stabbed, being broken in order to do what I love. Good writing requires a certain… sensitivity. A good writer must be observant, must notice subtlety, and nuance. A good writer connects with emotion and…read more