Posts by Tim Venable

Tim Venable is a multi-hyphenate working-class thespian; Kerouac, coffee, and Jazz devotee living in Tinsletown, lover of run-on sentences attempting to speak from the heart. He writes at True Collar Worker.

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Love Your Body, Love Yourself: You Are Not Alone

“Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.” ~Sri Chinmoy

I hated myself when I was a kid.

I was overweight and starting to really like girls, but they didn’t like me.

I didn’t want to take my shirt off in front of them, so I didn’t go to the pool. And, when my parents made one last ditch effort at their marriage and moved to Coral Springs, Florida when I was in fifth grade—away from my friends and my hometown of Davenport, Iowa—I didn’t go to the beach.

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