“Welcome to your new life.” It was a line spoken to a woman during a television program showcasing her dramatic weight loss.
The words stuck with me for weeks after. One day I realized why they bugged me so much…
Those words took me back to childhood fairy tales. They seemed to parallel the happy endings in books, where the prince rode off with the princess and they lived happily ever after.
While it makes a good story, as an adult I now realize life isn’t quite that simple. Deep down, we all know this.
We know that scene wasn’t really the end of their story. [Read more…]