I’m sure there’s a huge amount of people out there about to role their eyes that here I am about to talk about something I can’t seem to stop talking about but honestly whatever because this is something that I am SUPER passionate about, and it just isn’t talked about enough. So here I am trying to compensate for the lack of conversation around it.
Ok. um. If you are in a place where you are confused about your calling/passion/life in general, you are ok. It took me a long time to learn this (so here I am trying to enlighten you all so you don’t have to. you’re welcome.) but what’s happening is you’re probably all internally stressing because you’re struggling to go along with pretty much the only option society is presenting to you which is: high school, college, stable career with structured schedule and life, marriage/partnership/kids somewhere along the way (but definitely before you turn 30), retire.
First of all, there’s nothing wrong with this option. I applaud and respect everyone who has gone this route; but it’s just not everyone’s cup of tea. Life does not come in one-size-fits all. It’s ok to take a gap year. It’s ok to work multiple jobs while you figure out what works for you. It’s ok to not go to college. It’s ok to take risks. It’s ok to pursue what you LOVE instead of what makes money. It’s ok to be single. You’re ok.
It takes all kinds of people to make a world. You can do something different. You can take time to learn what that is. Some of the most influential people in my life have been those who completely embraced their walk off the beaten path. I don’t know where along the way it became a thing for everyone to pursue the same lifestyle.
Once again, I’m not out here throwing shade at people within that demographic of life, because if thats what you love and what works for you, I am so truly happy for you. I just want it to be known that I am HERE for the people who don’t fit that mold and are scared of the unknowns. We’re all in the same boat here.
#latergram from this morning, just waiting on the dentist 😄 We got a perfect check-up, no cavities! 🙌🏼
Of alot of the bizarre sensory issues Logan experiences he actually likes having his teeth cleaned and has used a spin brush since he was 18 months at the suggestion of his speech therapist. He’s more cooperative for the dentist than he is his pediatrician 😅 #hedidntgetitfromme#Ihatethedentist
Ever feel like so many ideas, dreams, concepts are just rushing around you? Sometimes you have to just stop in the midst of it and remember you’ll get there when the time is right.
Photo by @nickallenphoto
Paying close attention to the little things lately. The first sip of coffee in the morning. Sunshine warming my skin. The thrill of a challenging hike. The sound of rain and thunder. The bittersweet feeling of finishing a riveting book. Getting goosebumps while listening to good music. These are the things worth living for.
favorite place to be // so cheesy I know, but we are total cuddle bugs & I wouldn’t have it any other way. 💗 so excited to share the “daisy rose gold ring” from @themodgents 💍 love that it is pear shaped and so simply beautiful. you can use my code lizvuagin18 for a little discount, haven’t taken the ring off since I received it. ✨ #mgrings#moderngentsrings
We take inspiration from our surroundings, meandering around Essendon during these warm, spring days. The colours of a gum leaf and the natural tones and textures of the environment formed the inspiration for @luminess_essendon. Discover more at permarc.com.au
You can sound confident & have anxiety. You can look healthy but feel like crap. You can look happy & be miserable inside. You can be good looking & still feel ugly. So please be kind, because everyone is fighting there own battles that you may know nothing about. —
If you can’t get enough of the hand lettering videos then you’ll love my new private Facebook group - the Gale Gang! ( #alliterationmakesmehappy) 😂
If you haven’t signed up yet, make sure to get in early and you’ll get two free weeks starting October 15th.
I have classes coming up in October at @bellapatinakc and @veryvioletboutique so I’d love meet you all in person! 🙌 It’s the perfect springboard for joining the Gale Gang too! I’ll be doing extended videos and techniques there, as well as introducing you to some of the other artsy things I do when I’m not lettering! 🧵 🎨 Plus, we’ll hang out and talk decorating, stitching, pens, paper, recipes, and thrifting...just to keep it interesting!!. Join us for sneak peaks of all the rooms in my house, a tour of my mini warehouse, meet everyone behind the scenes, and lots more!
Expect Halloween trick-or-treat bags this week along with more fun shirts, stickers, and stuff coming soon! 🎃 .
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Shot on: Canon 80D, 85mm 1.8 Sigma ✨ I love shooting in Mt. Baldy because of all the tones it gives off and scene variety! Depending on the shoot, I love to bring my @bose portable sound system to set the tone 📸🎧
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Well, I missed out on my Rome trip this year 😣 Good news is I will be in Sydney ALL of Dec. And 2020 is looking great for some travel stamps in my new US passport🕶📸🛩 #istillcallaustraliahome
Just realized today that within the past couple weeks I’ve had shoots 📸 for everything I’ve been dreaming of for years, and I’m accomplishing things I always dreamed of but didn’t think was possible. And I’m so excited 😍 When I realized back in high school that in a perfect world I wanted to be a photographer, I honestly didn’t even put any thought or effort into it initially because I just didn’t think it was possible. I’m so thankful for my parents encouraging me into the best positions for all of this to happen - first with an international business undergrad degree (I originally was thinking of fashion design or graphic design!), then a masters in innovative business, then I built up the courage to take on the risk of starting a business (& in a few years starting another) instead of going to a regular 9-5. I’m looking back on all of my experiences and realizing how thankful I am to be constantly encouraged to take risks in life to make the life you want & are passionate about. So this is me, encouraging you to do the same 🙌💗 follow your passions. They may seem impossible right now, but with persistence and hustle, you can accomplish incredible things 💪👏
Дело не в дороге, которую мы выбираем; то, что внутри нас, заставляет нас выбирать дорогу.
One more for tonight because they are the cutest couple and there are too many good ones to share!
JUST SOLD BY: @peteyrealty - 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath located in Kenmore, Washington.
Work??? I’d rather be surfing.
thoughts on why/how CBD has enhanced my journey with anxiety : if I’m honest, life has thrown me all the curveballs lately. a lot of transition and growth and unsettling discomfort while in pursuit of profound growth and perseverance to the place I want to be. I’ve struggled on and off with anxiety, and this recent series of setbacks had me struggling HARD with my mental health. I’m talking daily panic attacks, unexplained water works, and a non-stop battle with feelings of inadequacy, fear, and doubt of my own worth. anxiety for me is like swimming in the ocean. I can choose to get out of the water, but I’m discouraged to find that when I do, I’m still wet. I’m still drenched in the things that took me to a place of inner panic. I’m aware enough to consciously make decisions about my mentality, but my emotions often fail to follow suit, and my progress feels circular.
in the midst of all of this, I’ve chosen to seek the light. surrounding myself with the friends who have shown up and leaned in to the mess with me—the people who have been persistent in reminding me there’s good on the other side of this. I’ve been motivated by that support to seek the BEST care and the best natural remedies for myself. and yes, integrating @rosebudcbd in to my daily routine has made SUCH an impact. big. huge.
I take 12mg in the morning while the coffee’s brewing. hit OTF 3-4x a week. make time to read. and everyday remind myself of three things I’m grateful. I’m feeling like myself again, and hope that people out there like me that are struggling can find the same kind of relief.
TAKEAWAYS FROM MY NOVEL :
- if you’re struggling, I see you. don’t be so hard on yourself. you are doing great. 💕
- if anxiety / mental health is something you’re navigating, consider a high-quality CBD product, like @rosebudcbd. I previously used rosebud as needed for things such as cramps, headaches, etc., but have been BLOWN THE F AWAY by how much it’s regular use has made a difference in my progress
ok ok I’m done now. thx for coming to my ted talk!!!
holding on to the last bit of summer as long as I can 🌞
What I thought was going to be a simple, relaxing weekend turned into the best, most exciting and happiest weekends I’ve had in a long time. Can we just rewind back to Saturday?! #timetoplanawedding
4/5 cities of Cinque Terre🌊 @odranoel94 and I died hiking up stairs for 2 hours between Monterosso and Vernazza so we skipped one 🤓
You know the movie Tangled? Probably one of the best movies ever. Anyway, I secretly wish I had her hair and maybe trying to accomplish her length... A girl can dream!🤓
Note to self: stop rushing forward. You are right where He wants you to be. Whatever or whoever it is that you’re waiting for right now in this moment? Trust Him. Trust His timing. Trust His plan. Because He’s got this, love. He’s got this, and He’s got you, and you are right where you are meant to be. Now, lean into Him and enjoy where you’re at today.
Yesterday was one of the hardest days of my life.
I had to walk out of the hospital, sore and exhausted, without my baby.
Getting in a car with an empty car seat. No “going home!” photo... not yet..
Coming home and sitting in an empty nursery with an empty belly and empty arms.
Just a few days earlier my son had been nestled below my ribs, and now he is 40 miles away behind locked doors and a glass incubator.
However, I have hope.
Because my God is good and He is holding my son through all of this, even when I can’t.
And I am grateful.
I am grateful for the fact that they were able to catch my water rupture.
I am grateful that we were able to keep James safe and warm in utero for two weeks longer.
I am grateful that, although tiny and struggling a little, my boy is alive and wiggly and safe.
I am grateful that James is making progress and fighting so hard.
I am grateful that we WILL have that “going home!” photo... even if a little later than wanted; and that day will be the best day ever.
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