There is nothing more that I need right now than a vacation. Some peaceful self reflection is needed from time to time. Thankfully that will be happening soon.🤞🏼
I have spent so much time hurting and carrying this giant burden on my shoulders that was not placed there by me. But yet, I carried it. Not because I thought I had to. Simply because I thought if I carried it long enough the person who placed it there would see the damage and change. Would fully take responsibility and take it back from my weary soul.
It took me a long time to realize that forgiveness truly is not for others, but for your own peace of mind. How can you love again if you’re scared? How can you hope again if you’re blinded? How can you live again if you’re stuck replaying yesterday? I thought with forgiveness would come the forgetfulness. That it would be like all those horrible memories never happened. But that’s not the case. You can’t hope to forget. But you can hope to feel something again that is better than you ever imagined. Hold onto that. Every damn day. When your scared or doubtful. When you want to run back to what u know... don’t. Hold onto the belief that what is coming is far better than what has passed and it will replace the memories you had hoped to forget. This world is full of so many beautiful souls who want to relieve you of your burdens and love you - just as you are completely. Flaws, scars, past, present, everything in between.
It exists. Don’t allow someone who didn’t see your value continue to rent space in your heart. Love yourself more than the pain of someone who didn’t. #latenightthoughts#overlyhonest#bereal#raw#life#love#mtsi#bigsi#pnwonderland#pnw#adventureawaits#mountsi#exploremore#healing#forgiveness#believe#hope#tb#throwbackthursday
I’m fat and I’m weak and it’s time to start doing something about it. Today called for 315lbs 4x6 on squats and 365lbs 2x6 on deadlifts. Just going on judgment #NoJudging . It’s been months since we lifted heavy, time to get back in the groove. #AllBeBack#BeReal @alexistisgreat
...dahlias...one of my all time favourites...dinner plate to be exact, but I like them all...late night sketch, then inked it... joining in with #inktober and #floralsyourway @heysailor_ @kryslauren_loveletters @sketchyminx @georgioudraws @alieletters
Say Hello to Treasure! I promise, once you've been through our program, you will not only realize what a TREASURE she truly is, but you'll be so BLESSED to have her on your side!
She's a proud wife to her man in blue and adores her 3 children. She's been a fitness enthusiast for many years and could either seriously kick your butt or just get it into shape! ;)
Treasure is our newest "She's Free" Program Influencer. She'll be in there telling it like it is and gently encouraging you to NEVER GIVE UP! .
These are the little moments that excite me to capture. Those who’ve had me as a part of their story know this to be true. Oftentimes, it’s these in between captures that stick in our hearts and memories. Those special people who have chosen to bring me into their lives to be the one who preserves these times are so priceless to me.
To me, photography is so much more than a service. My clients are so much more than clients. They are my friends. And the time I get to be with them is some of my favorite time spent. ❤️
I forgot to take a picture of my purple for #SpiritDay so here’s a purple wall #tbt for it instead. Growing up, I was afraid of and uncomfortable with who I was. I’m still finding that person, but I’m having a damn good time doing so with some great company. Share some love this weekend, and say a prayer for the little ones who are still unsure or afraid right now.
I am not impressed with cars, lavish parties and sprawling estates. I am not impressed with the fancy apartments, expensive purses, $10k purses, and $500 pairs of shoes. I watch the 50k millionaires and shake my head. Enjoy the beginnings, enjoy the hard times, push through and thrive. Stop worrying about other people and what they think. Some of the wealthiest people I know lead simple lives and pick an area to splurge on. For some it is travel for others it is experiences. They are humble, kind, and gentle. They celebrate both success and failure - because they realize both are valuable.
For me, my life and my happiness is not dependant on things. It's about keeping gratitude as my currency, removing people from my life who only take, and making impact. Everything else is just noise.