It took me a couple of days to post this because my heart has been heavy with sadness, and it makes it that much more real by posting, but I had to do it and pay tribute. On Jan 18, 2018 I had to say goodbye to my precious Valentina, whom I was blessed to have in my life for 18 years. I always knew the day would come and as much as you try to prepare yourself it still is hard, but I thank God that I was able to be with her in her last moments (as scary as it was) and let her know how much I loved her and what a blessing she has been in my life. She was there through it all: my college days, grad school, ice storm, traveling the world, my move to LA, the boyfriends, the break-ups, the industry highs and lows, the financial struggle being an artist in LA, the different apartments, the friends, the ex friends, family members who were born and those who have died, finding the love of my life, getting married, buying a home and having a baby. She was there for it ALL. I learned so much from her sweet spirit, but most of all she taught me about unconditional love. She was truly a part of our family and I know she impacted alot of people's lives. People would tell me..."I don't like cats, but I like Valentina." Or " I'm afraid of cats, but Valentina is really sweet." She lived a long time (23yrs old) and she did it all with Grace as only she could. Valentina you will be missed & will forever be in our hearts.🐈😿💜 🌌#cat#animallover#valentina#bestfriend#unconditionallove#spirit#life#death#catlover#blackcat#18years#23yearsold#valentinesday#waaah#meow#byekitty#damien#kindredspirits#rip#sohardtosaygoodbye#mybaby#sister#tina#countrygirl#grambling#uncchapelhill#losangeles#valleygirl#family
Its a for always type thing. Thank you for loving me and all my craziness even though its just cuz youre as fucking crazy as I am. Thank you for loving my family, esp my kids as your very own. Thank you for rescuing me more than once and ALWAYS being there lol Thank you for taking care of me , even when I dont need it but I know its in your nature so I let you do you lol Thank you for your constant generosity, ive never met anyone as selfless as you. Thank you for understanding when im not feeling great and never giving up calling me to check in because youre worried and youre never mad, ive told you before but that means the world to me. On everyday but this day esp I want you to remember how got damn fanfuccintastic you are . Happy Birthday slutasaurus. Heres to another 20+ years. Xoxoxoxoxo @deelovein #kindredspirits#sistafrimanothamista#rideordie#birthdaygirl#36yearsyoung#Dontdeserveher
Three years ago I was at twice (or more)weekly NST test for my Everly Windsor(Evy Moon)I have so many gorgeous ultrasound photos of my baby’s! Anyone know of an amazing way to preserve them? I can’t believe she’ll soon be 3😭💛I rocked her to sleep as usual tonight and kissed her a million times! I also looked down and my heart hurt knowing my last baby is no longer considered a baby😭I seriously will NEVER under any circumstances understand why or how God choose Geoff and I! We are completely unqualified! We’re too impatient, we’re not as understanding as I’d like! We have awful quirks! But I can honestly tell you my heart is so broken in love, that I can’t see on a daily basis from the tears I cry over these baby’s! My heart needed them! My mind needed them and my soul couldn’t live without them💛😭
Sometimes you meet someone and within minutes you’re like “Well... At the very least we’re gonna be really good friends.” This week I found a new home, a roommate who’s willing to watch The Bachelor and drink wine with me, and a cat named Hermione. And really, what more could I possibly need? 🤷🏼♀️👌🏼 #yearofgratitude#day22#kindredspirits#newhome
There's something about kindred spirits, you meet them and for a moment this world no matter ugly, makes sense. They bring a sense of freedom and clarity to one conversation; just enough to remind you of who you are.
― Nikki Rowe
destroy the idea that you have to be constantly working or grinding in order to be successful. embrace the concept that rest, recovery, and reflection are essential parts of the progress towards a successful and ultimately happy life.✨@spiritualmovement #currentlyworkingonthis#itishard
jan 22, 2018 | I think that in order to live a meaningful life we must dig deep into our souls to find ourselves and who, what, and why we are at our core, understand our suffering and how we can flourish in the face of the inevitable, coming out weak but not ashamed of our weaknesses and listening to our bodies natural response to the rhythm of the trenches we crawl through - sometimes it doesn’t feel meaningful but instead feels wretched and cruel and that’s what I’m trying to figure out it is why I feel what I feel even though I tell myself I understand it .. c l a r i t y
Reunited with the original Brazilian bae! My dearest Jipe aka Jipelinhos aka Jipedia because he's always schooling me on something and seems to know everything. It was as if we last spoke yesterday but in reality it's been a whole year. ❤️ we were only missing @tendizle💋 #thebrazildiaries
My gorgeous friends: @juskeepitgully
This pic describes us perfectly. I couldn't have my trip without you! You are the life of the party, and my loyal loving crazy scorpio that I love! We are so close its second nature now to have you in my life!!
Came home with two boxes of Life Cereal, and explained to my wife how Jesus told me to get them. When she asked how, I told her He came to give me LIFE more abundantly. #john1010#dadjokes#lifecereal#publixbogo @generalmillscereal @quaker
I am so happy to be able to spend another year alongside this amazing, beautiful, and talented woman whom I can call my best friend & sister from another mister. Looking back on all the memories we've shared and made always feels so humbling. Through all the cycling of people through our lives and emotions thrown at each other we always end up finding solace in each others' friendship. For me, @earlgrey_pancakes is the embodiment of family I was fortunate enough to choose. Happy birthday, love! Cheers to one year closer to actually being grandma's! #grandmasouls#kindredspirits#happybirthday#findingthebeautyanduglyineachother#soupplantationforlife
So, not going to lie, today has been a tough one. My mind and body are not super fun places to be.👎
However, I am finding joy in re-living the glorious memories of my yoga training in Spain.❤ This is one of my favourite moments, I'm so glad we captured it! In the evenings we would sit on the roof - tiles warm from the full day of sunshine 🌞 We would drink tea, meditate, chat and (as you can see if you swipe) giggle A LOT 🤗
I spent the most special week of my life connecting with these wonderful souls. Today I am particularly grateful for them and their love which I continue to feel ever present in my life.
Ohm Shanti Shanti Shanti 💗🙏💗 #orgiva#orgivamountains#cortijoromero#magicalrooftops
A Grateful Heart is a magnet for Miracles💚
I Am deeply present to the overflow of Gratitude as I say Aloha and Mahalo to Hana...
The connections... The expansive views, within and without... Will forever live in my heart.
Mahalo. Mahalo. Mahalo.🙏
Hello Anne Heads! We are so sorry we have been absent so long. Aimee has been getting accustomed to school and finding her rhythm. We know you’ve probably forgotten all about the podcast but we really miss it. After a bit of pondering we have decided to give it a go but in a shorter format. One week - a book chapters review, the next episode - a year in the life of Maud? Feedback and other things here and there? Anyways we are going to try it ! Thursday is our goal day! #anneofgreengables#annewithane#kindredspirits
The other woman I meant to post about on Saturday is, my big sister. I don’t know where to begin. You inspire me daily. You show me how to know my self worth. The world becomes magical and mystical when you are around. I could gush for days about you and still not run out admirable qualities to mention. I cherish our relationship and can’t wait to see where our adventures will lead us. Love you Pamela. #strongwoman#womensmarch#love#hope#light#magic#beauty#kindredspirits
Yay for snow! Yesterday it snowed some, but today it’s sunshine. Soooooo, buh-bye snow, you were pretty for a minute. 🙄 Also, today is our 5 year anniversary of moving to Colorado! 🎉 Home sweet home! (P.S. praying for all those in Texas/Arkansas dealing with the aftermath of storms and tornadoes.) #mountainmama#coloRADical
When I first started painting I used a lot of glitter in my work and an artist I really respected basically told me I was a loser and no one would ever take me seriously. I deleted her from my life but it was hard to get that out of my head. She shamed me and made me feel like I was SO stupid. Last year I stumbled across the artist who did this hilarious painting, @ashleylongshoreart and she made me realize I don't have to listen to ANYONE. Living your best life means being true to yourself. Forget the haters. Theyll hate no matter what you do. This year I intend to live by that. #thatgirlwasahoefahsho#ashleylongshore#popart#dailyinspo#girlpower#empoweringwomen#thankyouforyourcourage