Delicious food - great company and spot on Insta worthy aesthetic - what more could you wish for ✨✨@prettycitylondon simply adores @chicamalondon ✨.. wonderful Christmas installation by @lacybird_london
Сегодня у меня была съемка мечты с @tetriflat ❤ Катя, спасибо за день 😘
Just working on my Christmas spirit over here! It was actually wondering around the supermarket earlier today that finally got me in the Christmas mood. Festive food for the win amiright?! And cranberries are like little jewels, so totally a worthwhile purchase 🙊
Have a lovely one folks 🎅🏻🦃🥦🥂
but i have promises to keep
and miles to go before i sleep.
📸:@sserkan34 ☆ :》AMBITION 《: When you win, you don't examine it very much, except to congratulate yourself. You easily, and wrongly, assume it has something to do with your rare qualities as a person. But winning only measures how hard you've worked and how physically talented you are; it doesn't particularly define you beyond those characteristics.
Losing on the other hand, really does say something about who you are. Among other things it measures are: do you blame others, or do you own the loss? Do you analyze your failure, or just complain about bad luck?
If you're willing to examine failure, and to look not just at your outward physical performance, but your internal workings, too, losing can be valuable. How you behave in those moments can perhaps be more self-defining than winning could ever be. Sometimes losing shows you for who you really are. -LANCE Armstrong
I just love seeing this mess every single day because I know this is a result of someone who just like you had a dream. A big idea. A passion. And with lots of small, consistent, daily actions, and a lot of faith.
We’ve (hubby & I) been where you are - working a normal job and deep down wishing we were running after our dream. And then we did. We leapt. We saved. We spent. We worked - HARD. We failed. Got up again. We kept going. Invested into our passion - and here we are now, living our dream job.
Nothing makes me happier in this life than working alongside the dreamers, doers, and daring believers to bring their vision to life and to help make a significant impact.
Your idea is worth the time. Worth the attention. Worth the money. There’s a bigger purpose to your passion. Don’t STOP chasing your dream. Never GIVE UP your dream. It’s worth it in the end. #makeyourownreality
2017 was WILD. I'm taking the next two weeks off work to integrate. Or at least try to. I have a feeling the lessons may bleed into January.
Regardless. It's time we all rest. It's all I've been hearing from the stars. For my clients and myself: take a break. Sleep. Make soup.
All I want to do is read.
And the best thing about subletting a priestess' cabin is that I get access to all of her books. And beautiful ceramic cups. (This book is Calling In The One. Have you read it? I'm super into it.) __
I've seen a lot of the world this year. And have done all sorts of amazing things. But nothing is quite as good as a Sunday morning in Northern California.
I'm feeling so fortunate for this day. This life. And all of those that make it possible. I'm feeling so grateful for you. ❤️
Christmas is just around the corner!!
Love this family of mine.
“Following your dreams costs a lot of money, and the reason why most successful entrepreneurs are people with wealthy parents isn’t that they are somehow more passionate, or talented, or eager to work with. It’s that taking risks is about ten thousand times easier for those people. Period.”
This year, I’ve started to educate myself about personal finance and on what ways an average millennial like me could save myself from debts, save money and invest in mutual funds &/ etc., and use my credit card for my own benefit. Being conscious of my budget and financial privileges and disadvantages is definitely not sexy but it will help me get better dealing with money - and I know the future me would thank me. 😇
After all, you can’t just ‘hustle’ your way to financial freedom - even it looks so easy to fake it on social media. #erikaslibrary
I also experienced the @indieflea for the first time and it was lit.
I’m going Sugar free in January. Already cut back with no booze, seriously thinking that meat free is possible too. I’m going to happily and moderately enjoy the Christmas festivities and food over the next week or two. Three months of hard work so I can shift some pounds, get back into shape post knee op and get back into the good habits that have majorly slipped since March when I was told to stop running and exercise. This roast lunch was yummy. Couldn’t be bothered with potatoes so just made extra gluten free Yorkies and stuffing instead. I do love making and eating a good roast lunch... 😘
I used to suffer from “needing to please everyone” complex. I would constantly worry about what everyone around me was thinking. Was I making the right people proud. Would people think it’s strange that I got 2 degrees and don’t even use them? Do people think I’m silly for wanting to create a life where I’m a stay at home mom with my own business, when we don’t even have kids yet.
All of these thoughts would race through my mind, and when you’re in a middle ground where you’re just starting your own career but you don’t want to put a label on yourself yet- the worst question someone could ask is what you do for a living.
I was so afraid of impressing everyone and not disappointing people, that I also felt ashamed with myself and my choices. That somehow I wasn’t a “real photographer” because I was just a beginner and didn’t quite have the talent or experience that I felt like I needed to claim that title.
It made me feel lost, and purposeless. Because without a title, who was I?
Until it hit me. I’m just me. A new photographer trying to figure out how to live life in a way that makes me HAPPY. And isn’t that something we should all strive for? Living life completely for ourselves, screwing what anyone else thinks.
Bc news flash- people are always going to judge. And hell, they’re probably going to have an opinion about how you’re living your life. But if you give them power over you, you’re going to find yourself living a life for everyone but yourself. And that’s not why we’re here. There actually is NO guidebook. No right or wrong answers for how to live a perfect life. There is no job that is more prestigious than the next, no lifestyle choices that somehow make you a better person than your neighbor down the street. It’s not like you leave life winning a million dollars and some grand prize. So why do we act like there’s just one path, or one way to go about it?
You have one shot at this to do whatever you want. So keep it simple: make choices every day that YOU can live with. Make decisions that take you one step further to reaching your own personal goals and laugh at yourself 100 times along the way. Because you’ll make mistakes, and that’s OK.
Today friends stopped by, to hug me on my birthday, the grey days turned for one into golden light, blue sky with clouds like cotton. Every word I type, I am deleting it, I want to tell how much it means to us. That last year no one believed I will be still with all today. I started to type about our Norway trip, how silently my last wish list began, last time snow, one time in my life a polar light, Monsieur had the picture in this facebook memories yesterday and he hugged me so softly thinking of that day. And I thought how they had to carry me all the time, the snow were so deep and amazing that we hadn't much chances to use the wheelchair. My two knights never got tired. They carried me and my oxygen and my meds and so many more stuff they needed to help me. The night before my birthday Monsieur hold me in his warm arms, that I could stand on my own feet when I saw my first polar light. Today a year ago, my birthday dinner in a wonderful little restaurant and they put a heart on my plate. We woke up in the morning in this wonderful small house, surrounded by snow. I wanted to tell how many fears we had in our hearts, knowing that right the day after Christmas a surgery was waiting for me. I wanted to tell that I wrote in my last blog post about the emotions after we won the fight. I wanted to write so many things about last year. And the year before when I was just out of a coma and all our friends were at the hospital to give me love, that Monsieur on that day hold my hand, never let it go. This year it means so much to us. My birthday , Monsieur's Tuesday, and another Christmas together, that I cannot put it into words. I am walking on my own feet , breathe, still here 🙆
I wish all a wonderful Sunday ... never forget ... to enjoy every day ... live, laugh and love with all of your heart.. . . .