#2yrs jan2016. I debated whether or not to share this; mainly bc I don’t believe in sharing in depth things w social media or most ppl for that matter. I hold certain experiences close to my heart and mind and believe some tragedies are meant for oneself. However, my heart is telling me perhaps this may help someone-whoever you are I hope it does.On this day 2 years ago I was restarting my life w only my dog, me, my car and clothes. Leaving behind my love, my beautiful townhome in quail hollow after repairing, repainting, reflooring and decorating it w him and tailoring every detail to suit us after being w him for 8 years. A lot occurred but bottom line there was a lot of heavy cheating and abuse and when I confronted it my world changed in a blink of an eye. Details are not prevalent- if you knew us you knew there was a time when there was pure love and best friendship- we were adorable. I could’ve stayed. It would’ve been easier, less soul crushing. There would’ve been no waking up in the middle of the night every night for a year , no night sweats, no court hearings or mass amounts of “talk” circulating the gossip ring or financial distress.
There would have been:me allowing someone to think treating me that way and doing those things was ok- I had a choice- to love me as much and more than this person I had adored so long. To be disbelieved, to stand up for me (bc no one else is going to do that for you), to believe I would make it even when I got down to 78 pounds from stress, moving, working, and heart ache.
I did; but at this moment in the pictured car I had just packed my last items and was a mess. I was in therapy and given the advice on that day to write what was around me and what I felt in this particular moment.
I wrote: “1/18 The sun is shining as I am moving and I feel overwhelmed by happiness and gratefulness. I feel love.” This wasn’t the case everyday- and it still sometimes isn’t- but I’m here to tell you; whoever you are, you will feel love, you will feel proud and you will thank yourself no matter what anyone tells you or thinks or manifests about you. It is your journey- you are strong- you are loved- it will work out. I promise.
We teamed up with @so_hamont and many other local Hamilton businesses for a sweet give away in December. As a thank you to all the new friends we made as a result of this collab, we are offering 20% off shop wide with code SOHAMONT until the end of the month! Thanks for the love guys and gals! 🙌🏻
HELLOOO SPRING SEMESTER!
Our Intern team meeting this morn was full of bear hugs welcomin’ back our Interns from Christmas break and it was ahhh-mazing and full of excitement for the coming semester.
We host over 30 relationship building events with people in poverty in Fort Worth that we want YOU to plug into. These #Ninterns make that happen! We can’t wait for you to meet them.
Not to speed the week along or anything...but I am so looking forward to Friday night's lecture by Owen Ever of the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. Vampirism vs. yellow fever in 1800's New Orleans: now that's something to hang your weekend hat upon. DO note that the lecture is NOT taking place at the Pharmacy Museum itself, but at Potions Speakeasy a short distance away on Bourbon Street. Hoping that I can seduce @honeysucklemarie and my favorite vampire pirate, @flotsam_nola into coming along...aherm. More information to be gleaned by following the link above. 📷 @honeysucklemarie. Coat magic @thatchvintage
@821cafe is a must try! Just ask @_badassfoodie! “The 821 signature huevos omelet loaded with black beans, avocado, cheddar cheese and served with a side of fresh salsa and insane home fries was one of the best breakfasts I had in Richmond! This spot never fails me 🔥”
📍: @821cafe Richmond, VA
Thanks @_badassfoodie for sharing your food with us!!