TO MY MOMMIES & DADDIES OF LITTLES:
I apologized for being so busy and not being able to get to the important stuff. Then she replied, "It looks to me like you are doing the important stuff." 💔
You guys, this is straight out of my calligraphy student Facebook group. I was feeling awful that I had such high hopes and dreams for getting so much calligraphy stuff done during maternity leave. I shared a photo of myself holding baby, explaining that my life pretty much consisted 97% baby/twins, 2% putting food on the table, and about 1% left for everything else.
But when I read those words, my heart sunk. I had forgotten that they are only little for so long. That THIS, this exact time right now, is what matters most. Because this time is fleeting and one day they won't need me the way they do today.
So to my mommies and daddies with littles, take a deep breath with me. The dishes, the cleaning, the to-do list...they'll always be there. Embrace the messy and chaos now. It's truly a beautiful thing. We just need the gentle reminder because sometimes our dreams are bigger than ourselves and our hearts bursting with passion. But at the same time, the season to pursue those dreams may not be now. And that's ok. I'm still learning this. #onedayatatime#letthembelittle#calligramom
if you know me well, or if you keep up with me on this medium, you know i left my partner 6 months ago. it feels like YEARS ago, and like yesterday, but i want you to know i am on the other side of the gut wrenching pain; and i still cry sometimes, like last week, i cried myself to sleep. my sister reminded it's OK to still cry, it's OK that grief still hits me when i least expect it. the grief and the growth, it is hard, but it is necessary. when we are in the thick of it, we feel like we will NEVER CRAWL OUT OF IT. i spent 5 months in a dark hole. i still showed up, but i showed up for life differently, and a lot of times crying and wiping away snot in the arms of my family and friends. i am in awe of the tribe that has surrounded me and lifted me up, i can never thank you enough. i am in awe of what happens when we lean into the pain, which leads to the growth. when we ask ourselves, "what can i learn from this?" "what's my part?". it's so easy to blame, and trust me i do, i'm human, but i have a part too. it's hard for me to say, "what's on the other side is better" because that makes me think it's better than A, and i never want to put her down -- so i've come to realize what's on the other side is different, it's more inline with who i am, what i want, what i need, and what i choose to create. —
if you're in that dark hole, i will tell you what someone told me, "if no one has told you today, you will get through this, i know you don't believe that, i know your heart is aching, but you will get through this". —
keep leaning into the grief, i promise the answers are already inside you, it's up to you to find them, and to listen to them. love you tribe, xo LJ. // 📸: @aaron
Historically, Mountain Savory has been used as a general tonic for the body. It’s fragrance helps jump start your nervous system and get you moving. I also like to use it on weird things that pop up on my skin... but PLEASE be careful. It’s super “hot” and it’s the only oil I’ve actually had to use a carrier oil to neutralize it on my skin. Dilute dilute dilute!
🚨Winfree Fitness 8 week challenge!🚨
Details coming on my next YouTube video (Link to my channel in my bio) If you are a beginner or somebody that is trying to get back on track then this video will be for you! Swipe right to see my current stack ➡️➡️➡️ @ergogenix 🔥🔥🔥#thickthighssavelives
So... after Thanksgiving I wound up gaining 10 pounds. Half of that was fluid though and came off quite quickly with the Lasix. However, I’m happy to say despite my lack of consistence at the gym since the holiday, I have managed to lose all but half a pound! But that still puts me back to the 213-ish mark I was before the holidays! #feelinggood#dream#believe#achieve#onedayatatime#determined#motivation