I felt the need to post this non dog related photo since 83% of my followers are female.
This is the year for women to rise up and be strong. Command respect. Follow your dreams. Become your own girlboss. Crush it at the gym. Finish school. Go after your dream job. Or dump the crummy boyfriend. Whatever you need to do to feel powerful.
Be kind to each other. Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back. This is our year. Let’s raise each other up and not tear each other down. #girlboss#smallbusiness#randomthoughts
Gratitude makes me happy. There are so many things to be thankful for. There are little things that we take for granted. I mean today I feel like I'm about to come down with full blown sickness. I was looking at the dishes in my sink like whyyyyyy....why do I have to do dishes? Okay, I really don't have to wash dishes and dry them by hand. I have to rinse the dishes; place them in the dishwasher and it does its thing. Not hard. I'm so happy I have a dishwasher. It's the little things, right? I got my sick butt up and did it. I told myself to stop complaining because tomorrow I will want to use clean dishes 😂 it's all about those conversations you have with yourself in your head. Maybe I should go out more? 🙏🏻 #randomthoughts#chores#adulting#dishes#goals#thankful#homebody#homebodylife
We have new house rules that won't allow me to wear my skirts at work. I have no problem with that, as long as they won't bar me from entering the Employees Entrance because I'm wearing boots. 😂
House rules are house rules. They are there for all the good reasons, but the management also needs to value employees feedback. There is more to oppositions than mere complaints, especially if concerns are valid and reasonable. Just saying. 😁 #youthentic#randomthoughts#ohayou
There's a big part of me that wants to stay offline and off social media, especially when on vacation. But then I do enjoy it so much when people share their experiences, give great tips about places and things to do etc. Like this wonderful park in Santa Cruz (that we ended up checking out on Saturday) is definitely something I would want to share with others, since it has something for eveyone: mysterious, shadowy paths; straight, sunlit alleys; romantic statues and modern sculptures, fountains, a pond (with frogs!) and a big playground, and at least three cafés or restaurants. Hmmm. Staying offline makes me feel sometimes strangely selfish... Even though I know I need it, time to be by myself and truly alone in between being in touch with other people, not just kind-of-alone but checking my phone every ten minutes, like Rebecca Solnit so poignantly writes in her essay "We're breaking up" (about communication these days). Or then I want to be fully present with the people I happen to be with. Not always so easy, life online/offline, at least for me it isn't. #randomthoughts#rebeccasolnit#parquegarciasanabria
Here’s another episode of random thoughts with Kristi. Does anyone actually wash their feet in the shower- I️ mean the sudsy water technically cleans them, right? Can you teach any animal to be a house pet? Will I ever act my age? Where do I find a best friend like Chewbacca? How many people have seen me talking to myself while driving? & why do I now look like Owen Wilson? If you don’t understand that last one, you missed my instastory 😂
And then one day it just all clicks.
You realize what’s important and what isn’t. You learn to care less about what others think of you and more about what you think of yourself. You realize how far you’ve come and remember when you thought things were such a mess that you would never recover. And you smile. You smile because you are truly proud of yourself and the person you’ve fought to become. ✨♥️ #randomthoughts
Isn't she just the cutest. Even in a helmet?!🤣 She takes risks, tries new things (like Dance), goes for it down the slopes and has a freakin A+ in Algebra. Let's all encourage our daughters, nieces, sisters, friends, to own their Smart Girl power, & all types of power. We can do hard things, alone & together. And, for all of us to remember to laugh at ourselves, love ourselves, & not be afraid to fail, (or fall.) (Including on a mountain.) (Or at an ice skating rink. 🙋♀️). #fall#succeed#failforward#randomthoughts
😂😂This tickled me for lots of reasons but mainly because it was true for me not too long ago. I have only truly been in love once. In like? Yep. In lust? Probably too many times. Infatuated? Sure. But in love love only one time. I could write a damn 800 page novel about the undeserving fool I gave my heart to in 2014.
After I ended things for the umpteenth time in May 2017 I was beyond traumatized. I felt like an addict. What I have learned since is that I was addicted but not to him per se. I was missing the toxicity and drama of being with him. I craved it. Any man that I dealt with after bored the fawk out of me😪😪Lame as he was/is I'm still grateful for the experience. The 3 years that I entertained his fuckery taught me EVERYTHING I needed to know about my own bullshit and how I allowed him to do what he did for so long. -
“Worrying does nothing but steal your joy” trying to remind myself everyday that I may not be where I want to be but only I have the power to control it. Every thing that has happened to you happens for a reason, even though I have a hard time remembering that. God has been testing my limits the last few months but I know he wouldn’t put me through anything I couldn’t handle. For everyone, just know your not alone 💕🙌🏼 #randomthoughts#positivethinking
Come 2018 and I thought I would exercise my mind and tone it down to a hardcore practical being. But it didn't happen as planned. I had meltdowns, several anxiety attacks and emotional tumultuousness. Damn. Even before January has ended.
And this picture. These two. Though I have warned my mind against its longing for a third child, the moment I took the picture and looked at it, several floodgates opened. Damn. I almost envisioned another one standing with them right there.
I know I would have gone for it if I could do it myself. I am so sure about it. Yes, the world is overpopulated. Right. But it still lacks humanity. And loud and real people. I want each of my kids to be one of that rare species. I want to raise them raw and right. And I want a third dot to create that enclosed bond. For I am scared and tired of seeing two dots in a straight line deviate away with time.
It takes more hands to care in times of distress, more minds to make the rightest decisions, more conversations to fill up silences that would be left when we would be absent, more emotional inputs to cover up the voids of their personal struggles, challenges and their own little wars against the world. Leave the difficult part, laughters resonate more when there are more of them and worries divide, it is tried and tested. Friends may be there, but there's nothing in this world that can be compared to the purity and strength of the bonds of siblings who stick together through thick and thin. The more, the merrier.
But then, there are so many factors that would work against it all. And luckily for the hubster, I won't be actually able to do it only by myself. But still, sometimes I just wonder who this little soul would really have been who manifests its wish for life so strongly every now and then inspite of all the damn odds! You are already a star!!! #randomthoughts