Who is this 𝑭𝑰𝑻 𝑩𝑰𝑻𝑪𝑯 you ask? I thought the same thing when I saw this pic from today! But yep that's me! I have been working my ass off and I have never been more 𝕡𝕣𝕠𝕦𝕕 of myself in my life!
I made the decision in January to commit to working on my health in all aspects because I was sick (literally) and tired of who I had become! I was committed not to just 𝖌𝖊𝖙𝖙𝖎𝖓𝖌 𝖋𝖎𝖙 but to watching 𝓶𝔂 𝓷𝓾𝓽𝓻𝓲𝓽𝓲𝓸𝓷 and working on my 𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒉. I have never stuck to anything in my life. My anxiety disorder, self doubt, financial restraints and health issues have all been huge 🅁🄾🄰🄳 🄱🄻🄾🄲🄺🅂 in my life. .
But I finally decided that there was 𝙉𝙊 𝙀𝙓𝘾𝙐𝙎𝙀 that was going to get in the way of me working every day to be my absolute best self! Is it always easy? ᕼEᒪᒪ ᑎO! But it doesn't mean that I am gonna quit. Because 𝙄 𝘼𝙈 𝙒𝙊𝙍𝙏𝙃 𝙄𝙏!
And Gυҽʂʂ ɯԋαƚ? 𝙔𝙤𝙪 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙝 𝙞𝙩 𝙩𝙤𝙤! 𝙎𝙤 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙞𝙩!
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We have our yearly family photos tomorrow, but Brandon’s dads family did a big group Christmas family photo too this year 🎄 so moral of this caption is, my husband is probably going to spend the next 2 years refusing photos since I made him do 2 family photo shoots in one month 🤣🤣🤣 #worthit
Hikers will know that blisters make you tread lightly.
We hiked the Smokemont Loop yesterday. Phoebe is still breaking in her boots and her feet were feeling it! Thankfully we had our first aid kit. Some people like moleskin, but I prefer a good fabric medical tape.
Exploring these forests was well worth the blisters. We have caught back up with the fall colours - most trees here still have their leaves on!
Life has a start and a finish. The beauty, the fun, the joy is in the journey. .
So many times we go through life saying 'I can't' or 'it's too hard' or we let fear get in the way of things we really want. But when we don't try, we miss out on the opportunity that life is giving us. The opportunity to grow, learn, and LIVE. The journey of life is how we spend each day and what we focus on during those moments is 100% on us.
Say 'I can and will'. Say 'it's tough but I can handle it'. Say 'it's scary but I'll do it anyways'. Because it's your life. You get to choose what it looks like 💕
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it is not that we have short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it...
mmmmmmm yeah. 😌 this one really got me going today. let those words TRULY sink in for a minute before you read the rest:
“it is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. but when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no good activity, we are forced at last by death’s final constraint to realize that it has passed away before we knew it was passing. so it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it… life is long if you know how to use it.”
❕LIFE IS LONG IF YOU KNOW HOW TO USE IT ❕
this writing from seneca comes from ‘the shortness of life’ and was the topic for my morning journal today. y’all are a quality breed of human beans (aka smaht 🤓) so i thought you would also pull something from it. first thing that struck me - he wrote this somewhere around 40 AD!! so we’ve been wasting time on trivial shit long before social media and our addiction to hyper speed ⚡️ everything. in that era, i wonder if people got caught up on the same things we do today: being good enough, deserving to chase after a dream, being unhappy in a job / relationship / city. ⠀⠀
i’d be lying to you if i told you i had it figured out (you can copy and paste that sentence into any sector of my life). but i’ve been lucky 🙏 to be shoved into situations that forced me to contemplate this question time and time again.
so, today i challenge you: for 300 *seconds* today - just five minutes - to sit somewhere quiet and ask yourself this question: how long do you want your life to be? is that in years, in experience, in depth? let your eyes be open or closed or sit in your dark closet if it’s the only place you can [get away from your kids 😅 and] find silence. don’t push away any answers that come into your mind. hear them, acknowledge them, and be open to what comes next.
and then breathe in. breathe out. and quietly remind yourself... you already know how to live it. 🤜🤛
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Getting to this sweet spot was not easy.
I had to learn about nutrition and face some tough realities about the way I’d always eaten not matching up with my goals. I had to learn how to cook which for someone with zero skill or love for the art, was definitely a challenge.
I had re-prioritize my life and become okay with saying “no” to others and things in order to say yes to myself. I had to begin to see value and worth in myself, something that is easier said and planned out than executed.
I had to push past excuses and a culture that encourages you to stop whenever something makes you uncomfortable or becomes inconvenient. I had to learn the difference between being in tune with myself and using the phrase “giving myself grace” as a way out.
No way was creating a healthier more balanced life for myself easy, but my goodness has it been worth it.
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🧐Do you dream of working from wherever you want?
If you answered yes in your head then hear me out. 😍Last week I went on family vacation and was able to work from where I was, at a lake, an hour away from home. Now could I do this on a cruise? Yes. Could I do this in Bali? Also yes.
I remember having to take off for work and only getting FIVE DAYS VACAY for an entire year. #horrific 😂And companies wonder why employees quit to become entrepreneurs. Welp, there it is.
F R E E D O M.
I told myself for years and years that I was going to make this happen. Did I have money saved? No. 🙈Did I have a plan? Not really. What I did have was a brand new baby, debt, and a crap-ton of fear.
Last week I got to spend precious time with family from near and far and I’ll cherish that forever. This is exactly why it’s worth it.
Tell me, what’s the ONE thing holding you back? 👇🏽
Ps I was trying to get a cute pic but LP was like nah mama. 😂🙄😒
So I just got my new "upgraded" Boxycharm Box. Last month I got an email stating the Boxy is upgrading our monthly subscription and the price will go from $21 to $25. It was to my surprise that on November 1st I was charged $27. This made your girl a little upset! Petty even! I thought if this boxy doesn't snatch my wiggy...its bye bye boo!
So was it worth it? Watch the video boo!!! Remember always dare to be!
“Ninguém pertence a ninguém
Mas o amor conspira por quem
Pode ser a resposta da oração de alguém
Quando chegar o dia a gente vai saber
Que as mãos tem o encaixe perfeito
Só não vá reparar minhas palavras sem jeito
É que será tão bom ouvir seu nome
Ao qual pertence as cartas que eu escrevo desde os onze”
Today was a rough day of paying our respects to two wonderful people
So with each rep this morning, I remembered a little extra why it's ok to fight FOR yourself vs against yourself 💗
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I’ve been so obsessed with cleaning and organizing and decorating and blah blah blah I’ve literally been making the kids take care of themselves lately. Today the house is a disaster and my anxiety is through the roof because of it but the kids got to put dots on a piece of paper and ride around the hood with me on their bikes so #worthit .
A journey of 3470 miles... Today I want to tell you a story that started 8 years ago.
It began many miles away from home and is the reason I am in America on this two month road trip.
After a pretty serious operation many years ago, I was just cleared by the doctor to fly to America.
I spent 4 months coaching swimming at Camp America in Pennsylvania.
One of my first trips solo, and one that would last more than just a couple of weeks.
It was a trip that ignited the fire for long term travel.
Hence, why I returned again the following summer.
During my stay in America, I coached many kids and met many families.
One of those families was the Ratsons, and their little daughter, Brianna.
Sandy Ratson kept me, Tommy Hall & Mike Linklater well fed with clean clothes, and almost out of trouble 😉
Coaching swimming everyday for months on end, meant that me & Brianna had an awesome bond, and it sucked to have to say goodbye when the time come at the end of the summer.
Fast forward to around 3 years ago, when I get an invite to Brianna’s Bat Mitzvah.
The invite came with a note, to say that it is not an option to miss this event…
With my attendance being kept a secret this whole time, my travels have all led towards surprising Brianna.
We were able to successfully surprise Brianna, and it could not have been a better moment.
We are always reminded to search for the moments that take your breathe away.
However, this morning made me realise that this needs adapting.
Moments that take your own breath away are important, but moments that take someone else’s breath away are something special.
A surprise that has been years in the making in addition to the cost of flights and transport, all made worthwhile in one single moment.
With that said, stoked to have arrived in Pennsylvania on Saturday, to pull off the surprise yesterday morning and to be here for the next week.
All following a great week in Vermont, and a short stay exploring Boston.
I have an opportunity filled busy week ahead with business, and an exciting time catching up with friends from years ago.
Cannot wait. #travel#surprise#worthit#wanderlust#emotional#happy
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This is the face of a woman who struggles to practice it.
I’m like many women out there. I have a million reasons why I can’t take care of myself.
I have realized that taking care of myself is the best thing I can do for my family.
I’ve scheduled and canceled my mammogram appointment several times since turning 40.
Something in me told me last week, it’s time to practice Self Care.
I called to schedule, the sweet lady on the phone lectured me for not doing it sooner. She informed me they have evening and weekend appointments. 😳
Scheduled it for 6pm tonight.
Arrived late, Tampa traffic. Was taken back at 6:20. Walked out at 6:45. And that included me being my normal chatty self.
Basically. I’m worth the time for self care.
So are you. #selfcare#worthit#mammogrammonday
There comes a time in every woman’s life when she must decide: 💭
✨ Am I going to continue to be what others expect of me, or am I going to be true to myself?
✨ Am I going to allow my fears to control my life or am I going to fight for my dreams?
Here’s the thing you need to realize:
♦️Support is all around you. Resources are all around you. Opportunities are there, waiting for you to take advantage of them.
♦️But until you decide to take a stand for yourself and the quality of life you desire, life will continue to pass you by.
I’m currently offering 5 women the opportunity to work with me for a 90 minute power intensive.
I am OBSESSED with helping you to remember who you are and create the life of your dreams.
If I freed myself from a mediocre and suffocating life, I know you can too. I know firsthand how amazing life can be when we dare to DREAM BIGGER.
90 minutes of one on one coaching with me is available to you for $125 for the next 24 hours.
The normal rate is $444, and I don’t even typically have this offer on my website!
I remember how crappy I used to feel, knowing I had so much potential and having no direction, no guidance on what to do with it.
So now I’m paying it forward 💯
Link is in my bio for the next 24 hours.
This is your chance to start to turn things around. Don’t take it for granted.
Crew spent the day with Mama in the salon and boy was he flirting with @hairbykelsee_ 👶🏻💋She sure knows how to make a Mama feel like a million bucks. 🥰 Also, let’s pretend like I didn’t run away from all my laundry problems in the closet behind me, to go get my hair done today.... #worthit 🤷🏼♀️😁 #selfcare#handtiedextensions
Sometimes you have to break the rules a little bit. 🏃♀️🏃💨
Comment below with your proudest illegal moment in life. We’ll shout out our favorites on our stories tomorrow. 🤣👍🏻
Disclaimer: If this post is read by any sort of law enforcement officers... the information in these comments is not an admission of guilt and cannot be used as incriminating evidence in a court of law. Just wanted to make that clear. 🙅🏼♂️🙅🏻♀️
Alright, now tell us the things you won’t admit to your kids when they are teenagers. Go! 😝🤘🏻