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  • Still not over how fun this shoot was!! I felt empowered and sexy which is THE vibe for 2019 !
  • Still not over how fun this shoot was!! I felt empowered and sexy which is THE vibe for 2019 !
  • 1,252 35 8 hours ago
  • The truth is, it isn’t always easy being the person who follows their dreams. It isn’t always easy being the person who does things differently, who chooses their own journey. It isn’t easy feeling like you are falling behind, like you are existing in a completely different lane in comparison to your peers. But instead of seeing that as a disheartening thing — you have to embrace the different lane. You have to let it motivate you.

And when it comes to following your dreams, you have to understand that it is so much more than quitting your day job and padding your life with freedom. Some of the greatest creatives and innovators in the world had day jobs. Henry Miller was a copywriter, and he hated it. But he did it because he knew that the security that came from a job allowed for him to pay for his apartment, and his food, and the writing utensils he used to pen his first novels. Maya Angelou was a cable car conductor. Vonnegut was a taxi driver. All of these greats did what they had to do in order to support themselves, but they never stopped elbowing their way into the world. They never stopped believing in their vision. They fought for it, no matter what life presented them with.

Because that’s the thing — life will happen to you. It will weather you. But it will never defeat you. You just have to know your purpose, and believe in it with ruthless conviction. You have to be your biggest fan, even when it is difficult, even when you feel like you’re not a shining example of success. You have to keep going.

So keep going. Keep going and remind yourself that there will never be a perfect time to do things differently, or to pursue something that genuinely scares you. Following your passion doesn’t work like that. It is constant work, not just physically, but mentally. You will have to do the hard things. You will break and rebuild. You will find your resilience. You will roll with every circumstance that comes up for you. You will move forward. You will push towards the person you want to be, and the life you want to live, because while following your dreams is tough — you will always be tougher. 💛
  • The truth is, it isn’t always easy being the person who follows their dreams. It isn’t always easy being the person who does things differently, who chooses their own journey. It isn’t easy feeling like you are falling behind, like you are existing in a completely different lane in comparison to your peers. But instead of seeing that as a disheartening thing — you have to embrace the different lane. You have to let it motivate you.

    And when it comes to following your dreams, you have to understand that it is so much more than quitting your day job and padding your life with freedom. Some of the greatest creatives and innovators in the world had day jobs. Henry Miller was a copywriter, and he hated it. But he did it because he knew that the security that came from a job allowed for him to pay for his apartment, and his food, and the writing utensils he used to pen his first novels. Maya Angelou was a cable car conductor. Vonnegut was a taxi driver. All of these greats did what they had to do in order to support themselves, but they never stopped elbowing their way into the world. They never stopped believing in their vision. They fought for it, no matter what life presented them with.

    Because that’s the thing — life will happen to you. It will weather you. But it will never defeat you. You just have to know your purpose, and believe in it with ruthless conviction. You have to be your biggest fan, even when it is difficult, even when you feel like you’re not a shining example of success. You have to keep going.

    So keep going. Keep going and remind yourself that there will never be a perfect time to do things differently, or to pursue something that genuinely scares you. Following your passion doesn’t work like that. It is constant work, not just physically, but mentally. You will have to do the hard things. You will break and rebuild. You will find your resilience. You will roll with every circumstance that comes up for you. You will move forward. You will push towards the person you want to be, and the life you want to live, because while following your dreams is tough — you will always be tougher. 💛
  • 5,334 366 1 hour ago
  • Start your day right!☀️✌️🍊 As essential as flossing, or that morning cup o' coffee, vulvar skin needs attention on the daily. Preferably after a bath or shower apply 2 dropperfuls of Rejuvenating Botanical Oil to clean hands and then apply onto external intimate skin (including outer lips + inner lips). Made with love, using only beneficial ingredients + essences from nature, this is your #empowered solution to daily intimate skin struggles and a vital step towards (w)holistic wellness. 🍒💖💪 #selflove #ladysuite
  • Start your day right!☀️✌️🍊 As essential as flossing, or that morning cup o' coffee, vulvar skin needs attention on the daily. Preferably after a bath or shower apply 2 dropperfuls of Rejuvenating Botanical Oil to clean hands and then apply onto external intimate skin (including outer lips + inner lips). Made with love, using only beneficial ingredients + essences from nature, this is your #empowered solution to daily intimate skin struggles and a vital step towards (w)holistic wellness. 🍒💖💪 #selflove #ladysuite
  • 367 3 2 hours ago
  • ✨ LISTEN UP! If you don’t want to have children, you are no less of a woman ✨
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I was speaking to a woman the other day. She knew I have 3 stepkids but was wondering if my husband and I wanted children of our own. I responded with a very clear and immediate, “No.”
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“Wow.” She said, impressed with my clarity. “I feel like you’ve just given me permission to not want children either.”
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I’ve been thinking about her response a lot recently.
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Something I feel really passionate about is using social media to give people permission to stand in their truth and this is something I know people struggle with. I think most assume that women in their 30s are excited to start families and when they meet someone not interested in having kids, they say things like “well you’re still young, you can change your mind.” 🙄
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I’ve known since my late 20s that I don’t want to birth babies, so this kind of response used to make me feel shame and frustration.
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But here’s what it’s taught me: OWN YOUR TRUTH.
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When you speak your truth unapologetically, people are more likely to accept it. And if they don’t, they’re just projecting their own stuff onto you. Recognize it, and move on.
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It’s beautiful if you have kids.
It’s beautiful if you don’t.
AND it’s totally okay if you don’t know either way.
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Your truth -- whatever it is -- is valid. Know this and OWN IT 💕
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What TRUTH are you ready to own today? Drop it below 👇🏻
  • ✨ LISTEN UP! If you don’t want to have children, you are no less of a woman ✨
    ___
    I was speaking to a woman the other day. She knew I have 3 stepkids but was wondering if my husband and I wanted children of our own. I responded with a very clear and immediate, “No.”
    ____
    “Wow.” She said, impressed with my clarity. “I feel like you’ve just given me permission to not want children either.”
    ___
    I’ve been thinking about her response a lot recently.
    ___
    Something I feel really passionate about is using social media to give people permission to stand in their truth and this is something I know people struggle with. I think most assume that women in their 30s are excited to start families and when they meet someone not interested in having kids, they say things like “well you’re still young, you can change your mind.” 🙄
    ____
    I’ve known since my late 20s that I don’t want to birth babies, so this kind of response used to make me feel shame and frustration.
    ____
    But here’s what it’s taught me: OWN YOUR TRUTH.
    ____
    When you speak your truth unapologetically, people are more likely to accept it. And if they don’t, they’re just projecting their own stuff onto you. Recognize it, and move on.
    ____
    It’s beautiful if you have kids.
    It’s beautiful if you don’t.
    AND it’s totally okay if you don’t know either way.
    ____
    Your truth -- whatever it is -- is valid. Know this and OWN IT 💕
    ____
    What TRUTH are you ready to own today? Drop it below 👇🏻
  • 2,019 393 17 January, 2019
  • A true warrior is one that has dents in their armor, blood on their helmet, and dirt on their shoes. It’s the adversity we overcome in our life that makes us who we are, embrace your inner warrior.💪🏾⁣
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“💙” this up and tag another warrior!⁣
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#Strength #Adversity #YouGotThis #OwnIt
  • A true warrior is one that has dents in their armor, blood on their helmet, and dirt on their shoes. It’s the adversity we overcome in our life that makes us who we are, embrace your inner warrior.💪🏾⁣

    “💙” this up and tag another warrior!⁣

    #Strength #Adversity #YouGotThis #OwnIt
  • 2,762 75 20 January, 2019

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  • Whilst setting goals ask yourself: "What if ..." and imagine what you would accomplish (if there was nothing - not even you, stopping you). Imagine it already being your new reality. Feel how good it feels to be who you want, do what you want, have what you want, feel what you want!
Then ask yourself: "Why not?". Notice what answers come up - those are the limiting beliefs, fears and anxieties you will have to smash in order to reach your goal.
Easiest way to smash those obstacles? EFT: emotional freedom techniques.
You are unstoppable: set yourself free & celebrate having reached all your goals ❤
  • Whilst setting goals ask yourself: "What if ..." and imagine what you would accomplish (if there was nothing - not even you, stopping you). Imagine it already being your new reality. Feel how good it feels to be who you want, do what you want, have what you want, feel what you want!
    Then ask yourself: "Why not?". Notice what answers come up - those are the limiting beliefs, fears and anxieties you will have to smash in order to reach your goal.
    Easiest way to smash those obstacles? EFT: emotional freedom techniques.
    You are unstoppable: set yourself free & celebrate having reached all your goals ❤
  • 9 1 9 minutes ago
  • I am the dreamer of my dream.⠀
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I've been out in the working world for over 20 years now {how old do I feel yikes}. I've worked in restaurants, clothing stores, I was a sales rep + an account manager. I was a good employee. I worked hard, I showed up + I was a team player, but I also questioned. I had ideas for how things could be better, run better, feel better. I was always curious about why my bosses made the choices they did, but I never fancied my self a business person + never dreamed of starting my own business!⠀
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I'm not smart enough.⠀
I don't have a degree.⠀
I'm not good with finances.⠀
I don't know how to write a business plan.⠀
I don't have any experience.⠀
What if I fail? ⠀
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Any of that sound familiar? Those are the stories that ran through my head every time those feelings of discontent would bubble up, every time I knew I was being undervalued + overworked, every time I woke up and dreaded the slog to work.⠀
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Fast forward to my very pregnant self feeling a bit lost, sitting at my computer searching for the "more" that my heart + mind were looking for. You just Google that shit right?! That "more" showed up in the unexpected form of a network marketing opportunity *gasp*. Not just any network marketing opportunity though, this was one that immediately shot straight to my heart + to that knowing space in my gut. This was an opportunity that offered to feed my thirst for knowledge + my thirst for my own wellness. It offered me the chance to share game-changing tools essential oils with people that needed healing. It offered a way to be of service. It also offered me a chance to change those stories I'd told myself for so long + spread my wings. Because those things that I was worried about don't actually matter. Not one bit.⠀
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This doTERRA thing is the greatest equalizer. ANYONE + I mean it, ANYONE, has the opportunity to shine like the bright shiny badass they are + succeed. We may have our own shit to deal with along the way, but we all have the tools WITHIN us already to take this gift + run with it all the way to the top + you better believe that's where I'm headed. ⠀
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Continued in the comments...👇🏻👇🏻
  • I am the dreamer of my dream.⠀
    .⠀
    I've been out in the working world for over 20 years now {how old do I feel yikes}. I've worked in restaurants, clothing stores, I was a sales rep + an account manager. I was a good employee. I worked hard, I showed up + I was a team player, but I also questioned. I had ideas for how things could be better, run better, feel better. I was always curious about why my bosses made the choices they did, but I never fancied my self a business person + never dreamed of starting my own business!⠀
    .⠀
    I'm not smart enough.⠀
    I don't have a degree.⠀
    I'm not good with finances.⠀
    I don't know how to write a business plan.⠀
    I don't have any experience.⠀
    What if I fail? ⠀
    .⠀
    Any of that sound familiar? Those are the stories that ran through my head every time those feelings of discontent would bubble up, every time I knew I was being undervalued + overworked, every time I woke up and dreaded the slog to work.⠀
    .⠀
    Fast forward to my very pregnant self feeling a bit lost, sitting at my computer searching for the "more" that my heart + mind were looking for. You just Google that shit right?! That "more" showed up in the unexpected form of a network marketing opportunity *gasp*. Not just any network marketing opportunity though, this was one that immediately shot straight to my heart + to that knowing space in my gut. This was an opportunity that offered to feed my thirst for knowledge + my thirst for my own wellness. It offered me the chance to share game-changing tools essential oils with people that needed healing. It offered a way to be of service. It also offered me a chance to change those stories I'd told myself for so long + spread my wings. Because those things that I was worried about don't actually matter. Not one bit.⠀
    .⠀
    This doTERRA thing is the greatest equalizer. ANYONE + I mean it, ANYONE, has the opportunity to shine like the bright shiny badass they are + succeed. We may have our own shit to deal with along the way, but we all have the tools WITHIN us already to take this gift + run with it all the way to the top + you better believe that's where I'm headed. ⠀
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    Continued in the comments...👇🏻👇🏻
  • 3 2 17 minutes ago
  • Who's ready to ditch their comfort zone and step into their power? 🙋‍♀️ -

I have 5 spots open for my heart centred, spiritual AF, fierce, empowered, playful soul sisters in SHINE ✨
Who are ready to: - 💎 Create a soul aligned business
💎 Willing to be coachable
💎 Discover her true authentic self
💎 Committed to change -

You are looking for a 'lifestyle business' that is AUTOMATED and gives you PERMISSION to show up as yourself and build a tribe that says 🤩'I'll have what she's having' ... -
🦄 BECAUSE YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!
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I invite you to private message me or comment 'SOUL SISTER' below and I will be in touch. -
🌺Love Casey
  • Who's ready to ditch their comfort zone and step into their power? 🙋‍♀️ -

    I have 5 spots open for my heart centred, spiritual AF, fierce, empowered, playful soul sisters in SHINE ✨
    Who are ready to: - 💎 Create a soul aligned business
    💎 Willing to be coachable
    💎 Discover her true authentic self
    💎 Committed to change -

    You are looking for a 'lifestyle business' that is AUTOMATED and gives you PERMISSION to show up as yourself and build a tribe that says 🤩'I'll have what she's having' ... -
    🦄 BECAUSE YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!
    -

    I invite you to private message me or comment 'SOUL SISTER' below and I will be in touch. -
    🌺Love Casey
  • 8 2 20 minutes ago
  • L.O.V.E.
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Such a simple word with so much meaning.
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There’s so many forms of it. Self love, family love, spouse love, etc.
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The thing is we don’t take enough time in love. To live truly in the present. I know I don’t sometimes. Even with myself.
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Looking back on memories I never really knew how to love myself. I relied on other people, their opinions, their thoughts.
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But now I’m rewriting the narrative. My narrative on how I love myself. I look at the memories as a reflection time to see how much I have grown.
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Now I have grown immensely but I’m so excited to see how much I grow in loving myself over the next 5-10 years.
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I wanna look back on my journey and memories and say damn I really truly loved myself.
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It’s a learning experience and process that is forever growing within myself but I am happy to say I have made huge strides.
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I never would have ever thought to post a picture like this of myself because I would have found every flaw within this photo.
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But I love myself enough and instead of looking at flaws looking at all the beauty that lies within❤️
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You should give every ounce of yourself love. No matter what. It’s a process to step into and no amount of weight loss or number on a scale will do that for you. That took me a long time to come to terms with.
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You deserve to love yourself. You deserve to look in the mirror and see every ounce of beautiful within you.
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If you don’t know where to start I’m here to help. Drop a DM and we can go through this journey together❤️
  • L.O.V.E.
    .
    Such a simple word with so much meaning.
    .
    There’s so many forms of it. Self love, family love, spouse love, etc.
    .
    The thing is we don’t take enough time in love. To live truly in the present. I know I don’t sometimes. Even with myself.
    .
    Looking back on memories I never really knew how to love myself. I relied on other people, their opinions, their thoughts.
    .
    But now I’m rewriting the narrative. My narrative on how I love myself. I look at the memories as a reflection time to see how much I have grown.
    .
    Now I have grown immensely but I’m so excited to see how much I grow in loving myself over the next 5-10 years.
    .
    I wanna look back on my journey and memories and say damn I really truly loved myself.
    .
    It’s a learning experience and process that is forever growing within myself but I am happy to say I have made huge strides.
    .
    I never would have ever thought to post a picture like this of myself because I would have found every flaw within this photo.
    .
    But I love myself enough and instead of looking at flaws looking at all the beauty that lies within❤️
    .
    You should give every ounce of yourself love. No matter what. It’s a process to step into and no amount of weight loss or number on a scale will do that for you. That took me a long time to come to terms with.
    .
    You deserve to love yourself. You deserve to look in the mirror and see every ounce of beautiful within you.
    .
    If you don’t know where to start I’m here to help. Drop a DM and we can go through this journey together❤️
  • 12 2 21 minutes ago
  • L.O.V.E.
.
Such a simple word with so much meaning.
.
There’s so many forms of it. Self love, family love, spouse love, etc.
.
The thing is we don’t take enough time in love. To live truly in the present. I know I don’t sometimes. Even with myself.
.
Looking back on memories I never really knew how to love myself. I relied on other people, their opinions, their thoughts.
.
But now I’m rewriting the narrative. My narrative on how I love myself. I look at the memories as a reflection time to see how much I have grown.
.
Now I have grown immensely but I’m so excited to see how much I grow in loving myself over the next 5-10 years.
.
I wanna look back on my journey and memories and say damn I really truly loved myself.
.
It’s a learning experience and process that is forever growing within myself but I am happy to say I have made huge strides.
.
I never would have ever thought to post a picture like this of myself because I would have found every flaw within this photo.
.
But I love myself enough and instead of looking at flaws looking at all the beauty that lies within❤️
.
You should give every ounce of yourself love. No matter what. It’s a process to step into and no amount of weight loss or number on a scale will do that for you. That took me a long time to come to terms with.
.
You deserve to love yourself. You deserve to look in the mirror and see every ounce of beautiful within you.
.
If you don’t know where to start I’m here to help. Drop a DM and we can go through this journey together❤️
  • L.O.V.E.
    .
    Such a simple word with so much meaning.
    .
    There’s so many forms of it. Self love, family love, spouse love, etc.
    .
    The thing is we don’t take enough time in love. To live truly in the present. I know I don’t sometimes. Even with myself.
    .
    Looking back on memories I never really knew how to love myself. I relied on other people, their opinions, their thoughts.
    .
    But now I’m rewriting the narrative. My narrative on how I love myself. I look at the memories as a reflection time to see how much I have grown.
    .
    Now I have grown immensely but I’m so excited to see how much I grow in loving myself over the next 5-10 years.
    .
    I wanna look back on my journey and memories and say damn I really truly loved myself.
    .
    It’s a learning experience and process that is forever growing within myself but I am happy to say I have made huge strides.
    .
    I never would have ever thought to post a picture like this of myself because I would have found every flaw within this photo.
    .
    But I love myself enough and instead of looking at flaws looking at all the beauty that lies within❤️
    .
    You should give every ounce of yourself love. No matter what. It’s a process to step into and no amount of weight loss or number on a scale will do that for you. That took me a long time to come to terms with.
    .
    You deserve to love yourself. You deserve to look in the mirror and see every ounce of beautiful within you.
    .
    If you don’t know where to start I’m here to help. Drop a DM and we can go through this journey together❤️
  • 15 1 21 minutes ago
  • I have debated making this post for the last two weeks. On one hand it is deeply personal and on the other, I want to help people like me.  So here I am oversharing on social media in hopes that someone feels a little bit less alone down the road. 
I kicked off 2019 in a very different way than most folks, I wasn’t drinking champagne or getting a jumpstart on my exercise resolution, because both of those activities were off limits until my egg retrieval. On Dec. 29th, I gave myself my first of 23 injections.  I am hardly the first person to go through this process and I was doing it without the the heartache of infertility, so what did I have to complain about?  The actual process for someone in my shoes is called “social egg freezing,” what does that even mean? It almost sounds fun…

Throughout the last few months, I have had the same question on repeat… How on earth did I get to this place? I am 34yrs old, I was supposed to have a husband and 3 kids by now and here I am walking into daily appointments at a fertility clinic ALONE. You want to be reminded of how single you are, walk into a fertility clinic. Sandals Jamaica would feel like a singles’ resort by comparison.  If you were to ask me to describe the egg freezing process in one word, I would say ISOLATING. I have a great support system but I did not know anyone who had been through this or IVF. Which led to me reading fertility message boards at 2a (terrifying). I am sure I have people in my life that have be through the process but either they didn’t feel comfortable sharing or I didn’t remember (shame on me). This process has taught me that we need to be there for one another and need to be willing to have uncomfortable conversations in order to empower each another with the knowledge to make informed decisions.

I am grateful that I had a very successful egg retrieval and excited to know that my future is in my hands and that damn biological clock can be silenced for a bit longer.  I am putting this out there so you know someone that will gladly answer your questions and serve as your real-world resource and not some scary worst-case scenario on “the bump” message board.
  • I have debated making this post for the last two weeks. On one hand it is deeply personal and on the other, I want to help people like me. So here I am oversharing on social media in hopes that someone feels a little bit less alone down the road.
    I kicked off 2019 in a very different way than most folks, I wasn’t drinking champagne or getting a jumpstart on my exercise resolution, because both of those activities were off limits until my egg retrieval. On Dec. 29th, I gave myself my first of 23 injections. I am hardly the first person to go through this process and I was doing it without the the heartache of infertility, so what did I have to complain about? The actual process for someone in my shoes is called “social egg freezing,” what does that even mean? It almost sounds fun…

    Throughout the last few months, I have had the same question on repeat… How on earth did I get to this place? I am 34yrs old, I was supposed to have a husband and 3 kids by now and here I am walking into daily appointments at a fertility clinic ALONE. You want to be reminded of how single you are, walk into a fertility clinic. Sandals Jamaica would feel like a singles’ resort by comparison. If you were to ask me to describe the egg freezing process in one word, I would say ISOLATING. I have a great support system but I did not know anyone who had been through this or IVF. Which led to me reading fertility message boards at 2a (terrifying). I am sure I have people in my life that have be through the process but either they didn’t feel comfortable sharing or I didn’t remember (shame on me). This process has taught me that we need to be there for one another and need to be willing to have uncomfortable conversations in order to empower each another with the knowledge to make informed decisions.

    I am grateful that I had a very successful egg retrieval and excited to know that my future is in my hands and that damn biological clock can be silenced for a bit longer. I am putting this out there so you know someone that will gladly answer your questions and serve as your real-world resource and not some scary worst-case scenario on “the bump” message board.
  • 25 12 24 minutes ago
  • Today was a surprisingly rough day of life. Finding this gem in memory of my boy #mooserogers helped remind me what really matters. It also reminded me of one of my whys. .
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Day 21 of 31 days of Self-improvement: rough days will come that's life but getting back up is what matters. Family, love, enjoying life, seeing God's good and the good in this world matters. ❤️❤️❤️
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Cheers🍻  to all if you who get back up! You are strong and courageous😽
#31daysofselfimprovement
  • Today was a surprisingly rough day of life. Finding this gem in memory of my boy #mooserogers helped remind me what really matters. It also reminded me of one of my whys. .
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    Day 21 of 31 days of Self-improvement: rough days will come that's life but getting back up is what matters. Family, love, enjoying life, seeing God's good and the good in this world matters. ❤️❤️❤️
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    Cheers🍻 to all if you who get back up! You are strong and courageous😽
    #31daysofselfimprovement
  • 14 3 50 minutes ago
  • Perspective. 
6 months ago I was living in LA, commuting 2 hours a day (thankfully to a job that brought me a glimpse of joy amidst the most difficult chapter in my life), coming home to my sick dad who was 9 times out of 10 laying on a hospital bed I bought him from the American Cancer Society, staring at a wall, scared of his future, fighting the truth he now lived. 
Any me time (which was slim to none) was focused on understanding new side effects of my Dad’s surgery and the next steps of my divorce. And if I did have a few minutes to myself, the last thing I wanted was to be alone. I needed to keep moving - Stillness was scary and quite honestly not an option for my body or my mind. But having a minimal friend group out in LA (yes, even after 8 years), made socializing and getting support (or even just a distraction) pretty difficult and my need to “not be alone,” unmet. I struggled.

But wow. Just as quickly as things can change for the worse, they can change for the better. 
Blink my eyes a few times and now I live in Chicago, take public transportation to a job I love, see my cancer free dad anytime I want, have my own apt, cherish 3 of my BFFs from college on a weekly basis and have an abundance of me time and I actually welcome it. A strange feeling. 
I try to take these moments to reflect, ground myself and be so grateful. Even for all the shit. B/c at the end of the day, it doesn’t define you. It’s just how we react to it. #growth
  • Perspective.
    6 months ago I was living in LA, commuting 2 hours a day (thankfully to a job that brought me a glimpse of joy amidst the most difficult chapter in my life), coming home to my sick dad who was 9 times out of 10 laying on a hospital bed I bought him from the American Cancer Society, staring at a wall, scared of his future, fighting the truth he now lived.
    Any me time (which was slim to none) was focused on understanding new side effects of my Dad’s surgery and the next steps of my divorce. And if I did have a few minutes to myself, the last thing I wanted was to be alone. I needed to keep moving - Stillness was scary and quite honestly not an option for my body or my mind. But having a minimal friend group out in LA (yes, even after 8 years), made socializing and getting support (or even just a distraction) pretty difficult and my need to “not be alone,” unmet. I struggled.

    But wow. Just as quickly as things can change for the worse, they can change for the better.
    Blink my eyes a few times and now I live in Chicago, take public transportation to a job I love, see my cancer free dad anytime I want, have my own apt, cherish 3 of my BFFs from college on a weekly basis and have an abundance of me time and I actually welcome it. A strange feeling.
    I try to take these moments to reflect, ground myself and be so grateful. Even for all the shit. B/c at the end of the day, it doesn’t define you. It’s just how we react to it. #growth
  • 30 1 1 hour ago
  • Felt confident enough today to just workout in my sports bra and pants. Feeling sexy and empowered pre and post workout :)
  • Felt confident enough today to just workout in my sports bra and pants. Feeling sexy and empowered pre and post workout :)
  • 1 1 1 hour ago
  • I wish I didn’t think about you 💔
  • I wish I didn’t think about you 💔
  • 469 4 1 hour ago