Мені треба дещо пояснити. Я написала якось в сторіс, що дуже втомилась від розмов про фемінізм, емансипацію і толерантність. І тут на мене почали сипатися повідомлення, здебільшого негативні. Мовляв, я не емансипована, проти фемінізму і не толерантна... .
Мені дуже повезло з родиною, адже з дитинства мене ні до чого не примушували і не нав'язували ніяких бачень. Не сюсюкали і не приховували життєвих обставин і фактів. Росла я в творчому оточенні серед різних людей. Бачила різне і чула теж. Серед цього оточення були і є - гомофоби, расисти, сексисти, антисиміти і т.д. Та й загалом - багато людей найрізноманітніших поглядів... Але серед цього всього різнобарв'я, найближчі люди ніколи нікого не осуджували і не виділяли за будь-якими ознаками... І от я виросла з твердим переконанням, що немає нічого очевиднішого за те, що будь-яка людина має право мати... право!
А зараз, "раптово", зі всіх-усюд починають говорити (часто глибинно не знаючи навіть значення вищезгаданих слів), про права, боротьбу і інші очевидні речі. І говорять по-різному. Деякі на рівні обивателів, деякі - дуже фахово. Але... коли це все переростає в тотальне нав'язування і певну пропаганду (знову ж, все залежить від способу подачі матеріалу, бо інколи подача дуже агресивна), то в мені це викликає великий супротив і відторгнення. Незважаючи на те, що я всім єством більшість речей підтримую! Але капання на мозок - ніколи не вихід. Навіть у ситуаціях, коли потрібні і зміни у суспільстві загалом, і зміни в кожній людині зокрема.
Я дуже втомилась боротись із млинами людської обмеженості. А вона ж буває різною...
І розумію, що не змогла для когось пояснити, що ж саме маю на увазі...те, що я від чогось втомилась не означає, що я не поділяю якихось ідей, чи певної мети...
My pregnancy wasn’t always smooth sailing. Sure, I didn’t experience any morning sickness nor did I have any food aversions, however, test results came in slightly elevated, I had a sub chorionic hemorrhage, etc. I remember prior to walking into my OB and ultrasound appointments (I had six ultrasounds before entering my second trimester!) I would sit in my car and pray. I’d pray to Jesus, Mary, God, and my guardian angels for J to be healthy. These days, I continue to pray for her health. +
I was raised Catholic. We attended mass every Sunday, and I went to Sunday School until I was confirmed. After confirmation my parents gave me the option of attending mass every Sunday, so I didn’t, but I’d still go to mass for Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and Easter. Nowadays, attending mass has been cut down to half of those listed.
With J here, D and I have had conversations about baptizing her; maybe even attending mass regularly again. D and I don’t agree with everything the church teaches, but the teachings combined with how we were raised definitely gave us a good foundation of values and morals. J will be able to decide for herself once she’s older on whether she wants to continue with her faith or not like we did...I don’t know, we still go back and forth on the idea. Our mums (J grandmothers) of course are all for it.
Over the years have you gotten away from faith How did your family decide on whether to try again or leave things be What helps ease your mommy anxiety #foreverandalwaysyates
Squad goals! Game drive at Masai Mara National Reserve. As captured during our clients safari. √ 2 Days 1 night as from ksh 9500(Kenyans) Usd 200(Nonresidents)
√ 3 days 2 nights as from Ksh 15100(Kenyans) Usd 340(Nonresidents)
We have daily departures.
#girlsborntotravel #liveauthentically #ladiesgoneglobal #travelguide
Appreciate where you are in your journey, even if it’s not where you want to be. Every single experience serves its purpose. You may still have a long way to go but you are already so far from where you used to be and you should be proud of that💫
Happy First Day of Fall 🍂
Thanks for helping me reach 14k today too, loves! 🙏☺️
Super proud to win a bronze award with this image in the @riseawards
Maybe we haven’t met yet. I’m Drea! I’m a Navy wife, mom (of 5), homeschool educator, vinyl snob, bibliophile, coffee lover, enneagram 4 and unabashed nerd. I sell clothes but they’re just the vehicle. What I’m passionate about is helping my tribe of gals be confident and feel amazing, wherever they are in life! We will not let our ability to feel beautiful hinge on a number on the scale or reaching the next milestone or an unattainable time when we will deserve it more. We are worth it NOW. I refuse to let someone else’s ideals dictate how I feel in my own skin! I want to wear what I love, what makes me feel like a million bucks, regardless of what others may think. Like, screw your rules, no one else gets to tell me I’m too old/young/fat/thin or whatever. It took more years than I’d like to admit, but I no longer have any interest in apologizing for who I am and what I’m all about. Why shouldn’t my style reflect that! Join me and get your Unapologetic Style on! #unapologeticallystyled #lularoemadison #glassesandtattoos. •
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Some moments aren’t meant to be captured, but experienced.
We came back from dinner tonight to find two gorgeous deer roaming the property of our airbnb. After several failed attempts to photograph and video them, I gave up, grabbed a chair outside, and just basked in their energy.
This is the second time while on vacation that deer medicine crossed my path. When they’re around, my child-like wonder slips into overdrive and my heart experiences pure delight. Always does, never stags. It’s interesting this connection to such powerful feminine energy. Witnessing their ability to hold their ground and do what they want (apparently they hop the fence to graze this property), while being simultaneously sensitive and aware, knowing when a threat comes close.
The timing of this is not surprising to me. There is magic in this medicine, and my heart receives it loud and clear. 🦌
🍂🍂🍂TODAY is the first day of FALL!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 Which is my favorite day of the year...And you’re probably thinking 🙄 another one of those girls who obsesses over a season...yep, that’s me! And while I enjoy the art of brevity, let me explain why in an unnecessary long and sappy—slightly sarcastic, but true, post: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍂something changes in the air, but also in my soul. I can’t fully explain it. I’m laying in my bed with a sinus infection that hurts like heck. I’ve missed out on a concert I was looking forward to for months and a camping trip this weekend because of it. But you know what It doesn’t really matter because it’s FALL 😂 and I’m in loooooove. 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀🍂It’s like my heart feels all lovey-dovey because the air is crisp and the colors are warm. I love sweaters and boots and scarves and hats and all the fall fashion and girly things that come along with it. Pumpkin spice, apple crisp, hot cider, hard cider, crunchy leaves, pumpkin patches, apple orchards, smell of cinnamon and cloves and campfires ... the list goes on ... if I had a way with words I’d write an entire collection of autumn poems. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀🍂Today I helped photograph a wedding and felt like absolute crap, but my heart was so happy to enjoy today’s PERFECT weather and soak up some sunshine. It’s the season of love y’all. And it’s official once again again: I’m in a relationship with a season. 😜 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀🍂Anyways if you understand my obsession, I love you. 🍂
🍁 🍁 🍁
“All I have to do is look at him like this and he’ll laugh.” 🖤
All the WEEKEND FEELS! And just for fun, if they were real places would you rather visit Themyscira (Wonder Woman) or Wakanda (Black Panther) You can only choose one!! #singlegirl #saturdayfunday
Happy Saturday! .
Yeah Fall is here and that means Hoodies, Bonfires and Cuddling! .
Love Fall 🍁🌾🍂
What wine will you be falling into tonight
Reunited and it feels so good to be able to catch up on 11 days worth of petty drama, work gossip, and all the memes I’ve saved on my phone. 🍦🍩 Fall may have arrived but the temperature is still way too high in DC. I’ll celebrate when I can comfortably wear jeans, boots and my trademark army green jacket. Until then I’ll wait 💅🏼 #survivingour20s
And just like that, another day is gone and you’re a little more grown. 😭 He moved to size 2 diapers today. #wahhh #whereismybaby
real is rare .. keep it 💯
29 years I’ve been doing this life thing, I’ve never understood perseverance like I do now! Our children can teach us so much and this year, they’ve showed me what it means to get back up, to try again, to work harder and to believe in yourself! Tires have been popped, races lost (learned from), tears shed, scraps healed but they have never stopped! If we applied (my self included) even a smidge of this, think of what we could accomplish! ⠀⠀
Today, they both raced State Championship Races, tomorrow, I’ll share how they did! For now, we sleep, snuggle, relax and live up a joyous, exhausting day!
#perservere #neverstopgrowing #statechampionships #chesapeakebmx #bmxkids #6i #9i
Can’t even deal. ⠀
Anyone else have mountains and mountains of laundry to do ⠀
Adult life 🤦🏻♀️
I remember how I used to feel. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Working all week and longing for the weekends. Lost in the 9-5. Going through the motions.
Groundhog day More like groundhog week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Many days were spent sitting at my desk in a skyscraper thinking: how did I get here Surely this is not all life is There MUST be more…
If you’ve felt that existential, I FEEL YOU. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I know what it feels like:
> have the Sunday blues.
> to dread Monday.
> to be on the commute surrounded by corporate zombies… (I was a corporate zombie).
> to walk around feeling grey on the inside. Feeling lost and disconnected from who I truly was.
I get it. I was that girl.
I did the 7 years of university, studied law, traveled the world, ended up working in a big law firm, only to realise that I never felt more removed from my own soul. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There were signposts along the way.
My soul was eagerly trying to take my hand and guide me in the right direction but I was too busy in the grind, partying and further disconnecting from the cosmic babe who I now know that I always was.
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⚡️If you feel like you don’t have a ‘purpose’.
⚡️If you feel like you’re not living your potential… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Maybe you’ve been feeling the call to connect with your soul, melt into your heart, but you don’t know where to begin You need some help...
Well my love, help is here. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Taylor Gang takes on Paris. ✌🏽
🍃hope your Sunday is spent doing something you love 🌏 I’m off in one of my favourite cities in Japan exploring its beautiful charms - so I leave you with a photo of one of my other favourite places in Japan 🇯🇵 the wild beauty of Yakushima 🍃 #visitjapan #yakushima #kagoshima #explorejapan
It was worth it driving out to Springfield to enjoy Glendale Falls with @sarahviaf to kick off Fall 🍁 Bonus, we were the only ones there and had a fun time exploring and the peaceful falls! Perks of getting up early 😁
The prettiest sunset clouds were right above us when we walked outside tonight. We’re taking a parenting class at church and this week they taught us to constantly instill wonder and awe towards God and His glory revealed in creation. Teaching your child that something as wonderful and beautiful as a sunset, was hand painted and created by Jesus, and that it’s just a small glimpse of His glory and beauty, is such an incredible responsibility. It’s also a good way to make you yourself pause and think more about the glory of God everywhere. 💛🌅
This is the last thing my father said to me. The fact that he somehow found the strength to comfort ME in his state was selfless and it humbled me. He passed away three days later. #wordstoliveby 🌟
As I have gotten older, I have learned to control my emotions enough to not completely lose my shit, because when I’ve cried really hard, it physically hurts my whole entire body. Nothing comes out of this but more pain. So now, of course I still cry, but, I let the tears flow freely and continue to live my life. This week my furry friend @peter_parker_17 crossed the rainbow bridge.😔 What kept me up at night was my heart hurting for his mom, who now has to find the strength to walk this earth without Pete. They shared an incredible bond for 17 years and I can say from experience alone, a bond like that changes your life forever. Before Emmett and Dobie, there was Hercules. He was by my side for 19 years and the day he left, I felt lost and wasn’t sure who I was without him. People often say time heals all wounds, but, honestly, I can’t sit here and say that time alone did anything to heal a darn thing. What did help in healing my broken heart was Dobie, Emmett and the thought that even though Hercules was no longer physically with me, he is and always will be a big part of who I am. I can still feel his presence and I am still very much influenced by the lessons he taught me along the way. Emmett crossed the rainbow bridge this past January and I swear, I can still feel him here. I can still hear the pitter patter of his tiny little paws as he followed me around. So maybe my dad was right, no one truly ever leaves us. Sure, they cease to exist on this earth, but our thoughts and memories are powerful and help carry us through difficult times. Life has a way of being a jerk when it comes to pain and suffering, but it also throws us lifelines that show up in many different forms, shapes and sizes (even flavors: ice cream 🤔). It has seriously been so amazing to see the whole entire IG family coming together when one of us is hurting. I’m sending so much love to Lisa, Pete’s mom. You are loved and thank you for sharing Pete’s life with us. #grateful ❤️
come back stronger (always
and forever insist
on coming back stronger
or at the very least
smarter, wiser...) this is my commitment
this is the promise I made
(so very many years ago)
this is the vow
I made when I was worried
I was not going to be okay
(that I was not going to be able
to make it through)
but resilient I am
if there is one thing
I know for sure
it is, that
I will find the good,
I will make sure I learn
(what I need to learn)
and no matter what
I endure (or encounter)
I will use everything I can
(even the chaos
as an opportunity to grow
more and more
that is where I find
the most peace
that is where I know
the most harmony
that is where
most to me
and has me living
lovingly ❤️ @EmilyJoyRosen @the.secret.keepers @the.empowered.woman @eatingpsychology
#couragemylove #justwakingup #healinghearts #secretkeepers #findthelight #woundsintowings
Healing • Health • Happiness ⠀
Over Hospital ⠀
Grateful to be home and on the road to recovery thank you for all the calls, texts, inboxes, messengers, FaceTime and well wishes. I’m not 💯 but I’m definitely on the mend. I’m cleared to get back in the gym so it’s gonna be #BBG time!
✨ it’s my favorite time of the year 🎈
🍁F A L L 🍁 O I L S🍁
I am obsessed with all things fall. This season brings out the feels. That means wanting to consume all things pumpkin and of course making my house smell delicious with the apple, cinnamon and pumpkin scents.
This year I went through and tossed all those candles full of synthetic fragrances and chemicals. Instead, I stocked up on all the fall oils in my Essential Rewards order this month!
Now I can safely create all those amazing smells throughout the house without worrying about the hidden dangers on my families health!
My fall oils:
A love letter to my goals ✨
Did you know what you 'wanted to be' when you grew up from early on Well, I didn't. I really admired those who did. And when I mean admire, I mean, I assumed they were better 🌟
Looking back I've been happy pursuing different careers and have now found my creative sweet spot in having a few roles. No I'm not waiting till I can follow my one true passion full time - this is my way and it makes me happy. Both are legit ways in seeing the world - just give yourself permission to forge your own path 💫
Need a little color No time to spray tan Luna to the rescue ✨Come and get your tan on at @blushtan_acton and meanwhile pick up a @luna_bronze on your way out 💕