Be very selective making sure you feed your mind with information which helps you: do better, feel better, know better, be better! All the rest of the info is just distraction...
November 15th: OPTIONS...
When I found out I was pregnant as a 19 year old freshman in college, fear took over and my mind immediately went to the one thing I never in my life thought I would think of...abortion. All I could think about was the shame I would be bringing on my family if I was an ‘unwed teenage mother’ and I just had to not be pregnant, I couldn’t be pregnant. My fear overshadowed any options I thought I might have had. So, I made an appointment.
Four days before my dreaded appointment, that I was getting sicker by the day thinking about going through with, my parents called my dorm room and three words changed my trajectory: Are you pregnant?’ In that moment, my fear of being disowned, cast aside and not supported, fears I had created in my own mind, dissipated. And I was left with two new options: parenting or adoption.
Contrary to what many may think, abortion is not the opposite of adoption. Adoption is a parenting option. Being properly educated on each and every option you have, talking with those who have experienced and been through each option personally, outcomes both positive and negative, and talking with professionals who will give you unbiased and informative advice on all three aspects, can help equip you to make the absolute best decision with all of the things that go into each option so that you can make the most informed choice for you and your baby. I am absolutely pro-informed choice.
Options counseling is an absolute must for anyone finding themselves in an unplanned pregnancy and not sure which path is right for them. Seek out help, and those who have been there before, and those who will love and support you no matter which option you choose, without judgment. Remember that only you have the power to inform and educate yourself so that you can feel absolutely empowered to make these life changing decisions. Your life will be altered in drastic and emotional ways no matter what you choose, so preparing yourself with knowledge, facts and truth, to the best of your ability, is essential to choosing the best option for your journey. You are not alone and do not have to go through this alone, you have options!!
She is so empowering and she doesn’t even know it yet.
Hello from Bali 💗🕉️🙏 nothing short of magical. This is an adventure where trusting the big U works beautifully. This is the entrance to where I'm staying. A few quick updates. My flights were a dream, I have no jetlag, I'm sleeping like a baby. My room is a freaking palace. I have two pet lizards in my room-I do believe they're a couple. I've been adopted by the house cat, she's been keeping me company and sleeps outside my door. The people here are lovely. And ooh, I had house made purple sweet potato sourdough toast today. 😍💗 Sending peace and love. XXO Robin P.S. As soon as I can figure out how to not be a hot sweaty mess I'll post a photo 💗
So much information these days says "do it on your own!!!" And there was a wonderful phase of my life where I embodied that idea and actually felt very powerful...and that season was sooo needed.
As I move ahead I realized that no, a life partner is not always necessary (though often wanted and that's still ok in me). BUT we do need supportive people. NEED. NEED.
Maybe not for everything but I had a few seasons that would have took me down to the depths had it not been for the hands that reached out and kept me afloat 😢 and reminding me that I didn't have move so far away from my own self and my own happiness. I had nothing in me during that time and all they did was give.
And even during seasons when things are good, we've gone to new depths and inspiration for each other I never could have imagined years ago.
So stand on your own two feet.
But DO DO DO grab the hands of the people around you.
There is something special about being the first to lay fresh tracks...
For someone who is used to running up mountains and through forests, it is very humbling to be restricted to paved paths right now...
I had a moment of profound gratitude during my run today:
🙏🏻 I was running outside and not on a treadmill 🙏🏻 I was running. Period.
I was doing something that so many others cannot do, because their bodies or health won’t allow them to.
Today I was extremely grateful to simply run on a flat paved path.
Just a reminder since we can all use one from time to time. 💙
Day 16: Someone you Love
I love this woman and I'm very thankful that she's been a part of my life for the last 20 years!! .
Friendships that remain constant over time, distance, and changes are a gift. Find someone you connect with, someone that vibes with your vibe and create those strong friendships that we as humans need to feel connected and like we have a place we belong in this world. ❤️
•Thankfulness Project: Day 15•
DANCE: Even though it plays a different role in my life now, dance will forever have a special place in my heart.
I found something that I can stand behind! This is because I love using it. I look forward to using it!!
Are you intimidating or are they intimidated? 🖤 Each day I realize more and more how many people really can’t handle a woman who owns her true desires in life. So many people slut shame and bring women down for expressing themselves instead of encouraging them to be whoever the fuck they want to be. So if my strengths intimidate you, I hope you realize that’s actually a weakness of YOURS; not mine. #bewhoeverthefuckyouwanttobe #empoweryourself #ownthatshit
While it was cold outside, @kelseyh54
kept us nice and warm with last night's drop-in! 💕😍💕 #twerkitladies
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With school starting for everyone, it’s important to stay motivated! I made a motivation wall near my desk to remind me of my goals and keep me motivated. It may seem like nothing, but it really does help! #motivation #Motivation
Loving this...Who we hang out with can lift us up or bring us down. But so can the music that we listen to, the movies that we watch, the magazines that we read and the social media people that we follow. .
Ask yourself if that song, that book, or that post made you feel empowered or if it left you feeling a little bit bad about yourself and the world. .
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It’s Friday. Put the phone down and enjoy your life.