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We live to travel and we travel to live. This is basically the motto of our family. If given the choice, we would always, always choose experience over things. Memories are made in the adventures, even the smallest of ones. They aren’t always the easiest or the best at times and they may have you wishing you went a different route. But, I can guarantee you this, they will definitely have you talking about them years down the road. Memories stick around. Things don’t. ❤️
We love trying new things on the beach! What does your family like to do for fun? Comment below 👇🏼👇🏼
Different type of happiness & memories we collect Today... #FullTimeFamily #BelatedBirthadayCelebration #MySisterAndJiju
So this last weekend was dreamy. Aside from watching my husband come back to life after swimming from Alcatraz in SF, this weekend was one I’ve looked forward to for years. We watched the sunrise over the bay, took all my kids to see the college I went to, ate great food with great friends, visited our old church, hiked one of my favorite spots and walked all over the SF streets. We visited our old houses and got to show our kids pieces of their parents love story! Definitely the most surreal part for this Mama heart. Flying high from such a magical weekend in one of my favorite places. So much dreaming over here 🙋🏻‍♀️
I can’t even deal with Tiffany from @shinyhousemovement First, she made me drink 🍹 Then she made me laugh so hard, I couldn’t take a decent picture!😂 What a gem she is though and such a beautiful mother/friend!!! When you meet those ig friends in real life.. man, it becomes so much sweeter!!💛 • • • • • #homeonwheels #projectvanlife #homeiswhereyouparkit #vanlifediaries #campervan #vanlife #adventuremobile #friendship #igfriends #reallife #girls #girlfriends #rvfamilies #rvfulltime #fulltimefamily #neworleans #nola #motherhoodunplugged
Cozy? It’s getting colder up here in WA. I asked in a fulltime family group what thir favorite thing was to make their rig feel more cozy and like home... a few said their fireplace! Fire is one thing I really adore! Fire pit, fireplace, wood stove... they just make me happy! . I started looking in the FB marketplace, and SCORED a free electric fireplace. The gal said the heater worked, but the lights for the “flame” didn’t. I took a chance. And I’m so glad I did!! . I scoured the internet, went to a electronic repair guy, looking for answers to make this led light strip work... no luck... then I saw on amazon this orange flickering led strip that was battery powered! What? Anyhow, 30$ later, some time, sanding and white paint, I have this wonderful little fireplace to cozy up out lil home. I seriously love it! . . . #cozy #fireplace #fulltimefamily #singlemom #singlemama #rvlife #freetobe
This is one of my favorite photos from our RV trip. I cannot explain how this photo hits my heart, except to say these two are my world. This little morning boat ride in #weekiwachee not only captured my heart, but this week was the beginning of a new journey for us. We are preparing to live life on the road fulltime in an RV. Lots of prep to be done, and crazy days ahead I am sure. ❤️ #rvlife #fulltimefamily #fulltimefarmers #rvlifewithkids #weekiwacheesprings
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Hey @mobile_mainahs , you're kind of the coolest dad ever. Life with you is pretty rad. 🤙 . . .
Day 39: Oh Hocking Hills. It’s been a long time since I have been to HH. Our campsite was a short 2 hr drive so we decided to take a trip and show the kids. We didn’t have much time there but it was worth it. I was most impressed by Cedar Falls. This was my first time seeing it and it was much bigger than I expected. -Cameron 🌿 • • • #rvlife #vanlife #fulltimerv #fulltimefamily #adventure #explore #takeahike #getoutside #mothernature #waterfall #chasingwaterfalls #fall #greenery #homeiswhereyouparkit #roadlife #roadschool #letthemplay #playoutside #photography #landscapephotography #crosscountryschrons
Yesterday was full of exploring public transit. Subways, Ferrys, and buses, oh my! We realized that we didn't have a plan for if the weather was rainy. Everything we had planned to do required sunshine! So we ended up with no plan hopping from one place to another. At least we know what we are doing now. We did get to meet another full time RV family that is staying right across from us! It is so exciting to meet another roadschool family of 5. 😃 @national_park_nomads it was so great to meet you! #nyc #craycray #cityadventure
When your house matches your spirit day costume ✌🏼We should hook up and drive over to the high school and use it as a prop 😂It’s homecoming week and Eden is Spirit Commissioner for her class. I forgot to take a picture of her yesterday in her 50’s attire, it was adorable. Stay tuned this week for flashbacks to the 80’s & 90’s. #rvlife #rvliving #rvremodel #frontdoor #rvfrontdoor #homeis #fulltimefamily #wanderlust #tinyhouse #tinyhousetaylor
We just posted 5 new safari videos on our youtube channel check them out and give us a subscribe. link is in the bio. #muchlove #trynsomethingnew
Things that come with a challenge is often worth it! It was a challenge for us to take that step and officially hit the road full time, but it has been worth it. We have long hard days of work at times, but it is all worth it. It is worth it to have the freedom to travel, to go where we want and not to be tied to a specific schedule!  #fulltimefamily #fulltimetravel #fulltimerv #alwaysfindjoyinthejourney
We haven’t been back to D.C. since we lived in Maryland when the kids were 3 & 1 ..so it was fun to revisit all of our favorite places ❤️🇺🇸💙
We only drink peppermint tea during school now 🍵 🍃😂 . . #teafortwo #fulltimervfamily #roadschool #homeschool #rvlife #fulltimefamily #fancynancies
We grocery shop every week just like you, we just have a smaller fridge to fit everything but you know what we are three weeks in and we have fit everything except one thing of leftover pasta 🍝 #tinyliving #rvlife #airstreamlife #airstreamrenovation #fulltimefamily #rvlifewithkids #tinyhouse #airstream
This is right up there with “Be Still and know that I am God” Sometimes you just need to stop and let the Peace of God wash fully over you!! I remember the peace I felt when I took this picture. We were rolling through Aladdin Wyoming on our way back from a day at Devils Tower. We literally just pulled off the road and all sat quietly listening to God breathing all around us as we watched this sunset. What a mighty God we serve to create such beauty for us!! ... I would love to hear how God washed you in his peace somewhere... sometime... please take a moment and share it with me below!!! #oneagleswings #frankincenseandfaith #aladdinwyoming
White Walls.✨ Our little home is finally starting to come together! We start moving in, in TEN days 😳. There is no way all the little projects will be finished by then...but, hopefully we will at least be close?! 🤣 This has been such a crazy adventure already...it was just over a month ago that I finally brought it up to my husband that I wanted to do this. And here we are! We probably would have benefited from a little bit more planning, but we’ve been learning as we go and so far so good 👌🏼. Other than finishing painting the cabinets, my biggest goal is to get us moved out of our rental....I don’t know if I was prepared for how big of a process that would be...but it’s getting there! Eric commented last night that, theoretically...I should be so relaxed once this is all done 🤣 {I’ll at least be getting more sleep...if not finally allowing myself to relax!}. I’m definitely dreaming of more relaxed evenings, walks around the lake, and our cozy mornings drinking coffee in front of our little fire!
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lapak oke cekrek ☺️👌🏻 #happyness 😊 #fulltimefamily &boy #latepost
We absolutely love getting outside and watching my kids run & play in new places! Every new state we visit has been such a blast for us! There is nothing like a good day of exploration, but with kiddos a full day out means that I need to be prepared! We love packing our kid loved & mom approved Teddy Graham Outdoor Discoveries Honey Flavored Graham Snacks. These have always been one of our favorite snacks, but the passion that the Teddy Graham Discoveries has for fueling kids & adults alike to inspire their own adventures is something I can get behind. Visit your local @walmart before your next outdoor adventure & be sure to enter the incredible sweepstakes linked in my stories! - NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes ends 10/19/18. 50 US/DC 18+. See Rules: http://cbi.as/a2g7- (ad) #AdventuresWithTeddy
🎥Our Vlog is Now Daily! - Link in bio!🎥 . We had been talking for a while about changing things up on our vlog and going from weekly, heavily edited, shiny, fancy travel episodes to a more in-the-moment, day in the life, real look at what life living fulltime in an RV is like. We toyed around with the idea of posting three days a week, every weekday, every other day, etc. We ultimately decided to just go big and go daily though 👍😁👍 . We just finished our first week of daily episodes 🎉🎆🎊 They're recorded 100% on a @gopro Hero 7 Black because of how awesome that new little guy is. We're really enjoying recording every day, editing right away, and publishing the next afternoon. New episodes are going up every day at 2pm Eastern, so head over to the link in our bio to see how it's going. . The feedback so far has been great! If you like what we're doing, hit that subscribe button and get involved in the comments. . Today's episode includes a call for questions about RV life and also features our answer to the number one question we get from everyone: "What's your favorite place that you've been to?" Tune in at 2 to find out our answers and let us know down below what your favorite place is 👍 . . . #five2go #rvlife #fulltimerv #gorving #rvliving #homeiswhereyouparkit #fulltimervers #fulltimefamily #family #familytravel #travel #travellife #explore #adventure #lifeontheroad #travelwithkids #instatravel #wanderlust #travelmore #homeonwheels #vlog #vlogger #youtube #youtuber #follow #subscribe #gopro
Každá zastávka, hodně věcí ven a pak zase dovnitř... 😂 Je to pokaždý jako stěhování... 🚍 Všechno poskládat zase na své místo. 🎳🎳🎳🎳🎳 A není to jako v chaloupce, tak nějak je to všechno v pohybu... 🚍🍀🌈 Prostě se musíte smířit, že je to #slowtravel ... 👍 #wwoof #wwoofing #germany #nemecko #worldschooling #roadschooling #worldschoolers #unschooling #domacivzdelavani #fulltimefamily #rvlife #rvfamily #cestovanisdetmi #slowtravelingworldschoolers #slowtraveling #bezplastu #zerowaste #minimalismus #minimalism #mujolympus #zivotnaruby #narubylife
#awesomeviews #lake life #sunset #reliving #fulltimefamily . . The places we wouldn’t have seen. The places we wouldn’t have been able to visit. The things we wouldn’t have been able to do if we didn’t sell everything and buy an rv and #hittheroad #americathebeautiful #maga #exploreamerica #nationalparks #scenicbyways #granholmsgrandadventure
Think He continues, "Think carefully about how you are living. Haggai 1:7 NIRV Think about how are you relying on you rather than Him? How can you rely more on Him? Something that I need to do more of is rely on Him for my day. To take problems at work to Him. It may not seem like He would care about the website being down. Why should I ask Him about that. I should because it takes me from relying on Him and realizing that I always need His help. #think #relyongod #hecares #godcares #closertogod #familyof8 #bigfamily #littlespaces #fulllife #fulltimefamily #fulltimerving #ftf #rving #fulltimerving #youversion #bibleapp
HAPPY KIDS⠀ ⠀ Hello there! It's been a while since our last post on here, we will do the parental thing and blame it on the kids. These super cute, never stopping, bundles of joy that are also called kids.⠀ ⠀ Like Ria here on this photo, we have been non-stopping this weekend, exploring our neck of the woods, whilst the relentless rain hits us. ⠀ ⠀ Not sure if this has been on the news where you are but South Wales (and most of the UK) has been hit by Storm Callum, which has flooded LOADS of places around us. ⠀ ⠀ Luckily Cardiff has been fine and nothing bad happened. We even managed to explore our local greenhouse and feed the Koi fish, might cross post @kyanos post on it to share it on here 😉⠀ ⠀ Anyhoo, we've been writing our post on the hidden gems of Lisboa and are nearly finished, so expect some Lisboa's photos coming this way 😎⠀ ⠀ Hope you're having a great start of the week!⠀ ⠀ -----⠀ #adventureswithkids ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #familyadventures ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #almostfearless ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #familytravelblogger ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #travelingfamily ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #kidswhotravel ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #adventuretogether ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #familytravel ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #gofurther ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fulltimefamily ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #arrrrventure ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #instatravel ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #familyvacation ⠀⠀ #travellingparents2018 ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #travelingwithkids ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #takeyourkidseverywhere ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #travelwithkids ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #explorerkids ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #takethekids ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #littleglobetrotter ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #exploringfamilies ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #havekidswilltravel ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fearlessfamtrav ⠀⠀⠀ #dadsquad ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #find_us_outdoors ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dadscomm ⠀⠀
Když se čeká na pračku a je k dispozici wi-fi... 👍🚍🇩🇪 Kryštof stahuje aktualizaci a přitom jede český jazyk... 😍 Dobrovolně! 🍀🌈 #nintendo #nintendoswitch #domacivzdelavani #bodensee #wwoof #wwoofing #worldschooling #roadschooling #worldschoolers #unschooling #fulltimefamily #rvlife #rvfamily #cestovanisdetmi #slowtravel #bezplastu #zerowaste #minimalismus #minimalism #mujolympus #zivotnaruby #narubylife
Think He continues, "Think carefully about how you are living. Haggai 1:7 NIRV Think about how are you relying on you rather than Him? How can you rely more on Him? Something that I need to do more of is rely on Him for my day. To take problems at work to Him. It may not seem like He would care about the website being down. Why should I ask Him about that. I should because it takes me from relying on Him and realizing that I always need His help. #think #relyongod #hecares #godcares #closertogod #familyof8 #bigfamily #littlespaces #fulllife #fulltimefamily #fulltimerving #ftf #rving #fulltimerving #youversion #bibleapp
In an upcoming post, I talk about the steps to setting up at a new campground. What is the one thing you love doing? One thing you hate doing? And one thing you always forget? . My love doing is weird: I love to step inside the camper when all of the setup is done and look back out the door or window at my new “yard” and “home”. One thing I hate? Backing up! We are actually pretty decent at it but I stress every time. And what do I forget? Most recently, it’s been to turn off the truck’s auto-leveling rear suspension since it messes with our unhitching height. . #camping #camp #rv #fulltimefamily #gorving #fulltimerv #fulltimervfamily #rving #rvliving #rvlife #vanlife #vandwelling #campground #rvpark #camper #fifthwheel #traveltrailer #statepark #moderndaynomad #nomadic #nomadiclife #nomad #nomadlife #backingatrailer #mywifeandiareateam #teamworkmakesdreamwork
We are almost complete opposites, but that’s why we work so well. I’m spontaneous and don’t like boundaries OR to be told what to do. Which is why being my own boss is something that works for ME. The military life is perfect for him. He likes structure and a plan. He keeps me grounded. And I push him out of his comfort zone sometimes. In fact...I get asked a lot who’s idea it was to live in an RV and the answer is...ME😜
I so love this face, it is the entrance to Melbourne's Luna Park, a wonderful historic amusement park located on the seafront in St Kilda, Melbourne Australia. Have you been ? Do you have any favourite amusement parks you have been to in the world ? I am so excited I now have an excuse to be a big kid again. @visitmelbourne @lunaparkmelb ____________________________________________ #bringthekids #goadventuretogether #wearetravelmums #traveldad #exploremore #wanderlusting #takeyourkidseverywhere #familyadventure #worldschooling #fulltimefamily #fulltimetravel
My heart is so full and happy, and so is our tiny home. This is exactly what I imagined when we upgraded to the fifth wheel. We are having a movie night with family. 4 adults and 4 kids and lots of popcorn and WE ALL FIT!!!!
Today is the day Nora has been waiting for for over a year! Her last birthday, she told us she wanted her ears pierced, so we told her that we would soon take her to do that! Well....one thing and then another got in the way of it actually happening (from just forgetting to go, all the way to physically going to places more than 4 or 5 times, and being told that they couldn't do it that day...) 💍💎💄 So we figured since she just had her 4th birthday - that we oughta do what we told her we would do, and take her to get it done. 💍💎💄 She chose some really pretty pink cubic zirconia earrings. When it came time for the piercings, she was a bit apprehensive at first, but then got really brave and courageous. She knew that I was going to be taking photos of her, while Daddy held her, and while big brother cheered her on from the sidelines. 💍💎💄 The ladies who pierced her ears did such a great job of calming her, and making her feel comfortable, and gaining her trust. They marked her ears, and then counted down...3...2...1... Done! Nora seemed okay at first, but then was quickly upset because "they hurt her." But just as quickly as she got upset over the pain, she was calm, and wanting to go look at some toys! 💍💎💄 I'm glad that she finally has gotten her ears pierced! Now...if we could only ensure that she will keep them in, without a fight, or try to take them out before they're supposed to come out. ◽ ◽ **Swipe left a few times to see the progression of her getting her ears pierced, and the last one is the only photo I've been able to get of her so far, with a clear earring shot. 😂 (The girl moves so much!) ◽ ◽ ◽ ❓❓ Have you or your children ever gotten your/their ears pierced? If so, how did it go? Smoothly? Rough? Did they cry afterwards? Did they heal properly? I'd love to hear everyone's pérsonal experiences with their piercings (especially children). ❓❓
This sweet girl...she trusts her brother so much. He recently gave her a haircut and had to remind her that he isn’t trained on cutting hair. 💇‍♀️🤦‍♀️ He did do a good job at picking out her sloth dress though.👍
Nothing is more satisfying than watching the sunset from your rig. Where is the best place to see sunsets? Hashtag it below! Follow @affinity_rv for more . . 📷@km_cleopatra (Tag us in your pics for a chance to be featured on our page!)
What if you believe in stopping the glorification of busy but busy keeps finding you and no isn’t an option? . We’ve been back in our home town for 2 weeks now and it’s been non stop. Every. Single. Day. From friends to family to cars to campers and everything in between. We’ve jokingly said we will have to leave town to rest. . How do you avoid busy or do you embrace it?
When the rv is in the repair shop, we get a sweet hotel room with WIFI, a pool & HOT SHOWERS. Erik & I get our work done & the kids binge YouTube. We all indulged in delicious Chinese/Thai take out. Yay for Buffalo, NY! #teamronningen #doterramomlife #bettertodaythanyesterday #essentialoilsmakeusnicerpeople #rewildthechildren #ilovethesewildunicorns #fulltimefamily #travelingwithkids #ronningensonthemove #theessentialnicole #impromptudate #nomadfamily #travelingwithkidsandenjoyingboth #livinglighter #coredesiredfeelings #niagrafalls
Whew, this season of life has been hard, exhausting and just draining! There is honestly nothing that I can say to sugar coat this past year of our lives! However, I have seen so much good and beauty come from it! I’ve witnessed miracles all around me and I’ve seen mountains moved when things seemed hopeless! ——— For those of you struggling, there is always tomorrow! Another day for hope, for living, for a second chance, for love, for forgiveness... for light to pierce the darkness in your heart/soul/mind! ——— The outdoors has played a huge role in my healing during this season, but this community praying, encouraging and supporting me/us has played an even big part! So thank you! ——— What is something you are going through right now that I can pray and support you in?!? DM me if you don’t feel comfortable sharing here, but again this community is here to support and encourage you through times like these!
Southern Oregon has forgotten that it's fall and we are soaking up the sunshine. We are staying in our first state park, being 41 feet long limits where we can park. We are usually too big for state and national parks. It's lovely here, we are surrounded by trees and trails, even better we have family within 30 minutes of us. I could get used to being able to wake up and hit the trail just steps from our front door.
first snowy hike of the season wouldn't have been complete without a snowball fight. have you gotten snow where you are yet?
This is what you see when you first walk through our front doors. That cute little couch in a sunlit high ceiling room. . From the start, incorporating tons of natural light was one of our must-have‘s during the design stage. Unlike most traditionally built homes, every inch of our house was intentionally thought out. We imagined ourselves living, sitting, eating, cooking, you name it, to make sure this house met our needs and flowed seamlessly from one space to the next. . It took a lot of planning but it’s us, it’s ours and we love it! 📸 @ladylilikoiphotography
This morning we walked around my favorite mall while Sean worked. We explored Barnes and Noble, bought a Pokemon book for Bailey, walked around, tried some glitter mousse in our hair at Sephora, tested some bath bombs at lush, played chess, ate pretzels, got shoes for Murphy... just had a grand old time. Then we picked Sean up for lunch at our absolute favorite pizza place, Cogan’s Pizza. It was such an amazing day that even when the kids were having moments or falling apart, we had a great time.
NEED CURTAIN HELP for the RV :) I found great fabric for master bedroom and kids bedroom so I’ll make those curtains. I was unable to find fabric I loved for the main living area. I started looking at curtains when I couldn’t find fabric, and brought home four choices. My favorite is number two, with the poms. What I don’t like about it, is the poms are very off-white. Our RV walls are being painted a very bright white! I’m afraid it will look weird with the bright white. I could cut the poms off… The curtain fabric is labeled black but it looks like a very dark gray to me, with white stripes. Which one do you like best? I laid them on the rug that will be in the living room, along with a pillow and blanket that will be in that room. I put the white subway tile behind it so you can see a true bright white with them. If anyone finds any dark dark gray fabric with white stripes that looks like the pom curtains, let me know! Or if you think I should just cut off the poms, let me know! I’m open for opinions! Also- WE WILL BE ON THE ROAD THREE WEEKS FROM TODAY!!!
When you find leaves as big as your face and think no one can see you. 🍁🤦‍♀️😅🍃 . . .
Sinkland farms is a brewery with farm animals that comes alive in the fall as a pumpkin festival on the weekends. Where else can you get beer, pumpkins, kids activities, and gorgeous Mountain View’s in one place!?!? But even better than the festival, we were blessed with amazing company. Nora, you and Pat have proved to be true friends. When you travel fulltime, making fast friends is necessary. Advice that I always give my kids, but don’t typically practice myself. It’s been so wonderful to meet fellow RVers who have similar values and goals in life. You set the bar high for making new friends on the road! I will miss sharing chocolate tea, having you over to talk oils, your passion for healthy living, and your patience for our busy family. I hope our paths will cross again soon. And of course, my kids will truly miss your Dottie 🐶. I can’t wait for you to give us a true upstate New York tour, or to share space on the California coast someday.
We woke up today with less sleep than I prefer and more tears than smiles from the tiny one... BUT I refused to let this day go down the dump because of “Monday”... So we BOTH napped and well. Winsley signed for more food and walked over 6 steps by herself! She also was cheesing so hard for a picture she started coughing and it gave me a good laugh! 1 hour until the hubs is off work and tomorrow we’re going to a pumpkin patch together!! Take that Monday! We survived!
Did you know that I work from my bus?! Do you work from yours? . My best seller is reusable sandwich and snack bags, machine washable and SUPER durable, I sew them with a vintage machine and (usually) with solar power right in my bus! . Check out the link in my bio for more, and as a thanks to my followers enter code wolf10 for 10% off. For more, check out my business page @wolfbusproducts 😘 . Thanks for the support y’all! #etsyseller #makerlife #tinyhomeliving
Capitol Reef National Park doesn’t disappoint. Beautiful landscapes, small crowds, no lines, and easy parking... yes, please! Today we planned to go to the visitor center, then head home for schoolwork. Instead, we went to the visitor center, then we hiked about 2 miles to Hickman Bridge, a 133-foot natural bridge. Oops... 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 . . #adventurekids #explore #rvlife #fulltimerv #capitolreefnationalpark #findyourpark #hickmanbridge #hike #optoutside #instatravel #redrock #views #fulltimefamily
Who likes caves? Oregon Caves National Monument was a beautiful stop along our route to the Valley of the Rogue area in Oregon. Such rich green colors outside and stunning stalagmite and stalactite formations in the caves themselves!
So here’s the thing. I hate when people say that they have OCD, just because they like things clean and controlled. OCD is a legit mental health issue. Yet it’s used as a badge of honor. And I am 1000% guilty of calling myself OCD. I’m not. But there is something about my brain that makes it so if something is close to perfect but isn’t, it freaks out! 🔹 For example, If I see a house that is clean but there is dust, I have to fight to urge to wipe the dust. If I were thin, I would be obsessed until I had the perfect body. It would drive me nuts. 🔹 A few years back, I got to a point that I was angry and literally pissed at any mess anyone would make. I remember having a Roomate and getting into fights about her leaving finger prints on the appliances. It was bad. Control freak much? 🔹 I made a choice. I decided to give myself a break and give the people around me a break. I decided to stop getting upset with my kids for living in our house and making messes. I decided to stop hating my mombod. And I decided to try to not give a hoot about what people thought about it. It’s still a work in progress but I am much happier. 🔹 So as my perfectionism has turned on in the final hours before we put our house up for sale, I have found myself power washing every crack in the side walk and drive way, getting mad at the trees for dropping their leaves ( I mean how dare they?!) and scrubbing the railings on our back porch and front steps. (Who does that?!!) 🔹 It was a good reminder to me that perfection is unattainable. It is something I have spent so many years trying to achieve and so much time wasted. This little “OCD” flashback has me grateful for the progress that I’ve made. 🔹 I’ve hung up my perfection lifestyle and adapted a healthier and more satisfying life style of doing my best and allowing others to be imperfect too. 🔹 Make no mistake, you can’t only expect perfection from yourself. It seeps into the relationships around you and it is a joy kill. No one is perfect and expecting that from yourself or others will only leave you upset. You will have less empathy for yourself others and thats’s never good. Cut yourself some slack! 🔹#notaninstamom #notaninstamodel
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