She taught me ‘bout optimism, back in the states where our friendship started ❤️👭 Where the song ‘replay’ from Iyaz got us wild 💃🏽 and where the security kicked me out of the club cause she gave me alcohol while I was underaged👀#memories #wayback #nineyearsago #shawty #latinvillage
Há 9 anos eu chegava na casa dela de mala e cuia, sem saber muito o que esperar. Uma decisão que mudou minha vida em vários aspectos, todos eles para melhor. Há 9 anos eu chegava em Brasilia, e se tudo deu certo desde então, boa parte é “culpa” da linda da @lili_zanginha
e do sempre generoso @andrecvm
! Obrigada por tudo, afilhados queridos! 😍 #107forever #nineyearsago
✈️ KSA 🇸🇦 to UAE 🇦🇪#nomakeupselfie
Traveling solo as an unaccompanied woman from Saudi Arabia to Dubai: I was in the female/family section of the plane; there were female only restrooms on the aircraft as well and a minder waited with me at the gate, held my passport and tickets, (I was not allowed to keep hold of them) and escorted me on to the plane/directly to my seat 💺 ... #tbt #onthisday #nineyearsago
#🧕🏼 🖤 📿 #nofilter #tookthisonmyblackberry
p.s. when I see you, remind me to tell you how I almost got arrested at the Starbucks in Jeddah... 🤷🏼♀️👀😬
Mom and Dad told me it all started in this city many moons ago and two students interviewed us while we had lunch and snapped this picture! 📸🖤💛🌽🐾😊
Glad the rain woke me up and I found this photo (with half an hour or so to spare until August 15th)! It was nine years ago today, August 14, 2009, when a certain VW bus made it to Tucson via transporter truck at approximately 8pm that evening. I had bought the yet-to-be-named-vehicle in San Diego in June 2009 but she broke down as we (my friend Cindy Carlson and I) were just exiting on to San Diego's freeway. Cindy was driving because at the time, I was very rusty when it came to driving a stick shift (not having done so since my Navy days in the early 1980's). Rather than risk another breakdown after repairs were done (for free, thanks to the previous owner who took pity on me 😃), a transporter truck was hired to haul the vehicle to Tucson. Since that day nine years ago the VW bus gained a new name (Lucy, after The Beatles' "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds") and my stick shift driving has improved greatly! Happy Anniversary, Lucy!
#tucson #lucythevwbus #vwbuslove #nineyearsago #vwbus
Nine years ago this guy and I set off on an adventure of a lifetime. We had already traveled halfway across the planet, but it wasn’t the miles ahead of us that would make the adventure great, it was taking that first step, hand in hand, as husband and wife.
Looking back, it’s painfully beautiful the moments that I can remember. The sound of the ocean waves in the distance. The feeling of the long grass brushing against my dress. The taste of salt on my lips from the ocean fog that was surrounding us. I can still see his young face behind the tissues as he wiped the tears from his eyes and hear his voice break as he vowed to honor me. •
Not to honor me as ‘his’ wife, but to honor me. The woman I was before him, honor the journey I took to get to where I was standing that day. To honor the woman I was, standing in front of him, at that very moment, and to honor the woman I would become. Not because of him, but with him.
I said it was painfully beautiful to look back, because I wish I could tell that young couple so much. I would tell them that it would be messier than they think it will be. It will be louder and more raw. It will be difficult, but it will also be so much more damn beautiful than they could ever imagine. I wish I could tell them that the day they are having at that moment... With the ocean and the grassy pasture and the beautiful old church will never hold a flame to what waits for them. •
That the mess and chaos and routine of life is around the corner, but it’s greater than they could ever imagine and the best part is they will be creating that image the best way possible... Together.
In typical fashion, we celebrated our own way... This time it just happened to include shooting guns and admiring county fair projects without the kids in tow. Oh, and there may have been a funnel cake thrown in there also. ❤️
Aber keine Angst @ribery_fcb7
du bleibst meine große Liebe 💕😂
to NINE years ago! Tan ( more like an Oompa Loompa! ), skinny ( I was always on the go ), blonde ( used to be my natural color ) and just started college! 😳
I was always at the beach when I was younger and miss it! We’re going to start going to the beach more, I mean...Hey! We live in FLORIDA! 🌴
#holycow #whosthatgirl #beachbaby #nineyearsago
Ode to my youngest brother, Chris. ( Note, this is a heartfelt long post!💜) 9️⃣ yrs.ago today I experienced a life event that changed my behaviors, actions and understanding of women’s health. It was my baby brother, Chris who was right there for me. 😍
I remember calling Chris to tell him what had happened. I was in the ER, he was hiking with family. He immediately abandoned that excursion and within hours I had unexpected medical support that included excellent care and resources at my fingertips. More importantly, he took care of my emotions. 🤗
I was lucky on that day on many levels but even luckier to have Chris take off his pharmaceutical hat and put on his social worker hat. Chris was already juggling a young family, carving his own career, training for Pelotonia, working on his own entrepreurship with hops and craft beer. Suddenly, he became my sounding board to not only me but to Joe too. He was my educator, my lifeline. Chris anticipated this and stayed with both Joe and I on my journey towards healing, confidence and all my unconventional lifestyle changes.😎 Anyone who goes through a traumatic event knows that it messes with your head and believe me I was a head case. Prior to this, I was a textbook classic case of excellent health. So, this was not supposed to happen to me. 🤦♀️ I am indeed a ❤️survivor and each year as I visit the Cardiologist I look forward to my blood work, my office visit and comparing my data from year to year. You see, it is important to practice good heart health every day. The scientist in me believes that all the hard work I put in over the year shows up in numbers and drives me to be even better.👍🏻 My greatest lesson from this is about perseverance. No matter where you are in your health journey, some of those steps on your path will show up as being hard but you need to put the work in.Keep moving forward. It’s what’s on the other side that matters. 😊
In retrospect, my experience was extremely positive and that I owe to my baby brother. So today, even though we are not in the month of February, I wear red and Chris, Thank you. ❤️❤️