Merit is a tricky tricky thing. I was raised to believe you get from life what you work for, what you earn. There’s this vicious lie parents tell that good grades and worthy accomplishments are sure gateways to success. But I’ve found that far from true. Merit is but a small piece of a larger puzzle. You don’t only get what you work for. You get what you align with. You don’t have to make good work to be successful. I mean look how many brilliant people hustle and get nowhere and then look at the trash on the airwaves and in theaters.
The merit ideology would have you perplexed that said “trash” finds mass success and effectively secures next level bags. It would have you think it’s unfair. But there’s an audience for every voice. And where some may choose to be salty, I am inspired. Neither I nor my work has to be perfect, if I love it as it is. And while I’m grateful for the critical eye cultivated within me by my elders, I’m putting that part of me on mute for now. It’s time to drop the needle on a new narrative. I love my work because it is my work. Because it reflects my life now. And because creating is a privilege, and you don’t ever talk bad about your children. If I’m putting time and energy into it, it must be catapulting me forward, even if I only see how in hindsight. Everything I do is opening doors. Everything I do is great. Everything I do is award worthy. // a declaration
Courage and bravery have no place without fear. The cave we fear to enter holds the treasure that we seek...so, here I go...
The universe listens to my actions, inactions, hopes, dreams, thoughts, inspirations, prayers, and words...and then the universe speaks. “You are more ready than you may know” she says, “go now”...
With that, I am stepping foot into uncharted territory...deep breaths and small steps lead me to my destiny. Deeper purpose is revealed with each new day...it is time.
#bravery #courage #areyouready #letsgo #universequotes #theuniversehasyourback #iambrave #bebrave #neverready #sendmeonmyway #listen #respond #yogawithshree #ascension #wakeup #itstime #go #nofear
Today I'm running on left over carmel macchiatos and boxed snacks from sprouts , working a full time job , being an entrepreneur, working on homework and exams for college, spending time with family , I know a lot of people are preparing for the holidays it can become a full load and it does get overwhelming at times, but my dreams and truest hearts desires fuel me , I am fixated on doing my inner work to become the woman I need to be, I am fixated on my startup beauty business so that eventually I can use my resources materially and internally to help and inspire young women and girls! So many of us work relentlessly and this is for the folks that are feeling a little tired don't give in ! Let your dreams and aspirations fuel you ,manifest the life you desire and go beyond your thoughts of limited possibilities I want to know what fuels you in the moments of the overwhelm stay focused ,& keep your head up your dreams will surely manifest 🙌🙌 #manifest #manifesting #manifestation #highvibes #raiseyourvibration #healthymindset #theuniversehasyourback #manifestyourdreams #highvibetribe #youaremagic #tribevibes #vibrationalenergy #lawofattraction #spiritjunkie #positiveintentions #youarepowerful #selfgrowth #highvibelife #manifestyourlife #powerofthemind #positiveliving #positivevibes #womenandgirls
# girlbossfuel #victoriagrace
Who else can really appreciate sick days?🙋🏽♀️Sure, it requires staying home and taking it easy.. but it is so needed. It reminds you to “fill your cup”. Yes with coffee ☕️ (always), but also metaphorically. Fill your cup, as in take time for self care, reflection and meditation✨Time for healing and growing. The way I see it, sometimes us getting sick, is the universe’s way of telling us to slowwwww down. So today, I am in FULL acceptance of relaxing, resting and taking the time needed to FILL my cup✌🏼🥰💛 who’s with me!
I’m gonna be a lil vulnerable bc being sick has put me in my feeels haha it feels weird posting a picture of myself from this trip. Not authentic in a way. While I have some amazing things to say about my time in Lisbon (being able to spend time with my brother, the colorful buildings, good food, and kindness of everyone we met), I can’t try and pretend that being sick didn’t put a damper on the trip.
It’s funny how fast being sick can turn your mood. I’ve talked about the ups and downs of the past four months and I was finally feeling good in an upswing and then I started feeling sick. Not like a little cold, either. I haven’t been this sick since I don’t know when. And the fact that I still haven’t really allowed myself to rest is why I am not getting better quicker. This whole being sick has affected my mental health and really has me reprioritizing right in time for the new year.
I know everything happens as it’s supposed to but it still sucks and I’m frustrated. Social media feels like a burden lately yet I am so addicted to it. My parents are coming on Friday (thank Jesus bc i am sooOoOOo homesick right now) and I just want to feel better and enjoy my time with them.
I’m going on a slight social media detox these next few weeks. I still have content I want to post and I do want to share some of my travels with my parents so I’ll pop in here and there. But I just need a break. I need to get back into a better headspace and rest my mind and body since it’s really asking for that. Wishing you all good holidays spent with family and friends ❤️✨🎄
#sintra #sintraportugal #sintragram #penapalace #portugal #visitportugal #visitlisbon #intuitiveliving #girlslovetravel #trustyourgut #theuniversehasyourback #positiveaffirmations #socialmediadetox
Everything you need to make 2019 your best year yet is already within you.⠀
Mind blown? ⠀
You don't need diet products. You don't need a pricey planner. You don't need a fancy gym membership.⠀
You are enough just as you are. And you have everything you need to grow as a person within you.⠀
Take time to listen to your gut. Get quiet. Take the first right step. Trust your intuition. You got this.⠀
Bring it on 2019!
Show up everyday and give it everything you’ve got. Never give up, you will never know what could have been if you do. Sometimes we are about to shatter the glass ceiling and we just stop not realizing we were one day away from success. Don’t let negative thoughts and self doubt creep in. Know your worth, your dreams, have a vision and live life like you’ve already won the lottery. 😘
Be F°°KiN' RAD. BE BAD ASS AF.
No one completes you. No one is your other half. Look deep and see that you are untouchable, amazing, full of your own super powers... And that you are whole,.
Then maybe, just maybe... Share that with someone else who gets that as well!
2019 IS OUR YEAR PEOPLE.
Tell me of clouds passing by
Of how they always seem to know
Which direction the wind may possibly blow
Teach me of mountains high
Of how the highest climbs
Comes after the deepest drills
Remind me of how the winter blues
Sets in moods
That splurts in moments of magical ecstasy
Let me know
What makes these days so plentiful
Of why this world
Suddenly seems like the perfect place to be
Tell me more
Of why I am starting to float amidst
These miracles of Mother Nature
Tell me more
Of why I am indulging myself
In words so spontaneous
My feelings oozing out unstoppably
Tell me more
Of why this fire is suddenly burning
Tell me more
Of why I am suddenly so alive
Intoxicated in the magic of believe
Tell me more
Yes, tell me more
You just have to tell me more
Because I never seem to get enough
Of when you tell me
And show me still
Of every single thing
That makes this life so beautiful!
Do tell me more.
#Poem #Poetry #Original #Love #Life #Lines #Words #Mountains #Winter #Season #Feelings #HereAndNow #Nature #Inspiration #Clouds #TheUniverseHasYourBack #TheUniverse #MySweet #Instagram #Travel #Wanderer #WanderLust #Write #GypsySoul #LifeIsBeautiful
Ensure to keep your drains in tip top working order to avoid emotional blockages! 💦 .
Especially now we are getting into the full swing of the holiday season which can be fraught with conflict and highlight family dramas, it's especially important to ensure the smooth flow of emotions and not let things get blocked
Countdown time - Only 20 hours to go, 2 flights & train lets do this!! ENGLAND here I come 🤗
I hope it snows!!!
I so needed to read THIS. I asked God yesterday to show me what in the HELL he wanted me to do! This is exhausting my soul. I took all the apps off my phone yesterday because it was the only act of defiance I could do at the moment. I am absolutely NOT going to drink or take a DRUG - NO MATTER WHAT. That option is off the damn table for me. .
So I deleted ALL social media apps. I got angry and I cleaned my whole house. Hahaha!!! I feel a SO MUCH better than yesterday! Self preservation is VITAL to my well being. You can't give something that you that God has emptied from your soul. I cried and I begged God to fill my tank back up. My Homeboy Jesus filled my tank up just enough. He ALWAYS does. Without fail. I can always rely on HIM. .
"Once you have become grateful for a problem, it loses its ability to drag you down". I was overwhelmed by the people who reached out to me. I really didn't KNOW how many people's life that I have touched by sharing my struggles. I really didn't. If me sharing my journey helps just 1 person. It is worth it! Happy Tuesday People! Still SOBER. 💞💗💞
Sacral + Solar Plexus Cakras
Zodiac - Capricorn
Planet – Sun
Element – Fire, Earth
A stone of protection, Tiger Eye may also bring good luck to the wearer. It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions. Particularly useful for healing psychosomatic illnesses, dispelling fear and anxiety. Useful for recognizing one’s own needs in relation to the needs of others. Balancing yin-yang and energizing the emotional body, Tiger Eye stabilizes mood swings, imbues us with willpower, purpose, courage and self-confidence, and releases tension.
Tiger Eye treats eyes, throat and reproductive organs, releases toxins, alleviates pain and is helpful in repairing broken bones and strengthening the alignment of the spinal column. #moonmalasbymegan #108 #meditation #theuniversehasyourback #mala #crystalhealing
truth. you’re the creator of your own story. at any given moment YOU have the power to change how your story or chapter will go. try to remember this as situations are unfolding that you may feel you have no control over. i believe in you and think you’re worthy of having your story end exactly the way you want it to. so, chase your dreams + follow your intuition....and believe that you’ve got this 😘 happy Monday, beautiful souls ✨ 📷 : @spiritdaughter
I pulled this card from #theuniversehasyourback
deck yesterday during my home yoga practice, and it’s a pretty darn good reminder during the holiday season.
When that to-do list gets long, and when that calendar gets full, connect back with how you want to feel this season. If those to-dos and plans don’t honor how you want to feel...are they really necessary?
Maybe it won’t shorten your list or clear your calendar, but that simple mindset shift can help you feel better while you’re doing it all.
How are you honoring how you want to feel today?
#wellnessblogger #mindfullness #wellandgood #mindsetquotes #mindsetmatters
A not so gentle reminder during the craziness of the holiday season. Whatever you do today, let it be enough. 🙌 ✧
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it doesn’t matter where you were planted
‘cause when you’re ready
you will come into full bloom
as you are
as you were planted to be
so it is
and so it will be. 🌸
📽 x 🎹 by: @isabelleseleneho
at an early age, I could remember being fascinated by flowers, there was something so ethereal about them and poetically tragic as they’d magically bloom into a beauty that you wished would last forever, but it wouldn’t, it never could.
fast forward to recent times reading the first few pages of echkart tolle’s a new earth, he explains how a flower was the symbol of our awakening into our true nature, who we were and how we were born into this world, whether we looked different from the rest or not. the diversity of flowers were a symbol that collectively we all could shine and we would when it was our time to come into full bloom. reading that passage only deepened my love for flowers and how they were so interconnected to our human nature, more so than we believed.
as a house warming gift to myself, I bought this rose plant that initially had a few roses at the time, but they inevitably wilted away. save for this one bud. this one bud that I was sure would shrivel up before it’s time. but to my surprise, slowly but surely, on its own, it managed to grow its way out of the decaying plant. and there it was. it came into full bloom as i was capturing it in this video. not only was it a rose that bloomed later than the rest, but it also bloomed when i was in the dark night of the soul, questioning my path and diving deep into the void. it was a message of hope, with an array of colors intertwined and overlapped. did I judge it for not being pink as it’s predecessors? did i snark in disgust that it looked different. no, and i don’t think neither did you. 🌼
with all of the heavy energies where as a collectively we are feeling depressed, even suicidal, in light of #petedavidson
‘s post, to all of those feeling the weight on your shoulders i ask you to take a deep breath and ground yourself. it is not your time yet to blossom, but your time will come. it doesn’t matter if others are experiencing it, your path just like everyone else’s is unique in its own👇🏻
This couldn’t be more true leading up to Christmas!
Addie told me in the car on the way to school that last week during recess some older kids had laughed at her for believing in Santa.
I almost lost my shit.
Like wtf older kids!?!?!
And now at 7:34am I was faced with SO many potential ways to turn this into a teaching moment, but all I wanted to do was get them to school so I could go home and have a silent, solo coffee before getting the work done I had wanted to get done yesterday but couldn’t because Merrick was home sick!
And on top of the car ride conundrum - Addie’s attitude has been ridiculous the last couple months and the hubs and I are trying to decide if she “deserves” the hover board she’s been asking for since the summer that is currently being hidden in our crawl space. .
So you can see how much honesty is in this letterboard....
Alright - I’m off to package up the Goal Get It goal planners, plan my drop off route and hit play on another Gilmore Girls episode!! Totally avoiding the parental probs I’m having bahahhahah
Kari✌🏼🌴 📷 @thegoodkidclothingco
Shout out to daily.self.love for posting this beauty!
Everyone who crosses your path has something to learn, offer or experience with and through you.
Take time to enjoy the experience no matter how big or insignificant it may seem.
Yassssss, Brussels. My new fav veg 👌🏼✊🏼
Starting off week two a lil late but better late than never 💫💪🏼