She smelled like something sweet and warm and foreign. It wasn’t anything I could place per se, but something that I never wanted to forget.
She was the only woman I knew that liked honey drizzled on her vanilla bean ice cream. It’s the only sweet she’d ever touch.
Vanilla bean reminded me of her delicate skin, dusted from head to toe in freckles of all shapes and colors.
s.r. // 7.10.17
The promised land in her eyes,
A whole story of sensuality in her body,
After a word comes out of her mouth a flower blooms in winter's sleep,
The way she walks, steady, rock hard,
Placing her dreams where they should be,
Above humanity and notions of happiness,
Long ago, she was a seductress in the Promised World,
Unreachable to him, unknown to you,
But now I know her,
Like I always knew I wanted to know a wanderer of souls.
#ivyskiss #tattoos #tattooed #girlswithtattoos #inkedgirls #wanderer
🌻Nothing holds yourself back more than your own insecurities🌻
I still can’t believe who I was. I’m so different now. Like not only do I not recognize myself physically and mentally- I don’t even understand how I got to the point of being so uncomfortable with myself. 👀
I desperately wanted a way out of the way I felt, and looked. 🤷🏻♀️ I didn’t know what to do. I tried crazy diet pills, juice cleanses, those crazy wrap things, and fad diets. Nothing stuck with me, and honestly only made my anxiety WORSE ❌
I remember creeping daily on my coach, and being like FAHK, I need what she’s got 🙌🏻 Not only did I see her loving herself, but she was feeling great, and having FUN changing her body. ⭐️
I was sold.🔥
I can’t even imagine my life if I was still that old me. I wouldn’t be happy. I wouldn’t be healthy. I can tell you right now I was spiraling into a place I didn’t wanna go 🤦🏻♀️
I’m happier, healthier, more confident, and stronger than EVER. I can now get out of bed in the morning without self loathing and crying in the mirror.
Sooooo if you feel AT ALL like I used to... if you’ve been trying and trying to make a change, and can’t seem to stick with anything.... What are you waiting for? If I can do this, SO CAN YOU. You deserve to be the best version of yourself 💕
4 puzzles pieces to success: 30 min workouts (which is 2% of your day- there’s NO excuse) following delicious healthy meal plans, accountability and support in my online wellness group (filled with badass babes! 💕 ily #soulsorority
) and a superfood shake that is legit the reason of 80% of my results 🌱
What would you do if I said in 21 days you could lose weight, learn to love yourself, and change your mindset? You’re going to wish you joined me sooner 👯♀️ Link is in my bio!
I literally needed to take like 14 deep breaths before writing this because life is a workout that I feel I’m constantly trying to catch my breath from.
But 24 years ago, my heart stopped for the second time. Right then and there the Lord could have taken me to be with him forever. But instead he knew 24 years later I would have gone to work, I would have gone to crossfit and had an anxiety attack, I would be concerned about my health and recently discovering that I’m going to have to be gluten free, sugar free, carb free, and lactose free. None of these things come as a surprise to him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
He knew from the moments I took my first breath, from the viral meningitis, from the moments when my heart failed, to when I was diagnosed with Graves Disease, to when I gave my first injection of insulin, to when I met my husband, to sitting here now, that he loved me and had a purpose for me. He could have taken me then, but he also is a God who loves and who calls us to live a purposeful and sometimes difficult life.
This quote has been sitting in my heart and in my google drive for months with thoughts that would roll around in my brain and here we are, finally.
“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo. "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
So often “I wish it need not have happened in my time.” But that’s the thing, it’s stuff that I can’t do anything about presently or honestly maybe ever. Because this world from the very beginning was created good and perfect, but was tainted by selfishness and vanity. So for now it’ll be broken until it’s made whole again. Until that day, I have been dealt these unfortunate difficulties.
But we’re purposefully put here to do with what has been given to us, whether fortunate or not so favorable. Rise above your situations. Get up and look up. Remember to whom you belong. You were created with purpose so live intentionally. Even if it’s for a season, bloom where you are planted.
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
“ Even though the journey is unknown, may you always remember all the ways in which you have grown” .
This little girl is doing BIG things. Looking into bigger opportunities internally at my job and getting back into school on 11/13 to finish my degree I took a short 2 month break from when I was ill. Isn’t it funny how crazy fast life can change and how we react to it. That’s adversity. 💜