Best part of weddings? Getting this guy on the dance floor! He’s not great at it by any means and I probably embarrass him like woah, because after a few glasses of wine, I am a dance machine! Dancing has been one area that I’ve always felt comfortable in my own skin even as an introvert. It’s one of those things that makes me, me and as a thirty-something mom something I never have time to do anymore so weddings are a great excuse to bust a move! Who else loves dancing?! Where do you feel most free?
Have you ever noticed that when life seems to go south, it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless? Fear and anxiety try so hard to steal the joy that you hope for. Personally I have to take time to sit back, breath, and just pray. I need to sit in prayer thanking God for everything I have that I’m blessed with. I have to take a page from the good book in Colossians 3, where it states “since I have been raised in Christ, I need to keep my heart and mind on things above, and not temporary earthly things.” Surround yourself with people who encourage you to seek God when things go wrong. Life isn’t a race, it’s a journey. It takes time to become who you are called to be. #onestepatatime
...when baby girl is sick but u cant miss work so she hangs n the office all day but building mates r hosting this awesomeness! 🌍♻️
Just keep on keeping on ... some days are a struggle to stay focused and put the time and effort into this later in life enrichment project 🤓. May take me awhile to get there and some days I want to to a million other things, ultimately I’m pleased with myself when I can make a tad more progress, turn in one more assignment, and make it one step closer to the end game. Whatever you’re working on, struggling with, whatever your challenge is, keep taking those steps...small as they are some days — they add up! You’ll get there. Just like me with this.... and maybe all the other residents at the assisted living will come out and help me celebrate when I do finally finish!😁 #mba #dontstopbelieving #slownsteady
In this century, there are very few limits still existing between us. Man has walked on the moon, created a full autopilot vehicle and survived so many hazards; there are no such things as limits anymore! Don't search for excuses, push your limits until they bend and break!
We all have great inner power. The power is self-belief. There’s really an attitude to winning. You have to see yourself winning before you win. Be hungry. You have to want to succeed. #dontstopbelieving #mondaymotivation
Things I’m ready to crush this week:
1. This midterm in my worst class
2. Two nights back to back of concerts
3. This upper respiratory infection •
Things I’m ready to crush BEGINNING this week:
1. New health goals
2. Financial freedom
3. Time freedom
4. EVERY. SINGLE. DREAM.
11 more weeks until the end of the year. I’m not putting these things off until New Year’s because they are too important to me. What about you? What dreams have you been putting off, but ready to crush NOW?
Let’s crush this. Together.
Xx, Ansley 💕
When I was younger, I never thought life would be this way. I never thought I’d battle depression and anxiety. I had no idea what OCD was, let alone that I’d have it. I used to love to eat. My younger self wouldn’t imagine developing an eating disorder. I used to hate having to wear my glasses. I never knew there’d be a time when I’d wish all it took was wearing glasses to correct my vision instead of developing an eye disease. •
I thought high school would be some of my most enjoyable years. Boy was I wrong! I thought I’d meet the love of my life in college and be married by now. I didn’t know I’d fall for someone who would betray me. I never knew I’d experience sexual trauma and dissociation, becoming completely out of touch with myself. I dreamed up a much smoother, happier life than this. •
Nevertheless, my life isn’t over yet. It is hard for me as a dreamer and an idealist to let go of my idea of life as I wish it were. I’m learning to accept what is. The reality of what is is not the end all be all. As I accept who I am and where I am, I can better move into what will be. Not to mention, I still have a lot to be grateful for. Maybe you too feel your reality pales in comparison to what you had hoped for. It isn’t over yet. Accept what cannot be changed; and, be patient with yourself as you are changing what you can.
#idealist #dreamer #itiswhatitis #thisstoryisntover #acceptwhatyoucantchange #changewhatyoucan #writeyourstory #lifecansurpriseyou #keephopealive #keeppushingforward #liveinthenow #itwillbeokay #liveyourlife #believe #mondaymotivation #itgetsbetter #dontstopbelieving #hope #acceptwhatis #youstillhavepurpose #jessicashanelgetinsidemyhead
I hope you have a BOSS WEEK filled with people who light you up and remind you who you are. I've been so blessed recently to spend time connecting with friends and meeting new folks and it's been soothing and healing for me! You (yes YOU) deserve friends who light you up and restore your faith in yourself when it wavers. 🌴
On set with @theaprilflores
& her newlywed husband @milcahcenteno
while we supported @cannasexual
for an @attndotcom
video about her work healing folks with cannabis and sex!
’ another day above ground. Praise the lord above for all we have! #grateful