Please tag someone who needs a reminder that it is okay to not be ok. Instagram is full of pictures of people's lives in these perfect little squares. Unfortunately, these squares do not give an accurate picture of life. We do our best to put our best foot forward on social media. We often leave out the messy parts of life. Let me assure you that the lives behind these perfect little squares are far from perfect. No one lives a perfect life, and things are not always as they appear.
I think there are a couple reasons we don't often share the messy side of things: 1) We want to look like we have things together, 2) We don't think people want to see our mess, and 3) We want to pretend like everything is perfect to make ourselves feel better
I'm not saying that it is wrong to share the beautiful parts of our lives. I just think we all need a reminder from time to time that it is ok to be imperfect. It's ok for our house to be a mess, it's ok if our kid is wearing clothes that have stains, and it's normal to have bad days. I definitely needed this reminder today as I cried on my husband's shoulder.
Today’s procrastination brought to you by Penelope and @simplysteph015
Sometimes I need a creative break and this was exactly what I needed today. 🐈
This is was an outtake from a session I did last year and I just snagged a picture of her sweet Penelope and boom 💥 this was created.
How are you doing with your New Years Resolutions? 😏
I’m totally not opposed to the whole “New Year, New You” concept - not on New Year’s Day, or any part of the year.
The problem with resolutions and goals is that most often we make them when our motivation is high and we’re feeling good, and we often forget that *we won’t feel that way all year long!*
What does that mean?
I might make a New Years resolution to “get into better shape” because I know I need to start paying attention to my health. I tell myself I’m gonna start working out and eating better, and I’m gonna start NOW.
...but then two weeks later, when it’s raining and cold outside, I’m hungry, and there are a lot of stressful things going on in my life, all I want to do is STAY HOME and EAT. 🌧🍜🥺
Then, if I don’t go to the gym and/or I end up overeating, my motivation levels go down and I feel like crap. 😭
It’s great to have big, broad goals. But next time, trying breaking them down and starting with one very small step that’ll put you in the right direction (hint: be SPECIFIC!). Once you’re able to do that one thing consistently, you’re confidence will be up and you can build on that habit onto the the next small step in the process.
Stop relying on motivation and telling yourself, “if you want it bad enough, you’ll work for it.” It doesn’t always work that way! It’s okay to be realistic and understanding of the fact that you won’t always be motivated.
What are some of your goals that you’re working on right now? What is ONE small behavior goal that you can establish to start you off on the right track?
Finn made us juice today 💚. At 2 years old he is already setting healthy habits for a lifetime. I of course cut up the produce but he puts it in the juicer and does the rest. Today’s recipe has wheat grass, romaine, apple, pear, & kiwi. In order to teach your kids to be healthy we have to practice healthy habits ourselves. I always hear people say, “I don’t know where to start”. I felt this way too... belieevveee meee!!! I have started clients off literally at square 1️⃣. Some of you may be embarrassed to reach out because it can be intimidating. I get it. Let me let you in on a little secret ... I may know a thing or two more about health and fitness but you may have a lot more knowledge than me in a different area. For instance... TERRIBLE with geography, history, & politics over here just to name a few 😉. It’s ok to admit it and work on getting better. Your health and your family’s health is important. If you are struggling let me know. We can break it down, make it simple, have fun, & learn from each other. That’s what friends are for.
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Expectativa vs. Realidad 👥
Esta es una de las miles de imágenes que vemos en internet de los típicos lugares turísticos que parecen mágicos (y seguro que en algún momento lo fueron) pero, como todo, los hemos acabado explotando hasta que acaban siendo simplemente un sitio más, un tic en una larga lista de viaje.
Si realmente quieres conocer un destino y su cultura, existen miles de lugares increíbles que visitar en todos los países que, aunque no sean tan "fotogénicos", ofrecen algo mucho más especial. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Expectation vs. Reality👥
This is just an example of the thousands of pictures we see on internet of the typical tourist places that seem magical (and I'm sure at some point they were), but, like everything else, we have exploited them until it becomes just another site, a must of a long travel list.
If you really want to know a destination and its culture, there are thousands of incredible places to visit in all countries that, although they are not so "photogenic", offer something much more special.
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Sorry Dad. I stole your woman’s heart. 🤷🏼♂️ She was all yours for 12 years. Now she doesn’t give a 💩 about you anymore. Her life is all about me now. 😈😝 Tag someone who also got replaced by a cute pet. 🙈
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At times, its about discussing the true, honest, real, and sometimes heavy subjects that we need to hear about and speak about. But sometimes, its just about a lighthearted, relatable, moment of laughter. Even if it is at my own expense:
One thing I am "not good at" is loving kid stuff. As a mom, I feel like I should inherently enjoy certain places and activities, because they bring my children joy. But truthfully, as a mother, and woman, who gets overwhelmed by crowds, overstimulating sounds and lights, and an admitted germophobe, most "kid" events make me cringe. I find ways around this, and also fully accept that often times Dad is just much better suited to lead the charge during outings of this nature, but at my core I still feel like this is one of my "shortcomings" as a mother. That I don't LOVE kid stuff.
SO, I am curious, am I alone in this? In what ways did you picture yourself being a certain type of mother, that in reality, just isn't "you"? Head over to Fourth Trimester Tribe's blog to read "Ode to the Slide Whistle", a poem recounting a hideous outcome of a dreaded "kid activity" I semi-skipped out on.