3.37pm. How was school? Fine. Did you have a great day? Kinda. Who’d you play with? Everyone. Did you learn anything new today? No, not really......Shall I stop asking you questions? Yes. Which of your teachers survived this afternoons zombie apocalypse?......What? Blood out of a f**king stone.
What a couple weeks it’s been. The range of emotions I’ve felt this week have been all over the place. As I’m working through them I want to share some things I’m doing to do exactly that, work through them. I keep coming back to my breath. Prana, life force, our breath, is a tool we are gifted to have each moment we exist. It gives us the power to come back to each moment by calming our nervous system down. I went out and got a new journal to pour my heart into. ✨Movement. Yoga is my favorite way of moving and releasing stagnant energy in my body. It’s healing. It’s hopeful. ✨Music. For me, putting on workshop music calms me down, fills my soul, and brings me back into God’s presence. Our worship is His habitat. ✨Kitchen Therapy. I’ve been making my pumpkin spice muffins on repeat. Also eating a lot of cereal and getting take out when necessary! #keepinitreal What are some ways you move through emotions?
Still can’t believe baby #2 is happening!!! I wanted a boy so badly with our first and then I wanted a second girl so badly with our second 🤷🏻♀️ God has a funny sense of humor. Today marks 15 weeks in my pregnancy, and 3 months in for those people who haven’t had kids. So far I’ve made my registry, gotten rid of all two 1/2 years worth of girls clothes I saved up, and had Sam take apart the crib so that Lily could be upgraded to her big girl bed. We might even settled on a name!!!!😱 I’ve also found the most gorgeous nursery inspo that i can’t wait to reveal later in the future ☺️ Physical symptoms I’m experiencing currently are acid reflux, which will probably only get worse, acne, stuffy nose, major back pain, continued nausea, and gas. Hey, just keepin it real 👀 I’ve still got some other major decision to make but I’m hoping I’ll be in a good headspace to make after the holidays are over. It’s amazing how big these decisions can seem when they only affect a tiny blip of the baby’s life. I tend to throw things out of proportion, but I’m also like every other mom who just wants the best for their kid. It’s not our fault there is so much pressure put on being the perfect parents and raising the perfect child. But if there’s anything life as a parent taught me the first time around, we aren’t perfect and we never will be. It’s easier just to let it go and try the best you can. • • • #keepinitreal #15weekspregnant #15wks #15weeks #prego #genderreveal #momsofinstagram #motherhood #boymom #girlmom #pregnancysymptoms #pregnantandperfect #pregnantlife
I’m back home and yes, I went full throttle on work and photoshoots today... but I also made time for an anxiety-induced nap and an evening stress sesh around loving too many work avenues 🙂 #keepinitreal
Your actions should reflect what you 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁, not how you 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭. Not even going to lie, I walked into the gym today 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 like I wanted to turn around & go back to bed. Maybe lay there all day. Maybe eat a nice bowl of cereal while I’m at it 😂 #keepinitreal But I ignored those 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴, and I got my damn workout in. & you know what? It wasn’t all that awful! I 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 to reach my goals. I 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 my legs to lean out. I 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 rounded glutes. I 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 capped delts. I 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 to win my class. I 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 to fight for the overall. I 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 to make myself proud. I may 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 tired. I may 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 hungry. I may 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 weak. But if I acted out of how I 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭, I would quit. I would wimp out... And I would be left 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 like a failure. So I act based on what I 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁. And I 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 to succeed more than I want to give in to how I 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭. You’re not going to feel motivated or excited to push yourself towards your goals. But remind yourself of what you 𝗧𝗥𝗨𝗟𝗬 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁. Not what you want right now based on a feeling. That’s how you win, and that’s how you change the way you feel.
Friends. If you sat through last night's debate like I did. With choppy WiFi. No alcohol or ice cream. A lot of rain and an anxious dog in your bed. Or if you did none of the above but just know that this has to end? Please be sure to vote. _ I'll be honest, I don't typically come out and shout from the rooftops here on insta, I tend to save the intensity for Twitter and Facebook. But today. The day after that sh*tshow? I need to cleanse my virtual palate and ask you all to take into account what this man has done for and to our country. There's little in the first category and a lot in the second. So vote. _ Vote for Black lives. Vote for women's rights. Vote for your friends and loved ones in the LGBTQIA+ community. Vote for all the reasons. Vote to help get this country on a path of change. #Vote _ VOTE earrings purchased from my friend over at @falconridgedesigns - you will see them on me all of the days I leave my house. T-shirt purchased from the #BidenHarris2020 campaign. #votelikelivesdependonitbecausetheydo _ #365feministselfie #selfieaday #redheadselfie #redhairdontcare #voteearlyifyoucan #voteforchange #mailinvotingisperfectlysafe #vote #mailinvoting #keepinitreal #workspace #LCSW #workathometherapist #teletherapy #mentalhealthmatters #socialworker #noworriesmyclientscantseeme 🤔
I absolutely adore this documentary portrait by @emmacollins_photography , it brings back such wonderful memories of the summer (says me as it’s pouring down outside ). But also so many questions: why is their a giant inflatable swan inside? And why is she sitting on it, indoors? 😂 Keep sharing your documentary portraits for this week’s theme and tag them with #dfp_portrait so I can find them and feature them here! Guest mod: @mamzenko
blue jean baby 🤍 little honey actually spit up alllll over my shoulder as I took this picture 😂 im learning more and more that its so incredibly important to do these few (simple ) things every day for my mental health at this stage of postpartum (and probably for the rest of ever ) •get out of the house •move my body (even if it’s just a walk ) •drink and eat enough •have a little time to myself .... and maybe a glass of wine 🙃 ive tried to ignore all of those things when mom guilt creeps in and I feel like I’m not doing enough... but here’s deal- if mama ain’t happy, nobody’s happy, so these little to-do’s are a daily priority now. what else is on your daily list to take care of your mental health?
Celebrating a little extra today as tomorrow marks my first day as a FULL-TIME ENTREPRENEUR! 🥳 But if I’m being real with y’all, I’m also kind of in a glass case of emotion (if you know you know 😂 ). Hell yeah I’m excited. But hell yeah I’m terrified too. Despite the up and down of emotions I’m having, the one thing that is keeping me grounded is my WHY. Leading with impact and showing up here for you guys, day in and day out, to show you that you can turn a life of dieting, restriction and body dissatisfaction into one of freedom, confidence and empowering movement. 💯 I may be feeling all the feels today, BUT I AM HERE FOR IT. I’m ready to dedicate my time to serving YOU, so let’s do this. ⭐️ Where my other entrepreneurs at!? 🤩 📸 : @amber .hoadley #bozeman #bozemanmt #entrepreneurlife #glasscaseofemotion