Yesterday, this finally soaked in! I FELT it, instead of just intellectually understanding what it was supposed to feel like. ❤️
My whole life I’ve been too quiet, too shy, too over-the-top, too OCD, too intense, too EXTRA, too much of a people pleaser. I just figured these were weaknesses I needed to overcome.
You will always be too SOMETHING for some people! But the thing is, YOUR PEOPLE will be DRAWN to that quality. They will appreciate it. They won’t tell you you’re crazy or wonder how/why you are that way. They will make you feel like it’s your SUPERPOWER! They will suggest you embrace it and cheer you on! THESE ARE YOUR PEOPLE! I get it now.....at the age of 38. 😁
To everyone of you who cheered me on yesterday and made me feel like Super Woman (you all know who you are), THANK YOU!
So, don’t be afraid to let the real YOU shine through! Maybe it will turn some away, but more importantly it will attract the RIGHT ones into your life. The ones who get you and appreciate you for YOU! Besides, you can’t be any other way than how God created you anyway! Might as well wear it proudly! ❤️
:::ehem :::: May I have your attention, please?! 🎤
Today marks FOUR YEARS as a business owner. 🍾That’s right: my forth anniversary with Younique! (Or as we call it in Y Land- “Yanniversary!) 🤣
I am shocked that four years have gone by and am tempted to say, “where did the time go?!” BUT I won’t because so much has happened in these four years!
I started with timidity and fear. I started with anticipation of failure. I started with skepticism. I FULLY ASSUMED I would use that ‘easy out’ Younique offered. It truly was a very little risk type thing and I was sure I’d be pulling the abandon ship hatch quickly. 🆘
But clearly that didn’t happen. I’ve grown in ways I never knew possible. I’ve become so much more confident in giving things a try. I’ve learned my limits are not where I assumed they were. It’s pushed me to clearly see my shortcomings. Oh they are many! But once you see them, you can both USE THEM & WORK THROUGH THEM.
Yes, I’ve learned about makeup. I’d like to think I’ve gotten pretty good at it! But the makeup doesn’t touch the surface of what this has all meant to me!
This “side hustle” has:
.helped me pay off debt
.helped me buy groceries .helped me get ME time .taken Jay & I to Jamaica
.taken Jay & I to Punta Cana
.gotten me to visit Chicago, St Louis & Salt Lake City
.introduced me to numerous friends that are now more like family .gotten at least two friends/family members some counsel/love surrounding their sexual abuse as children
.grown my confidence
.shown me what I’m capable of
So in the end, I can only say- take the risk. Take it. Whatever it is. But IF you’ve been considering a mobile and FUN business venture- now is the time. You’ll never regret trying something but you may regret not. Take it from the BIGGEST skeptic of all! This has changed my life. 💜
Maybe it’s not always about trying to fix things that are broken. 💡
Like that one time you put wayyyyy too much sage in that dressing.Ain’t no recovering from that 😩
Maybe it’s about starting over and creating something better. Rebuild, start from the bottom. Can you think of some things you’d like to rebuild? #AhHaMoments 💡#ThrowTheWholeThingAway#DoOvers#StartOver#WCW
If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. Sometimes you have to stop fighting and being hardheaded about what Hes trying to show you and just let Him do it. Theres a reason for it all. While you were so busy fighting against what he was trying to take from you, you didnt see what he was trying to give you.
Detoxing this past week has been tough!
Ever since that giant parasite came out Mama has to take her cleanliness practices to the next level. .
Also, I am a week in to a month long dieta for Healing the GI Track & Nerves, as a result bringing more Clarity & Vitality 🙏. This Beautiful Medicine is from my Maestro, Xawan Gaspar and the Amazon in Peru 🙏. . (To make a note on *dieta*, I am doing a Healing dieta, when one does dieta to Learn from the Plants you are in seclusion and are solely focused on your dieta. PLeASE note this!
Real deal dieta: June, 2019 Peru with Our Beloved Maestro Xawan Gaspar!!!) .
I Love the Sacredness of Drinking the Amazonian Jungle Plants and FEELING their vitality on my tongue. Wow.
It’s called 7 Roots 🙏 Already it has cleaned SO Much More Out Of Me!🙏🙏🙏 .
In addition I have added some other detox support since returning from Peru. I Can’t Wait to Get My Health Back! It’s So Exciting 🤗🤣🤗🤣🤗🤣🤗🌈💖🕊✨✨ .
BiG Thanks to All Of You who have been checking up on me, guiding me to glorious supplements and sending me Love! I Feel SO Supported on My Healing Journey!
Deep Infinite Gratitude to You All!!! I can’t thank you enough!!! .
I’m about to DrOp SoMe WaRm MaGic on YaLL Real Soon! Stay Tuned! Ever Rising Life Arts has so much Greatness in Store for You this Year!!! .
With Cosmic Love & Blessings,
Pretty pretty please don’t you ever ever feel that you are anything less than fucking perfect 🎶 by Pink. So it’s been a 3 year process of dismantling everything I ever thought about myself to get to this point today. A clean slate. A place to start. We are all perfect exactly as we are. Wholly. Because this is who we are entirely separate individuals with out titles ( mom, wife, business owner, friend) these are all labels attached to us by others. Our food body is just the package that houses our internal light which has no measure no comparison because it is in fact Fucking Perfect. In this consumer world where we compete to have exteriors that show off our best selves. Fancy car. Big house. Brand name clothes. Pretty nails. You will forever be dissatisfied with your existence because you will always be chasing the next external high. The same goes for drugs and alcohol. We deaden our glow behind the temporary relief a little disengagement provides. Oh this path is not easy my friends. We are so conditioned to seek happiness externally. Through working out. Through partying. Through food. Through work. But you are just replacing one addiction for another. I’m not suggesting we don’t continue this (as the duality of physical world and internal world exist together) but I do ask that you are aware of it. Happiness comes from detaching and experiencing life as it presents itself. The only constant thing in this world is change. And if you know you will be utterly perfect, exactly as you are, exactly where you are in life at this moment. Well then my friends you’ve made it. #dawnsphilosophy#deepthoughts#mondaymorningvibes#ididntwakeuplikethis#awakening#igetitnow#i ❤️pink #❤️u #happyfrogyogaco#yogaeverydamnday#detroityogis#yogateacher
This #momlife is no joke! I never really worried about audren starting school she makes friends easy she communicates and listens fairly well. Alaena, though I was so scared she doesn’t communicate or listen as well and geTs super frustrated very quickly. I was worried that she may actaully have a learning disability. Well 3 months in audren can’t stay on green to save her life and Alaena has maybe gotten 4 yellows since she started day one she licked someone face and never had problems since. Mind you drena had the same teacher last year and did the same damn thing she’s doing this year. My hair will be grey by 2nd grade! I do the same thing with each but 2 completely different personalities obviously! It’s official,I’m in over my head y’all, pray for me! 😳🤯🙏🏼👵🏼 #kids#paybackfrommymom#igetitnow#cutebuttrouble
waiting for my buddy todd to show up for dinner... i killed some time by shopping. i’ve resisted this brand for a really long time. i’ve never been a label whore but after trying these on (coz my cousin told me she loves hers so much) i’m addicted. i may never buy another brand again. #ohshit#addicted#lululemon#igetitnow#sogood#athleticwear#fangirl
6-acres in Hana with an @airbnb host that rescues horses, raises chickens, and is just starting to make her own macadamia nut oil. We fell asleep to the sound of rain on the rooftop and when we woke up the sun came out to say hello. Pretty in love with #Hana . #igetitnow
Confession: I’ve always been a little slow to get into the Christmas spirit. It’s not that I don’t like Christmas, or Advent, but it never seems to fully hit me until late in the season. Because of small, rented living spaces and traveling every year over the holidays, this is the first year I’ve ever really been able to decorate my own home for Christmas (and have a real tree!!), and it feels so wonderful. It’s not even Advent or December yet, but I’m already overwhelmed by holiday excitement. Can’t wait to spend the whole next month cozied up with my cat in our little haven, with firelight and a sparkly tree, and hot chocolate, and Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (our family Christmas music), writing Christmas cards and making my grandpa’s fudge and my grandma’s Martha Washingtons, and watching cheesy seasonally appropriate movies. 😊🎊🎄🎅🏽 #littlehavenbythesea#merryandbright#tistheseason#themostwonderfultimeoftheyear#igetitnow
I’ve learned that what I ran from as a boy, I strayed away from as a young Man only to grow into a Man that gave birth to what I needed to face all along and thus I could run from no more. Now I thrive in its abundance. #IGetItNow#CycleOfLife#Thankyou#inpowergirls
When you’re watching a recipe video and suddenly you realize why cinnamon rolls are called CINNAMON ROLLS. Good Name for it!
Spoiler: because they put cinnamon on some dough and literally roll it up. #cinnamonrolls#recipes#ohokay#food#igetitnow