Everyone told me once I went to San Diego, I wouldn't want to leave. No one prepared me for just how accurate of a statement that was. Thank you for surprising me with every adventure, showing me your world, sharing with me my first cigar, and overall just being you. I could not have asked for a better trip with a better man...TTFN. #californiadreamin#igetitnow#takemeback#winglady#coronado#sandiegozoo
The note on my windshield said —Meet At Bookstore. He never wasted words but often auto-capitalized their first letter.
I walked in the big-box-book-sale, gravitating to critique New Release cover designs first and then meandering over to nearby Poetry. A pile of 3 books sat in the empty chair with a presence big enough that I chose to sit on the floor instead of moving them. I waited to be found, scanning the towering rows of spines for familiar names, mildly considering the chair pile (new-to-me at the time #Bukowski ), easing the fattest book into my lap, noticing a torn newspaper shred stuck in some pages. Page 434. "the area of pause"
you have to have it or the walls will close
you have to give everything up, throw it
away, everything away.
you have to look at what you look at
or think what you think
or do what you do
without considering personal
without excepting guidance.
people are worn away with
they hide in common
their concerns are herd
few have the ability to stare
at an old shoe for
or to think of odd things
like who invented the
they become unalive
because they are unable to
listen to their untrue
Damn. I leaned against the wall, closed eyes, kinda swallowing that incessant lump trying to form in my throat. I was proudly always busy striving, but unalive? I felt raw. Seen.
Mr. Proudly Always Busy Staring, was doing just that, un-intimately, mid-isle, nine-feet away. I grunted some amused hmmphf and whispered loudly, "Wait, did you bookmark that for me? Or you? How did you even know I'd pick this up or see it?" He tilted his head and paused, the exact opposite of my anxious, animated self—cool and steady, intently mouthing, "hey...none of this matters," gaze unbroken, studying my eventual, awkward ah-ha.
He walked away, handing me more value than that employee discount coupon. I bought all 3 books like they were hot tickets to unkinked honesty. I wasn't wrong. #rollclear#stillunlearning
King 👑 Shaker here. First of all, Mama is always telling me that I have issues! Needless to say, she is the one with issues for making me wear this getup! 😂 She got it today on sale at Petco and it is actually a cat outfit! Now can any of you EVER see a cat 🐈 wearing this? That’ll be the day! 😂😂😂😂.
On the other hand, since I am the top dog around here and the first born, and prefer to be hand fed, I totally get it! 👍❤️🐩🤣🤣🤣 #topdog#kingshaker#igetitnow
Happy birthday to my best friend, my champion, my husband @lokeywineguy
We can travel the world, or just stay inside and wear our pajamas all day, as long as we're together #reallove#igetitnow#maryjblige
I’ve come to the understanding... no person should fight harder for me than me. My growth, development, healing, health, art, career, success is all a direct result of the work that I put in. To the future I go.
Starting another batch today. I don't work in the shop on the weekend because the weekend belongs to my little one. I am not the only maker in the house. My daughter is a pretty prolific "Slimer". I made my first slimes and we carved some pumpkins with a friend. It was a great long weekend. Do you guys think 10 is too young for her to have am Instagram to show off her slimes? She wouldn't have the password and I would be moderating.
I can’t sleep and where I am in the world it’s only 12:30ish, so I’m scrolling and revisiting things I’ve saved and this stopped me in my tracks. I’m almost in tears... It could be the jet lag who knows.
Honestly I think it’s the truth in this quote for me. Thinking back to where I’ve come from, where I’ve been and reflecting on where I’m going takes my breath away.
We give up so easily, we accept defeat sometimes at the slightest challenge. I had no idea my life would start when I turned 40. I wish I could’ve told that 20 or even 30 year old girl that one day it would change and what would emerge would be a life beyond my wildest dreams.. Not only in my career and relationships but spiritually. Learning to give and receive love, not only with others but with myself has been a mountain I never thought I could climb. Today I am happy, joyous and free and I see how every obstacle, every heartbreak, every failure was necessary for my personal growth so I could become her.. The her I thought only existed for those who lived their life the way she was told, the her who did all the right things and therefore deserved all the good things in life, the her that I was told only existed in movies.. I am her now. In real life.
The pain made me strong, love healed me, and my perseverance made me a survivor... #igetitnow#myturn#lightchaser#grateful#purposedrivenlife
Same picture different commentary....... I posted this pic last May, this is one of my fav’s. It’s year three since Daddy’s transition and every year I find that I’ve gotten stronger, wiser, better and more intentional. Today, I’m not sad but thankful for the rich spiritual heritage that’s been left for me to draw on. Time, after time, after time. #notyourtypicalpost#igetitnow#whenGodspeaks#knowmyplace
Out of the night that covers me
Black as the pit from pole to pole
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud
Under the bludgeoning of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate
How charged with punishments the scroll
I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul.
#invictus#Α ♡A 💛 #spr2002#igetitnow