🙏 I haven't always been this person. I used to be, and could still be, reserved and hesitant about new things and new people. I had zero self-esteem and didn't like the person I saw in the mirror. I felt like I didn't deserve anything good in life, or that I could never be her, her, or her, so I didn't even try because "What is the point?". It took me a long time to come to peace with who I am and find confidence in being me, but I did. I decided to actively pursue the things I want and invest time in the people I care about, even if it means you have to put yourself out there. It always looks easy peasy from the outside, but change is hard, telling people how you feel is scary, rejection hurts, but I am even more afraid of settling and not chasing after what or who I want. Twenty-nine. I feel so blessed for everything I have and don't have, but mostly, for the human beings I have met along the way, no matter the duration of their stay, because you showed me appreciation in a whole different light. Note to self. Stay soft and stay humble and love always xx
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You know, sometimes we see a sign and think we'll that makes sense. Other times we see a sign and wonder what made someone create that sign.
You probably wouldn't need to wonder to hard on a sign like this since I bet there is quite a story for why this was originally created!
The blue hole where this is found is probably about a half mile from the main road so use that when you imagine what the story might be! I don't know for certain but I could take a guess that you are probably already thinking.
What is a sign you have seen that makes you wonder what caused it to be put up?
Happy National Pink Day!! 💕 Here’s to PINK! A great color and a great brand!! 💕
Here’s to also being able to say I’m 15 pounds lighter than from when I started my fitness journey, have muscle gains💪, and my health has far improved!! 💛 #PINKNation
Amizades abusivas também existem, e não fazem bem a ninguém. Pessoas que tentam exercer um controle sobre nós se fazendo de super "amigas" e tentando nos convencer do seu amor através de chantagens emocionais cada vez que discordamos de suas atitudes e nos protegemos de seus ciúmes doentios não são boas companhias pra nós. Aquilo que nos tira a liberdade de ir e vir, nos impedindo de ser quem somos e nos forçando a agradar o tempo todo não traz paz ao nosso coração. É bacana termos do nosso lado alguém de confiança, que podemos contar nas horas mais precisas, que não é do nosso sangue mas que chamamos de irmão. Mas é muito constrangedor termos que manter alguém por perto que nos vigia o tempo todo, que se arrepia quando não estamos afim de conversar, que nos maltrata ou tenta nos afastar de outras pessoas queridas por nós não por cuidado, mas por pura falta de senso, por achar que somos a sua propriedade e que só podemos nos relacionar com elas. Amizades tóxicas só tendem a nos levar para os seus próprios abismos e são perigosas quando insatisfeitas com a gente. Deus nos ensina a suportarmos as fraquezas do próximo, mas devemos ter o cuidado de não nos contaminarmos com os seus sentimentos ruins e manipuladores. .
“Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” — Denis Waitley
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My life finally feels like it‘s back in focus! 🌀
Yesterday afternoon, I met two really awesome guys that were staying in the house where I live. They are from Guatemala City and happened to be visiting Xela only for a couple of days. They were heading out to wander the city and take photos, so I jumped at the opportunity to join them! So after a great morning of dancing with @christopher.garrido2 at @nexus_studio and laughing my ass off with him over coffee afterwards, I went on to have a full day of fun and adventure with my new friends, @david_jerez & @josue_decavele!
The truth is - I’d been in a funk for the last week or so, feeling like I was losing that sense of who I am, why I’m here, what I’m doing with my life, why I travel...
And then I spent all day yesterday connecting with so many cool people around Xela. That’s when I remembered who tf I am! I am the girl that says “yes” to just about everything. I talk to anyone and everyone. I stay in situations that serve me and make me happy, and I remove myself from situations that don’t. I am a wanderess. I am an experience junkie and thrill seeker who throws herself into the unknown and collects so many cool stories because of it!
I’m very grateful to have met and spent time with some truly beautiful souls yesterday that unknowingly helped me find myself again. I finally feel like I’ve shaken off the funk and am able to refocus on the beauty in my life!
I know that some of you have have also been feeling a bit out of it lately. Maybe it’s the way the planets are alighted, maybe something is in the air, I don’t know. But let me know how you’re doing? Leave a comment and let’s talk about it! You never know who else might be feeling the same as you. 💖
Can I get a friggin amen?! I try to listen to @wildsoulhealing monthly medicine podcast at the start of each month because it is always so spot on for me and just so healing to hear someone speaking to what’s happening in my world. And during June’s podcast this quote came out of the phone and thumped my right in the face—in the most loving way possible haha.
This is something I’ve struggled with for my entire life and it’s been even more pointed as I put myself out there, speak my truth and stand up for the dreams I have through business. It’s frigging horrifying and vulnerable to stake yourself to your dreams. Because you have to admit you care deeply about a thing regardless how other people feel about it. And for someone (aka ME) who is a people pleaser, and a major self-censor (meaning I put other people’s preferences, opinions or ideals over my own), it’s extremely scary to admit you like something or want to do something because odds are someone out there has a negative opinion about it. These are all things I have to work through consistently, but I can say it gets easier the more you speak your truth. I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t work on putting myself out there daily and move through this exact discomfort.
All that said, THIS QUOTE nails that exact struggle on the head. When you can reach this place where you can’t be swayed by other people’s fears and egos, you have turned a corner. There may be more corners in the future, but as long as you anchor yourself to your “why,” you’ll make it through.
Continued from episode 42, “Do Not Disturb”.
Back in Cape Cod, Elise was doing all she could to be social at the dinner table but was having trouble focusing on her food. The situation was not what she’d had in mind when her Muse had invited her for the long week-end.
Mia: You ok, Elise? You’ve hardly touched your plate.
Gayle: Coffee anyone?
Pat: Yes, please! I’d love an espresso.
There it was, in a nutshell, the source of her aggravation. In the past couple of hours since she’d arrived, she had found out her Muse’s real name was Mia and not Anaïs… ‘Why the fuck couldn’t she tell me that right from the beginning?’, Elise had asked herself; and then she found out her editor and college friend Gayle was gay, and her public display of affection with Mia surely indicated that Mia was as well; and then there was Pat. ‘What are the odds of me meeting the real life version of the character in my book? A man yearning to paint and discover the true identity of the Musing Wanderess, ‘Mia’ the Muse and ‘Pat’ the Artist, that is too uncanny’, she had thought.
Earlier, when Elise was eavesdropping and thought they were talking about her, they were in fact discussing the painting she had seen with her own eyes a few days prior, while peeping from the adjoining hotel room. Mia was expressing how she felt it didn’t really look like her, her body yes, but not her face. Pat had acquiesced and promised he would fix it, tonight if she’d allow him. So it was in a flustered and embarrassed state that Elise first met him which made her reflexively ask what ‘Pat’ stood for, immediately regretting posing the question. “Her eyes could kill anyone who’s tried to call her Liz”, Mia had said with a laugh. Pat graciously responded that his name was Patrizio, that he’d landed in Queens with his family, uprooted from the South of Italy when he was a young teen. Instantly, Elise felt fascination for this man who was short, rotund and covered in tattoos. She thought he exuded a very unique energy, one that makes you trust a person instantly. And his eyes… ohh, his eyes… was he ever a man who looked like he paid attention.
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