Some days it can be so hard to be far away from friends and family....missing them extra today! Love my bestie @dcaaron #throwbackpic I’m so lucky to have such amazing friends that no matter how much time or distance it is always good vibes and love ✨They tolerate me at my worst and love me at my best💖 LOL why do I have circa 2001 duck lips in this pic... ugh? #oldhabitsdiehard 🤷🏻♀️ 🦆 👄 #lovemyfriends#dclove#wednesdayfeels#hessingleladies
I wasn’t feeling so hot today, and for once the culprit wasn’t fibromyalgia — it was my third hangover of 2018. Oopsie daisies! At the ripe age of 35 I finally figured out just how much vino I can have sans punishment, but I didn’t take into account the massive size of my wine mug last night... I did enjoy myself though! And it all started with a friend treating me to happy hour and getting to play a riveting game of giant Jenga, so all-in-all: worth it.
No plans for a repeat performance though, haha. Man, I probably spent a third of my 20s feeling like I did today, but it was so much worse before because I had undiagnosed B12 deficiency; no idea what the relation is but hangovers used to make me feel like I was dyyying before. Guess I just found it worth it? I do gots stories.
Despite my folly, I had pretty low fibro symptoms today and got lots of stuffs done. It’s looking like I’ll be doing freelance content writing for a cannabis marketing firm so I’m amped about that. Sorted other irons in the ol’ fire. I bet I get magical news any day now! Hope you’ve salvaged yourself a gorgeous evening 😘
Note to self (and anyone else who can relate): You are holding yourself back from all the awesomeness that is waiting for you. Why do you keep doing that? You’ve definitely grown quite a bit but it’s time to let go and forget all of your excuses and all of your past insecurities. All it takes is one decision at a time. First, a simple decision to reach higher; higher vibrating thoughts that lead to higher vibrating feelings that lead to high vibe experiences and people. It’s funny when you realize that it’s true, you are the only thing in your way. And even if you do “fail”, you’d simply be right back where you are now which is just fine. You’ve experienced enough highs and lows and crazy emotions in your lifetime to know that you can get through it even when things feel difficult. You’ve taken opportunities to step up in the past so what do you think is stopping you now? What are you putting the blame on for not going further, stronger, better? .
Advent Surprise #12 : Peppermint Vitality Oil
Heyooo! My main man Pepp. Fun fact: I am not a coffee person, I mean whatsoever. I can remember back when I had 14,002 jobs and extracurricular commitments and I would try and down some and it’s just... not my jam. Everyone swore that it would all change when I became a mom. Rest assured, I mom SO hard but you couldn’t pay me to drink coffee. Not even when juggling a eye gunky babe and crippled bf, hence the flyaways (sorry, not sorry). ••
You could say for the most part I somehow am simply naturally caffeinated, even when I’m utterly sleep deprived and am not sure how I’m going to make it through the day. ••
I bring this up because Peppermint has saved me on so many occasions when I have some lengthy windshield time and was exhausted prior to getting behind the wheel. Just some rubs to my temples and not only does it cause my eyeballs to open wide but it sincerely helps me find a second wind. ••
Additionally, it’s a breath refresher, helps with nausea, and tastes SO good in brownies, hot cocoa, all the things. Not to mention, it’s one of the 11 starter kit oils. Praise thee! ••
Long story short: y’all need some peppermint in yo life. 🙌🏽
Yup.. that be my face, especially when they don’t realize that it’s a chick car 😬🤫🤭🤣🤣 #mykiddo#mybaby#wednesdaymotivation#wednesdayvibes#wednesdayfeels ➡️FOLLOW⬅️ me on my ride!! ———————————————————————————————
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It happens all the time with me, mostly good things. It’s just funny to hear someone talk about it with their buddies when I’m literally standing right there but they have no idea I’m the owner. 🤣 #car#cars#meme#funny#carvscarpolls
What did you do today to celebrate #wellnesswednesday ?
I say celebrate because we should rejoice in the fact that we get to chose our health journey. We can choose the foods that we eat, the places we shop, the workouts we do, and the balance we create.
Everyday, I find myself faced with many choices. Will I stay on track? Will I indulge? Will I drink enough water? Can I find a new recipe to try? Should I just cook from home or go out?
See, we all have these questions and my answers are usually the same, but sometimes they are all over the place. I just tell myself everyday I will try and do my best. I will eat the best I can, drink more water, and possibly make time to get in a workout. Those are the things that help me feel amazing by the end of the day and even better the next morning. So find your balance and what works for your life that makes YOU feel your BEST.
If you’re sick of your choices and are ready for a change, make one. Get out of your own way and make a chance. No more excuses, no more “it’s the holidays”… find your personal balance and don’t let another day go by feeling less than you should. You deserve to feel amazing everyday - remember that. ♥️
🙌🏽😜 Fun day today got to spend ⏰ some people that I don’t get to that often anymore cause you know “life” & errybody always busy AF‼️ With all this Christmas craziness 🚗🚨🚕🚨 going on I think spending time with loved ones is the most important thing 💯 I think all this crazy Christmas 🎄 🏃🏽♂️🎅🏽🏃🏽♀️🤶🏼 shopping has been taken too far & I feel the pressure to buy ppl random ass gifts for no reason is literally crazy‼️🤦🏽♂️ I mean I’m guilty of participating in it but it’s still super weird to me... like isn’t it supposed to Jesus Christ’s Birthday⁉️ Then we do we all buy each other 🎁 ? Cause I know if it was my birthday & all my friends & family bought each other gifts & nothing for me... I totally get some new friends!!!🖕🏽🤪 #JustSaying ok back to work‼️ Happy Wednesday y’all ☮️💟🙃🤙🏽
Join us TOMORROW from 5-8pm for a holiday shopping event🎁 featuring specials on products, gifts and giveaways!
AND Scout and Cellar will be providing wine tastings.
Join us for a fun evening!🎉
I am so honored that so many of my corned sand family have donated to my @dressember campaign! But we still have a ways to go to hit the goal! $207.15 to be exact 😋 when we hit that goal my husband Rudy and I will do the spicy noodle challenge (and we both HATE spicy food 🥵) 😭🤣😂😅 To donate click the link in my bio (IG) or for FB click here —> https://dressember-2018.funraise.org/fundraiser/nikki-topete
Dressember advocates (like me and the @alittleaboutadress Team) help spread awareness about an atrocious world issue by committing to the challenge of wearing dresses all month long. Those who participate spread the word about human trafficking, what they’re doing, and why; compelling many others in their lives to contribute to the cause by making a monetary donation. The December organization gives grants to 12 different organizations that tackle the issue of human trafficking in many different ways. They partner with @ijm @love146 @Mcmahonryancac @restorenyc @olive.crest @youthsparkinc @a21 @Castlosangeles @thorn @savinginnocence just to name a FEW!!! #dressember#amazing
•Everywhere I go and everyone I meet I end up leaving a piece of my heart behind. Luckily, I have a big heart and lots of love still left to give. Think you'll be lucky enough to get a slice?! 😉•