Featured creator: @belhoughton⠀
This is your daily reminder that women know that you can make a home everywhere⠀
Creating a cozy space for other people to stay can be one of the most challenging things in the world, but Bel does just that at @calmwatersresort. The memories of perfect summer holidays are something that live with us forever, and it takes a special kind of person to be able to make those dreams come to life.⠀
As well as running a successful resort, Bel has a fantastic eye for photography. Misty days by the lake are turned into an opportunity for both creative and minimalist imagery. Some days you just want to see the world through someone else’s eyes, and Bel makes the universe feel like a wonderful dream.⠀
Who creates images that you just love to look at?⠀
Know really cool women doing really cool things?⠀
Tag @womencreating | #womencreating ⠀
An initiative of @thesewilddreams & @onethousandwordsorless⠀
Mondays ☁️ I‘ve been up until 3 in the morning, reading Sartre and watching the moon outside. And now I’m tired but happy and ready to conquer the day (mostly just surviving the dentist, haha). 🎈🤓 And I’m grateful to have two days left at home until I go back to Berlin. 🚂 What are you looking forward to this week?
Direction, not speed! .
In a group of 15, I was the last one to get to the top of the crater 😂 I almost gave up so many times, the hikers coming down were enough to make me continue believing in the kindness of humanity, the hope in the world, the love inside each one of us. They are the push I needed to realize my dream n tick my bucket list 😊. Sometimes, you are someone's push! 📸 @mimi_.v._artography
Weekends like this are what fill the soul with happiness
Spent the past few days camping in the desert, island exploring, kayaking in the ocean, checking out a new national park, crying tears of laughter around the campfire, enjoying the company and energy of the best bunch of friends, all to celebrate the birth of a truly special human @sammysquid
Quick roadtrip through some of bc's most beautiful mountains before arriving here at the @logden.lodge deep in the Kootenays 🙃
I also finally discovered tripod mode on my drones, makes those hyperlapse so much easier 🙈
🎶 @itskevinlake - moments
After getting shut down by not 1, not 2, but 3 hikes yesterday, bagging Lynn Peak this morning was a sweet unexpected treat 🍭
Even though it's nearly July, many trails are still packed in snow. But not this one!
// "You can take my dry bones
Breathe life into this skin
You called me by name
Raised me to life again
You can calm the oceans
Speak peace into my soul
Take me as I am
Awaken my heart to beat again" - Hillsong //
Tonight, I got to take my dad to dinner and a movie for Father’s Day. Every new day is a reminder that I’m extremely lucky my dad is alive, but Father’s Day drives that home in a different way. October 30, 2015 could’ve turned out completely different than it did. By the grace of God, and God alone I got to have a Dad-date tonight. Im praising Jesus and also sending out a friendly reminder : life is really, truly, ACTUALLY short. Take your dad on a date. Take your mom on a date. Take your siblings on a date. Don’t take the ones you love for granted. And for all those that don’t have their dads anymore, I’m sending you a hug. My heart hurts for you. ❤️
Can you see those two guys on the rock down there?? 🔎 I know, they’re pretty tiny...
I watched as they cooked and ate their dinners, while I patiently awaited for the clouds to part and the light to pour in. Even though they are so small against the giant landscape, I’m glad they were there. It’s just such a great visual representation of what I love so much about the outdoors. We come out here not only to surround ourselves with nature’s beauty, but more importantly to be a part of it - even for just a night.
I hope you had a great weekend! 🤗 #mymountaintherapy
Instagram vs. Reality.
The first photo is just as real as the second, but it's not the whole story. My life is wonderful. I am beyond blessed. I live in a beautiful place (I moved here on my own at 17), I get to write & brainstorm in cute local shops like this one, I'm surrounded by family and friends that love and support me, I have a job (actually, several), I've travelled the world, and have done things on skis most can barely imagine.
But I too, am human.
I exhaust myself as I build the bridge from the life I have to the life I want. I have doubts and insecurities, feelings of insignificance & not-enoughness. I eat peanut butter out of the jar and sometimes call that dinner. I wonder if people will think I'm fat or if they'll stare at the cellulite on my thighs or if they'll question my worthiness as an athlete.
I have endured loss and heartbreak. I have felt shame. I have grieved. I have been in dark places not sure how I would put one foot in front of the other to continue moving forward. I have been hopelessly lost and then found again.
But I choose all of this. I choose the bad and the ugly because it allows space for the good. I choose to push through the hard times, past the tempting stability of the status-quo, in order to chase my dreams. I refuse to accept that I have to live life on some else's terms. And no, "busy" is not a badge of honor, but sometimes busy is a person's best attempt at doing it all, all at once.
I just wanted you to know that while there are MOMENTS in my days that may look ideal (and they are!), there are an equal number of nights that end like photo 2. Where I can make it to my bed before passing out because I'm working so hard to do more, give more, & share more.
What lives in the curated world of Instagram might be real, but it's usually only part of the story. Keep that in mind when the comparison monster tries to eat you for dinner. Only you can define the life you want to live.
We're all on a wild and crazy ride. Be kind. To yourself and to others.
🚀Stoked to announce the newest artist to crash land in our Art Gallery: Jay de Scribe (@jordanrite ) This dude has some serious wordplay & is bringing back that 90's flavor with a new twist. He's been a long time friend of the entire Cosmo crew since we were in middle school & has even been on a some of our Misadventures. I honestly think he's a rare breed of talent that music is missing these days. Shoot him a follow & support @jordanrite by checking out his full Art Gallery feature at ArtOfCosmonaut.com (link in bio)
Happy 1st year anniversary to this Babe! @kelsyjelane you blow my mind with how amazing you are. The way you love me is something I’ll never be able to understand, but I’ll always appreciate and be grateful for. Your work ethic is insane, you will work night after night at the hospital and then as soon as you can you’ll help with me my work. You’re one of a kind, and I’m soooo lucky. Love you bub ❤️