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Lisa Ellen Niver
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Throwing it back this Thursday to the birth of my art style.👩🏽🎨In 2014, I decided to move away from home for the very first time and jetted to Israel. It was a grand adventure and I was there for six months. I grew on many levels, including creatively.
These photos show the beginnings for 18Loves. I explored the idea of combining illustrations with photos I'd taken around Israel, more so to journal my travels. Once I got back home to Savannah, Georgia, I played around more with this style and voila! Here I am today sharing it with y'all.
It's been so fun swimming in my biggest dreams, thanks for being a part of it. ✨
⚡️RIP THE PLASTER OFF ⚡️
Have you ever put off saying or doing something, because it was scary, unpleasant or difficult?.
I've learned the hard way, this only ever tends to be a short-term solution 🙈.
E.g needing to have a tough chat, end a relationship, fess up to a wrong-doing, be honest about feelings, or admit defeat.....when it comes to it, the idea of doing it can be so overwhelming the brain goes "NOPE!! NOT ON MY WATCH, HUN!".
Then the brain tries it's best, using every trick in the book, to keep us safe from this 'perceived' harm. It starts finding clever work-arounds to avoid the predicted misery. .
When that's done, we feel relief in not needing to take scary action. The brain helps us out by delivering a string of clever justifications for our behaviour. "Oh I can stick it out another year , I'm not THAT unhappy" or " I'll just let the fact they cheated slide, and hope they change".
For a while, peace returns, the brain does a celebratory dance for keeping us on an even keel.... Only for the same problems to emerge later. BUT WORSE!.
It's something to be aware of. I love the phrase "nothing goes away until it reaches us what we need to know" (another gem from Pema Chodron) .
Sometimes we DO just need to rip the plaster off. We do occasionally need to let things fall apart, or let someone else hit rock bottom. Sometimes we do need to 'swallow our frogs' by saying the painful things that need to be said and we ALWAYS need to acknowledge when we deserve better.
Short term, the scene can be grim, but when we make a positive choice, to move towards change, we'll be rewarded eventually, with higher self-esteem, more conviction and a life of integrity. .
In this way we can finally close an endless negative brain loop that might otherwise keep repeating. We can learn our lessons and move on. We all deserve that peace. .
Wishing you a peaceful day ☮️✌️