“... she doesn’t have to choose between being gentle or being fierce. Both exist in nature and both exist in her. That’s okay. She’ll know to nourish them both and when applicable, use each unapologetically.” - @stevemaraboli 📷 @patricksunphoto
This African proverb resonated with me when I first heard it - between being a Leo and a Gryffindor, I do love my lions. Don’t let anyone else distract you. Who you are, your goals, your friends, your choices - they are all yours to make. It doesn’t matter who disapproves; you are on your own path, and not everyone will understand the road you choose to follow. Those who do not support you are behind you. 2019 is about good energy, positivity, love, and support. Surround yourself with the people who provide that and ignore everyone else.
Thursday night improv is back! I was so drained last night, but it felt good to get back into it with these lovely people. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who will push you to better yourself and your craft (and on some nights, your British accent). 💕
“Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is feeling the fear and doing it anyway.” - @darrenjhardy 📷 @jayjhalaphotography
I feel like life is a roller coaster. Ups and downs and upside downs. Just remember that every time you fall, you will once again rise. It’s how the cycle goes. The worst experiences in your life tend to lead you to the best - either the best lessons, the best people, the best places. Something great is always on the other side. So when you have fallen and you’re struggling to stand again, remember that you are just on one part of the roller coaster. It’s not the end of it, just a phase in the journey. And the view from your next high point is worth fighting through it for. 💕
This is my agent. She hosts a vision board party every year, and I woke up at 4am on Saturday to make it back to Atlanta for it. Worth it for these frisky photos alone. 😂 So grateful to have a wonderful woman on my team working with me for our mutual success. Also shoutout to Chris and Kason, you guys are fucking amazing. Here’s to big things in 2019!
“Don’t follow people, follow your passion. Find your passion and you will find your people.” - @jmstormquotes 📷 @rakesh_krishna_nc
Your reality is just your perception. The same events can be interpreted contrastingly by different people based on the lens with which they view the world. Make sure you’re viewing yourself in a way that empowers you. Grow, flourish, give yourself permission to be all of the things you wish you were. You are your greatest obstacle; don’t stand in your own way.
I’ve rewritten this caption half a dozen times now. None of them are enough. Nothing can possibly articulate the tsunami of emotions this photo represents. Tell people how you feel. One day it will be you standing in front of the grave of someone you love wishing you could just say one more thing. Don’t wait. Fuck how uncomfortable you feel, fuck how stupid it seems, fuck that they should already know. The regret isn’t worth it. Tell them now.
“She was never crazy. She just didn’t let her heart settle in a cage. She was born wild, and sometimes we need people like her. For it’s the horrors in her heart which cause the flames in ours. And she was always willing to burn for everything she has ever loved.” - @rmdrk 📷 @jayjhalaphotography
Keep your chin up, lovelies. Look for the little good things in each day if nothing big happens. Find reasons to smile. Your happiness is your choice. ❤️
I’d wish you the best, but you already had it. 😜 (I’ve been holding onto that one for a long time, guys, it’s so sassy and savage and me af. 😂)
“Leo is a fiercely loyal friend, a just but powerful enemy, creative and original, strong and vital - whether he’s a quiet or flamboyant lion, for there are both.” - Linda Goodman 🦁 📷 @navin_davis
Don’t worry about what other people think. Seriously, it doesn’t enhance your life in any way. Maintain your circle of people - love them, respect them, communicate with them - but don’t waste a single thought on anyone outside of that. It doesn’t matter what they think. You don’t owe it to them to explain your actions. You don’t need them to understand you. Focus on you, focus on the people who are on your team, and let everyone else be the background noise in your life they are there to be.
Yesterday, I did the first group photography meetup I’ve done in years. I quickly grew a distaste for them when I began modeling because you never know what you’re going to leave with, but I ended up having a good time and meeting some creative locals in the area, so it was an afternoon well spent. Also, I traipsed the entire mountain in heels. Like a fucking boss. Achievement unlocked.
“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” - Coco Chanel 📷 @jayjhalaphotography
Fuck. That. Shit. You are a Titan. You are a driven, dedicated badass who has goals and dreams you are destined to fulfill. Get to them. The universe is waiting for you to take action. You are unstoppable, you are unbreakable, and you are unmatchable. Step up. Make today your day. Hustle, succeed, and thrive. You are powerful, and you are capable of the extraordinary. Go out and do it.
I owe you an apology. My beautiful girl, forgive me for not protecting you. Forgive me for letting you crawl through darkness for so long. Forgive me for giving the wrong people the best parts of you. Forgive me for letting others fracture your smile. Forgive me for ignoring red flags. Forgive me for allowing you to give yourself so wholly elsewhere that you returned to an empty home. Forgive me for breaking your heart, fogging your mind, and choking your soul. In 2019, I will do better. I will put more distance between you and the things that hurt you. I will put more time in the things that lift your spirit. I will spend more time alone with you because I value you, and I will no longer give my attention to those who do not. You are my favorite person in the whole world and I am so happy I get to spend the rest of my life with you. Let’s go make magic together. ✨ _ A letter to me, from me, cause I’m the best, fuck yeah 2019, self-love 😜❤️