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#Halloween is just around the corner! 🔜 Today I went #shopping, and tonight part 1 of our #halloweendecor went up! 👻
#worldmentalhealthday.

If God offered me the chance to relive—and change—my #mentalhealthjourney...I don’t think I’d take it.

Because my #depression has made me more #empathetic. Because my #anxiety has made me more #aware. Because my #mentalillnesses have taught me levels of #love and #trust—for and in #God, myself, and others—than I think I could have ever learned without them.

Over the years, I have been #stubborn, #irrational, #cruel, and downright #hateful. To those who have dealt with me: I apologize. You did not see me at my #best, yet you stood by me through my #worst. I love you all, and am grateful to you all, more than I can ever say.

But I do not apologize for my #mentalillness. It does not #define me, but it has #shaped me, and for that...I am thankful. ❤️ #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillnessisreal #mentalillnessisnotacrime #mentalillnessisnotajoke #endthestigma #supportmentalhealth
#worldmentalhealthday . If God offered me the chance to relive—and change—my #mentalhealthjourney ...I don’t think I’d take it. Because my #depression  has made me more #empathetic . Because my #anxiety  has made me more #aware . Because my #mentalillnesses  have taught me levels of #love  and #trust —for and in #God , myself, and others—than I think I could have ever learned without them. Over the years, I have been #stubborn , #irrational , #cruel , and downright #hateful . To those who have dealt with me: I apologize. You did not see me at my #best , yet you stood by me through my #worst . I love you all, and am grateful to you all, more than I can ever say. But I do not apologize for my #mentalillness . It does not #define  me, but it has #shaped  me, and for that...I am thankful. ❤️ #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalillnessisreal  #mentalillnessisnotacrime  #mentalillnessisnotajoke  #endthestigma  #supportmentalhealth 
Happy Finding Day, Willie! ❤️#adoptstrays #catsofinstagram
Guys...
I need a break.
So I’m taking one.
I’ll be here until 10PM on 8/31. If you want to keep in touch over September, DM me your email.
Otherwise, seen you in October.
Praying for you all. Please pray for me. 🙏🏻
-Emma
Guys... I need a break. So I’m taking one. I’ll be here until 10PM on 8/31. If you want to keep in touch over September, DM me your email. Otherwise, seen you in October. Praying for you all. Please pray for me. 🙏🏻 -Emma
My #boyfriend knows me so well! 😍 Tomorrow is my #birthday, and he surprised me with the perfect set of gifts for a #librarianinprogress: a set of #thelibrarian movies, and a gorgeous #bookloversjournal. ❤️ #librarianlife #booknerd #thatreadinglife
“And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” Yesterday evening and today mark the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. What stuck out to me during the vigil mass, was the closeness of Mary to each and every one of us. 
Elizabeth’s awe when Mary comes us ours: What?! YOU came to ME?! That can’t be right. 
But...are we really surprised at this point? God—and all those He works through—have a tendency to be really close to us:
• the Father walking with Adam and Eve in the garden;
• the Son coming to earth and spending 33 whole years amongst us;
• the Holy Spirit descending as tongues of flame atop the heads of Mary and the disciples (just in case they didn’t think He was going of be right next to them!);
• and Our Lady, with Jesus throughout His life on earth...and now, in Heaven, able to be close to each and every one of her children. 
I don’t know about you, but I tend to forget that Momma’s right there. I don’t run to her like I should. And I really should. Because she’s right there, ready and waiting. 
#bissisterhood #projectblessed #assumption #blessedvirginmary #ourlady #holydayofobligation #heavenlymother
“And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” Yesterday evening and today mark the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. What stuck out to me during the vigil mass, was the closeness of Mary to each and every one of us. Elizabeth’s awe when Mary comes us ours: What?! YOU came to ME?! That can’t be right. But...are we really surprised at this point? God—and all those He works through—have a tendency to be really close to us: • the Father walking with Adam and Eve in the garden; • the Son coming to earth and spending 33 whole years amongst us; • the Holy Spirit descending as tongues of flame atop the heads of Mary and the disciples (just in case they didn’t think He was going of be right next to them!); • and Our Lady, with Jesus throughout His life on earth...and now, in Heaven, able to be close to each and every one of her children. I don’t know about you, but I tend to forget that Momma’s right there. I don’t run to her like I should. And I really should. Because she’s right there, ready and waiting. #bissisterhood  #projectblessed  #assumption  #blessedvirginmary  #ourlady  #holydayofobligation  #heavenlymother 
#selfcaresunday. 
It has been SO LONG since I’ve really stepped away from the grind and given myself #metime. Between #vacation, a minor #mentalhealth spiral, and throwing myself headlong into #work...I haven’t been high on my own #prioritylist. 
So this morning I gave myself a #6amwakeup. I went to #mass. I snapped pictures of some of my adorable #kitties. I battled my #vitamindinsufficiency by soaking up sunshine during a two hour read session of #thepresidentismissing. And the day’s only half over! 
A reminder to all you lovelies to #loveonyourself. ❤️
#selfcaresunday . It has been SO LONG since I’ve really stepped away from the grind and given myself #metime . Between #vacation , a minor #mentalhealth  spiral, and throwing myself headlong into #work ...I haven’t been high on my own #prioritylist . So this morning I gave myself a #6amwakeup . I went to #mass . I snapped pictures of some of my adorable #kitties . I battled my #vitamindinsufficiency  by soaking up sunshine during a two hour read session of #thepresidentismissing . And the day’s only half over! A reminder to all you lovelies to #loveonyourself . ❤️
@bustedhalo, #bhsummerphoto: goodness mercy, I am just so bad at staying on top of this #photochallenge! 😳Add packing for a #trip and nothing happens the way it should, lol. 
Today’s prompt is #sunglasses...which are a #musthave for any #vacay. Luckily I have a pair, courtesy of @bustedhalo! 😎
@bustedhalo, #bhsummerphoto : goodness mercy, I am just so bad at staying on top of this #photochallenge ! 😳Add packing for a #trip  and nothing happens the way it should, lol. Today’s prompt is #sunglasses ...which are a #musthave  for any #vacay . Luckily I have a pair, courtesy of @bustedhalo! 😎
@bustedhalo, #bhsummerphoto: I’ve fallen SO behind the past few days...and I’ve decided to not play catch-up; to not cram three days’ worth of #reflection into one post. 
Instead, I’m starting fresh. @amaraellen and I talked about that today in terms of health—just starting over. Fresh slate. New start. 
It’s been ages since my #summernights included #yoga. But lately my mind just. won’t. turn off. So tonight, I took the idea of a #freshstart and applied it to my #mentalhealth. I turned on #yogawithadriene (thanks, @adrienelouise!), and slowed down for the night. 
Sometimes you have to drop the old stuff before you can pick up the new. More than sometimes. Almost always. 
#fwfg #yogapractice #healthcoachconversations #startover #newstart #freshchance #youdoyou
@bustedhalo, #bhsummerphoto : I’ve fallen SO behind the past few days...and I’ve decided to not play catch-up; to not cram three days’ worth of #reflection  into one post. Instead, I’m starting fresh. @amaraellen and I talked about that today in terms of health—just starting over. Fresh slate. New start. It’s been ages since my #summernights  included #yoga . But lately my mind just. won’t. turn off. So tonight, I took the idea of a #freshstart  and applied it to my #mentalhealth . I turned on #yogawithadriene  (thanks, @adrienelouise!), and slowed down for the night. Sometimes you have to drop the old stuff before you can pick up the new. More than sometimes. Almost always. #fwfg  #yogapractice  #healthcoachconversations  #startover  #newstart  #freshchance  #youdoyou 
@bustedhalo, #bhsummerphoto: the world’s #summerlook—a #rainstorm that’s taken our #power. (@in_mi_power)
@bustedhalo, #bhsummerphoto: those of you who don’t know me don’t know that my usual #beachreads are...very much NOT suited for the beach (shout out to the summer I read the entire #dartagnanromances poolside); however, this summer I’m embracing the more typical #beachread—this little series is a #mystery take on Alexandre Dumas’ #threemusketeers! They’ve been on my #tbr list for a looooong time. 📚
@bustedhalo, #bhsummerphoto : those of you who don’t know me don’t know that my usual #beachreads  are...very much NOT suited for the beach (shout out to the summer I read the entire #dartagnanromances  poolside); however, this summer I’m embracing the more typical #beachread —this little series is a #mystery  take on Alexandre Dumas’ #threemusketeers ! They’ve been on my #tbr  list for a looooong time. 📚
@bustedhalo, #bhsummerphoto: thanks to this nasty #flu, my three day #staycation has turned into a four day #restfest...in which I’ve been pretty much confined to the house and backyard in an attempt to contaminate as few people as possible. 
So, understandably, no #church today. I was devastated to wake up with a #fever still this morning, because—to me—it meant that my #Godmoment had been stolen from me. 
In an attempt to still carve out some time for God, I took my #magnificat outside for some #prayer and #reflection. 
#bonus: while chatting with my mother afterward, I caught a glimpse of my beautiful statue of #ourladyofgrace (thanks, @catholiccompany) hiding in the #herbgarden. [Funny story about that statue: I bought it for my #marygarden, which was decimated by creatures unknown; I brought it in, but my pretty Lady kept falling, and eventually lost both hands and part of her robe to the vacuum cleaner and trash bag; finally, in an attempt to save her from further abuse, I took the statue back outside and placed Mary in our newly started herb garden...where both have flourished silently.]
@bustedhalo, #bhsummerphoto : thanks to this nasty #flu , my three day #staycation  has turned into a four day #restfest ...in which I’ve been pretty much confined to the house and backyard in an attempt to contaminate as few people as possible. So, understandably, no #church  today. I was devastated to wake up with a #fever  still this morning, because—to me—it meant that my #Godmoment  had been stolen from me. In an attempt to still carve out some time for God, I took my #magnificat  outside for some #prayer  and #reflection . #bonus : while chatting with my mother afterward, I caught a glimpse of my beautiful statue of #ourladyofgrace  (thanks, @catholiccompany) hiding in the #herbgarden . [Funny story about that statue: I bought it for my #marygarden , which was decimated by creatures unknown; I brought it in, but my pretty Lady kept falling, and eventually lost both hands and part of her robe to the vacuum cleaner and trash bag; finally, in an attempt to save her from further abuse, I took the statue back outside and placed Mary in our newly started herb garden...where both have flourished silently.]
@bustedhalo, #bhsummerphoto: due to some nasty strain of #flu, I’ve spent the past couple of days with a #fever and an incredibly #sorethroat. I had grand plans for yesterday’s #tbt post, but wasn’t even feeling up to sorting through old #pictures. Today’s prompt is #colorfulplateoffood, and...yeah. Not happening. 😢

#sosick #whenifindwhodidthis #imabouttosayscrewflushots #ipaidgoodmoneyforwhat
#family. ❤️
Today Kyle and I went to @fwkidszoo, and WOW: the #animals were so active!
Today Kyle and I went to @fwkidszoo, and WOW: the #animals  were so active!
@bustedhalo, #bhsummerphoto: spent today and yesterday with my #adventurebuddy—my #boyfriend! 😍 Despite a 2.5 hour commute that has us in a #longdistancerelationship, we manage to have so many #adventures, and to have so much fun! Lit’rally no one else I’d rather explore life with. ❤️
@bustedhalo, #bhsummerphoto: forget #music; my #summerjam for years (a #decade and counting!) has been #theghostandthedarkness. This ‘90s #horror / #thriller about the #tsavolions has fueled an #obsession that I’m not even ashamed of. 🦁