I love Saturdays. I love learning. I love learning about myself. I love learning about growing. I love learning from others. I love sharing what we all learn. And I’m starting to love this book. Thanks @mastinkipp for trusting me in being one of the first to get this book so that I may continue to embrace and share my journey in finding my purpose.
#claimyourpower #mastinkipp #selfdevelopment #learning #growth #fear #purpose
If you know me well, you probably know that November is the most difficult month of the year for me. I haven't always struggled with November. It has only been my least favorite month these last four years, starting with the November in which I was pregnant with Anysia.
I've written about that before, so I won't elaborate now. But I will say that I decided to make Novembers my annual month-off from social media. I did this last year (just after I read a great article about the need for people to pick a month to be off of our phones or out of our apps, which I highly recommend for everyone), and it was so good for me. I got so much done and focused on things that needed my attention. November seems like the perfect month to do this. I'd have started my break on the 1st of the month, but I wanted to be able to wish one of my IG friends a happy birthday (today) before I remove the app from my phone. So I waited until today... today will start my break.
November is also one of the months in which I struggle with getting out to take pictures. I find it difficult to stay motivated creatively. That's why I love this set of photos. They remind me that, even during this often gray, dreary, cold and bare month, there is still beauty to be found. November often brings the most magical, moody fog... today is one of those days, as was yesterday. These photos are from 2014. The entire set is in a blog post titled Before December that I wrote a while back (link in my profile). Since I won't be back on IG until December, they seemed like the perfect photos to use today... before I go.
Anyway, just as I said last year, I'll miss all the photos and words I see daily from my IG community. But I look forward to returning and seeing them again next month. I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving (if you are one to celebrate this holiday) and a blessed November. See you all in December!
#fog #november #nature #naturephotography #naturegram #naturelovers #igbreak #moodygrams #moody #peaceful #dslr #nikon #beautyiseverywhere #seethings
Ok it’s official I’m on vacation for a month From IG and this would be my last post, until I come back in December. Here’s a #throwback And series of random shots I took when we visited Worcester, Broadway, Warwick And can’t remember the other city, and to have a good quality time with my Gkids and my daughter is confirmed that she is having another boy what an early gift for us, so we are all excited anyways, Have fun and enjoy as always. #tbt #visituk #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #iphoneography #wanderlust #travel #castle #instagood #instalike #instamood #instagram #instadaily #like4like #likeforlike #raco_travel_adventures #igbreak #vacation #life is #good
No one caused this. I just need some time away. Disconnect and have some me time. Love you all! Xoxo •
#selfcare #mentalbreakneeded #igbreak #unplugged #untilthen #wls #vsg #weightloss #weighlossjourney #weighlosssurgery #weightlosstransformation #health #healthylife #healthjourney #healthychoices #fitness #fitnessjourney #fitnesslifestyle #run #runner #bariactricsurgery #verticalsleeve
Time to say good bye.
A cat, my favourite dress (I‘ve been basically living in this for the past months @notperfectlinen )and me...last week under the tuscan sun at the @fattorialavialla .
Now I’m back to my busy life in Munich, have an injured hubby at home and some projects, that need my attention and energy.
This is why I decided to slow down and have an IG break to regain fresh energy.
Hope you will bare with me lovelies ....sending you lots of love. Will be back!
Photo taken by Uschi @dukkah_queen
#igbreak #break #rest #pause #sendinglove #goodbye #igfriendship #tuscany #fattoria #fattorialavialla #myfavouritedress #favouriteplaces #cat #catlover #animallovers #ineedabreak #timetosaygoodbye
Taking an Instagram break. Still at it 12 hours later... it’s 5am and I’m almost done, but not quite. This is what sleepless nights look like at 28. Red puffy eyes, tank tops, messy hair.... I don’t care. I’m in my closet writing and editing away.
Okay Instagram break over.
#sleeplessnights #sciencereport #imat28pages #onlyafewmorepagestogo #imreadyforbed #coffetime #5am #stillawake #messyhair #dontcare #caffeine #caffeineismyfriend #sdsu #collegelife #college #foodsandnutrition #theseclassesthough #ipickedthis #thisismymajor #igbreak #finish #becksjourney
Back after a mini IG-posting break with healthy pancakes for our Sunday family breakfast.
A break I really needed... I feel like I'd become an IG slave... from now on I'll be taking it a lot easier... I'll keep posting my food pictures, maybe not every single meal though... also about my fitness (not a lot of those lately though) I even went to the gym yesterday!!!! and I didn't post about it right after! Thinking a lot about going back to running again... but I'll take it easy and take my own time. a lot of reflecting going on in my head lately... the last few weeks haven't been really good for me, a lot of conflicting thoughts and a really messy fuzzy head... taking it in little steps and trying to get there, wherever there it is! ♀️
#breakfast #healthybreakfast #oats #oatpancakes #healthyfood #healthyeating #instabreakfast #igbreakfast #balancedeating #balancedfood #reflexiontime #igbreak #fitness #fitnessjourney #gettingfit #gettingbetter #gettinghealthy
Lovin' some PA day attire. Meetings and marking means comfy clothes. Usually I'm a heels and sweaters girl, so this is a nice change of pace! .
#teacher #teacherlife #teachersofinstagram #marking #paday #assessment #pilesofwork #busybee #igbreak #nails #mani #colourcurejn #balletslipperjn #blacklacejn #jamberry
Doggie pic!! I know I haven't posted much lately, but I have been super tired of social media lately and decided to take a break. I cut down my friends list on FB by more than a hundred people and left a lot of groups. Today I will unfollow a few peeps on IG. Social media has been making me feel crowded and I needed to cut back. But I appreciate you guys giving my swim class posts so much love lately. Going is one of my daughter's favorite things and her teacher is amazing. -
#sahm #needabreak #socialmediabreak #stayinglow #dogsofinstagram #dogpic #furbabies #adopt #adoptdontshop
#igbreak #overwhelmed #tired
Hey friends! I'm alive A lot of you have seen me on stories and have heard me talk about this but if you haven't...
Whilst away on holiday (in beautiful #Greece ) I decided IG and I needed to see other people for a while. The love is still there but there's just a bit too much life going on at the moment and, basically, I'm a terrible multi-tasker!
(If you know me, you know I can't walk and talk, true story )
SO. This account is now private and I basically will be posting only very sporadically, not in any structured way, but I'll still be popping up on your stories and I'm still here for you
I've also restarted BBG1 as I need to up my cardiovascular fitness after a month + of overindulging so if anyone else is doing that and needs accountability, let me know! About to complete #bbg1 #week1
Have a great weekend y'all x
If Starbucks decided to get rid of all their cakes/pastries/cookies/bread
/pasta/etc and just keep one item (drinks not included) what would you want them to keep? Mine would be their Triple Cheese Ensaymada. .
#watchmegetfat #Starbucks #ensaymada #everyday #yummm #randomthoughts #midterms #tomorrow #sabaw #igbreak #white #formyfeed #complete
Traverser l océan
C est maintenant
Je vous souhaite plein de bonnes choses
Et de belle prose
Portez vous bien
On se voit lorsque je reviens
Je vais penser à vous
Même si je ne me connecterai pas beaucoup
Faites les fous mais pas trop
Dansez, riez, chantez, lisez, ecrivez, mangez, buvez, embrassez, travaillez (hooo rabat joie toi ), vivez, vibrez, et tout ce que vous vous souhaitez
Vous aurez plein de choses à raconter et je tâcherai de me rattraper, lorsque je serai rentrée.
Vacances j oublie tout,
Mais pas vous
Avec ou sans Wi-Fi
Vous serez dans mon esprit
Kenavo les copains #salutlescopains
#jemenvais #byefriends #seeyoulater #abientot #bretagne #vague #reflet #ombreetlumiere #igbreak #landscape #darkness #partirpourmieuxrevenir #roulemapoule #kenavo #envoituresimone #enavantguimgamp #letsgo #voyager #bienavous #rdvfinoctobre
Hey curlies, taking a little break from IG.
I will miss your lovely posts!. All is well, just need some time.
Keep shining and can't wait to start updating my page and sharing with you. .
#hair #curlyhair #curls #curlygirl #naturalhair #teamnatural #igcurls
#naturalhaircommunity #igbreak #curlsunderstood #naturallycurly
"Promis c'est du 85% de chez le chocolatier!!!!!"
Apprenez à vous faire plaisir (Merci de ne pas non plus vous envoyer la tablette de chocolat hein )!!!!!
Mais un carré de temps à autre, quand vous ressentez le besoins d'un petit ecart, ou un bon cheat ça fait du bien! Et vous verrez que, le fait de manger sain, de manger bien, le goût des bonnes choses reviens, vous apprenez à savourer Un bon chocolat, un bon vin ou même une simple barre bounty, car vous ne les banalisez plus dans votre alimentation. Ce qui doit être un plaisir, redeviens un vrai plaisir! Et votre corps vous dit Merci!
Vous verrez aussi, que certaines choses que vous auriez put engloutir avant, en quantité gargantuesque, pour ma part des cappuccino starbuck, ont un goût tellement sucré et artificiel, que cela est en fait écoeurant. Que le goût de ces éléments est un artifice pur, trop prononcé, car nous somme tous soumis à la dépendance de sucre et de conservateur que nous inflige la société de consommation.
Oui le sucre c'est une drogue, aussi idiot que cela puisse paraître, il active la zone de plaisir dans le cerveau au même titre que la clope, le sexe, les drogues, les jeux, le sport (même l'amour!)Du coup, nous ressentons un besoin de sucré incessant puisqu'il se cache desormais partout dans nos aliments (j'en ai trouvé dans une ratatouille et des haricots verts en boîte...). Bref tout ça pour vous dire que beaucoup me demande: "pourquoi tu inflige autant de discipline, autant de privation, comment fais tu pour ne pas lâcher, Pour avoir autant de motivation?". parce que au final, une fois la dépendance vaincu, une fois que le corps et le cerveau comprennent que ce que Je leur "inflige", est nettement plus bénéfique que de m'envoyer des macdo, des kebabs et des starbuck a gogo, il cesse de lui même d'en réclamer, (je dis pas que de temps a autre, quand un signature me passe sous le nez, j'ai pas envie de le piquer au client en criant "non! A moi! Moi manger sandwich a toi!!!!" ). Mais en sachant tout ça, tout ce que ça engendre, je vous répondrais plutôt "Et toi, pourquoi inflige tu tout ça à ton corps et ton esprit?"
Sur ce, je retourne à ce vieux Freud
Bisous mes suri
Bye bye dear followers...I'll take a IG-break for at least 2 weeks. Last week I bought this beautyfull plantbox. The perfect temporary solution for all F and A's books (inspired by @_dailyapple_ ). I removed my old bookcase upstairs and now I am looking for a custome made bookcase. Hopefully I will find one soon benause there is to much stuff without a home now.
I'm a lone wolf. Clubs, cults and congregations feel like cages for Souls unbeknownst to themselves. I didn't join Facebook, or even text much on a cell phone, until 2012, and to this day, I really don't like to talk on the phone.
When we moved to Seattle, I left Fb and found new community here on IG. Most of my friends here came from a single Tribe de Mama circle I attended locally after connecting through IG. This, too, felt like it had served it's purpose, and I never went back.
As much as I dig genuine human connection, I equally enjoy pure, meaningful solitude. (Eagle just flew by my window. ) I go back and forth with my desire to keep up with this family of squares. No pun intended. And wow, keep up...yeah, it really feels like that sometimes. It also, deep down, feels like a great big ego stroke, if I'm really being honest with myself. I think most of us would be lying to ourselves if we claimed not to care about that little insignificant number we call our 'followers', or whether we are 'in' with those we view as the cool crowd, the apex girl gang, if you will. Hmm, even that term 'followers' feels dividing.
No doubt, there is inspiration, and at times, what feels like real connection here, and for that, I'm truly grateful. It can be fun; It can be supportive; and also, it can feel isolating and cold. In truth, we are all connected and can tune in to the collective from within, anytime we like. And from this source within, there is a well that will never run dry.
Undoubtedly, I will return, but for now, I'm taking a break from this space to realign with my own internal source of inspiration, wisdom, connection and love. It must come from within to be real. There is no 'other' in self-love. And one cannot truly love another until one has fully loved themself.
#rg via @galacticwanderlust #tagtheartist .
#realtalk #lonewolf #igbreak #selflove #selfcare #lovethyself #intrinsic #consciousness #aries #ego #motives #wolf #lifeisart #artistlife #consciousart #community #keepingitreal #contemplation #firsteye #putyourselffirst #source #oneness #seekwithin #inquirewithin #socialmedia #honesty #authenticity #keepingupwiththejoneses