♀️ Where have you felt the most out of your comfort zone?
For us, it was our trip to China.
Our friends moved there for work, so we just HAD to go, right?
Man, I now understand what it feels like to be illiterate! We couldn’t read anything!
But seeing the Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China, the Teracotta soldiers, and lots of temples that showed us their religion was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.
Have you traveled anywhere that challenged your comfort zone?
Can anyone guess this old classic? It’s one of my favorites. It’s about a lovely girl who just can’t help but follow her dreams. Even when everyone around her is telling her what she’s “supposed” to do. She ignores them and keeps on keeping on. Then she meets a man who loves her for it. Beautiful story.
Ethan took this picture of me about 6 years ago. I was in an oddly dark place in my life. Two days prior my college boyfriend and I broke up and many a sharp edge was left, pointing at every which angle they could. That day we went to brunch, where I met my now-best-friend Becca, who immediately helped me sort through my feelings about a girl that was turning my head a bit upside-down and backwards. Gay-sties might be a better term then besties for us loud, poetic, (at the time ruthlessly arrogant and shamelessly pretentious) long lost sisters. That night my darling Ethan and I climbed to Capitol Hill to look at the city and feel the weight of the world carried on bitter winds sweep against our foreheads.
In the following weeks I moved and I went off of my meds. Situationally, many things looked an awful lot like they do today.
But my god... as I sit here and I look at this picture I can’t help but be so tremendously grateful for where I am today. Who I am today. The years following in no way got easier. My life has taken turns and dives and spirals into voids unimaginable. But the progress! No, the interconnectedness! I feel like my bones are woven into my tendons and my tendons sewn into my muscles and as though my veins have melded
My pores have opened- my spirit weaving, moving, playing inside every gorgeous space.
This whole-hearted acceptance of everything I am and everything I want has only been made possible through my own forgiveness, my own intentions, my own humility, my own joy. You do not need anyone. No one needs to see you. To love you. To care for you or commend you. You are worthy. You are worthy. You are PERFECT. In all the ways and through every bold or shaking step.
I mean..... when I say, I NEEDED TO SEE THIS TODAY! Maybe you do too, so I am #reposting! Thank you @missymisdemeanorelliott#Repost ・・・
Don’t let a few set backs make u start questioning if u got it or if u can do it or people not understanding your GOALS or VISIONS everyone not supposed to get it!But what we NOT going to do is let DOUBT stop you from TRYING or PUSHING THROUGH! NO MAAM!NO SIR!♂️ oh yea you better hit the mute button bottom left& IG professors sorry if I don’t dot every I or cross every T because I’m filming myself with one hand and writing with the other♀️ayyye multitasking let’s go!