"The keys to the kingdom got locked inside the kingdom."
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Not a great picture but it makes my point. As far as I'm concerned, there is still light, it's not completely dark yet. This is the sky this evening, February 7, 2018 at 6pm. No, not 4pm. I seem to notice the change of the amount of sunlight we get in the winter, as the days get longer pretty quickly. Longer days. More light, if only a little. Next month we change the clocks making all the more difference. #february #winter #2018 #wintersucks #sky #light #longerdays #6pm #toronto #torontoinsta #torontomind #torontominute #torontolifestyle #bringspring #lookingahead #instagram #instagood #instablue #instacolour #instasky #lifewithacamera #camerajunkie #waiting #mycitylife #the6ix #blue #girlinthewar #colourphotography #mypointofview #observations
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This tattoo is now exactly a year old. All my ink means something to me, but this one is an every day reminder of what I had to leave behind in order to survive. Some don't understand the ways and complications of CPTSD. I know many who do. I chose the change to save my life. It was either always a toe or foot still in denial for the sake of others, and incomprehensibly painful cognative dissonance, or my future, my life. I chose me, and it was not an easy choice. Happy anniversary to this ink, and for doing what was so far, the most terrifying feat of fearlessness, fierceness, and painful act of self respect and self determination. #ink #anniversery #survival #cptsd #cptsdawareness #tra#traumarmed #trauma #cognativedissonance #future #mylife #fearless #terrifying #fierce #no #sel#self #nc #nocontact #survivor #tattoo #inked #torontonian #selfdetermination #self #freedom #freedomisneverfree #camrajunkie #lifewithacamera #instagram #girlinthewar #elevatedink
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Converse kids. When you're not a kid or some punky skater teen monster anymore, you're all "grown up", but you are loyal as fuck to converse. These are not mine. My multiple pairs live in my closet. #shoes #converse #converseforlife #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #loyalty #love #notmine #minearefine #ispy #frontdoor #winter #january #randomness #tribute #toronto #torontonians #torontomind #the6ix #torontofashion #kickit #instagood #instashoes #instagram #moodygram #camerajunke #lifewithacamera #girlinthewar #photographer #thanksscott
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Gonna play a little Josh Ritter - Girl In The War tonight at Supermarket open mic! #joshritter #girlinthewar
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Got the eyes and some highlights. Still a lot more to do.😔😴#joshritter #girlinthewar #visualinterpretation
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So I’m skipping around a bit but I have wanted to do this piece for years. It’s a visual interpretation of a Josh Ritter song, “Girl in the War”I have a least two more songs I want to do of his but this believe it or not is the least complex to interpret. #joshritter#girlinthewar #prismacolor #sharpieart #cheapjoesartstuff #fabercastell #strathmore #visualinterpretation
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On the coldest day of 1981 I was born at 11:48am. I was born almost two weeks late but only weighed about 4 pounds so I had to be treated as a premature baby and hang out in an incubator for 11 days. I was fed with a dropper 3 times an hour for the first 7 months I was alive. I was almost named Amy, glad that I'm Nicole instead. I am happy to be 37 years old. I don't know how I managed to get here, to 37, but I'm here. Here's to life I suppose, and today mine in particular. #happybirthdaytome #37 #stillhere #lif#lifeening #life #survivor #fierce #girlinthewar #thefighter #thisisarebelsong #toronto #torontoinsta #torontomind #mycitylife #selfie #i #artistforlife #victory #camerajunkie #lifewithacamera #witness #takeupspace #instagramphoto #instaselfie #blue #instabirthday #instacolour #colourpop #evolving #push
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2017 sucked. It was not only disappointing, it felt the need to teach me a lifetimes worth of lessons bundled up in 12 months. Intensity and beyond. The only reason I kinda want to hang on is because I love the number 7 and 2017's got it. However I'm willing to let that go. Keep on keeping on. I welcome you 2018. I've got a fire in my belly and fierce words. I am not afraid. Let's dance shall we? Good luck everyone. #newyear #newyearseve #newyears2018 #isurvived #goodluck #2017 #goodriddance #push #onlywayoutisthrough #lifehappening #iloveyou #keeponkeepingon #mycitylife #screenshot #instaquote #instawords #instagram #toronto #torontonian #torontomind #torontoinsta #moodygram #letsgodancing #noresolutions #living #cptsd #mentalhealth #girlinthewar #solidarity #torontoartists
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nos·tal·gic näˈstaljik,nəˈstaljik/ adjective 1. characterized by or exhibiting feelings of nostalgia. synonyms:wistful, evocative, romantic, sentimental; More Missing warmth and light and air. #incense #burning #window #september #afternoon #light #sunshine #randomness #thebeachestoronto #throwback #missthis #wintersucks #seeyounextyear #instagram #instagood #instacolour #instafeel #torontonian #lifewithacamera #camerajunkie #girlinthewar #torontolifestyle #idratherbeinparis #416 #nostalgia #mycitylife #colourphotography
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I'm in bed dying of some evil influenza virus. Curse you flu! So I did this. #bestof2017 #bes#bestnine #bestnine #viktorialenke #girlinthewar
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Some meaningless enchantment Unexplainable Unattainable Turned me to a sinner, long gone the saint I became a childish villain No good left in me for anything In sadness and madness I already existed Your lips on mine sealed the deal Still here my never darling My anti love I'm queen and this is my selfish reign N.V.L.S Part of a poem from summer 2017. #randomwritings #iwrite #mywords #drama #ilovewordsmorethanpeople #poe#poet #notforyou #icequeen #december #writer #writersofinstagram #poetsofinstagram #poet #longago #camerajunkie #girlinthewar #hereinmyhead #madtimes #madness #self #instawords #torontowriterscollective #torontolife #torontoartists #storytelling
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‘On a Saturday night, in a town like this I forget all my songs about trains....’ but I remember listening to Me & Jiggs and also to Thin Blue Flame in its first live incarnation in @whelanslive a wee few years ago. Thanks for all the great memories @joshritter #meandjiggs #homecoming #thinblueflame #girlinthewar #joshritter
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