my partner caught these candids while I was talking friend troubles brought on by my transition. talking to my seminary-attending, sweetheart of a sister @abigail_simonds. talking to her fierce loyalty + unrelenting compassion. talking real life: how hard it is when I can’t call her, one of my lifelong best friends, to talk transition stuff (i.e. my first few days wearing a binder 🏳️‍🌈🙌🏻) bc I know it’s hard for her. still, I hear that voice on the other end saying: “call me! call me w anything. even if I don’t understand, I’ll always listen.” talking pain + change, all while hearing such love on the line. she makes my vulnerability worth it. she loves me even when she can’t support me. she’s doing research + going out of her way to be sensitive, but I’m the one who needs to learn from her. I’m talking life change; she talks a love that changes w me. I can’t even comprehend that kinda family tie, but I’m indebted to it. I got gratitude in my blood. much love to my rabbit xx ✨ || #realtalk #loveislove #grateful #fam #madlove #familybond #mysistertho #candidlife #transition #lgbtqia #queerfam #youdoyou #queeraf #binderlife #outthecloset #lovetrumpshate
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As I lay here trying to nap before I work a redeye flight tonight I’m thinking about how messed up my sleep is going to be for the next couple days. . We all know someone that works shift work, sometimes straight through the night. I even get to add in time changes to mess it up even more. . Along with nutrition and exercise, good sleep is one of the pillars of health. You simply can not achieve optimal health without taking care of your sleep. . This is why I nap before I work all night, I sleep when I’m tired, and whenever I can I go to bed early to get a full nights sleep. Here are a couple benefits of a good night sleep other than getting rid of those dark circles under your eyes. . -helps improve your memory -spurs creativity -improves physical performance -sharpens attention -lowers stress -less irritable -help lower anxiety -helps your immune system . So don’t forget adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more. . On that note time for me to put my phone down and get some shut eye.😴 . . . #strongereveryday #eatclean #focus #fitgirl #lifechanging #greatfulheart #goodvibes #mountaingirl #ilovetraveling #furmom #lovelife #girlboss #youdoyou #whocareswhattheythink #beyou #mevsme #lifebeginsattheendofyourcomfortzone #girlswhoexplore #healthychoices #journeytothebestme #happyandhealthy #shorthairdontcare #girlwithagoal #perfectlyimperfect #lovethislife #fitnessjourney #livelifebydesign #lifeismeanttobelived #sleepisgood #80dayobsession
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The sun has set on the last day of the foundation workshop 18. I sit here in a brief moment of silence and reflect on an amazing week. The difference between being here as a student and being her as staff. It was a whole other journey this time around and I feel so grateful for the opportunity I had to reconnect with old friends and do my part to give the FW18 students the best experience. Tonight we party, but tomorrow the real work begins. Or continues, rather, because being intentional with your camera is a thing that takes constant work and thirst. #fearlessphotographers #weddingphotojournalism #foundationworkshop #education #believeinyourself #youdoyou #sunset #reflection #texas #glenrose
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The way that this little guy just lives in the moment and feels what he feels and loves and learns and lets it go just to do it all over again... What a life, what a little person and what a time to be alive #mygreatestblessing #teachingmeaboutlife #whileitrytocontrol #hesbusylettinggo #youdoyou
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Super excited to hear you and the rest of the orchestra @bri@brittanyraehs! #planosymphony #Repost @brittanyraehs ・・・ On my stand tonight #thewizardofoz @eisemanncenter 8 PM Come see and hear the @planosymphony perform the soundtrack to The Wizard of Oz with a live screening of the movie 🎥 👍🏻 #youdoyou #balance #bassoon #musician #dallas #dallasmusic #moviesandmusic #dallasentertainment
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No, amorcito! My brain needs a break! But you go on ahead and be that annoying shade of grey. I'm good GOOD 👍 #mixedsignals #huh #what #whatever #youdidwhatyoudid #itsallgood #goyourownway #idome #youdoyou
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On my stand tonight #thewizardofoz @eisemanncenter 8 PM Come see and hear the @planosymphony perform the soundtrack to The Wizard of Oz with a live screening of the movie 🎥 👍🏻 #youdoyou #balance #bassoon #musician #dallas #dallasmusic #moviesandmusic #dallasentertainment
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perfect socks for a rainy day in bed 🧦☕️🧦☕️🧦☕️🧦☕️🧦☕️🧦☕️ #teaandwarmsocks #selfcaredays #youdoyou #rainydays #everydayinduncan #onecanneverhavetoomanysocks #earlgrey #twinings #itsoktonotbeok
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Focus on your shit and your shit alone,dont mind what others are doing or what lane they're in,stay in your lane & do what works for YOU! Successful people never worry about what others are doing!💯💪 #success #dowhatworksforyou #makeyourselfproud #makeyourselfhappy #focusedonmygoals #dontmindwhatothersaredoing #smashyourgoals #youdoyou #cwp60day #cambridgeweightplan #weightlosssupport #cwpsupport #weightlossjourney #stayinyourlane
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So long as you’re happy, you do you, boo 😘 #bodypositive #bodypositivity #bopo #effyourbeautystandards #youdoyou #beautifuljustthewayyouare
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Overweight, but not over life.™️
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Few things fill my heart like watching my little dude march to the beat of his own little tennis shoe drum. #youdoyou
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Bin chicken.
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Day 9 of the #flowitoutchallenge and my phone won't record outside it's too cold.❄️ 🙅❄️ So instead here's some throw back from last may in my favorite space, my yard. 🌼 🌳🌷I love my yard and my garden. All the work on it was done by my dad and I (including building that fence one 2x4 at a time) so it's a really special place for me. My dad taught me the value of fixing things that are broken and growing things yourself. That it takes time and work to make something beautiful. So this clip is perfect because I've really come allot farther than I ever could have imagined. 💚💜💚 Challenge Hosted by @terra.fractal @the_notorious_v.a.g @thelife_enthusiast @thehoophealer @existvibrantly Song by @kanyew.est ❤️ 💜 💙 💚 💛 • • • • • #Hooplove #happyhooper #hooplah #hoopeverydamnday #girlswhohoop #wisconsingirl #plurlife #bassbabe #icc #infinitecircles #bassbabes #sac#sacredcircle> #movementmeditation #gra#gratefulhooper #flowart #milwaukee #gratefulhooper #unityofthehulahoopers #justkeepspinning #nerdgirl #geekgirl #dancehoop #youdoyou #hoopdance #nerdlife #sacredcircle #hoopersofig #throwback #clique #kanyewest
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shout out to everyone who everyone who was marching in spirit but not in person because they were unable to. sometimes big gatherings are tough. I'm learning the lesson that saying "no thank you" is a big part of self care. even if it is something extremely important to you. know yourself. know your limits. today was a "no thank you" kind of day for me. I needed my headphones and sunglasses just to get close to the crowd and even then I was spent after about 5 minutes. and that's okay. no thank you today. perhaps another time. 💖 #nothankyou #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #womensmarch #selfcare #smashthepatriarchy #youdoyou
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Another way to get your mojo back!?!? Workout - even for 20 mns - to oxygenate your body! 5 days & nights of coaching at #BusinesssMastery @tonyrobbins #wakeup #oxygen #youdoyou #daretobemore #power #drive #knowyourworth #knowledgeispower #knowledgeofself #elevate #love
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Blowing kisses to haters like 😙😙😙😙✌🏻✌🏻 • • • Have you ever let someone else’s opinion/judgement hold you back? I have 💯💯 Leveling up from small-minded judgment is no easy thing—but the freedom is so worth it! Like all these selfies and workout vids I’m always posting?? I get hella judgment for them. But I’m like, okay as soon as you can generate a source of income from your selfies, then holla at me 😂😂 I used to be the girl who judged other girls for their selfies. Then I stopped being a bitch and now I’m like YES QUEEN GLOW 🔥🔥 You are beautiful, I don’t care who you are reading this. You’re beautiful and you have a beautiful truth inside that the world needs to hear! Live that truth and speak it unapologetically. The people who judge and condemn you for it are actually pretty miserable people—feel sorry for them and be light to them! They need it!! Keep doing you, girl 🔥 • • • P.S. i finished week 1 of my new program!! No easy feat, but I’m here!! Also if you wanna make $$$ off your selfies DM me because money is power 🔥❤️😍😘💯😙
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It's funny how you get in that mindset where you don't think you should wear a piece of clothing because of your size. So nothing more empowering than climbing a mountain wearing only a crop top. #youdoyou
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You do you boo 💖💁🏼 #selflove #youdoyou #getitgirl
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Hope you’re all having a fabulous Saturday night❣️if you feel like a little extra pampering this weekend then why not grab one of our body positive jumpers or pairs of underwear!? Check out the link in our bio to see our shop❣️ . . . . #shopwithlabel #bodypositive #saturdaynight #labellove #jumpers #underwear #youdoyou #bodyposibabe
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Taking that FaceTime call from across the globe from your daughter in tears with her heart literally breaking and not being able to wrap your arms around her is heavy on the heart... hearing the disappointment in her voice as she tells you she could have done better after taking a loss and trying to get across how well she fought and how proud of her you are when all she sees is sadness that tears a mother’s heart apart... For her to then push past the hurt and sadness to agree to go in the open weight, focus, regroup and come away with the win her heart was chasing that’s what makes of a true champion!! At 15 half way across the world with hurt feelings and a broken heart to pull yourself together and go back and give your all again how could a mother be any more proud!! It’s not the medals or championships that matter to me as a mum it’s watching my 15yo daughter continue to chase her dreams, it’s watching her passion and love for Jiu Jitsu overpower the mental and physical blocks that come with competing!! This marks @grrrl_jitsu’s first competition as a blue belt, her first time at the euros and her first comp for 2018 and as I told her I see this as a double win some incredible lessons to take away, some self growth, some new game plans for travelling and competing and then a redemption to earn the championship she was chasing!! #proudofyou #grrrlstrong #bjjlifestyle #bjjdreams #grrrlarmy #chasingdreams #redemption #climbingmountains #youdoyou #wedontlosewewinorlearn #portugal #europeanchampionship2018 #progression #keepfighting #dreamweaver #bjjgrrrl #womenofbjj #jiujitsulife
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SaturYAY we got some GOOD NEWS! Hcg levels are looking good and I’ll be scheduling a sonogram next week to date the pregnancy 🙌🏻 - Thank you all for your continued vibes 💕 and support! I got my sweat on today and can I just say something really quick - I hear a lot of “oh give yourself grace you’re growing a human” For me giving myself grace means 👉🏻 not being mad that I’m modifying 👉🏻 eating another healthy portion of something rather than cutting myself off at my calorie “level” 👉🏻 having an OCCASIONAL treat - My personal perspective is that BECAUSE I am growing a human that has no choice what I’m putting in my body I have a responsibility to feed myself healthy foods and take care of myself - Grace to me doesn’t mean go ham and throw all care out the window. It doesn’t mean I can just do and eat whatever I want - Grace means being responsible but loving myself through each choice I make Like my Froot Loops yesterday 🙌🏻 but again it’s not a DAILY occurrence Grace means being aware that my body is going to grow, I’m going to gain weight, and not hating myself Rather knowing that weight gain is from healthy choices hat help my baby grow. - And it’s NOT just for this little squish It’s also a great way to make sure I CONTINUE the habit of self care, of exercise and healthy eating after little squish is here because I KNOW time, sleep, everything will be way more rare 😂😂😂 - If you don’t agree THATS OKAY do your own #momthing ! This is MY personal belief for OUR preganancy journey. I went through too much pain not to give this baby EVERY chance. We should all SUPPORT each other. There’s enough #momshame and #bodyshame out there. LOVE YOURSELF by making LOVING caring choices 💕✌🏻 #youdoyou - - - - - - - #vip#vipkidher #trichotillomania #vipkid #weightlossforwomen #vsxsports #fitpregnancy #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #dmvmom #ttcsupport #fitfertility #ttcfitness #momlife #dogmumlife #bodypositive #everybodyisbeautiful #iifym #iifymwomen #accountabilitycoach #pregnancyafterloss
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👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 #youdoyou #lifeisnotarace #justquickly #alittlereminder #selflove #timelines #makeyourown
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Our second sermon in a new Relationships series. Listen in! (Link in bio.) Relationships: How to Deal With You (Part 2) – 1/14/18 – Annalisa Morris & Jason Lomelino #sermonoftheweek #sermonseries #youdoyou #goodstuff #howtodeal #islavista #rel#relationshipsseries #listenin #relationships #missionislavista
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Everyday is a new opprotunity to move forward & reach your goals! Eyes forward & don't dwell on the past. It is not a failure, it is just another learning experience to improve yourself! #youdoyou #success #exfuzelife #neverquit #noexcuses #inspire #family #health #momstrong #todayisanewday #networking #directsales #truaura
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You know those days where you just think, damn, I’m really blessed? Today was one of those days 🙌🏼 Sometimes you become thankful for the hard times, because they make the good times that much sweeter 💕
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Rock n roll Saturday over here!! There is a fairly serious risk of me turning into an insta cliché with this post, but.. 1. The book lives up to all the hype 2. Who doesn’t love a fancy candle?! 3. The special effects app has just kept me amused for a good 3 minutes! • • • #excusethegiraffe #rocknroll #saturdaynight #saturdayvibes #lazyday #howdidigetsoold #cliche #cosycorner #pocketofmyhome #homedecor #bedroom #myviewnow #widn #neom #candle #lavender #jasmine #rosewood #brassdecor #sarahknight #bedtimereading #youdoyou #thelifechangingmagicofnotgivingafuck #getyourshittogether #victorianhouse #myhome #periodproperty #surreylife #instahome #instagood @neomorganics @mcsnugz @oliverbonas
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Looking back on this week like 😴
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THESE friendships... how on earth did I get so lucky ☺️. #myabshurt #grateful #ladiesweekend #inspired #youdoyou #authenticity #liveyourbestlife
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Amen. Amen. 🙌🏻the way to start the week- positive vibes❤️people who want to take you down only do it because you are something they are not, they are jellyyyy. So keep doing you, ignore them haters and support your brothers and sisters 😘#vibes #positivevibes #positivity #peace #haters #ignorethehaters #ignoretheworld #be kind #sunday #happy #journey #theyjealous #dontworry #youdoyou #keepitreal #keepdoinyou #amen
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My Saturday morning = PD with @the_teaching_table loved learning/researching about making STEAM to STREAM (R=reading). Further ENJOYED playing with @wondergears & @sphero !! . . . . #teaching #middleschool #ite#iteach/a> #iteach #tea#teachersofinstagram #teachersofinsta #instateacher #ela #reading #stem #steam #youdoyou #lifelonglearning
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Stay humble, stay original, stay yourself, stay real, work hard & be kind 💕
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Hold your head up high and ignore the negativity. Be the best can be.
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