These are the colors of summer here: the softest, baby, newborn blue and streaks of sun bleached peach. Then a cold, steely gray as we row out deeper where the bay is barely moving. The currents resting between tides. We pull the ores into the boat. We glide and drift. Quiet together. A kind of reverence. A kind of gratefulness. Stretching out between us. All the way to the horizon line.
I’ll be honest with you all, I’ve been terrified to post on my Instagram the last week, in fear of negative and body shaming comments that I’ve been getting consistently. It really starts to wear on a person and can become more harmful then helpful. But I’ve come to realize something...I’m the ONLY one that knows the truth behind my journey, and that knows how healthy and happy I truly am. And I REFUSE to let others get to me and keep bringing me down, and stop me from doing what I truly love!
For the longest time I thrived off of others approval of me. If someone didn’t like the way I dressed, I would change it to fit what they liked. If someone didn’t like my hair, I would change it to be the way they wanted it to be. If someone didn’t like the way I talked, I would completely change it to fit their approval. You get the picture. I lived in the shadow of others, and had absolutely no belief that I was good enough just being ME! I’ve quickly come to realize that that is FAR from the truth! And I no longer want or need to live that way! I am enough just being and doing ME!
I’ve learned that the only person you should seek approval from is yourself. Because once you truly love yourself, like TRULY love all your flaws and perfections, you can and will be UNSTOPPABLE! Others may not approve of my personal style, but I absolutely love it and feel beautiful while wearing it! Others may not approve of my size, but I’m damn happy with how I look and am proud of my journey to get here. Others may not approve of the way I speak, but that’s one of the things that makes me who I am and I’m not afraid to curse like a sailor! You get my point! From here on out, I’m going to be unapologetically ME! But not only that, I’m going to be damn proud of it at the same time!! So watch out world, shits about to go down!!
So I encourage you to ask yourselves...What is one thing that truly makes you who you are that you are unapologetic about?! I would LOVE to hear from you in the comments!! 🤗💗
Phew! We made it to Friday! 😅
Are you going anywhere for the long weekend? I’m headed to Milwaukee to visit the sibs!
Now I just have to convince them to move to Colorado... (👋🏻 @mck_curtis@elizabethmckusick)
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I guess I have a desire to go where nobody else wants to go.
Horse Guards is official ceremonial entrance to St James's and Buckingham Palace and headquarters to the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment who provide troops for The Queen's Life Guard.
A royal guard has been kept here since 1660 when the original Guard House of the old Palace of Whitehall was on this site. The Palace of Whitehall, the largest palace in Europe at that time, was destroyed by fire in 1698 and replaced by the present Horse Guards building in 1753.
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The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheelon the South Bank of the River Thames in London. Also known as the Millennium Wheel.
The structure is 443 feet (135 m) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 394 feet (120 m). When erected in 1999 it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel. Its height was surpassed by the 520 feet (158 m) tall Star of Nanchang in 2006, the 541 feet (165 m) tall Singapore Flyerin 2008, and the 550 feet (168 m) High Roller (Las Vegas) in 2014.
The Eye is described by its operators as "the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel".
It is Europe's tallest Ferris wheel. It is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.75 million visitors annually, and has made many appearances in popular culture.
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Is the beam from a lighthouse affected by howling wind and rain? It remains perfectly steadfast and unaffected by the storm. Your true self is like that. Nothing can ever harm you once you are consciously aware that it is so.
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