It’s the holiday season! i also know it as the “emotional pressure cooker” season!
for many years, i always felt pressured to feel a certain way during the holidays. advertising has us believing that we need to be more generous, more cheerful, more grateful than normal.
as you read this, i sincerely hope you find yourself surrounded with good cheer - but if you aren’t that’s alright too! don’t be afraid to be a grinch if you need to be, no need to feel any more pressure to be anything more than you are. (that also means we don’t have to be extra pessimistic or sarcastic 🤩😝). don’t spend anymore financial or emotional resources than you can afford, after all, it is just a season and it will pass!
Here's to another #motivationalmonday!! i want to share a strong quote that sits on my heart that was told to me by my friend and mentor @imdanielcarlton he said "find the love in it". this week i challenge you to be gentle with yourself and find the love in all the difficulties this week may bring your way. how would you show up in this world if you showed up in love, of love and for love? #youmatter #positivevibes #believeinyourself #spreadlove#whatyougotisallyouneed
Two weeks before this photo was taken, i was sleeping on the couch at a somewhat frat house called “the trap” (forever grateful @jordanegger, @parker_anderson, @johngarretson, and bryce bergevin (does he have insta?)). i sold my car and moved to fiji. through the magical friendship i have with @hosannakabakoro, i ended up walking her place in this wedding dress fashion show featuring the brilliant local artist @hupfeldhoerder.
life is beautiful, magical, and wonderful. it was bold and courageous moves like this that changed my life. i could never imagine my life’s path: 26 countries later.
through all the risks i’ve taken, my only regret is not sharing as much of my journey. so now i will be sharing memories here with you all and writing my story in my blog for you.
i hope this inspires you to make bold changes in your own life. live confidently and go boldly in the direction of your dreams. your life is yours. live what you imagine.
“i believe that everything happens for a reason. people change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
amazing art by #whatliftsyou#nashvillegulch kelseymontagueart exquisite angel wings that make any day more uplifting, bright and hopeful. #training#actress#actresslife#believeinyourself#dreams#goals
*actual conversation i was having with my coach this evening, catching her up on all the things from the past week...* .
me: this happened! 😄 . .
coach: okay, so this is huge! what did you do to celebrate?! .
me: uh... well... i kinda forgot? 🤷♀️ . .
how often do we do this? .
we are always in such a rush these days, we forget to take these moments to soak in all the hard work we’ve done, all the wonderful goals we’ve reached, feel all the high vibes and take in the present moment! ✨ . .
when was the last time you celebrated something you did? when was the last time you did something for yourself to anchor in all the feels? these moments are the ones that bring us closer to being and feeling fulfilled. fulfilment is a feeling that so many people are searching for but never quite find because they don’t take the time to appreciate and honour it all. if we don’t take the time to celebrate us doing all these amazing things then when are we going to feel like we’ve accomplished something? .
so now i’m contemplating what i want to do to honour this moment and beautiful accomplishment and that makes me so excited! ☺️ so many possibilities! 🤩💕