One of my favorite things about hong kong was that you could do so much all in a day. most days we woke up and explored a part of the city and took a quick cab ride just outside the city for a hike. this is an image from my favorite hike we went on. the view from lion’s rock was out of this world. i was swooning. i loved that hong kong offers the best of both worlds. you can get both your city and outdoor adventures all in a single day! i had the best week running all over town with incredible people exploring all hong kong has to offer. if you want to see the video @passionpassport put together while we were there, check out the link in my bio. #oldtowncentral#discoverhongkong
I was in charge of running all over old town central during our trip to hong kong. old town central was the best little area of town and i for real had the greatest food, found some amazing shops to stop into, saw the coolest street art and it honestly was like finding a piece of my heart in the middle of asia. this was taken right around the corner from the bruce lee mural that you've probably seen if you've been to hk. this one's a little more hidden though! #oldtowncentral#discoverhongkong
Hong kong. my oh my! i had the best week running all over town with incredible people exploring all hong kong has to offer. we ate so much amazing food, went to the best markets for fruit and fidget spinners, and enjoyed the outdoors too. #oldtowncentral#discoverhongkong
Y’all! i went to hong kong recently and had the most amazing trip with hong kong tourism. i was honestly so surprised with how much & fast i loved hong kong. it was my first time exploring asia and i could not get over how much i adored it. we danced, we ate, and we adventured our behinds off and i can not wait to show you more! #oldtowncentral#discoverhongkong
Hi there. this is just a friendly reminder that growth is growth, no matter how small & slow it may feel. you are doing better than you think you are, i pinkie promise you. all good things take time. keep pushing forward. 💫
“always to love, not always to understand.” -mimi. my family was going through a hard time & i’ll never forget when my sweet grandma said it. it’s been a constant struggle; letting go of the grip i have on trying to understand people & situations and choosing to straight up love them anyways. i’ve been hurt by people recently, just like i’ve hurt others. it’s a constant grace and forgiveness wave kinda thing, always coming back to it over and over no matter how many times it takes. in moments i get anxious, hurt, or feel so confused at how things work out & happen, i just keep reminding myself of mimi’s words. i’m here to love. i don’t have to be consumed with understanding. hope that these words bring you some freedom today. all you have to do is love, don’t k**l yourself trying to understand. ✈️💫 #wordsfromthewindowseat
“i don’t know how to love with half of my heart; just the whole thing.” -an excerpt from a piece titled 2,320 miles featured in the first issue of @mouthwsh. some of my best friends just started pre-orders for their magazine where my writing is featured in it along with a lot of amazing work from other creatives. i’m sharing my heart that shines light onto heaviness, unhealthy relationships, & an unhealthy want for love. a few years ago i was in a relationship that took a lot away from me. i lost my voice & i temporarily lost my faith. i spent a lot of time yelling at god. i felt really trapped in another human being. ever since that season of my life, i’ve really worked hard and fought hard for myself. to stand back up again. to get my voice back. and i have. i’m not fully there yet and there’s still a lot i have to work through, but i really feel like i had to stick up for the girl i was 3 years ago who didn’t use her voice. and that’s what this piece is. it’s brave. it also features photos @mackenziediane took of me (florals by @taravevers ) for my piece that convey exactly what i wanted them to: feeling trapped but growing no matter the circumstance. if you want to read my whole piece & see more you can preorder at shop.mouthwash.com (link in bio to pre-order as well)🌿
This photo is a photo of celebration. what a season it has been. all things can be made beautiful, even if they hurt like hell along the way. i spent the last 6 months sitting with god (arm wrestling, honestly) & watched him shine light onto nasty things that we apart of me that never should have been. hurts from my childhood that turned into unnecessary habits. the aching desire to be loved and to be known. he’s emptied me of so much. ripped so much out of my hands that i used to grip and use as my life source. but you know what? even though i’ve lost people and even though i struggle with depression on a daily basis, i haven’t felt joy like this in a really, really long time. like the heart rattling kinda joy. it hasn’t come from traveling. it hasn’t come from being a flight attendant. it hasn’t come from my bank account (because lord knows that the sucker is empty). but it’s come from the fact that i don’t have to hide behind my brokenness. it’s kind out there in the open getting fixed because i’m finally taking the time to fix it. i keep coming home to myself. i keep waking up and getting out of bed even when i don’t want to. i have community and i have my best friends and i have a god who is literally crazy about me just like he is crazy about you too. i have good moments and i have really c****y moments. but you keep going. you just learn to keep going. joy is always waiting on the other side 🖤 photo @katieruthh
Hi february. comment your email if you want a valentine’s day card from me (because ily) (you can dm me too). also think i’m going to pick one person to send a present to & it’s probably gonna be a shirt w/ a picture of me eating hot cheetos on it just fyi 🥀 xoxo
Ever since i can remember, i’ve always had a special attachment to things that grow. plants and flowers being a big part of that. i used to steal my momma’s disposable cameras and fill them up with photos outside of our yard & of our neighbors rose bushes. i remember those early years like they were yesterday. maybe because of the beauty that came along side of dealing with pain. i dealt with heaviness and things i couldn’t understand when i was 6 years old, but i always ran towards the light. the good stuff, the growing stuff. i share this because i’m almost 25 and i still have to fight for my growth. i have days where i’m my biggest cheerleader and i have days where i feel like i’m my own worst nightmare. i don’t have it all together, not even close. i’m running towards what i know i’m made for, but i’m not quite there yet. it’s discouraging sometimes (a lot of times). i know i beat myself up more than i encourage myself & maybe you do that too. allow yourself some grace. that’s been the biggest thing spoken over me by others and when i choose to listen to it and do it, things shift. grow takes time.
Hi philly, i like you. my favorite thing to do in new cities is to find a local coffee shop. i have a whole list from all over the world! what’s y’all favorite thing you do when exploring a new city? 🖤
I’m here to talk to y’all about seasonal depression. it is a very real thing in my world. dealing with heaviness & mental issues has been a ongoing journey for awhile. one that somedays is a piece of cake and other days is so overwhelming only jesus knows. it’s a fight. it’s a battle. but it’s one i’m okay figuring out. i’m in the best hands and that gives me courage on my worst days. so i wanted to take some time to share things that i have been doing/ practicing to help me get my b***y out of bed (even if i have to drag myself out of it). your bed doesn’t have to control you. promise.
〰️rearrange the space you spend the most time in. change is good. especially if you associate your room as your safe space. this week i completely changed mine & i immediately felt refreshed. any time i experience pain, i run to my room. so having a totally different vibe immediately lifted the spirits within the 4 walls.
〰️do something kind for yourself that you wouldn’t normally do. doing something out of my normal routine has been so good for me to say “hey there is more than what i am used to.”
〰️buy a plant. life: growing living life is good. surround yourself with as much life as possible. getting dressed to pick out a new little green friend was so good for me. i obviously wanted to get a dog but it wasn't in the budget. lol.
〰️go visit one of your favorite coffee shops. even if you have nothing to do for work on your laptop and you don't feel like reading a book because of sadness, seriously just go to watch netflix. it's amazing what a change in your environment can do for you.
〰️go to bed earlier so you can wake up earlier. i'll sleep when i'm dead used to be my hipster mantra. but i've been going to bed at granny hours & it has been so good for my lil brain. i feel like a normal person and sadness can't creep into me being tired all day anymore.
if you want to hear more of my heart and see the answers to some of y’alls questions, go head to my blog to see. couldn’t fit them all. link in bio. i may travel the world but it’s not always sparkly and glittery. life kicks me in the a*s daily. but i fight. you are never ever alone. let’s kick these winter blues in the butt.
Hi my name is taylor tippett. i am a full time rascal n rule breaker, so new year resolutions aren’t my thing. instead of making resolutions, i do this thing where i pick a word at the start ofeach new year. i pay attention to themes in my life and see what’s lacking and make that the banner over my year. something i can grow in and strengthen. last year, my word was growth. this year my word is consistency. c-o-n-s-i-s-t-e-n-c-y. i love that i am this wildflower who lives out of a suitcase and prances around full of life and joy. it’s amazing. jesus is so cool for making me this way. but y’all- it is so so tiring not having consistency. it has been so unhealthy and it’s really caught up to me. it’s been tiring always going but never having a routine or roots. seeing so much change but never sticking with the everyday changes i know i need to have in order to be the healthiest me. it’s eye-opening and encouraging, but it’s gonna take work. i’m really proud of myself for getting to where i’m at. this is the most self aware season i’ve ever been in and it’s time to put the work (and twerk) in. this year i encourage you figure out what you can get stronger in. what’s gonna make you the healthiest you. let people in on it. i love y’all. i’m celebrating 4 (literally four) years of being a flight attendant this year, turning 25, writing a book, and probably (hopefully/ most definitely) gonna meet @justinbieber this year i just freaking know it. let’s continue to grow in love and be the hottest & healthiest versions of ourselves that we have ever seen. ✨💃🏼 (photo by the 1 & only @alex_broadstock )
2017. *oh snap* (in my that’s so raven voice) what a year. my feet have walked n ran n danced n hiked all over the place. they have powered through so much learning. teeth grit, palms up. 2017 was a tearing down the walls kinda year. i never thought i would see what’s on the other side of some of them. so much pain yet so much goodness. i love that through this app i get to share the beauty of traveling all around the world with y’all. i’ve seen china and hong kong and amsterdam and portugal and london and even des moines. i swam and paddle boarded lake tahoe. i rode 200 miles on a bike. felt love again and felt that sting of loss. my face got put on aa plane seat backs. got hurt and hurt people but have realized more about my 24 year old ~almost~ 25 year old self than i have in a very long time. i had a lot of looking in the mirror moments and seeing c**p i really didn’t want to see. it’s been scary; coming home to myself. but so good because now i’m walking into 2018 with a realization of where i am and where i am not. it’s a freeing thing. i love y’all. i am proud of y’all. i am here because of y’all. there is so much goodness headed our way next year. my book is happening. real life is happening. healthiness unlike i have ever seen it before is happening. right here and right now. so thankful for this life i get to live. i love y’all. keep those palms up expectant for what’s to come. xoxo (one of my favorite songs of this year by @colonyhouse “cannot do this alone” ✨)
One of the most powerful statements i have found freedom in this year: you don’t need to have it all figured out. it’s not anything big or crazy or sparkly but it’s important and there is so much freedom found in those couple of words. you know, any plan i have forced or that has been out of season (because i spent so much time being a control freak trying to have it all figured out so badly) has hurt like absolutely crap. because it never works. you & i weren’t made to figure it all out. i’ve spent a lot of months sitting and being real and just letting life happen as it happens. keeping my palms up. and instead of focusing on all the details and the whats and the what if’s, i’ve been more focused on the substance. who i am and the healthiness i hold in this little heart of mine. we speak this poop over our lives like “i’m supposed to be ______ by now” and you know what? nah. nope. don’t do that to yourself. you don’t need to have it all figured out! the future is big and bright and beautiful and sexy. live in that promise. embrace your season you are in and you will come out feeling so much more full and ready. pinkie promise ❤️ #wordsfromthewindowseat