I'm learning lots about love & what healthiness looks like. man is it hard but man is it worth it. it is so worth it. i started writing my book too- i thought it was going to be a healing thing for others but as i'm writing and being honest about some of the darkness that has met me in my life; i'm slowly realizing i'm healing all over again through it. sometimes when we wipe off the dust of old pains and hurts, we forget what it actually felt like to walk through it in the first place. it's scary and it hurts like c**p reliving some of life's darknesses, but we don't have to do it alone. i don't have to do it alone. i'm so thankful for the people in my life who keep holding my hand and hugging me & keep pushing me forward. i'm so excited about this season of my life. it is gonna be super dang hot fire good. y'all. 🙌🏼💕
Happy friyay i am so excited it's the weekend 💃🏽 probably gonna spend all weekend eating plantain chips and drinkin' coke-a-cola with my bffs!!!! who's wid me ❤ this is in all caps because i am so happy.
Hanging out in tampa for the day so of course i had to go visit a local favorite spot. i am sitting pool side getting a tan before i go back to winter in chicago 💃🏽 sometimes i just laugh so hard at the adventures and craziness of my life. hashtag blessed for real. i even got to see my bestie @ashleewalworth for the first time in 6ever! today has been the happiest day.
I used to be scared to pour tomato juice on the airplane because i legitimately was scared of tomato juice. like legit scared. i almost barfed every time i got near it (maybe too much info sorry not sorry). i can pour a tomato juice now. i'm proud. i was scared to death of sting rays because of steve irwin, but i swam with them this summer anyways. little victories. i was petrified to live on my own because my heart was shattered. so i did it anyways. i healed. and now i'm not afraid to live alone & i have the best roommates. i am proud. i used to be scared of admitting i had anxiety because i thought people wouldn't understand & they'd push me out. people walk around and pretend like they have it all together. that creates pressure. but i have honest talks with jesus now and i'm not afraid to say i'm anxious. i'm healing. i have been so hurt by people in my life. women. men. my mother. family. people who have left who should have stayed. but i'm not afraid of getting hurt anymore to grow in love. i'm not afraid to love. i'm not. and it's so freeing. i woke up celebrating small victories today and growth. y'all wanna celebrate with me? #wordsfromthewindowseat
I'm in love with my city boy i sleep in my hat 💃🏽 @chancetherapper please be my friend. i stay rockin' my 3️⃣ hat. but...i'm super excited to share a recent shoot/ q&a i did with my favorite @lecoeur_watches today. link in bio! check it out lady bugs.
Does anyone else have the problem where you work out and instantly want to eat unhealthy food? aka taco bell, pie, and all of the junk food. ugh. at least i worked out though. pic from a chicago favorite always 💃🏽 ily @bangbangpie.
This year the load got lighter. the soil got healthier. my roots grew. and i'm starting to see the most amazing, wonderful wildflowers growing. in 2016 i did a lot of stuff. i lived in an airport for 9 months. was in the same room as justin bieber. saw the cubs win the world series. got some tattoos. got to see one of my favorite babies be brought into this world. traveled all over the stinkin' place. met so many amazing people, my goodness have i met some amazing people. ate so many tacos. but for real...lord knows how many tacos i ate. i danced and i danced and i danced. i barely brushed my hair. my baby photo series project went viral. i got hurt. i have hurt people. i have done a lot of stuff wrong but i have learned a lot about grace. i love myself for me and not for who anyone wants me to be. but here i am. and i am getting ready to have the best year of my life. i just know it. my pain has been purposeful and this next year is going to be proof of that. dancing until the end of time. thanks for encouraging me, cheering me on, and being a constant reminder i never have to fight this fight alone. love y'all.
New blog post up about creating these amazing flags w/ the wonderful @parative! 🌿🌸 my room is my safe place and i'm so excited to share my new spot with y'all! @wesleytaylor also took some fire pictures of me so check those out too!! thanks to everyone who bought a flag. it has been the biggest excitement for me to see y'all get them as gifts and hang them up in your home. may the always be an inspiration to be growing- even through the muck and the weeds. www.atravelinlady.com ✨ link in bio!
Another christmas has passed and i didn't get a french bull dog (biggest dream in life dang it) but that's okay. i have been surrounded by the sweetest people and this lady @kaehope rescued me from my hotel room in phoenix. and her pups bentley 😍 hope you have had the best day
Dancing forever and ever and always and 9 time outta 10 you betcha that i am jujuin' all over that beat. spending the holidays flying the friendly skies loving the c**p outta all these strangers that come my way. is it my first choice of what i want to be doing over the holidays? of course not. i wanna be cuddling my dog and laughing at my family quoting the hangover. but we are called to make the best outta every situation and dance even when we don't want to. even have patience when we don't want to. joy wants us to say yes always. so i'm saying yes and dancing all over this christmas weekend. merry christmas beautiful people 💃🏽❤🎄 (pic by my dreamy sweet friend @shelby.nickel she did a mighty fine job capturing my personality in a picture.
Yesterday my friend snapped this sneaky pic of me (i can't believe i was in 70 degree weather in a short sleeved tee and now i am in barely 10 degree weather. lord give me strength & warmth). i was talking to an ex guitarists from the band jackyl. i know so random i don't even know sometimes. the people i end up talking with are always the coolest. we were talking about celebrities and how sometimes people treat them all crazy because of who they are and the status they hold. and he said this little silly statement to me that just stuck. he said "you know, everyone puts on their pants the same way." i laughed. he was basically saying we're all humans. we're all the same. and he was using it in regards to celebs. but i wanna take a second and change that and use it towards us. me & you. we are the same. we are humans. keep that in mind today. people's situations may not look the same as yours, but we're all searching. we all want love. and we all need each other. be kind to others today. we're all fighting hard battles and trying to put our pants on the same way. love y'all.