Sometimes it is right in front of your eyes and you still don’t see it!
With our little sailboat, we were drifting along the shore of one of the little inlets of Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, when I saw something dark moving along the shore. When I looked through my binoculars I realized it was a young black wolf. It must have been there all along and I just had not seen it! Even though it was out in the open it completely melted into its surroundings. We were able to get a bit closer. The wolf did not feel threatened by us. I was able to get one photograph, just as it gave us a quick glance and quietly moved on. Making the animal part of its environment is something I enjoy a lot in my photography. While they have their place, it is not always about frame-filling shots.
It may look like a peace sign but I'm really throwing up the number 2, because there are two hundred thousand of you. TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND.. of you.. here.. with me!??? and I cannot believe it and I love each and every one of you.
I'm grateful beyond words that you have allowed me to be a part of your day and your feed. That you let me share my squares and my stories, my passion and my weird all here with you. That you have been on this ride with me through phases, trials, failures, pain and success. That because of YOU, I have built a business that I've always dreamed of, and I have opened up room in the corners of my mind for even bigger dreams. Ones I believe with every piece of my heart will l come true. Because of you!
I love knowing that some of you came for the pictures and stayed for the stories, and others came for the design inspiration but became friends. To all of you who have let me in, and embraced all that is this crazy ride. For every small shop and large shop alike that have taken a chance on me, and who continue to allow me to work alongside you; to share my creativity and your incredible work. I am passionate beyond description for this tiny space in the world that we all share, and I hope you'll stay on this ride with me. Through it all, bad color choices and good, poor furniture placement and great... all of it. We're in it together and I promise to keep hustling to make my blip on your radar worth your while. You all inspire me to strive for more every single day and there are not enough thank you's in the world I can say that will ever be enough. Just know I mean it from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for hanging here with me. Cheers to us and to the great adventures to come!
#transformationtuesday One year of re-comp 💪🏽My recent check-in with my coach has me in the feels. He always knows the right thing to say when I need to hear it. Sometimes I think he has more faith in his clients than we do in ourselves! Currently sitting 9 weeks out from my first competition and I finally addressed something that has been bothering me for years, self-sabotage. I told my coach I do my training 100% and my meals are 95% but once a week I go HAM on the food and sabotage all my efforts. He sent me a link to a podcast and I will share it with anyone interested. It really helped me realize the bigger picture of what is going on. The podcast talked about how the major issue is really a lack of appropriate emotional control and that self-sabotage isn’t really real 🤯 The podcast explains how self-sabotage is really just a conflict of goals at the same time with one winning over the other. Say what?? For example.. Here are two specific instances I realized I encounter often. 1. We are at dinner with friends. I have my competition goals but there is also my innate need to feel included and not like the odd one out. This past weekend I ordered off the menu vs taking my own meal to the restaurant because I didn’t want to feel awkward. Instead of canceling, knowing I can’t eat out at this place I went to feel included and satisfy that innate need of being part of the group. Example 2. At home alone and I just say F it and start eating all the sweets and snacks in the house justifying it’s just this once. I have my competition goal but I also in that moment felt the need to eat for comfort. The thought of being on stage or judged on this public platform had me unconsciously seeking comfort so the food goal wins keeping me complacent so I never reach my goal of competing. Anyways..the podcast really resonated with me. I feel empowered having more self-awareness so that I can be more conscious of my surroundings and make better decisions next time the urge is there. Take time to work on your mind and not just your body..You would be amazed at how far you can push yourself once you take the time to master your mindset. It needs work daily 💚
Tonight’s review at JunkBanter.com! It’s not super new, but I super like these so I had to super review it. Link on profile page and in my IG story. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat 👻: junkbanter. If you’ve tried this product, share your thoughts below!
Got bored and decided to take my own stuff. Lots of stuff to do, especially on the angled sights. This is gonna look like a rifle by the time I’m done. #modularity It’s gonna take a day or two of melting and glueing and building and fine tuning each part, but it’s a lot cheaper than the alternative for now. Luckily, you don’t have to make your own patriotic clothes because @patriotic.af does that for you! Use the link in my description to get an automatic 10% off your entire order, and shipping is always free over $100! #usa#us#america#guns#gun#pistol#2a#tactical#gear#american#patriotic#patriot#israel#trump#nra
Last year this time I was packing my bags on my way out of town to turn up for my bday 😩🎉🤘🏾 NOW LOOK AT ME‼️ Pregnant, Home, & HAPPY 😊 😂🎉 Please believe, God willing, ILL MAKE IT ALL UP NEXT YEAR. 😎 1 week away. #828#Virgo#GetYouOne 👌🏾
After years of chasing and applying, I finally drew a lion tag this year. The best part of the good news today was my oldest daughter drew her first as well in the same unit. Memories will be made bow in hand! #bowhunting#lions#family#memories#publicland
How do I achieve #balance between full time work and side hustle and speaking events and travel and social media and brand campaigns and working out and my personal life? .
In all honesty, there is no such thing as perfect balance. .
We are all entitled to time off, time away, and time to do absolutely nothing at all. .
This is the key to my attempt at balance.
Some nights I get off work and sit and watch mindless TV, or endless @nbcsvu and don’t even open my laptop. Some mornings I sleep until I wake up and don’t even set an alarm.
You see, there is this huge misconception out there that you should have “no days off”, and that you should “sleep when you’re dead”, and that you can’t rest until you’ve “made it”. Well, I think that’s all bullshit.
I work very hard and it feels like I have multiple full time jobs, but I can assure you that I take time to myself and I also take time to do nothing at all. .
If I didn’t take that time, I’d be so run down that I wouldn’t be able to put my energy and passion and wholehearted efforts into the work that I do. .
So, next time you feel like doing nothing, or you wanna take a step back and just have some down time, DO IT. .
You can take that down time and still be productive and have good intention and momentum and be working toward your goals the other days of the week.
If I didn’t do it I’d be an effing crazed lunatic royal hot mess. So there’s that. .