I’ve been struggling with how to best use social media. I keep thinking(and being told by others) I need to constantly post things. I only want to post when it’s coming from a place of truth; when what I am putting out into the world aligns with my purpose and sits well in my heart.
What rulebook am I reading that says I must share all the time in order to be using social media effectively?
Today I release myself from feeling ANY obligation to these social platforms. Life is still happening even if I don’t post about it.
It has been a DAY. I've cried a handful of times in frustration, anger, hurt, and happiness [I know, right?] and I've been dealt some serious blows to my feelings of "enough"-ness and worthiness.
When someone who cares too much is told they don't care for something, it wounds a bit deeper than it should. I care a whole lot about some things I probably shouldn't care so much about, but there are certain aspects where I'm all in and probably even too much.
My friends have rallied behind me and lifted me up, forcing me to confront these feelings head on, praying over me and not allowing me to settle in my funk. If I had my way, I would cry until bedtime and eat all the bad things. I have great coping mechanisms ;) Instead I'm gonna just tuck the bad day away where I can't find it, and read the chapter I'm supposed to read for my group tonight.
It's on cultivating authenticity and letting go of what people think. 😂😂 I love that every time I need it, Jesus swoops in with these nuggets and is like "nope, not today pumpkin, you ARE enough and you've come so far." Sweet, sweet Jesus.
Papa Vlcek killing the dad 👨👧beard 🧔🏻 and pose🕺🏻game since circa 1990. ~
I know I’m late on this and that my dad doesn’t do social media... but HAPPY FATHERS DAY to the best dad a girl 👱🏻♀️ could ask for. ~
Thank you for making sure that I never had to walk anywhere as a toddler 👧🏼 (mostly because I couldn’t keep up with his ENORMOUS strides)🏃🏻♂️🏃🏻♂️🏃🏻♂️🏃🏻♂️. ~
For putting me in every sport you loved growing up ⛷🏂🚴🏼♀️🤸🏼♀️🎾🏐 so we would always have those to share. For supporting me when I chose to do more of them lol 🥋🏸⛹🏼♀️🧘🏼♀️. And then for helping me pick and excel at the one I was best at 🏐🏐🏐 so I could see the world 🌎🌏🌍 with it. ~
For ensuring that I always have a ride 🚗 (like buying me car for university and picking me up in Chicago when I have head injuries and cannot 🙅🏼♀️ fly ✈️). ~
For always supporting me through all my indecisive decisions (especially when I know you don’t agree with most of them) as I tried to figure out how to edumacate 📚 myself through my degrees and as I try to adult 👩🏼💼. ~
For all those things and so many more, I love you ❤️ #happyfathersday#love
I got it from my Momma 👩👧💁🏼♀️💅🏻 #tb
Happy Mother’s Day to the kindest 🤗 very caring and patient 💕 prettiest 😍 most fashionable💃🏼 (still steal from her closet regularly) and best🥇 mom a girl could ask for! 🙌🏻 Thank you for always supporting me, no matter which decision I make 🙃
I love ❤️ you to the moon 🌙 and back Mama 🌍 Look at mini Kristina hehehe 👧🏼 #happymothersday#90sbabies
IT’S YOGA TIME GUYS! 🧘🏼♀️🤸🏼♀️.
SELF CARE ♥️ // LONG POST WARNING ⚠️ .
I am so pumped to start practicing yoga again this week. I have been working through my FIRST EVER shoulder injury 🙅🏼♀️ from indoor volleyball 🤾🏼♀️ AND IT SUCKS.
I mildly dislocated my left shoulder at the January @OneVolleyball Tournament ☝🏻🏐 So I sought therapy, did my exercises 🙆🏼♀️ (I admit, not as much as I should have) and rested it for two months 💆🏼♀️ Then I impinged my ulnar nerve a month ago at Doble in Michigan, as a result of not taking care of and strengthening it like I should have 🤦🏼♀️ LESSON LEARNED.
I have been going to therapy again, and have been doing my exercises daily. Now it is so much better and I can start getting back into other activities I enjoy, other than skiing, though winter seems to be dragging on forever! Like yoga and beach volleyball yayyy 🤗 just in time for summer ☀️ and for the #OneVolleyball Tryouts in May 🙋🏼♀️ EXCITED.
So if you’ve read this far, bless you 🙌🏻
Also, today is the final day of the @yogaconference happening at the Metro Convention Centre 🇨🇦 which is also helping motivate me back into practice 🏃🏼♀️ #torontoyogalove. I didn’t make it this year because of weather ❄️ and work 💸 but I’ve been following the posts and will definitely check out some of the exhibitors around Toronto📍 The schedule looked amazing 📅
Lastly, if you don’t follow @jessicaolie yet, DO IT. Her posts are amazing, she’s so inspirational and wise for her age. #LETSSTARTYOGA
Wishing you all a HAPPY SUNDAY ♥️👱🏻♀️ #selfcaresunday
Toronto stands together, but will not stand for this 🙅🏼♀️ What happened in Toronto yesterday should never happen anywhere, ever ❌
Let’s work together to create a world 🌎 where all this violence will only be in our history books 📚 taught as lessons to our futures generations 👨👩👧👧 and not something we see daily on the news 📰
That world is within our grasp 🤝 But first we must counter negativity ➖ with positivity ➕ and fight violence 👊🏻 with love ❤️ otherwise we will never have peace ✌🏻
We are all children of the Earth Mother Gaia 🌏👩👧👦 and we all deserve to live. Let’s stand together ❤️
We are all children of Gaia 👱🏻♀️🌎
Let’s figure out a way to be good to her 👣
Like she’s been good to us 🙏🏻
Few small starter things you can do:
1. Have your own water bottle 💦🍼
2. Use a thermos for your coffee ☕️
3. Don’t use straws if you can help it 🥤
Ya’ll know what day it is! 🌬🍃
Last #420 to be blazin’ brazen before it’s legal country wide 🙌🏻 Pumped to live in a country that is finally jumping on this weed wagon 🚛
This is a step forward for Canada 🇨🇦; making health a priority by regulating a drug and our streets 🛣 and people 🙋🏼♀️ safer as a result. This, however, is only the first step.
A new post is up on the blog concluding the first guidepost, Cultivating Authenticity: Letting Go of What People Think. (Link in bio). Here is an excerpt: “Researchers have proven that we respond with the same level of psychological harm when we are socially ostracized that we do if someone physically harms us. It hurts being left out. This is not new information to you; I’m sure you’re flashing back to a moment in elementary school, middle school, or even high school, where you were left out and you made it your mission to never feel that way again.
...when I got back to the table with my pizza and salad drenched in ranch and my milk chocolate perched on my tray I tried to sit down with my usual crew for lunch. Right when I started sitting down, they stood up and moved over away from me.
...But this is what I want to say to you and to myself: even if the whole lunch table moves away, I want you to know, you are still worthy and lovable.”
Workout everyday 🏃🏼♀️🤸🏼♀️
Your body is your temple ⛩
You must maintain it everyday ⛏
I’m about to get #alittleobsessed this week following @autumncalabrese #80dayobsession program with @alley_fitchick as my coach! Excited to join the other #bossgirls out there fighting everyday for their #summerbody2018! 👱🏻♀️
Starting the full OBSESSION Monday, follow my journey here! Most importantly, wish me luck! 😅
What are your resolutions?? 🤷🏼♀️