Today’s a particularly hard day for me. It’s been 10 years since my dad died in a plane crash.
So I want to talk about strength, and no it has nothing to do with muscles. Strength, in my opinion, comes from the experiences we’ve had and situations we’ve grown from. Since I was 7 I grew up with divorced parents who continued to get remarried and divorced. I was diagnosed with a serious health issue at 9. I was dealing with depression and self harm from 13-15 to where my parents sent me to a wilderness therapy program. My dad died at 15. I found myself pregnant at 16, a birth mom by 17. Living on my own doing high school, hair school and destroying my liver from 17-18. I didn’t find any self worth or respect for myself until I was 20 and I got into fitness. Fitness saved my life. It was an outlet for anger, self hate, depression, and a slew of other issues I didn’t know how to handle. I found my strength. I learned how to cope, I learned how to respect myself and how to get toxic people out of my life. It didn’t just happen. I worked every day at it and I still work every day at it. I never question my motivation to workout because it’s clear. That doesn’t mean I can’t take breaks here or there but fitness is my strength and I will never live without it. #strength
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Ever let creativity help you cope with stress? Here are some #MindfulMonday tips to make sure your creative juices are being used to help you deal with all the curve balls life can throw your way: 1) Let your mind wander toward new solutions for old problems; 2) make sleep hygiene a priority; 3) let creativity communicate your deepest feelings even when your words can’t. Full link in bio. #health#wellness#creativity
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Lily Collins is my favorite for a reason fam stop sleeping on this goddess ♡
That’s why we must be careful with how we handle each other’s hearts ❤️
My debut book "Soft Thorns" is available at amazon.com (link in bio) • follow my second account @la.femme.des.roses ♥ bridgett xo
feeling super tired. where are you guys from?
// so sad, so sad - varsity
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it’s five in the morning and i woke up, i’m gonna go back to sleep right after posting this!! i have a soundcloud and bandcamp listed on my story, it would mean a lot if you guys checked it out ((‘:
do you play any instruments? i can play acoustic and electric guitar, ukulele, electric bass, and piano!!
I've been not in the mood at all.
Feels dangerous to break the silence.
Feel like everything is being held together by it.
Everything feels so delicate, needless to say then but I've been feeling very weak.
I've been trying to think of finding some relief, some rest.
I can't think of anything I'd want.
It also feels like, we're it to stop, I couldn't get on again.
People sustain this.
Any other life, just continuing life, feels inevitably like getting fat, getting more tired, more liable to slink into bed after a hard day.
Going through everything I do, I admit, I feel like I'll become some gnarled, manly animal, but physically, I'm the same, or, there's only more wear.
It seems I'm so deeply conditioned to think some sort of transformation will take place.
I'm looking around and seeing everyone and realizing how similar we are in circumstance, with one wrong move leading to losing so much.
How fear is a necessary motivator, but it's too great a fear, an anxiety, to me at least.
I have to suppose I'm guilty of over-embellishing my problems, if I want to see the world for people like me as a more hopeful and happy place.
I have to question my culpability as a victim if I want to have a positive outlook on life.
When I had to punch that guy who climbed on my back with sexual overtones(not metaphorical), that forcing of me to go out of my character, the absolute disgust it made me feel...
Is similar to work, it's a different sort of... I can't say the word.
I feel so down but as always, I can't ever remain in bed.
So for #mentalhealthmonday I wanted to share something I’ve learned recently.
Ask yourself why.
Sounds a little silly right? It can, but hear me out. When we reach for a comfort food, lock down the doors to our hearts, when we cling to certain things, it’s easy to justify them.
You know what’s hard? Asking yourself why, getting to the root of your problems, accepting what lies beneath and pushing forward to change yourself for the better.
But that’s what helps you grow, it’s the light to the flower that is your soul. Let it open up, breathe in the beautiful essence that is you and run wild with your dreams and aspirations. Don’t let dark days, or negative thoughts hold you back.
Everything that makes us who we are was forged in the heart of a star, you just gotta find your spark and hold on tight.
Because everything’s magic
Seeing the stories of these young children taking their lives because of bullying is driving me crazy. 10 and 12 year olds committing suicide. It seems like yesterday that was me, in my room contemplating a way out of earthly hell. I am so blessed that I live to tell about it and encourage others. Suicide is not selfish, it is a last resort...and what is selfish is making people feel so worthless. •
All of the above. Also, to the maker of this post, you better run cause I have a few choice words for you and a slap incoming for putting Gay on there. LGBTQ is NOT a bad thing.