"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt."
2 5516 hours ago
Another rotation around the sun complete for me. Done that trip 32 times but can’t wait for the next one. Here’s to finding more things that awe me like looking up to these huge trees in #olympicnationalpark
A classic shot of Sol Duc Falls, one of Olympic National Park's most beloved waterfalls by @michaelmatti . A 1.6 mile roundtrip, forested trail leads hikers along the Sol Duc Valley where the falls can be viewed from a bridge crossing the river.
𝕎𝔸𝕊ℍ𝕀ℕ𝔾𝕋𝕆ℕ 𝕄𝕆ℕ𝕌𝕄𝔼ℕ𝕋 🇺🇸
Je n'ai pas énormément de photos de Washington parce que tout d'abord c'était BONDÉ( et je ne sais pas ce que vous en pensez mais les gens quand tu prends une photo, généralement ce n'est pas LEUR problème 🤯🤬) qu'ensuite nous n'y sommes resté qu'une seule Journée ! Mais entoucas, si je peux vous donner un conseils, si vous êtes dans les parages, allez y faire un tour ! Louez une trottinette électrique, promenez-vous un Hot dog 🌭 à la main, nourrissez les nombreux écureuils 🐿 qui s'y promènent et faites vos touristes du dimanche! Nous on a vraiment aimé cette ville, surtout par un temps pareil! J'avoue qu'on à vraiment eu de la chance avec la météo 🌞. Je vous partagerais encore quelques photos par-ci par-là mais pour l'instant j'espère entoucas, vous avoir donné l'envie d'aller visiter cette ville emblématique des États-unis 🇺🇸
I’ve realized that in last 6.5 months, I’ve kind of lost myself. I dove in headfirst into motherhood and have been letting my hobbies fall into the abyss.
What are my hobbies? I’m not even sure anymore, I do know I enjoy photography and I used to really enjoy writing! My anxiety stops me from writing though because I’m afraid to say the wrong thing or that it’ll end up being dumb — and ya know what? Fuck that nonsense. I’m a stay at home mom, in a new state, and I need an outlet to pour my thoughts into! 😅
So I’m jumping right in and want to talk about breastfeeding. While it is natural, it does NOT come naturally. It’s actually really hard. We supplemented with formula until we got the hang of it, and even then we still needed the help of a nipple shield. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a super helpful and annoying as hell tool that promotes a good latch. It’s not recommended for long term use but I had to use it for close to 3 months. It made nursing in public even more stressful and the day Steve was done with it was THE BEST. I threw them all away and we haven’t looked back. Nursing in public is still stressful af though because Steve doesn’t miss a beat and gets distracted easily.
What’s not stressful? Breastfeeding in NATURE. It’s actually the best. I’m more relaxed, baby is relaxed. There are no screens or other distractions. It was a little cold, but he gets the milk he needs at the perfect temperature for him... So that’s a long winded way of saying doing one of the most natural things in nature is a pretty cool experience and I highly recommend it. 💯
These captions will start to have more continuity as I get back in the swing of things. 😂🤗 #momlife#hikingmom #hikingfamily#optoutside#mimafalls#visitwashington#visitwa#hikewashington#breastfeeding#nursinginnature#fedisbest
14 5921 January, 2020
different ways to include family & friends in your elopement (pt.2)
alright in my last caption I talked a lot about bringing guests to your elopement and how to decide who to invite- I also previously mentioned that when you invite your family & friends to your elopement you don't have to be with them the WHOLE time; there are so many different ways to include your family and friends in your elopement experience- let me break it down for you:
Scenario 1: You decide you want to invite your very close family & friends (up to 25 people)
option 1: have a ceremony with your family during one half of the day and have a private elopement experience later in the day (either a first look or vow ceremony or an adventurous activity)
option 2: have a full day elopement just the two of you one day, and then have a small ceremony the next morning and celebrate with them all day the next day
option 3: elope in the morning and come back in the afternoon to celebrate with family and friends with a more reception style celebration
Scenario 2: You decide you just want to elope the two of you but still want to include your family in the elopement experience
idea 1: have a big party to celebrate when you come back from your elopement
idea 2: still have a bachelorette party, engagement party, and post elopement party
idea 3: facetime your family on your elopement day
idea 4: have your family and friends write you letters that you read on your elopement day
idea 5: have an elopement and a traditional ceremony/wedding when you get home!
the thing about elopements is that it is completely 100% up to you on how you want to get married and celebrate your day.
THERE ARE NO RULES.
so girl do whatever will make you utterly and blissfully happy
Reposted from @hannahmartellphoto - Tokeland is in the north part of Pacific County. With gorgeous stretches for uncrowded beach, the delicious food at Tokeland Hotel and an art community, it's one of the county's best kept secrets. 😉
2 6021 January, 2020
Favorite way to spend the weekend❤️
7 22021 January, 2020
21/366 - Long - #cherisheveryday365#cherisheveryday365_jan ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @visitlongbeachwa is one of our favorite areas to explore. Especially when we are wanting to disconnect and just recharge. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Roxyangiesangle also enjoys Long Beach and likes to explore the long boardwalk.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Have you been to Long Beach, Washington? If not, you should add it to your list. The beach is amazingly long and beautiful.
Having someone request to draw me and continue to want to draw photos of me is the most amazing thing! Go give @doodle.orgasms a follow and send all your photos to them so you can get a drawing like this one!
You're not supposed to look directly at the sun, but you are free to stare at sunflowers for hours. Grab a bouquet of locally grown beauties at the farmer's markets or visit in spring to see the farms in full bloom. #Decidedlydifferent 📷 by: @_haleyshaye_
In 2 months I start my next chapter and I could not be more excited 💞
2 4316 January, 2020
In the words of the great Virginia Woolf, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.” So visit the Olympia region and dine well with this community. #Decidedlydifferent 📷 by: @chelseafarmsoysterbar
2 9316 January, 2020
About a week ago I was told that we will be going back to Kauai to honor my Tutu (grandma). I immediately thought “oh no that only gives me 6 months or so to loose 50lbs!”, so when people ask if I still struggle with diet culture the answer is yes. Although I’m able to talk myself out of it these thoughts still cross my mind weekly. Why on earth would I need to drop weight because I’m going to Hawaii to HONOR MY GRANDMA?! She would never have wanted me to go through the pain of relapse just to “look good on the beach”. I remember constantly thinking, last year in Hawaii, that I looked amazing in my swimsuit, I loved being on the beach, and loved being in the water. Instead of setting a goal of shedding weight I have set a better goal! In 6 months I will be strong enough to hike the Napali coast, swim in the ocean, and run on the beach!
Trigger warning: Eating Disorders
Everyone has a different story!
My story began at the age of 12 when I started my first real diet and began a workout regimen that my growing body was not ready for. Middle school is hard for everyone, adding this obsession made it even harder.
Age 14 came along and I was obsessing over my body, I would do anything to be able to see my hip bones and ribs. I found the perfect way to lay by the pool to make me look skinnier. With this weight loss I was validated by peers but my 2 best friends never commented on my weight, they took me out to eat, and they made me spend time with them. I don’t think they (@cummings_kayla & @rachelbball34 ) knew I was suffering to this extent but I’m sure they realized something was off. That summer I moved away from these 2 wonderful ladies and fell so hard into a eating disorder spiral.
Freshman year I met another group of wonderful ladies (@madelinecadence & @fiona.elisabeth & @sheisbeautysheisgrac ). These ladies were constantly loving me, supporting me, and teaching me that I am okay, my body is worthy. This is when I started recovery. I constantly told myself that I am loved and I am enough. I met @maxrathburn my junior year who has given me endless love and support during this journey. Though this disordered eating did not end in high school.
Freshman year of college I found myself obsessing over clean eating which turned into bing eating. I had no idea that these 2 things were classified as eating disorders but with the support of my loved ones and my own strength I overcame these eating disorders as well and by the end of my freshman year I took interest in helping others recover.
Today I am proud to announce that I am officially 7 years recovered from anorexia and bulimia, 6 years recovered from obsessive exercise, and 3 years recovered from orthorexia and binge eating disorder.
I am also excited to announce that I have been accepted to become a National Eating Disorders Association helpline click to chat volunteer! I am beyond happy to turn this journey into something positive and hopefully help others recover from this terrible disease.
1 438 January, 2020
Feeling happy because 2019 is almost over. 2019 was the worst year of my life and I know many others had a terrible year as well. 2020 is full of exciting new adventures and I could not be more excited! Stay strong and happy through the rest of 2019, next year will be better 💞
1 3928 December, 2019
I have come to realize that no matter how much I shelter myself from toxic diet culture I will always come across something that is triggering. I was watching youtube this morning and someone said “I will need to run 5 miles to work off this drink”, and although these people mean no harm it does cause harm to many. Recovering from diet culture is hard, the first step is to look in the mirror and everything you used to see as ugly...find the beauty. I look at my new stretch marks and thank them for giving me the ability to grow.
The 10 year challenge means more to me than embarrassing photos of when I was 12, it marks the start of my eating disorder. On my 12th birthday was the first time I sat in a fitting room crying, I started my first real diet, I took up exercise, and I found myself hating every little inch of my body. I have come a very long way in 10 years, I have grown to love myself and recover from anorexia and bulimia, I have learned from my 12 year old self but I still wish I could go back and tell that little 12 year old girl in the pizza restaurant, not eating, that it is okay to cry, show your feelings, and eat.
3 4725 November, 2019
The word “body positive” and the body positive movement came in many waves, the first which started in 1850-1890 which included the Victorian dress reform, putting an end to corset use for body modification purposes. The second wave started in 1967 when radio show host, Steve Post created an event called the “fat-in” changing the meaning of the word fat to a term for what every body has, without fat we would not survive. The third wave came in the 1990s with the rise of eating disorders, this wave made individuals of any size comfortable to work out by giving them a safe space, free of judgement. The fourth wave of the 2000s, with the rise of social media individuals like Tess Holliday rose to popularity being one of the icons to start this modern movement, she was the first over size 20 model to enter Milk model Management and have been braking barrier since!
This movement is seen to many as a way to boost someone’s social media platform but for others it ties back to fat acceptance, making fat a word that does not describe you but something you need to live. Although I acknowledge the fact that I do not have a hard time finding clothes that fit, most of the time. I am judged by some because of my weight but not all. I acknowledge that I have some thin privilege, although I have seen as I have gained weight that I am treated differently by some. I think body positivity now is the acknowledgment of others who are treated differently because of the way they look, I think it is showing that every body is a good body.
1 3016 November, 2019
Let’s talk about birth control! At the age of 14 I started on birth control pills. I remember going into the drug store and picking up my pills and thinking everyone was wondering if I was sexually active (this was because I was giving into societies ideas around sex being a sin, but that’s for a different post). I was so scared to go on the pill because I was never sure what people would think of me. I took these pills because my periods were beyond painful, taking me out of any activities for a whole week. When I got into college my pills stopped working so I decided to get an IUD, and no one told me how much my body would change and how much I would hate every little change that happened. Over these last few years I have worked on loving my body for being able to handle these crazy things I’m giving it, being to change and adapt to what I need it to do. I believe birth control is a necessity but I also think that people are never educated on the options and the side effects of each option. I am so lucky to have the choice between options and so lucky to have a doctor that is willing to answer my questions and take me off some birth controls without asking.
3 6513 November, 2019
If you would have told 13 year old me that you would gain 50lbs, never straighten your hair, and wear makeup on special occasions ONLY I would have probably laughed in your face...then went home and cried. But I have come a long way from that girl who thought that the only way to be accepted was to fit into societies standards. I grew up watching princess diaries, as Mia (Anne Hathaway) moves from “ugly” to “pretty” she moved from frizzy curls to straight hair. I remember thinking from that moment on until I was 16 that I had to have straight hair to be beautiful, to be accepted. I painted on my makeup, straightened my hair, worked out for 1-2 hours then was off to school. This was everyday from the age of 12-15, this was normal for me. As I moved schools I found myself walking away from my past, things that kept me in this terrible mindset. I found friends who, little did they know, would save me from myself. I started to wear my hair natural and I remember the first day I did @madelinecadence told me how much she loved it, this was the first moment I felt accepted as myself. The next few years I found myself gaining weight but not noticing because I was happy and comfortable with myself. My final step was to stop wearing makeup for others and start wearing it for myself. The makeup concept was hard for me to grasp as I wondered why I would wear makeup if it wasn’t for other people. I decided to ditch makeup all together and found myself only wearing it when I felt like it, on my terms, for myself. This is still a learning progress and I am not at all healed from my past but I am learning how to love myself and every little thing that makes me unique.
15 5723 October, 2019
Trigger warning: eating disorders
Yesterday as I was scrolling through Instagram discover I stumbled across many “fitness motivation” pages as well as diet pages, this is what comes on my discover page when I start following body positive accounts, Instagram sees someone working out or eating nutrient rich foods and equates that to, “I’m now looking for diet inspiration”. I have gotten really good about ignoring these random posts but yesterday I saw one that made me self conscious and made me have a bad body image afternoon, the post was about intermediate fasting, tips and tricks. It read “fast night-1pm, if you get hungry it will pass, remember hunger is temporary”. This post came at me with a flood of emotions, old habits, and old thinking. The days where I would go to sleep so the hunger would pass. This is why Instagram needs to change, Instagram ban @thebirdspapaya ‘s hashtag #slowmobodyflow but it will not ban these potentially hurtful posts!
1 454 September, 2019
My body has changed a lot this past year, but it’s okay. This past year has been harder for me than I ever imagined life could be, not only has my body changed but my life has changed. These life changes made me forget about myself and worry more about others. With this tremendous grief that has hit me came changes in every aspect of myself but also came the realization that I am strong enough to keep going. My body is always worthy no matter what the scale says and what size clothes I’m wearing. This is the first time my body has changed so rapidly but I know this will not be the last time it changes and I’m content knowing however my body changes in the future it will always to be worthy of my love. Swimsuit: @andieswim
Alright something different for your Tuesday, which way do you like this pic best? The first is a standing angle with a high F-stop, all in focus. The second is a laying down angle, foreground out of focus. The next is the same but opposite, foreground in focus. The last a few leaves were in focus and I blurred the rest. #evanysphotography#canon#sigma#fall#pacificnorthwest
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