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Take time off for yourself, time to take care of yourself. Squeeze in those extra few minuted either morning or evening (or both if you're really serious about this 😁)! It's so important to make the time! Tag a friend who needs a reminder for some TLC 🥰
I've always been a bit neglectful of routines, getting bored or simply forgetting (being lazy) to take care of my skin. Which is really bad, especially for someone like me who's been struggling with acne since I was a child. I've lately been trying to get better and been respecting some daily routines and my skin seems to be thanking me 🙌 I'm cleansing, toning and moisturising my skin daily, and every few days or so make sure to apply a mask (I like going the extra mile 😉). My favourite skincare products have been @mariobadescu, perfect formulated for my type of complexion 🥰
Would you guys want to see my daily morning/evening routine or what products I'm using? Or perhaps before and afters of specific products? Let me know in the comments below 👇
A week ago today was my results appointment. It was 10 days after my neck surgery and anticipation had been building as I mentally prepared myself for what I would hear... And then Thursday came and went. I left my surgeon’s office more scared and confused then when I had walked in. “We can’t figure out what it is,” he told me. “We’re sending the mass to UCSF and it’ll be two weeks before we know anything more.” He asked me to be patient and scheduled me for a CT scan. I walked out with the words in my head, “rare” and “we don’t have a test for it here.” I was struggling to digest what was being said. I kept asking questions, questions he didn’t have answers to. I think I was hoping that if I continued to speak, I could somehow avoid having to walk out of those doors without answers. But I ran out of steam and eventually left.
That appointment was a week ago today. I write this post as I wait to hear my name called for my CT. I’ve had a week to process my thoughts and the fear is lessening. I allowed the words spoken to paralyze me with fear but today I’m choosing to stand on two things:
1. “Rare” doesn’t necessarily mean terminal.
2. Not having an answer doesn’t necessarily indicate that I’m running out of time!
It just simply means that more specialized testing is needed. For the first time in my life, I am trying to stay focused on the here and now and not plan strategies for the what if’s that may never happen in the future. It is taking more energy and intention than you could imagine but I will not give up two weeks of my life to fear.
The faith journey is super challenging for me. As you can probably tell, I thrive on control and strategies and backup plans for every situation. I hold on so tightly to the false idea that the tighter the grasp, the greater control I have in any given situation. But it’s a lie. So here I am, opening my hands in surrender and allowing the sun to rise and fall, as it always does. 💛💛💛
Plotting our course in Cheerios on our @cruiseamericarv RV table ⛰
Happy National Park Week! We’re celebrating by hiking Arches with a 25 week belly and a teething toddler. That’s how much we love our parks + think they’re rad. Also, I’m making Ryan cook me a third pancake this morning....that’s how good these were. 😂💛
Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.
Happy Earth Day from this little happy babe! We made a free download with 10 simple ways to get your kiddos (or yourself) outside more! It’s been our family’s goal to enjoy the outdoors this year + this download has been the list we’ve used to make more intentional decisions to be in nature. (Even if you don’t have kiddos yet, there’s a bunch of cute photos of Mila girl in it, so ya know = worth it). Check the bio link.
I’m packing all my outside clothes today and I hope you’ll follow along this week as we RV through Utah. It’s gonna be an adventure with Amelia, Ryan, + my pregnant belly 😂
So in honor of Earth Day + being outside, leave your favorite nature emoji in the comments. 🏕