This is pretty crazy to me lol the left is from the beginning of 2017 and the right is now. I hadn’t realized how much has actually changed. How much is constantly changing. I certainly don’t have much facial hair but it’s slowly making an appearance 🤷🏻♂️ I’ll be 3 years on T in September 🤙🏼 #ftm#transgender#trans#lgbt#growth#change#happiness
Throwback to a year ago when I would ask Granddaddy to pull over so I could take pics with my little man in flower fields. Man how much has changed in a year. My Chuck is home from a year tour in Korea now with two ankle surgeries under his belt, my Nikola is so so big(although he still fits in this outfit because I always try and get his clothes a little bigger) and he’s a big brother to sweet Eleanor, and we are in a whole new state lol this army life, oh this army life #armylife#change#nikolasterling#Kentuckypoppyfeilds
For the families, and especially their children. So that they have a chance a fresh start at a happy and healthy life. Day in and day out, these kids bring us to tears with their excitement at having a bed to sleep on 🏡💕
To wait or not to wait? Do we put our lives on hold while someone figures themselves out? Do we “wait” or promise to be there on the other side? Is waiting an expression of our love or a reflection of our fear of abandonment and rejection?
Yes, relationships ebb and flow. Yes, there can be years during a marriage or life partnership in which we hold and work our way back - but waiting for someone you’re dating to figure out whether they’re in or not is a very quick way to misery.
We never have to put our lives on hold for someone to make up their minds. We don’t have to sit in anxiety. What we ought to do is keep living our lives while they do the work they say they need to do.
Truth is, they’ll find some way, whether it’s back to your or not, but waiting around tends to dishonor boundaries and shift the relationship dynamic to one person having an upper hand. When a person is “waiting” the dynamic shifts them to one down in the relationship. They’re below the person who is ultimately making the decision. They’re waiting around. They’re receiving less than they deserve - and accepting it. This sends a message to the “decider” that they’ll be there no matter what. That’s a dangerous message to send. A power dynamic is then created, and the land of “we are equal” is dissolved.
Our narratives about ourselves start to get questioned. “Maybe I’m not worthy enough?” “I must not be good enough, attractive enough, rich enough ect…if they don’t want to be with me.” Doubt and uncertainty set in and start to rip self worth apart. The self critic grows and the stories of love and belonging get further away.
Ebbing and flowing through relationships is one thing. Holding through the hard times is one thing. Moving through life with a partner as difficulty sets in is one thing. But holding oneself in a dishonorable way while another person figures out whether they want to be in a relationship is not only boundary-less, it sets the (potential) future of the relationship up for some serious difficulty. Be mindful of the dynamic and whether it feels equal or off balance.
Nature, always changing, does not worry. 🌳 “Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry—all forms of fear—are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.” #presence#seasons#change
Raw & Real🤷🏻♀️-
Almost 23 weeks pregnant, & growing like crazy!🙈 starting to get a lot more heartburn & back pain, which is making it a bit more difficult to sleep at night. Starting to use a pregnancy pillow to see if it’ll help out!😴-
Energy levels differ from day to day, but for the most part, I’m doing pretty ok! About to stretch out a bit & head to the gym for some weight lifting! Full body workouts have been where it’s at for me recently💪🏼-
Currently can feel my little Love moving, & it’s just the coolest thing🥰 Happy Monday!💙
We are asleep, dreaming that we are drowning in an ocean of pure bliss. You can never be separate. You can only try to convince yourself you are separate. 🙏🏽❤️ www.soulvitals.com