I was 8 months postpartum with my first when I decided I was ready for a change. I was done feeling like I wasn’t sure who I was anymore. .
I was just on a mom page on Facebook when I came across a mom who was talking about her on struggles through postpartum and how she wanted to help other moms feel better in their own skin. I knew I needed some help and guidance because doing it on my own simply wasn’t working. .
So I reached out and we quickly became friends. It took me a while to jump in to her fit groups but I finally did and I committed. Having the groups to hold me accountable changed everything for me. .
I loved the changes I was seeing and loved the community I was in. I quickly jumped in with her and started helping others the way she helped me. I loved every minute of it. .
After a while, I started having doubts in myself. I wondered if I was truly helping others. What if I wasn’t good enough? Maybe this wasn’t for me. So I stopped. I told myself, I’ll still keep taking care of myself. I’ve built up the habits and wouldn’t need these groups anymore. It was almost year so I was good. Right??? Wrong. .
Worst mistake I ever made. I stopped working out. I stopped eating well. I got pregnant and pretty much gave up. .
Here I am 5 months postpartum with my second and I hadn’t worked out a day yet. Until this week. I realized how much better I felt having my community. Having someone who was holding me accountable. How helping others made me a better person. And you can only imagine all the excuses I’ve made up in my head about jumping back into coaching for months now. .
For months I’ve wanted to so desperately jump back in. I missed my community of uplifting women. I missed my consistency I had while I was a coach. And finally I pushed all those aside and jumped back in. The women who I worked so closely with welcomed me back with open arms and I’ve never felt better. .
This week has been hard to S T A R T something that seemed so scary to do at first. Living your life for you and not for anyone else is the best thing you can do for yourself. Can’t wait to grow myself and help others find that happiness too. Seriously so happy. ❤️ #flashback
March Meet the Maker
Day 11 - Reducing Waste:
As a mainly digital designer, I don’t have much waste to reduce! For sketches I generally stick to one of two sketch pads, and I have two planners as well. One is tiny so I can carry with me and one is a desktop planner that’s a bit larger than a standard piece of paper. Other than that, 90% of my work is contained within my computer or my phone.
I do print design as well, but I typically don’t get copies of my designs; the files or prints go directly to the client. I also have some physical crafting materials like yarn, but I typically buy whatever I need for a specific project and leave it at that. No bulk shopping for me while I live in an apartment... Honestly, that’s probably a really good thing, because I’m a sucker for a great sale!
I’m grateful that my footprint is so small and that I grew up learning about repurposing materials for other projects and donating items I no longer need. I’ve definitely continued those habits from childhood, and I’m always looking for unique ways to use old things!
🗺 Location: Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
🆒 Pictured: My mom’s front entry, featuring a “butterfly” wire wrapping I made when I was 7
📸 Camera: @apple iPhone 7
🗓 Series: @joannehawker 💡 Content: #apgraphicdesigns
#flashback to me on Oahu in Hawa'ii ... so Deanne on another beach ..yah..but this is a place I definitely could see myself visiting time and time again and discovering something new. Each spot on the island of course has its own vibe, not to mention the other islands. Honolulu was big and busy while the North Shore and elsewhere felt more like it belonged to the locals.
It offered me a weird mix of feelings which included the bliss of being on an island with so many things making me feel like I could be home, while actually being totally anonymous! What joy! The divisions could be felt too ...class, income, those of native ancestry vs those who aren't, islanders and mainlanders ... While it felt familiar in ways, at the same time the indigenous Hawa'iian culture is so uniquely beautiful and mystical. The landscape of the island felt more majestic and raw and like nature had a stronger foothold than man. There are things that I hope overly conservative and judgemental western standards don't ever destroy, like the recognition and acceptance of people who identify as Mahu (somewhere in the middle) as gender is considered fluid in ancient culture and tradition.
Overall it has the same thing we do, ridiculously high cost of living, ridiculously low wages, societal divisions and a ton of tourists... all set in a warm musical rich culture with a backdrop of nature that continuously takes your breath away. If I could I would go back year after year. #Mahalo . #flashbackfriday#friday#fbf#Ohana#weekenddreams#travel#explore#IslandGirlAbroad#IslandGirlOnAnotherIsland#Oahu#Waikiki#waikikibeach#ShelteredBay#Honolulu#PearlHarbor#roadtripping#roadtrip#nature#beach#beachbum#beachlife#MyHappy#RoadWarrior#Hawaii
61116 March, 2019
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Transportation and commerce in the early years of Williams County was a hard fought, dusty affair. This photograph shows a an early example of transportation in the county. The exact location in Williams County is unknown, but the date can be estimated between 1880-1900. Photo is from the Local History Center Photo Archives. Stay tuned for future posts to our #FlashbackFriday series! #mywcpl