“I need you”. If you’re like me, those words have been difficult to say. I used to take pride in not needing anything from anyone. I was obsessed with my independence. I felt like I couldn’t count on many people and it felt safer emotionally to just not need them.
If you’re like me and have a hard time needing others, this pandemic has probably hit your pride hard. It’s pretty eye opening how much we need each other, huh?
I need my husband. I need his love, his protection, his humor, his energy, and I sure as hell need him to make grocery runs while I self isolate. As I said “I need you” out loud last night, it felt so good to let those words out.
I need my girlfriends to FaceTime me and make sure I have food in my cupboards. I need my sister to remind me how strong I am. I need my brother to text me making sure I have supplies. I need my parents to let me know they can help if needed. People need people.
It is okay to admit you need others. It is okay to ask for help. And now more than ever, I finally see, being here for one another is the point of it all. 📸 @chrisfraileyweddings
I rarely feel afraid. I’ve been through a lot with my health and I have chosen to be in so many “dangerous” situations that there just wasn’t much left to be afraid of. That is- until I found out I’m a mama. The need to protect my baby and the fear I feel that I may not be able to do so is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I hated myself for needing to get on a plane yesterday. I used gloves, I used Clorox wipes and Matt and I had an actual protocol for our in flight cleaning procedure.
Before I left for our honeymoon the research out of China said pregnant women are not at higher risk of contracting COVID 19 and that pregnant women who did safely gave birth. Well, during my trip new details emerged stating there was fetal distress and the babies had to be born cesarean to keep them as safe as possible. The mothers were all in their third trimester. Then, a baby was born in the UK who even has the virus.
I am not in my third trimester. I am at 17 weeks. If I got this virus there is no telling what would happen to our baby. So as I isolate to protect my child I beg you to take this seriously. Please please please think of those who are counting on you to be selfless and help stop the spread. We need you.
I’m linking the very helpful @msnbc report on pregnancy and COVID in my story for expecting mamas (and anyone who is interested)
This is the look of a woman who has everything she could ever dream of. Maybe you’ve been following my journey for years, maybe you’ve just discovered who I even am. Either way, I want to share or reiterate something. I waited for what felt like forever for my happily ever after. I decided I deserved the best and I wasn’t going to settle for anything less than what is best for me. I want to talk about what I did in the meantime. I discovered my passions. I found out what makes me happy on my own, without the help of anyone else. I learned what makes me... me. Being the only single person in a rock climbing class packed with married couples, climbing countless mountains alone, moving to new cities by myself, and finding ways to make being independent work for me (hiring guides & the rock climbing auto belay for example 🤣) helped me become the person I wanted to be in a relationship. Our lives are so enriched by these passions because I took the time to discover them. I can’t wait to teach our little boy to love nature, climb all the rocks and appreciate the beauty we’ve been blessed with in this world. If you’re still waiting to fall in love, find what makes you love being alive and the romance will follow. ❤️ Oh, and are these little hiking shoes the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? 😭🥰 #boymom #momtobe #womenwhohike #happyhiker #mama #pregnant #newmom #hiker #letshike #arizona
Do you focus on abundance or lack? A mindset of abundance vs a mindset of lack can change the quality of your whole life. When you have a mindset of lack you will feel like: there isn’t enough to go around, if someone has something I desire then there isn’t anything left for me, once something (love, job, money, food, etc.) is gone it will be a struggle to replace it.
An abundant mindset feels like this: there is enough for all of us, if someone else has something I desire that proves I can have it too, everything I desire flows to me with ease.
How do you change from a lack mindset to an abundance mindset? Here are some hacks: focus on your path and avoid comparison - when things go wrong find one positive aspect of the situation and try to build on it - when someone gets something you want remind yourself that another achieving it just means you can have it too - spend $5 on a coffee or a treat to make someone else feel the love (that $5 will come back to you 😉) - remember there is a Divine plan greater than your own ⭐️
I’ve been focusing on abundance a ton lately (even when a check written to me bounced and thousands of dollars went unaccounted for 🤪) and the miracles unfolding have been amazing. Even yesterday while spending $ uncomfortably on final wedding/honeymoon needs I chose to tell myself “more will come back to me” and then I was given two free washes at the car wash and my cashier at dinner gave me $5 off “just because”. When you act out of abundance, you will receive 🙌🏼
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