God knew exactly what he was doing when he made us sisters. I can’t explain the love and appreciation I have for you. I’d do anything for you, to protect you and see you happy. You mean more to me than anyone in the world. I think of you every single day, and when things get tough, sometimes knowing I have you is all I need to make it all worth it! No matter what we go through, I see you as the most perfect, beautiful, soft being that I have ever met. And you do it so unintentionally it’s incredible. You bring me peace when I’m with you, and nothing in the world does. And as opposite as we can be at times, we are also exactly the same. You are the only one who gets me and my warped humor without even using words sometimes. I don’t know what I would do without you sis, you know that. And With every year, we grow closer and I am so eager to see where this life will take us. You will forever have me in your corner little sister. Happy Birthday. Thank God for our Shelby Jo.
Merry Christmas from Me and Mine •God has blessed me beyond belief with this family. We have all been through quite a lot over the years, and it’s so incredible to watch us heal and evolve into something even stronger than before. BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER. I’d do anything for any of of them. Thank God for this life and this family •
There are parts of myself that I have spent most of my life being ashamed of or trying to hide. Many people in my life suppressed those parts of me, due to not understanding them. I’ve spent so much energy and time trying to shrink and make myself smaller in order to fit in the boxes that society has made for me. Or maybe I did it to paint the picture that people wanted to believe, when in reality my picture would be splattered with a thousand different colors and ripped to shreds. Those days are over. I slowly fell in love with those different parts of me, for they are no less me than the easily digested parts. My life is too short to spend a single second of it not expressing my soul. My beautiful, madly loving, dark, heavy, twisted, loud, crazy, passionate, messy, shake the fucking earth, soul. Love yourself. All of yourself. Even the dark messy parts. That’s where the good stuff is at anyways.
With the weather changing and this year coming to an end, I can’t help but sink into my feelings a bit. The freezing temperature and lack of sunshine really make me want to hibernate and close up shop, both mentally and physically. Winter always brings a lot with it and has never been the easiest time of year for me. This year, I have new perspective. Being intentional this winter and beating my seasonal depression to the jump. A few things that have helped me so far that I’d like to share:
1. Wake up as early as possible. Utilize every second of daylight you get. Be outside as much as possible
2. Be intentional about when you go to bed. Don’t allow yourself to just fall asleep whenever. (Helps keep from napping when feeling down)
3. Stay active even though it’s cold and you’d rather die. I know, I hate it too
4. Appreciate all that comes with winter. Distract yourself from the negative. Holdiays, decorations, yummy food, hot chocolates, being able to give thanks, cute layered outfits:) lol. & etc
5. Just remember. It’s a season. Both figuratively and literally. It is a time for rest and reflection, welcome it
If that helps at least one person, the post is worth it to me. S.A.D’s has no power this winter 🖤