Últimas horas antes de subirnos al crucero 🙌🏼😬 Aprovechando al máximo para patearnos el casco antiguo de San Juan 🇵🇷 Definitivamente podría acostumbrarme a esto y vivir aquí 😜💁🏽♀️ Por cierto, estoy sin wifi en el barco así que daré menos el coñazo por Instagram 🙄 aunque intentaré pillar conexión en cada una de las paradas igualmente 😂
Last few hours before boarding the cruise 🙌🏼😬 Making the most to visit the center of San Juan 🇵🇷 I could definitely get used to this city and live here 😜💁🏽♀️ By the way, I’ve got no internet connection on the boat so I’ll be less annoying on Instagram 🙄 although I’ll try to get wifi on every stop anyways 😂
Yesterday’s river float was just what I needed. 🧜🏼♀️
Lately I’ve been on the struggle bus with work. My health has been up and down. And I’ve been feeling the urge to run away from my responsibilities. 🚂 *insert Michael Scott on a train here*
Sometimes you just need a little sunshine and good company to get you back on track. 🌞
Last one, cause ya girl has some stuff to say.
Self love y’all. It’s the hardest freaking thing. When I first got our gallery back, my heart sank. The photographer was amazing- but I hated how I looked. I couldn’t help but think, “why didn’t I wait until I lost that weight?” “Look at those bumps on my face. I should’ve been more diligent with my skincare.” My hair fell flat before the shoot because it was hot AF and we didn’t have air and we were running late (surprise, surprise) and I was stressing.
Why didn’t I do these things? Oh yeah, because I was busy just trying to put one foot in front of the other. Not to sound like a broken record, but it’s been a TRYING couple years. The point of this shoot was to capture how far we’ve come and where we’re at now. Exactly where we’re at. That might not always look how I envisioned, but we’re doing the best we can.
And what these pictures DO capture? In nearly every one I’m crinkled nose, scrunched forehead, deep belly laughing. Because despite the stress before the shoot, as soon as it started, all my worries faded away. And that’s real life y’all. Not perfectly posed moments but laughing through the mess with your best friend by your side.
These pictures and this trip are something I’ll cherish forever. They are one of the first things that have felt effortless in quite some time. And for that, I’m truly thankful.
Also, if you’re looking for an amazeballs photographer and person to grab a brew with afterwards ➡️ @itsmorganellis is your gal.
14. Last, but absolutely not least- you!
You make your own life beautiful. Why? Because you get to spend your whole life with yourself, your mind. Inside your own body. You are the one who can turn things around. If there’s one thing you can do during this whole journey on earth, do this: love yourself. Learn how to fall in love with yourself and your own “flaws”. Stand up and leave your bed even when the whole world seems to be against you. Laugh, no matter how much you would want to close yourself in the room and cry. Don’t ever stop what you’re doing until you’re done. Take care of yourself in the best possible way. Never stop exploring yourself. Figuring yourself out, and finding your own path. Because in the end of the day, you are the only person you know for sure gonna be around as long as you live.
I know that today I am supposed to feel “special”. It’s “my day”. But no. I feel special every single day. There’s always something or someone making me feel awesome. I smile to the people, and they smile back at me, no matter what date it is. I love this world, even though it’s not perfect. And I love myself. 💞