This week, I’ve been playing with the energetic idea of allowing it to be easy...
I’ve had the subconscious belief that in order for an accomplishment to be “worth it,” then it has to be hard or a challenge. Ya know, “work hard, play hard,” and recently after lifting heavier than normal in my daily circuit training class, the instructor said “thank yourself for showing up & working hard.” It triggered me like WOAH... wait what if I don’t want it to be hard?!
Can you relate? It’s like we’re supposed to hustle, grind & push our way to the top. .
But what if that’s not true? What if it gets to be easy? What if the hard work is just stepping into ALIGNMENT, EASE, and FLOW and letting it be easy...
What if the greatest challenge is just ourselves & all that we need to do is let it be easy so that abundance can manifest because we’re just aligned...
Clients say to me all of the time, “I just had my highest revenue day out of the blue,” “I can’t believe how this stuff works,” and “look at how I’m being rewarded just for trusting, leaping, and letting go...” as they make massive strides with their income, or landing speaking events with their ideal clients, or even manifest the love of their life. .
It gets to be easy and in fact, allowing it to be so is the greatest accomplishment...
I’m teaching these principles in my free 4-day Break on Through to Abundance Workshop in the Mindset Secrets with Entrepreneurial Leaders FB Group. Come join us and let it be easy!
Happy Sunday 😊 What's everyone's plans for today? I'm trying to get back on top of life after being floored with a virus 😷 Being stuck in bed is not fun in the slightest 😭 I feel like I was outside of reality there, time moved very slowly and I couldn't see an end to the cramps and fever, anyone else ever feel like that when they are sick? 🤔 Anyway, I've got lunch with my friend today and our little ones (hopefully my little monster isn't in a mood today 🙏) and then I'm going to be cleaning, sorting my room and taking some well deserved self care time 😊 How's your Sunday going? 💕 - @ofaglasgowgirl
Well hello everyone ✌ I've been M.I.A the past few days, I've been taking some time away because I'm blooming sick still, I though the virus was lifting on Friday, turns out it wasn't and I spent most of Friday in my bed with an awful fever. It not been fun 😷 I'm hoping things are a bit better today, got some stuff to do, going out to lunch with @weemammyconnelly & the two munchkins 😊 Can't wait! Aimee Also got me a snow fairy collection for Christmas 😭 I was so gutted when I couldn't get my hands on any this year so I'm super excited about them 😍😍 Gonna be smelling amazing 🙌 I'm hoping to have a nice big bubble bath tonight, got a unicorn horn bath bomb from lush & I cannot wait, tonight is all about some self care 💕 Lord knows i need it!
Does January feel SO long to anyone else? I have been feeling some serious winter blues the past couple of weeks! I loved taking these winter engagements! These two make winter look so cozy... but honestly I need warmth and spring and summer as soon as possible!
After a week of working my ass off (literally sweatin’ erry day) this gal deserves a brew (or two.)
Anyone else watching #mariakondo this weekend? ⤐
I started watching the Netflix series at the beginning of the week and continued last night. Came across one Mother that I could totally relate to. Needless to say this series is actually bringing me to tears, happy and sad, because I have struggled in my own home to tidy & organize - shit I used to clean & organize for a living - but being able to do my own home became a very daunting task. ⤐
This month we are coming up on 6 years in our house - honestly, it has never felt like a home - there are even days I hear "I hate living in this house" - house not home. When we were in the process of moving it was quick and all the intentions I had of downsizing, painting & creating a beautiful space for us to call HOME never really happened. A small project here and there but never really done right. ⤐
Years have gone by and I always felt I was the one to take on the task of keeping our home tidy, organized, clean ect. Mainly because I am a stay at home Mom. A lot of the times my children are asked to clean and put items away but never really do...then I come in and clean the items up because they are just left about in random places. I organize, it falls apart, I do it again, the cycle continues. At the end of the day I am exhausted and can't focus on my own tasks - like my unorganized office space. ⤐
Today I got my family to watch the episode with me that I really could relate to. Truth, they complained but after I really explained that I want us to feel more happy in our home and to have peace of mind - they started to under stand. ⤐
So I saw a bit of progress today and I am hoping it can continue. I'm looking forward to spring when we put in our new flooring - renos on our house are long over due and I am hoping this year we can get a few things checked off our list and make our tiny home lovable again for a family of 6.
Photo: Moi @diehlstudios@ensoulendearmentimagery
splitting the emerald city 🔮
The glows of the daily sunset, the lapping of the breaking waves, the rustle of the wind and the calls of the birds. This is where I am happiest 😊🙌🏻
Hiya! If you were curious at all, Essie is my occasional nickname, my actual name is Esther Grace!
Just to share a little about myself, I love to be barefoot outside in nature!
Also, eating outside is always the best option. One of my favorite parts about adventuring is pulling out the food! Patios, picnics, mountain tops, it’s all perfect with some lunch.
Something I’ve been remembering I did when I was in highschool, was I got to run around barefoot, have picnics all the time, and I somehow had the time and energy to lay outside and look at the stars. That was one of my favorite ways to spend time with God, but for the past few years, any time I see stars, it feels like this amazing novelty. I’m usually too tired to stay up on a clear night, or too busy!
This spring and summer I’m hoping to do a whole whole lot more of all of these things!
Are there any experiences from your past that you’re ready to bring back to life with me?
Also, if you love all of those things as much as I do, we would probably have a wonderful time on a shoot together!
Snow days in Fay
Getting approvals through my little clients is a serious business.. 🤪 // 📷: @celialoves
Can I just say that I so appreciate how invested some of you were in the boot debacle of 2019?
I can’t make decisions. And when I HAVE to make a decision, there is nothing fast and reckless about it.
My husband said you would’ve thought I was buying a house this week with the amount of research + conversations I had about these dang boots.
BUT HERE I AM! I MADE A DECISION + I AM HAPPY WITH IT!
And there’s no better way to affirm that decision than trying them out in a fresh snowfall. My feet are dry + warm and my heart is happy.
When you make the effort you are rewarded with results, it’s always hard getting up for sunrise but when you do, my goodness it’s worth it.. camping up the North shore is such a treat and I take it for granted a lot, but not this day! This day I chose to get up and witness a beautiful sunrise hope you all enjoy 😊❤️
I’ve been putting off writing since so long, making excuses of being busy and telling myself It’s okay to pretend to have anything important to do at all times. My journal was sitting untouched, the dried roses were waiting and I didn’t know what to do.
But sometimes you find something at the exact right time, when you need it, and I did.
Started writing again in my journal, 2019 is going to be full of those.
I also challenged myself to read the same amount of non-fiction books as I did fiction books because I thought that was necessary. I always was more into fiction because it helped me through reality and that was no joke.
In other news, we got two new cats so we have 4 in total now, and they are NOT getting along so we have to keep them in check all the time.
The end of 3rd year of my BBA has started and I’m hoping and praying for a miracle to happen and make it all work for me. Grateful for the friends I have to make it through this hell, hope it gets over soon
Chasing after a relationship that gets no pursuit back is exhausting. It has no reward and ultimately ends in defeat.
Friends, this is not at all how a relationship with Jesus is! When you draw near to God, He draws near to you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I feel like sometimes the more we allow our minds to wander and be set on distractions, the harder it is to believe that God hasn’t wandered away from us as well. But I know that He is always right beside us, waiting for us to pull away from those distractions and look at Him. The moment we call on His name, He answers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This is something that we have to learn to believe, and I’ve been learning this as well. If you pursue God, and you feel like you’re walking down a one way street, it can feel draining. It can be easy to think that He doesn’t listen, or that you’ve gone too far to return. But what I have learned in my life is that the Father’s arms are always opened wide. He didn’t pay it all on the cross to forget about you or discard you. He loves when you drink from His well in prayer, scripture, and worship. Sometimes when I feel like I’m far from His presence, I just have to realize that He is sitting next to me, and I just need to believe that He hears me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
He is a real God, and wants to have a real, two way relationship with you. But I have learned that I have to untether my heart from the distractions and worries of the world so that I can be tethered completely to Him. If I’m full from what the world is offering me, I cannot be ready to be filled by what God is offering me. I have to daily choose to lay down my control and my focus so that I can focus and trust in God. And if this is difficult to do, then I take it step by step, day by day, because the Lord honors our efforts. He sees you if you’re struggling to lean in to His presence, and He will receive you with open arms when you are ready to let go.
I don’t always give God my full attention, but I am so thankful that He is full of grace!!!
So many start their year focusing on one word they feel will describe the year in a nutshell.
12 months is a long time to focus on just one word when life can hand you lemons at times, so I am giving myself a new word each month that signifies my journey at that very point in time.
Soul searching my way through Indonesia made me stronger and ready for what was yet to come, and in some cases has already arrived. I found my purpose and revived my passion. I decided to put more of my authentic self out there and see if the Universe responds. Still waiting btw 😉🙏🤙
With an interesting start to the year now behind us I've found myself surrounded by support from friends (near & far, online & off) and a whole lotta family who have my back. My tribe, my village, my people. All of whom I am feeling very grateful for. Grateful is my January. 💕
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Yes or no? 🤣😍🐶
If nothing else, Arkansas sure has some views.
More Winnie Sets coming. All one of a kind. All handmade from upcyled vintage fabrics. All sewn with love by me. All for your little possums! 💗
Beautiful, sustainable, timeless
“Do what makes you feel whole, and do it good” -LD
Happy birthday Buddy, hope you find your dad.
Hope your Friday is filled with lots of sunshine and outdoor adventures☀️ (Unless you’re in Nashville like me. In that case it will probably rain all weekend).