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photographer. writer. redhead. whirlwind.
with-grace-and-guts:

Wednesday…Coffee…Selfie. Reflecting on the past few months & fully accepting that I haven’t been the best of friends. I’m also not apologizing to anyone anymore…I’m done & done. If you’ve been my friend for any amount of time, you know that I will be back…but as of right now my focus is on my kids. Everyone else in the world can be disappointed and dislike the way I’ve handled things, but truly those people that know and love me will still be there and not ask  me to explain myself or judge me; and honestly, I have nothing to left to explain. Life happens people…it’s heartbreaking and beautiful…and I’ve got this. So if you hung in there with me…thank you, truly. #me #selfie #musings #sorrynotsorry #keepingitreal

I normally don’t reblog personal authors’ musings… however this is wonderfully said. And I can relate.

with-grace-and-guts:

Wednesday…Coffee…Selfie. Reflecting on the past few months & fully accepting that I haven’t been the best of friends. I’m also not apologizing to anyone anymore…I’m done & done. If you’ve been my friend for any amount of time, you know that I will be back…but as of right now my focus is on my kids. Everyone else in the world can be disappointed and dislike the way I’ve handled things, but truly those people that know and love me will still be there and not ask me to explain myself or judge me; and honestly, I have nothing to left to explain. Life happens people…it’s heartbreaking and beautiful…and I’ve got this. So if you hung in there with me…thank you, truly. #me #selfie #musings #sorrynotsorry #keepingitreal

I normally don’t reblog personal authors’ musings… however this is wonderfully said. And I can relate.

loveindymusic:

Stranger Things - Local Natives

with-grace-and-guts:

Denise Bovee // Instagram {deniseboveeblog.com}

with-grace-and-guts:

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Dexter getting so big.

Dexter getting so big.

onlyforthelimitedfew:

Alexi Murdoch - Orange Sky

manipura out of whack.

I finally did it yesterday. I stood up for my health. I played cheer-leader to my GI tract. I became an advocate for myself.

I went gluten-free.

My body has been telling me for years that eating wheat is making me sick. My belly hurt. My head hurt. My joints hurt, but alas I plugged on with denial and fear of wasting the wheat-laden foods to the trash can. So I ridded my pantry and refrigerator with the offensive items; giving some items to friends and returning the rest to the market for store credit. I shopped thoughtfully. I filled my cart with fruits, veggies, gluten-free soups and nuts. I had a wee cry when I walked down the flour isle - goodbye baking. Goodbye delicious breads. Goodbye summer beers. Tear. Sniffle.

Then I educated myself. I found recipes (that actually taste good) for flour and baking. There are GF beers. I can still eat bacon. And cheese! I realized that although I may be a pain in the butt at a restaurant, I will be pain free.

And I am. After one day. My body is already responding to a genetic problem my Mom is still apologizing for. She has it too.

Bottom line: listen to your body. Even if it seems silly. Be an advocate for yourself.

Dexter

Dexter