I tried really hard to take a good selfie on my walk but my windswept hair and squinty scowly "sun too bright" face wasn't the most post worthy. So I took one in the controlled environment that is my bedroom. I started feeling strange posting selfies for a few years. I thought it highlighted the fact that I am usually hanging around solo. Which I totally am. But now I'm cool with it. I don't need to pretend my life is nonstop action and excitement because for the most part, nobody has a life like that. This weekend, after a rather stressful week I made sure I had no weekend plans. It was time to recharge those batteries, baby. And aside from money I set aside to get my nails did (gotta have treats) I had zero wiggle room for frivolous purchases. So you know ya girl was out catching pokemon and enjoying nature for a thrifty $0.00. On my walk today I ran into a lady with 4 kids all dressed very nicely and she asked if I could take their picture next to a dogwood tree. So of course i took the photo, and bonus! Now i know what a dogwood tree is. Then i met a couple whose dog was really interested in a patch of dandelions. We had a little traffic jam moment because of those very interesting dandelions and we both apologized like ya do. Then they motioned to the pooch and said "she's actually the one walking us" so now I know good leaders are fond of dandelions. Those are two new nice moments I got to have because I didn't need to stay inside without a destination, a schedule, or company. Never fear the solo hang, friends. It's nice to interact with the world sometimes without the influence of a familiar person. It gives you a chance to be alone with your personality and see what small quiet aspects of yourself reveal themselves and bloom. Enjoy those eggs and bunnies today y'all ✌ either with loved ones or all by your wonderful self 💃 #selflove#selfconfidence#alonenotlonely#happy#selfexpression#easterselfie#motivation#stepoutsideyourcomfortzone#growth#nofear#vulnerable#selfcare#free#isawlotsofdogstoday
sometimes my introvertedness extends to social media and I need to take a little break. But today I happened to see a big gathering of beautiful grazing horses and I wanted to share. There was one horse that was far from the crowd, happily alone. Like me. I choose to be alone from time to time, it doesn’t mean I’m lonely. I love being with my family and friends, but I also enjoy my own company. And today as I looked out at this extraordinary view under the endless sky I remembered that it’s ok to take time out. A breath. A moment. A pause. Alone. Peaceful. #takeabreath#pause#introverts#bewithyourself#alonenotlonely
Today I'm living my life with #nofilter and I feel great. After struggling through one of the worst depressive periods of my life, my naturally very curly hair repeatedly ended up matted and the bottom 4+ inches were a mess as a result. Today, on a whim, I had 6+ inches of my hair chopped off and it feels amazing.
Today I bought a book and sat down and read for the first time in a long time. I wandered around the mall and window shopped. I bought an aloe face mask for later. I spent time alone, but it wasn't lonely.
So like I said, today I am living my life with no filter. Just some quality time with myself, and a physical change to better reflect how I want to feel.