💥Hey guys! Happy Wednesday! Today was cool for many reasons! Wanna know why?!
Today marked the #FirstDayofSpring & I love springtime (aside from fall season😝) I just love the weather, the colors, the sky, everything except the time change. 😆 🌺
Today was also #InternationalDayofHappiness & you know what? It was a day of true happiness. @rawrichfilms & I had a booth at a pop-up networking event over at one of the newest #Regus office locations & we had a great time connecting with fellow #SmallBusiness owners.
Thank you @aykae for the invite!
Status-quo is a fucking cop out. It’s for people who are ok with standing still and not taking chances @blueoctoberband It’s for people who peaked at 20-years old and who limit their own growth by settling.
I don’t know about you but I’m not ok with status-quo. I always want more. To me, everything I do is impacting my future. From relationships to opportunities, I’m always looking and thinking forward. The question is, are you thinking about moving forward or acting on it, are you comfortable with the same shit everyday or do you want more?
Point being: Success starts with the simple want, to want. The desire to see yourself in the future and how everything impacts you everyday is part of that idea. Status-quo will become you if you’re not always actively thinking and acting... Don’t fucking cop out.
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I remember vividly, as a little girl being terrified of anyone really taking notice of me. If the teacher called on me in class to answer... I always knew my answer would be correct, but the attention of the entire class on me made me barely able to speak the answer aloud without holding back tears. The first day of 4th grade i was SO nervous that i threw up on my desk . 🤦🏽♀️It was like that for years and years and years. Most of my childhood. I just wanted to quietly go unnoticed and slide through life under the radar undetected . I’ve often tried to pinpoint when the change came. When i loosened up. Sometimes I think it was my camera. I can see a whole, big, bold, beautiful world, show my vision, share it with the world... still with the safety that comes from hiding behind a lens. It’s funny how some things always stay
“He is a terrorist; he is a criminal; he is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless.” @jacindaardern You are the epitome of grace, integrity, and leadership and an exemplar we should all be looking to in times like these.
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Here’s glamorous Tamara de Lempicka (b.1898-d.1980), born in Warsaw, Poland to. Russian Jewish lawyer dad and Polish Catholic socialite mom. Her mom commissioned a portrait of Tamara at age 10, Tamara thought she could do better and painted a portrait of her sister. Tamara married a prominent Polish lawyer, who was arrested during the Russian revolution and sent to prison. She helped him get out, they traveled to Paris where she studied painting. and they had a daughter. She exhibited her paintings in 1925 at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts. Her style was a blend of cubism and late neoclassical, she is known for ‘art deco’ portraits. She won awards for her work in the 1920s. She divorced her husband in 1928. She was a wild aristocratic woman, had an affair Baron Raoul Kuffner, a wealthy art collector, and married him in 1934 after his wife died-then she was known as the ‘Baroness with a brush’. They moved to the US in 1939, she painted celebrity portraits. Her work was out of style after WWII, but came back in in the late ‘60s. She moved to Mexico in 1974. She was one of the best known painters of Art Deco style. A play has been written about her life, it ran in LA for 11 years. Her work is still covered today by the rich and famous. #tamaradelempicka#womanartist#artdeco#artdecoportraits#portraitpainter#5womenartists#womenshistorymonth#feminist#berkeleyartist#kierendutcher
Chag Purim Samayach to all of my fellow jewish people! I hope all of you have a fantastic, fun-filled day! Here are some pictures of children in displaced persons camps celebrating Purim about a year after surviving The Holocaust! ❤️✡️
Self work is not easy. It’s often one step forward and two steps back🏃🏼♀️. It’s also not something that others often recognize because SO much of it is internal- but that does not mean the work you are doing is insignificant. Know this, and be gentle and forgiving with yourself. Take a moment to understand just how far you’ve come❤️🙌🏻Looking inward, working on your emotions, triggers, inner child, thoughts perceptions and feelings are some of the most self honoring things you can do in this life time. But it’s also some of the hardest and it never comes free. It’s not for those who want to turn a blind eye or take the easy way out. It’s not for those that don’t care to look beyond the surface. It’s for those that are willing to suffer the release of pain in order to give and receive love. In order to live fully during life on earth. In order to raise the consciousness of the universe one person at a time. If you are taking time to work on yourself, just know that you are doing something great whether or not anyone sees or understands it. You are doing something that a lot of people don’t even dare explore out of fear from whats underneath. You are going into the dark so you can come back to the light ✨💫 .
Making promises to yourself: I was the type of person who always said yes. Unfortunately, it’s gotten me into trouble. “Oh, I’d love to sign up and volunteer to make food for school parties and help out in Charlee’s classroom”, even though I have two exams the next day and work in the evening. Or how about “Sure, I’ll pick up an extra shift” even though I’ve already worked every day this week, and it’s too last minute to find a nanny to watch my little one. This one gets me all the time… I’ll tell myself “yeah, I can take an overload of units for school” even though I know I’m trying to prep for a huge exam, work, and be a mom. And then I beat myself up about it when I can’t “do it all”. I am not superwoman. And it hurts to say that because I want to do everything and be everywhere at once and it’s just not possible. Making promises… Are you the kind of person who commits to way too many things, and then you’re forced to bail because it’s impossible to do it all? I’m admittedly one of those people… Wait- let me rephrase that: I USED to be one of those people. When I make a promise to myself, I want to make damn sure that I fulfill that promise. If a friend asks me to go on a coffee date, and I ‘m not 100% sure I can commit to it, then I say no. If I get offered another job, or volunteer gig, and my schedule is already super compacted, I will say no. If I make a promise to myself to wake up at 4:30am to work out, then you bet your ass I’m getting up to do it. When we make a promise to commit to our goals, it’s VITAL that we keep going and work hard and push through tough times to achieve them. You’re told “no”? So what… find a different route, but stay the course. Learn how to say no, so you can say YES to YOU and your dreams.
Take the risks. Forget about the judgement of others.. the best thing to do for the doubters is to prove them wrong! Don't be scared of failure, because failure is just a learning curve. It's something that makes us grow, makes us wiser. Do what makes YOU happy. Make your happiness your no.1 priority.
Let’s talk about goals! Today we published our FIRST personal essay on Mindful Feminism -Yayy!✨
Read “I Choose to be Feminist & Free” through the link in our bio ⚡️
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