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Erika Lucia  Outdoor Fitness Inspiration🌞 Hiking⛰Coffee☕ ↔ beauty & positivity 🖤 Girls Who Hike™ San Diego Brand Ambassador @relaxsocal Brand Ambassador 😎

“With great mustache comes great responsibility” ~Peter Griffin

Imperfections are beautiful, madness is often considered genius and there is nothing more attractive than having the confidence to act silly ✨🖤
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#silly #sillygoose #actingsilly #livelifefully

My saddest moment? Probably the moment I accepted that I would not likely birth a child of my very own. I then began asking myself questions like, “Am I missing out on the best thing?”

Real life uncomfortable reflections coming up. If you’re not down for 💯 authenticity, discomfort and vulnerability then stop scrolling 😉 I have a really hard time admitting to myself, much less anyone else, that so many bittersweet feelings stem from those questions. How many times have you said or heard a parent say, “they are the best thing that’s EVER happened to me?” Or “being a parent is the best thing EVER!”

No doubt they are or that it truly is and I will always be the first to celebrate and love on your kiddos. Those statements hold so much weight and value, but for someone like me (and some of you out there) it is for entirely different reasons. I kinda cringe inside or feel awkward every time I hear those things. I really wish I didn’t and I almost feel guilty for admitting that, but I know I am not alone in this. I know there are so many other women out there struggling with these same thoughts.

I’ve never expressed these feelings because I never want anyone I care about to feel like I can’t share in the love and excitement of their growing family. I will always blessed and thankful to celebrate the families of those that I love, but to many women there is another side. I am putting these feelings out there—with 💯 uncertainty, doubt and scared of how I will make some feel—but doing it anyway hoping that it touches at least one woman tonight. Praying it helps her realize that she is not alone in disguising her feelings so many times for fear of making others that she loves uncomfortable.
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#realshit #reallife #day3 #mystory #myjourney #bittersweetpieces #sharingiscaring #miscarriage #fertility #infertility

I am going to write beautiful things💕✨
Set my first intention of the #taurus #newmoon last night and then came across this on my sweet friends feed @jessicakinsellaart this morning. It just confirmed what I’d already been feeling. I am going to be open to developing my writing skills. It feeds my soul ✨🌙🖤
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#taurusmoonvibes #newmoonvibes #taurusmoon #spiritdaughter #spirituality

You are a match for your mountain ⛰🖤
Taking a slight detour from sharing #myjourney tonight to share something else that’s been building inside me for awhile. In the end, I promise it’ll all come together.

The moon, the stars, energy and meditation have built curiosity in me. What is it exactly, how do you practice it and what does it all really mean? Tonight I am starting a #NewMoon workbook and asking myself, who would I be without the fear of losing everything? Who would I be if I let go of the fear of change and embraced uncertainty, relying just on my inner peace and creativity?

So deep, right? Embracing and stepping out of my comfort zone (again) and ready to do some scary things! Figuratively not literally 😉🙌🏼
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#joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #california #findyourpark #nationalparkgeek #spirituality #taurusmoon #spiritdaughter

Be pretty f\\cking fabulous✨🖤
#beprettyinside
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#befabulous #bepretty #fromtheinsideout

Feel it. The thing you don’t want to feel. Feel it. And be free 💛🖤
~Nayirrah Waheed

Why share something so personal on social media? I’m sure some of you have asked me this inside your head. I know some do not agree, thinking some things are better left unsaid unless shared with only those that are closest to you.

I truly feel like God has placed it on my heart to share this story. A journey that at different times has left me feeling ashamed, lonely, unloved or hopeless. My prayer is that He place other women in my life that are seeking support and encouragement to truly feel these emotions 💯 and go thru them together instead of resisting them. Shining our light in our darkness—it’s the only way to heal ✨🖤
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#myjourney #mystory #day2 #bittersweetpieces #sharingiscaring

It’s hard to remain vulnerable and be compassionate while protecting your heart and healing from wounds🖤

The scariest thing about vulnerability to me is that once it’s shared there is no taking it back. You share with genuinely caring people that you hope are safe, but no matter what you’re never 💯 certain. I can say that I’ve been lucky in this regard, yet—every time is still scary AF.

A friend shared something today that triggered bittersweet feelings—again. Feelings that I generally have several times throughout the year, but never share. For someone that grew up being told (and is still told) ‘you are a natural for motherhood’, accepting that you will likely not have kids of your own makes Mother’s Day especially bittersweet. I am extremely thankful for all of the beautiful Mother’s in my life—mine especially. She is my hero. Somehow though, those dark feelings that not many in my life have experienced, always seem to tiptoe their way into my heart on this special day. I generally just deal and keep those feelings to myself. Afterall, I truly do have so much to be thankful for. My amazing GodKids to name just one of them ♥️ I always remind myself of those things, but this year feels different. It’s time to stop disregarding those feelings and begin sharing them. Not just for myself, but for others too.

If you know me well, you know that I dislike long IG posts—a lot, I mean it, like I can’t stand them 😆 and by my standards this is already too long. Instead, I will be sharing my story throughout the coming week. Each post focusing on a different part of my bittersweet journey that I rarely share, but nonetheless sharing this week in hopes that it resonates with other woman so we can help one another heal ✨🖤 stay tuned 😘
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#myjourney #mystory #day1 #bittersweetpieces #sharingiscaring

Happy Mother’s Day 🌸🦋💕 Growing up you would always say “I only want the best for you.” Now as an adult, I totally get it Mom. You have always, always led with LOVE—thank you for instilling that quality in me and molding me into the woman that I am today ✨💕
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#happymothersday #mothersdayweekend #mothersday #family #familygoals

Fixing my eyes on you ✨🖤
Love like I'm not scared
Give when it's not fair
Live life like no other
Take time for another
Fight for the weak ones
Speak out for freedom
Find faith in the battle
But above it all
Fixing my eyes on you ✨🖤
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#kingandcountry #sandiego #hisd #sdhikes #sdhiker #blackmountain

Enjoying the little things. One day I will look back and realize they were the big things⛰🖤✨
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#ironmountain #sandiegohikes #poway #sdhikes #sandiegofitness #sandiego

I have a genuine desire to understand and LOVE people who are different than me ✨🖤
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My outdoor adventures have taught me what is truly important in this world and not what the world wants me to think is important. Nowadays, it is far too easy to lose sight of that.
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#livefullyalive #livelaughlove #friendships #hisd #sandiegohikes

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