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Caitlin Turner  Journeying through the endless possibilities to live a life that I love, then sharing it all with you. βœŒπŸ»οΈβ€β˜€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸŒΈβœˆοΈπŸŒŽοΈπŸ™ˆ info@gypsetgoddess.com

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Soooo happyyyy!! Last night was such a rush!! πŸ’₯
If you read the caption in my last video post, then you know how unsure of myself I was leading up to my first ever big public talk. 😱
Many of you wished me luck and left me awesome encouraging comments, so I wanted to let you know how it turned out...
I hit it out of the park! I did way better than I imagined I would, and I can't wait for the next one! Driving there, my insecurity came out in full force. I was telling my hypewoman @wirthit that I shouldn't have said yes to this. What was I thinking? And who am I to speak to a crowd? Have I even done anything worth talking about?
But then it was a beautiful reminder to quit questioning if I'm good enough, and just trust that I am. Turns out I'm a natural at public speaking! But I never would have known that if I didn't step out of my comfort zone and give it a try. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
Just wanted to say thank you so much for always supporting me and believing in me. It means so much more to me than you even know. πŸ™πŸ»
The entire talk was filmed, and I blew the lid off of some of my moments of inauthenticity on social media. I can't wait for you to see it! Stay tuned! πŸ’—
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PS. I'm attending Landmark Forum for the next couple days, and want to be fully present, so I'll be taking an IG break this weekend. Have a beautiful weekend and I'll see you again Monday! β˜€οΈ

So excited to #yoga and rosΓ© in #Greece Sept 27 - Oct 2 with this epic babe! πŸ₯‚@mikiash is hosting a #yogaretreat in paradise, and I just registered to go! β˜€οΈ
We'll be staying at @fykiadaretreats #Mykonos location, and I can't wait! 🌊
This is going to be such a blast, and the property looks incredible! Want to come too? Join us! πŸ‘―
Head over to www.Mikiash.com/retreats to reserve your spot before it's too late.
See you in Mykonos! πŸ’—πŸ’—

I'm giving a big talk this Thursday at an event (think Ted talk, except it's not actually a Ted talk), and the topic is based around my social media journey, and how it has impacted my ability to be vulnerable and authentic, both on and offline.
I'm sharing a collection of my own experiences, and telling my own stories, which seems like it should be simple enough... yet I'm having the hardest time getting it down on paper.
I find that sometimes as soon as I know that other people will read what I'm going to write, hear what I'm going to say, or see what I'm going to do, then nothing I could write, say, or do, seems good enough anymore. Have you ever felt this way?
As I've been trying to write this talk, I've become aware of how often I hit this wall of fear of not being good enough... and it's more often than I'd like to admit. For someone who has as many followers as I do, this probably sounds odd, but believe it or not, I'm a little afraid to be seen. You know, really seen, in all of my vulnerable and authentic glory.
That's actually why I said yes to giving this talk, even though in doing so, I made my stomach drop and my heart feel as if it was about to jump out of my body. That physical reaction, that visceral fear, reassures me that I've boarded an unstoppable train moving fast in the direction of personal growth.
But first, I have to write it, which I've been attempting to do all day. Tired of banging my head against the metaphorical wall, and sore from too much sitting, I decided to take this stretch and flow break before the sun set this evening, bringing me 1 day closer to Thursday.
Enjoy this video, and wish me luck. πŸ’—
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Rocking @aloyoga to Banks "Warm Water"

The kind of #California #sunset that reminds you to be grateful for every moment. πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Kind of afraid to share this, but here we go: I've been on a sabbatical from posting yoga videos, because the truth is, at some point, they stopped feeling like yoga for me.
Over the past couple years, filming my "practice" became harder as I got busy, got distracted, and started practicing less in real life. I say "practice", because often I was filming sequences for the purpose of posting them, not actually filming my home practice (which had become dormant).
It came to a head one day earlier this year, when, feeling pressure to come up with an engaging sequence, and choosing one that was ridiculously and needlessly complex for the purpose of getting more views, I literally found myself flipping off my yoga mat, because I was frustrated that I messed up the sequence I was trying to film, for what felt like the 50th time.
Unfortunately I have this on video, and maybe one day I'll share it as a cautionary tale. Suffice to say, I've been on a yoga video break since that day, and I was determined not to make or share another video until I was actually filming my yoga practice (not "practice") again.
I even stopped referring to myself as a yogi. I felt like a fake, and I was constantly worried that my fake image would shatter, and you would all find I wasn't practicing yoga as deeply as I sometimes made it seem.
Well, now I guess I've shattered that image myself, and it actually feels pretty great. There's a freedom in saying "fuck it" and sharing the things you feel most ashamed of.
For a while, I didn't know how to start being real again, because when your entire life has become filtered and curated, it's hard to peel those layers back...and it's scary to admit it when you haven't been being your most authentic self.
So I'll just start here, with this caption, a return to my home practice, and a return to the videos that built this page.
I feel peace and playfulness in my practice again, and in admitting all of this right here right now, in sharing my shame with you, I'm already starting to feel a lot more like a yogi again. πŸ’—

Set out to make my first yoga video in a while, and Pilot just wasn't having it. πŸ±πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚ @aloyoga

Good morning from me and my part-time cat, Pilot... the only cat that this dog person has ever liked (it's not love yet, but we seem to be moving that direction). πŸ±πŸ’—πŸ˜‰

Beach day with this beach babe. πŸ‘―

...but I'm an expert at ordering/picking up takeout, and an amazing baker, which saves me from total kitchen paralysis. 🍰πŸͺπŸ˜‰
Wasn't sure when I'd get the chance to post this meme, but it made me πŸ˜‚, and #InternationalKissingDay seems like an appropriate time.
Now go kiss someone and make their day. 😘

Some days I am more wolf than woman, and I won't apologize for my wild. πŸ™ŒπŸ»
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πŸ“Έ: @mikiash for @loganhollowelljewelry

You've gotta use whatever props you can find to get that stretch on. πŸ˜‰
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πŸ“Έ: @ashleystreff for @aloyoga 🌈

I had too much to dream last night. Actually I've had too much to dream the last 3 days...really the last 2 weeks.
It's summer and seeds are being planted for future amazingness. I've barely slept for 3 days, but I feel tired in the best way possible. The kind of tired where I know I've really earned that feeling.
And tired as I am, the truth is, I wouldn't have it any other way.
I often tell people that I yearn for the days when I had a fixed schedule and weekends had meaning. Don't get me wrong, I am grateful that my life now is basically one long weekend, but I've also felt lost and distracted from playing too much and not working, growing, and being of service enough.
The past few weeks, I'm back to the grindstone and working hard. It feels so good, and all of a sudden, this upcoming weekend actually feels like a traditional weekend, rather than just more days in a line of endless days.
If this photo is any indication, my weekend plans will likely include lounging on plush carpets, wearing beautiful @loganhollowelljewelry and @whitefoxboutique dresses with my girlfriends. πŸ˜‰If not that, then something else that brings me joy and a warm smile. πŸ˜ƒ
I know it's only Thursday, but for once I don't feel like I'm saying empty words when I tell you: I'm ready for the weekend! πŸ™ŒπŸ»
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πŸ“Έ: @mikiash

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