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One of my fave artists @thisissigrid has a song called “Dynamite” where she says “You’re as safe as a mountain, but know that I’m dynamite.” I listen to it on repeat and try to figure out what I am.
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The ocean, when your out in the middle of it, can make it seem like nothing can get to you. I imagine people like that feeling, that life is calm, everything is moving like it should. And I must be like a hurricane, interrupting that with a whirlwind of emotions and thoughts and challenges.
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I guess I’m waiting for the storm chaser.
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where have all the real people gone
the ones who say what they mean
and do what they say
the ones who stand behind you
when you fall back
the ones who wait in front of you
when you leap forward
the ones who give you
the benefit of the doubt
the ones who believe
imperfection helps us grow
where have all the real people gone
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I’d never seen the ocean
‘till I looked in your eyes,
waves of emotion
and stars from twinkle lights
— excerpt from My Heart is the Ocean on Many Days coming out on Kindle Feb 2019
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“Wandering connects me to the piece of my soul I can never find when I am still.” - Jennie Brantley
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I’ve never been a homebody. Since I was a child, I’ve loved traveling. I enjoy airports, long road trips, and exploring new places.
I feel more comfortable sometimes in the unknown than I do in the known. No one has any expectations of who I will be, any grudges for who I was, or and reasons for who@I am.
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I can just be. A wandering me still trying to figure myself out.
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I look at myself and I wonder
How did I get here
I use to be a little girl
Swallowed by so much fear
Some days the fear isn’t always gone
There’s pain and sadness too
Lingering behind the eyes
Of a smile meant to disguise
But somedays I don’t even try to smile
And it’s not about being noticed
I’d rather disappear
Than be right here
Today is one of those days
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As of 2014 there are estimated by Ethnologue catalog (17th edition, 2014) to be 7,106 living languages in the world.
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This has increased since 2009 when it was 6,909.
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So I wonder... are we discovering new languages that always existed, or are we just making up new ways to misinterpret each other?
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#featherfloateddown
i walked alone in the desert for days / lost in the heat and haze / missing the company of you / and the hope of any rescue / the screech of a lonesome bird / longing to be heard / called to me below / urging me to go / forward on forward bound / his feather floated down / a gift to remind me / missing you was weak
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#beautyinnature

I live in an ocean of what I feel but sometimes I feel like the the ocean can’t handle the weight I have to bear.
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Somehow I make it though... no God gets me through. Remember He never gives us more than we can handle... without Him.
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#birdinthesky
today she was free to be / what she felt was always her destiny / her wings spread wide / no reason to hide / she took to the sky / and soared so high / the sun even stopped to admire / her soul’s burning fire *
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I remember going over this bridge for the first time in 2010. Anxious, excited, and clueless to the next 5 years. Now almost 9 years later, the feeling is so different. If I could only tell myself a few things...
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But would I lose who I am today if I did that? Would it be worth it? I’m 80% sure it wouldn’t be. By the end of this trip I’m reaching for 100%.
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I crossed this bridge once and discovered a version of me I never knew. A version I thought I loved. A version that he destroyed. A version I helped him destroy. I was sure I burned it when I fled back across.
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I cross this bridge again today having discovered a version of me that I love. A version that is stronger in spite of him. A version that has the spirit of a roaring bear ready to stand her ground and never let anyone across her bridge that will treat her any less than she deserves. I didn’t burn that bridge, I fortified it. And I used the ashes to paint my new name on it. This is me.
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It’s hard not to compare myself constantly to the person I’m not. The person I want to be. The person I wish I was. Thinner, smarter, funnier, wealthier, happier, and the list goes on...
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True beauty is knowing, in your own brightness, by your own existence, you are beautiful. You are imperfectly perfect. You can be someone’s sun. You can make your own dreams come true.
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I don’t know all of this yet, but I’m learning. Some of the stars around me twinkle a little brighter. They distract me, but I’ll find my own world to bring to life. In the world, I will find the hopes and dreams built upon the losses and pain that have taught me how to keep shinning bright, even when the universe grows darker.
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My heart is like a wave / it lives in an open vastness / that seems desolate and treacherous / but with one drop of rain / with one gentle breeze / it starts to move in a direction / maybe I feel lost / but I’m moving forward / looking for a shore to roll upon / and my beats get stronger / as the wave grows / now nothing can stop me / until at last my emotions crash on the beach / some days roaring / some days gentle / but always finding a place to land / my heart is a wave in the ocean *
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#dontwasteyourtime
I put way too much time and effort into people who have little to no respect for me. I feel like I try to do the right thing. I’m not perfect. But I don’t want to pretend like I know someone’s intentions.
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Have you seen the movie “The Invention of Lying”? It’s about a world where lying doesn’t exists because no one has learned to do it. Yes it’s a harsh world, but people don’t blame each other for it because the truth is where they live. . . .
I wish I lived in this world! I’m tired of trying to figure out where I stand with everyone. And I can’t waste all this time with people who aren’t clear about what I mean to them. People tell you who they are. People show you who they are. If they can’t tell you the truth and it’s not obvious to you, then don’t waste your time on anyone who treats you less than you deserve. *
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My unique moment of the day.
#wiresunderthesun
they connect us together in ways we can’t imagine / spread far and wide / this miracle of men / keeping us alive / or do we too heavily believe / in this false salvation / putting hope in only what we see / instead of looking to the sun
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All week I haven’t really had to talk myself into waking up or going to work out. I was excited about it. So excited I’d go twice a day. . . .
It’s interesting how one small thing can happen and flip a switch inside of you so quickly. . . .
On one hand I have people I don’t want to let down. Heck, I don’t want to let me down. But on the other, that one small thing that made the difference in me saying “yes, I’m doing this” or “no, I’m not”, today it’s saying no.
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This is part of the journey. I’d love to tell you I’m doing it anyways... I’m not. It’s 10am and I’m still in bed. I haven’t taken a single step yet today. Maybe tomorrow will be different, I’m not hopeless. But today...
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I’ve been through it. That relationship where someone takes everything from you that you feel like you’re worthless afterwords. It’s taken me a long time to convince myself I’m worth it again. So the last thing I want to do is surround myself with people who make me feel that way. . . .
I love to be sarcastic, have friendly competition, and joke around. But in the end when it comes to my friends’ wellbeing, I want the best for them. Don’t get me wrong, if we’re playing a game of Monopoly, I want you to go bankrupt! But in life, I want you to be rich!
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I need people in my life who want the same for me. On this weight loss journey, accomplishments should be celebrated. Not greeted with harmful sarcasm. I’ve had real harmful wishes thrown my way enough, I don’t need the fake ones too. So if you can’t do that for me, how can I do it for you? Again! Surround yourself with people who make you feel worthy of being your very best person you can be and don’t make you feel guilty for falling short when you’re not quite there yet but encourage and motivate you to keep growing!
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Some may think having a broken heart makes you weak, that it means you’re broken, but it doesn’t. It makes you stronger.
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I don’t see me when I look at her. I took this selfie, but I only wish that I were, as beautiful as she.
I’m in denial you say, wait a while and my doubts will fade. Self-hate is only a phase to walk a mile without the weight I might acclimate to this face. Beauty fades.
At least on the outside. But it’s about time we looked inside because I’ve been on this climb trying to better my mind and keep my heart from breaking apart before I fall down this mountain of lies.
Self-love comes from looking inside and seeing a reflection of your imperfections and believing your beauty is absolutely nothing to hide.
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