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Recently I was up for a TV hosting job and was told that I needed to be more feminine. Picture if you will a guy being up for a travel/adventure job and being told he’s too hard and needs to be softer. This is not the first time in my industry that I have heard this but this stung more because it came from women. So I did some research to my burning question, 'How do I become more feminine?' and found these answers. "Go on a “pants detox” and commit to only wearing dresses and skirts, don’t shy away from makeup, but don’t wear too much makeup, smile often, don’t be loud and rowdy, don’t cut your hair short, be flirtatious, place fresh flowers in your home, give yourself presents, think about your posture often…” One site actually said, “if you could kill your snakes, what is the purpose of a man in your own life?” A man’s purpose in life is to kill MY snakes? I’m not saying I want to kill snakes here, but shouldn’t I be given the choice to? And shouldn’t the man in my life like that I want to kill a few snakes myself? .
Am I the traditional definition of femininity? I don’t know...but I also don’t care. I am confident, I am also sweet and forgiving, I’m nurturing and kind and most important I love myself and I'm comfortable in my own skin. To me femininity isn’t just an outward appearance it’s appreciating who you really are. It’s about looking inside to understand your gifts and talents. There is nothing shameful about being a woman and embracing your feminine side but it doesn’t have to mean dresses and a shy demeanor. And it certainly doesn’t have to mean being weak, soft, submitting or changing who you are. .
And to the person who wrote, “The fouler your mouth, the fouler you will look to everyone around you. Ladies do not cuss, at least not out loud.” FUCK OFF. Love this feminine little mouthy blonde. .
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Photographer @mister_pretty_pictures
HMU @melissabeckmua
Stylist @mothergear .
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When I was young I traveled to lose myself. I’d get lost in adventures and experiences hoping they would change me. Now, I travel to find myself. Honestly, I hate that phrase. “Finding yourself” is so cliche. But travel has become more of a truth-seeking journey for me than it ever was because I’m more open to being transformed. I’m more willing to open my eyes and heart because I finally stopped trying so hard. Through travel I have found incredible perspective. I’ve discovered which values to keep close, and which to let go of. I’ve learned how to focus on what matters, what’s really important to me - and I believe that’s a part of finding yourself. Do you ‘have’ to travel to live a fulfilled, inspired life? Probably not. But you have to leave what you’ve always known because that’s the only way you’ll grow. Personally, I travel because at the core of me, I need to explore. I need to be challenged and I need to be learning new things. And right now I need to not just step out of my comfort zone, but jump out and really live my life - not just exist. “The Wanderlust has got me… by the belly-aching fire” ― Robert W. Service.
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Photographer @mister_pretty_pictures
HMU @melissabeckmua
Stylist @mothergear .
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#kilcoynelilacfarm #rydersramblings #selfreflection #findyourself #wanderlust #travel #adventure #explore #traveladdict #destinationtruth #explorer #adventurer #GirlsWhoExplore #TheGlobeWanderer #LonelyPlanet #TravelStoke #ExploringTheGlobe #TravelDames #photography #ryder

Psst...Guess what?
We are keeping our farm open to the public for one more week! We have an excess reserve of flowers and potted plants for Mother’s Day 👀 come get them before they are gone! #Kilcoynelilacfarm #lilacs

Can you have too many lilacs??? No. The answer is always no. #kilcoynelilacfarm #springlilacs #lilacsofinstagram

Beautiful lilacs from Kilcoyne Lilac Farm:) 🌸🌸🌸 #friendsinhighplaces #kilcoynelilacs #kilcoynelilacfarm #lilacsofinstagram 😍😍😍

Catch us at the Santa Monica Farmers market today on the corner of Arizona and 2nd! #kilcoynelilacfarm @smfms #lilacs

Come see us at the Santa Monica Farmers market on Main St. today! We will have lots of flowers freshly cut! :) In Heritage Square
2640 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
8:30 am - 1:30 pm #Santamonica #Santamonicafarmersmarket #lilacs #Kilcoynelilacfarm

I’m excited to announce a collaboration with @mister_pretty_pictures In the next few weeks we will be sharing images from a photo series we shot together. #kilcoynelilacfarm #kivarithelabel #misterprettypictures #mothermotorgear #melissabeckmua

Tis’ that time of year again! LILAC SEASON! Took myself on a little field trip today to @kilcoynelilacfarm only 30 min north of LA where you can find acres of these beauties😍🌸 the scent has already taken over my little apartment and I love it!
#favoriteflower #treatyourself #youarewhatyoulove #notwhatlovesyou #kilcoynelilacfarm #lilacs

Here is some sunshine for all of my friends and family back in Wisconsin today...especially the snowed in birthday girl, my auntie Candy! 😉 Tied up with Peonies as my favorite flower, are lilacs...we don't really have the right climate to grow them here like we do back home...but last spring I discovered a lilac farm here in So Cal just as their season was ending. Today was the first day that the farm was reopened to the public, so I made the two hour drive inland this morning to find me some blooms!
It's a beautiful drive and the farm was amazing...it's just getting going for this fleeting season, but there were enough blooms for me to purchase a bucket full to bring back to photograph and enjoy over the course of the next week or so. The owner was kind enough to let me roam with my camera through the row upon row of trees...the smell! Oh the smell...the sun was hot, but there was a wonderful breeze blowing, fragrant with the different species scents...I was in heaven. I'm excited to get creating with them! ❤️

A farm is not complete without a tire swing #Kilcoynelilacfarm

Dennis put in a hard days work today as always #Kilcoynelilacfarm

Pc: @theduke3511

Laszlo was intrigued. Although its the tail end of the season, the lilacs were still in full gorgeous bloom. #lilac #farm #kilcoynelilacfarm

@jencano1 Thanks for a beautiful day at #kilcoynelilacfarm

Heaven is a lilac farm. #kilcoynelilacfarm

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