💙100 paintings in 100 days challenge💙 55/100 - “지민 - Jimin” 🐱 500€ +shipping 👉 go to link in bio to purchase or DM me - I only used the three primary colors + white and painted 10+ hours on this 😵And it’s rather big (50x64cm) more than double of what I usually paint on for this challenge. I don’t even know where to get frames this size honestly. Granted, it's not abstract, but I felt like painting the human form suddenly and he was the perfect inspiration! It looks a bit more... just more, in real life, though. Taking pictures of this piece was difficult, to be honest. But I am happy with how it came out nonetheless. For everyone who doesn’t know who this is, may I present to you Jimin (박 지민) from the Kpop group BTS. I saw him live this October during their world tour (the concert in Berlin) and he is just unreal. If you don't know him, check out some videos of him dancing on youtube. This man is pure magic.
I DID IT, Y’ALL! After walking nearly 500 miles across northern Spain, yesterday I arrived in Santiago de Compostela, completing my 36-day journey on the Camino de Santiago. This trip started on a whim from my heart, and it’s been a wild, heart-centered ride ever since. I have explored depths of myself I don’t usually venture to, because distractions. Because work. Because life. Themes that have presented themselves on this walk have included: —validating and approving of all of my own desires, both conscious and unconscious —feeling my perpetual grief around the impermanence of relationships, and finally validating my legitimate desire to keep and grow them —soothing my wounds around belonging and exploring the ways I intentionally isolate myself —growing wiser in my longstanding struggle to balance yin and yang —experiencing a flareup of my insomnia and anxiety around sleep, & experimenting with just allowing and feeling fatigue —facing my strong female conditioning to feel shame around appearance, weight, and my base human essence —discovering a relationship with my inner child and realizing how much grief lives there Don’t get me wrong — I’m not coming out of this walk a perfectly healed person with perfect clarity and bulleted insights, the whole trip tied up in a pretty bow. No — not a single one of the themes I mentioned above are “fully healed” (is that even a thing?), but the important thing is that I’m feeling into it all more than ever, and underneath all of the pain is the sense that it’s all going to be fine. In fact, it’s all perfect exactly as it is, and I am right on time in uncovering and learning to love these previously disowned parts of myself. For now, I’m feeling a whole melange of feelings, including pride, strength, gratitude, fatigue, self-love, a little apprehension about the future, and a continued longing for a solid sense of home. (Above all, though, I’m just yearning for my own bed, in my
Oh my goodness this! I will be doing more posts in celebration of the formerly-obese body. I love my body. It's not the body I wanted for my adult self when I was younger, but I was an idiot back then. This is mine. This is me. It ain't pretty in the traditional sense, but I'm damn proud. Stretch marks, loose skin, flabby loose bits, and a shitton of cellulite. This formerly size 22, now size 12 body is a miracle. ❤️ Unfortunately I have huge piles of baggage and, so far, unbudgable beliefs about my body being acceptable to a romantic partner and have no idea how to overcome that. I'm smart, insightful, well-read, but this runs deep and I haven't been able to shake it. 😢 I just keep working on me. Stay focused on my priorities and keep praying for a profound shift on this front. 🌺 #bodypositivity#bodyimage#formerlyobese#weightloss#loveyourself#loveyourselffirst#beyourownbestfriend#behappyhealthywhole#selfcare#selfcompassion#soulskills#wholeness#wholenesscoaching#practicaltransformation#repost @diannebondyyoga (@get_repost) ・・・ I appreciate Gil Hedley! Thank you for your experience and expertise. @gilhedleysomanaut @a_fraser_local fraser_local for the epic share
Self-love and self-compassion does not equal selfishness; in fact it’s quite the opposite. When we choose to show up for ourselves first, we are better able to be present to give and receive love with others. You are enough. Just as you are. On purpose. So be kinder to you, more forgiving to you, more patient with you on this journey called life, and more interested in and aware of the uniqueness and awesomeness that is you! Bring to mind all those things that delight you, energize you, lift you up, and set your soul on fire. Focus on that. That is you! That is your true essence shining through! You are the best and only you there is! So don’t forget to remind yourself— I AM AWESOME, and I AM ENOUGH. ~Namaste~ 🌞🌞🌞🌻🌻🌻⭐️⭐️⭐️💛💛💛