I did this thing for my birthday. This great big scary thing. I did something I really wanted to do, and I did it just for me.
What I see when I look at these images is a woman I don’t recognize. I see strength and joy. My insides may be in turmoil, but my blossoming is apparent. You wouldn’t know from these pictures that my life is a fucking mess right now, or that I had just had an almost slip downtown eating dinner solo. You may not know that I had spent most of that day crying, and I would cry more during that event. And yet, while all of that matters a lot, it also matters that amidst pain and sadness...joy still exists. I learned that lesson just recently. Emotions don’t exist as opposites, but as beautiful blends, meant to be experienced and shared.
I am learning a lot of lessons lately. Yesterday a really big one needed out, one that reminds me that letting go can be the healthiest thing we do for ourselves.
The link to that is in my bio. 👆🏽
Whatever lessons you may be learning right now, remember that they are yours. No one can give you the answers you seek...you are the one you are waiting for.
📸: These images were captured during Lights Out Yoga hosted by @ and @. All proceeds benefited One Posture at a Time, an phenomenal non-profit that provides yoga for those in active recovery from substance use disorder. I would love for you to take a moment of your time and go explore it, you won’t regret it. Maybe even contribute. It matters a lot to so many impacted by SUD.