Yesterday's ride was 30 minutes, as it was interrupted and cut short by a screaming, crying woman on U.S.19. I stopped, called the sheriff's office, and then moved on as my presence was escalating the situation as she turned her distress on me. I hope she found some sort of peace from whatever issue she was going through.
This mornings ride was 45 minutes. I listened to a series of TED Talks on Crisis Response. They were a series of examples of people who had been through a Crisis and their responses to those events.
No one goes through a Crisis free life. Most of the events I've been through are ones I've been thrust into because of my occupation. As I've talked about in the past, many of those incidents live in my head. Visions that don't want to go away. It's just part of my being. Those events, however, do not define me.
I think it's important to realize that bad things happen in life . Don't allow yourself to get stuck in those events. You're still breathing so realize that while the event may be part of your story it does not define who you are. Take a deep breath and allow yourself to move in a forward direction. Sunshine is right around the corner. I promise.
Make it your Absolute Intent to be better today than you were yesterday. God will bless you today if you allow it. Peace
private school starts a few weeks later, which means I’ve been able to give this girl extra snuggles, while everyone’s back-to-school photos take over my feed. but today is the day, and it has not been any easier.. I am all tears! where did my baby go?!
Here are a few of my favorite images from Jackie Bailey's family session recently in Grayton Beach. I photographed 5 children under the age of 5! With young children you need TIME and to let them do what they want. I love when parents let me have creative freedom and trust in the process. We are always able to get pictures they never expected #sonjarevellsphotography
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3. GET BEAUTY SLEEP: Make sure to get 7-8 hours of sleep per night. Also, sleep on a silk pillowcase, so your face will slide and you won’t get sleep lines.”
4. STAY HYDRATED: Did you know that our body is 62.5% water? For radiant, dewy skin, stay hydrated throughout the day“Drinking too much coffee and alcohol without enough water can dry out the skin and cause wrinkled skin. For every cup of coffee of Mojito, be sure to balance it with a glass of water.”
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