Preppr helps Businesses on Instagram to Schedule and Auto-post.
Learn More
Preppr helps Businesses on Instagram to Schedule and Auto-post. Learn More
x
Photos and video with hashtag #wisconsinliving

#wisconsinliving

  • 13.6K Photos
  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Grid
  • List
  • Columns
- Who else takes part in #MeatlessMonday?? If you do and are looking to not cook today, we highly recommend stopping into give our Impossible Meatballs and Anicent Grains a try. Topped with our classic marinara and melted mozzarella cheese. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ…โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #monksbarandgrill #wisconsinlife #wisconsinrestaurants #monks #wisconsinliving #wisconsincheese #ancientgrains #impossibleburger
- Who else takes part in #MeatlessMonday?? If you do and are looking to not cook today, we highly recommend stopping into give our Impossible Meatballs and Anicent Grains a try. Topped with our classic marinara and melted mozzarella cheese. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ…โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #monksbarandgrill #wisconsinlife #wisconsinrestaurants #monks #wisconsinliving #wisconsincheese #ancientgrains #impossibleburger
- Who else takes part in #MeatlessMonday?? If you do and are looking to not cook today, we highly recommend stopping into give our Impossible Meatballs and Anicent Grains a try. Topped with our classic marinara and melted mozzarella cheese. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ…โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #monksbarandgrill #wisconsinlife #wisconsinrestaurants #monks #wisconsinliving #wisconsincheese #ancientgrains #impossibleburger
- I feel so truly blessed when God brings realizations into my life ๐Ÿ’š . Whether good or bad clarity of heart and mind is priceless. Tonight He did just that (check my stories ๐Ÿ˜‰) Because in all honesty....I didn't know if coaching was for me. I am such an introvert and would rather stay in my little world than put myself out there on a daily basis. So I was trying to talk myself out of it all.....but than a funny thing happened.....a simple question was asked and the clarification just swept over me!!! . So why do I continue? Why do I go against every instinct of my mind? Because I will not let Fear take over my life. Because I KNOW this has made me a better mom, held me accountable and has changed others lives. Because I have grown so much spiritually, mentally and physically stronger ๐Ÿ’• . My desire is to show others what is possible in their lives. I know it can be scary, I know change is hard. But once you commit to yourself..... truly commit....the unspeakable happens ๐Ÿ’š . If you are interested in learning a little more you can always send me a message or drop your favorite emoji and we can chat ๐Ÿ˜˜ . . . . . . . . . . #createyourbestlife #changeishard #mindsetmatters #mindsetshift #creatinghealthyhabits #betheexample #feartofaith #fearless #introvert #teamtedford #adventurestartsnow #midwestgirl #midwestmom #lake #wisconsinliving #wisconsinfall #enjoyingthejourney #outdoormama #momthoughts
- I feel so truly blessed when God brings realizations into my life ๐Ÿ’š . Whether good or bad clarity of heart and mind is priceless. Tonight He did just that (check my stories ๐Ÿ˜‰) Because in all honesty....I didn& #39;t know if coaching was for me. I am such an introvert and would rather stay in my little world than put myself out there on a daily basis. So I was trying to talk myself out of it all.....but than a funny thing happened.....a simple question was asked and the clarification just swept over me!!! . So why do I continue? Why do I go against every instinct of my mind? Because I will not let Fear take over my life. Because I KNOW this has made me a better mom, held me accountable and has changed others lives. Because I have grown so much spiritually, mentally and physically stronger ๐Ÿ’• . My desire is to show others what is possible in their lives. I know it can be scary, I know change is hard. But once you commit to yourself..... truly commit....the unspeakable happens ๐Ÿ’š . If you are interested in learning a little more you can always send me a message or drop your favorite emoji and we can chat ๐Ÿ˜˜ . . . . . . . . . . #createyourbestlife #changeishard #mindsetmatters #mindsetshift #creatinghealthyhabits #betheexample #feartofaith #fearless #introvert #teamtedford #adventurestartsnow #midwestgirl #midwestmom #lake #wisconsinliving #wisconsinfall #enjoyingthejourney #outdoormama #momthoughts
- I feel so truly blessed when God brings realizations into my life ๐Ÿ’š . Whether good or bad clarity of heart and mind is priceless. Tonight He did just that (check my stories ๐Ÿ˜‰) Because in all honesty....I didn't know if coaching was for me. I am such an introvert and would rather stay in my little world than put myself out there on a daily basis. So I was trying to talk myself out of it all.....but than a funny thing happened.....a simple question was asked and the clarification just swept over me!!! . So why do I continue? Why do I go against every instinct of my mind? Because I will not let Fear take over my life. Because I KNOW this has made me a better mom, held me accountable and has changed others lives. Because I have grown so much spiritually, mentally and physically stronger ๐Ÿ’• . My desire is to show others what is possible in their lives. I know it can be scary, I know change is hard. But once you commit to yourself..... truly commit....the unspeakable happens ๐Ÿ’š . If you are interested in learning a little more you can always send me a message or drop your favorite emoji and we can chat ๐Ÿ˜˜ . . . . . . . . . . #createyourbestlife #changeishard #mindsetmatters #mindsetshift #creatinghealthyhabits #betheexample #feartofaith #fearless #introvert #teamtedford #adventurestartsnow #midwestgirl #midwestmom #lake #wisconsinliving #wisconsinfall #enjoyingthejourney #outdoormama #momthoughts
- sssssssss..... ยท ยท #wisconsindogs #discoverwisconsin #wisconsinbeer #wisconsinbadgers #wisconsinweather #wisconsinoutdoors #wisconsinbride #wisconsindells #wisconsinwedding #wisconsinlife #photography #wisconsinlove #wisconsinriver #wisconsinfishing #wisconsinwinter #wisconsinsummer #wisconsinliving #wisconsinphotographer #wisconsinweddings #wisconsinblogger #wisconsinmade #wisconsincheese #wisconsingirl #wisconsinphotography #wisconsinstatefair #wisconsinartist #wisconsinbound #wisconsin #wisconsinglass #wisconsinite
- sssssssss..... ยท ยท #wisconsindogs #discoverwisconsin #wisconsinbeer #wisconsinbadgers #wisconsinweather #wisconsinoutdoors #wisconsinbride #wisconsindells #wisconsinwedding #wisconsinlife #photography #wisconsinlove #wisconsinriver #wisconsinfishing #wisconsinwinter #wisconsinsummer #wisconsinliving #wisconsinphotographer #wisconsinweddings #wisconsinblogger #wisconsinmade #wisconsincheese #wisconsingirl #wisconsinphotography #wisconsinstatefair #wisconsinartist #wisconsinbound #wisconsin #wisconsinglass #wisconsinite
- 1 week from today, Iโ€™ll wake up with a husband! Iโ€™ll be this guyโ€™s wife! Itโ€™s so crazy to me how life can change for the better... * * 3 years ago, Iโ€™d given up on finding love. I was at peace with and ready for my life to be filled with German shepherds and work...5 years ago, I was in an abusive relationship and never thought Iโ€™d be able to leave...and 15 years ago I dreamt of meeting my soul mate...who Iโ€™ll now be marrying in 6 daysโ™ฅ๏ธ @bearsprinkles #lastnamelowman
- 1 week from today, Iโ€™ll wake up with a husband! Iโ€™ll be this guyโ€™s wife! Itโ€™s so crazy to me how life can change for the better... * * 3 years ago, Iโ€™d given up on finding love. I was at peace with and ready for my life to be filled with German shepherds and work...5 years ago, I was in an abusive relationship and never thought Iโ€™d be able to leave...and 15 years ago I dreamt of meeting my soul mate...who Iโ€™ll now be marrying in 6 daysโ™ฅ๏ธ @bearsprinkles #lastnamelowman
- 1 week from today, Iโ€™ll wake up with a husband! Iโ€™ll be this guyโ€™s wife! Itโ€™s so crazy to me how life can change for the better... * * 3 years ago, Iโ€™d given up on finding love. I was at peace with and ready for my life to be filled with German shepherds and work...5 years ago, I was in an abusive relationship and never thought Iโ€™d be able to leave...and 15 years ago I dreamt of meeting my soul mate...who Iโ€™ll now be marrying in 6 daysโ™ฅ๏ธ @bearsprinkles #lastnamelowman
- Let the change of seasons bring a change of perspective. #seebeauty . #Repost ๐Ÿ“ธ @tylerjmason ใƒปใƒปใƒป Taking advantage of this fall weather while it's here. . . . #airvuz #unitedbydrone #hudsonwi #wisconsin #hudson #discoverwisconsin #stcroixriver #stcroixvalley #wisconsinphotographer #wisconsinlife #wisconsinliving #fromwhereidrone #djiphantom4 #djiglobal #polarpro #wisconsinfall #fallcolors #fallfoliage #wisconsinstate_photos #wisconsinartist #wisconsinoutdoors #dronestagram #droneheroes #droneu #shadows #stcroixvalleymagazine
- Let the change of seasons bring a change of perspective. #seebeauty . #Repost ๐Ÿ“ธ @tylerjmason ใƒปใƒปใƒป Taking advantage of this fall weather while it's here. . . . #airvuz #unitedbydrone #hudsonwi #wisconsin #hudson #discoverwisconsin #stcroixriver #stcroixvalley #wisconsinphotographer #wisconsinlife #wisconsinliving #fromwhereidrone #djiphantom4 #djiglobal #polarpro #wisconsinfall #fallcolors #fallfoliage #wisconsinstate_photos #wisconsinartist #wisconsinoutdoors #dronestagram #droneheroes #droneu #shadows #stcroixvalleymagazine
- #wisconsin #wisconsinlife #wisconsindells #wisconsinphotographer #wisconsinsummer #wisconsinriver #wisconsinartist #wisconsinoutdoors #wisconsinweather #wisconsindogs #wisconsincheese #wisconsinbride #wisconsinstatefair #wisconsinweddings #wisconsinmade #wisconsinwinter #wisconsinite #wisconsinfishing #wisconsinphotography #wisconsingirl #wisconsinbound #wisconsinbeer #wisconsinbadgers #wisconsinliving #wisconsinlove #wisconsinwedding #photography #wisconsinblogger #discoverwisconsin #wisconsinglass
- #wisconsin #wisconsinlife #wisconsindells #wisconsinphotographer #wisconsinsummer #wisconsinriver #wisconsinartist #wisconsinoutdoors #wisconsinweather #wisconsindogs #wisconsincheese #wisconsinbride #wisconsinstatefair #wisconsinweddings #wisconsinmade #wisconsinwinter #wisconsinite #wisconsinfishing #wisconsinphotography #wisconsingirl #wisconsinbound #wisconsinbeer #wisconsinbadgers #wisconsinliving #wisconsinlove #wisconsinwedding #photography #wisconsinblogger #discoverwisconsin #wisconsinglass
- Writing this and reflecting back on the last couple of days is giving me all the feels ๐Ÿ’• โ€ข In high school you have your group of friends and you are inseparable, you tell yourselves your BFFs for life! But after graduation you all go your separate ways & fall out of touch. For me, college was the same. I met so many people being in being in a sorority (AXO ๐Ÿ˜) & love all my ladies, but meeting so many people it was still hard for me to find those deeper friendships. Then after college you (maybe) find your โ€œbig girl jobโ€ and you meet the person of your dreams & you think to yourself, Iโ€™m happy enough, I have my best friend and my coworkers. What else could I possibly need? Even though deep down you still have that nagging feeling that something is still missing. โ€ข After this weekend I know exactly what was missing, and as you grow older, let me tell you, you are still meant to have those deep connections with your girls, you just have to find the right ones ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธโœจ Even though this was our first time meeting in person, from someone else looking in they would have thought weโ€™ve been friends forever ๐Ÿ’“ โ€ข And to think, if I didnโ€™t step out & say YES to this opportunity I would still be searching for that sense of community & would have never come to know some of my BEST FRIENDS ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ’• #youcansitwithus
- Writing this and reflecting back on the last couple of days is giving me all the feels ๐Ÿ’• โ€ข In high school you have your group of friends and you are inseparable, you tell yourselves your BFFs for life! But after graduation you all go your separate ways & fall out of touch. For me, college was the same. I met so many people being in being in a sorority (AXO ๐Ÿ˜) & love all my ladies, but meeting so many people it was still hard for me to find those deeper friendships. Then after college you (maybe) find your โ€œbig girl jobโ€ and you meet the person of your dreams & you think to yourself, Iโ€™m happy enough, I have my best friend and my coworkers. What else could I possibly need? Even though deep down you still have that nagging feeling that something is still missing. โ€ข After this weekend I know exactly what was missing, and as you grow older, let me tell you, you are still meant to have those deep connections with your girls, you just have to find the right ones ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธโœจ Even though this was our first time meeting in person, from someone else looking in they would have thought weโ€™ve been friends forever ๐Ÿ’“ โ€ข And to think, if I didnโ€™t step out & say YES to this opportunity I would still be searching for that sense of community & would have never come to know some of my BEST FRIENDS ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ’• #youcansitwithus
- Writing this and reflecting back on the last couple of days is giving me all the feels ๐Ÿ’• โ€ข In high school you have your group of friends and you are inseparable, you tell yourselves your BFFs for life! But after graduation you all go your separate ways & fall out of touch. For me, college was the same. I met so many people being in being in a sorority (AXO ๐Ÿ˜) & love all my ladies, but meeting so many people it was still hard for me to find those deeper friendships. Then after college you (maybe) find your โ€œbig girl jobโ€ and you meet the person of your dreams & you think to yourself, Iโ€™m happy enough, I have my best friend and my coworkers. What else could I possibly need? Even though deep down you still have that nagging feeling that something is still missing. โ€ข After this weekend I know exactly what was missing, and as you grow older, let me tell you, you are still meant to have those deep connections with your girls, you just have to find the right ones ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธโœจ Even though this was our first time meeting in person, from someone else looking in they would have thought weโ€™ve been friends forever ๐Ÿ’“ โ€ข And to think, if I didnโ€™t step out & say YES to this opportunity I would still be searching for that sense of community & would have never come to know some of my BEST FRIENDS ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ’• #youcansitwithus
- This is someone who is a mom of 3 kids under 6, a military wife, and business owner. This is the face of someone who makes Jesus, marriage, fitness, health, business, self-care, goal setting, positivity, and personal growth priorities. This is the face of someone who is extremely happy and loves her life. This is the face of someone who battles #anxiety. ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜• Yep, me. The one who makes feeling joyful, spreading positivity, and serving struggling women daily practices. The one who seems to always have it together. The thing is, anxiety has a way of creeping up and lingering, even when you acknowledge itโ€™s there and take steps to rid yourself of it. It has a way of attacking your body physically, even when you feel great mentally and emotionally. It has a way of exhausting you to the point of not sleeping, feeling joint pain, having headaches, losing your appetite, and constantly feeling like you have to be distracted with being busy so that you can forget itโ€™s there for a bit. It has a way of taking away your patience, your focus, your rest, your energy. It has a way of making you crave being around people all while wanting to be alone. It has a way of making you want to talk to someone, but keeps you from having words to say. It makes you feel alone because many people just donโ€™t get it. It makes you cry because youโ€™re sick of crying.๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Sometimes, you can do it ALL and BAM...anxiety is gone. Sometimes you can do it ALL and you still need a little help to really get to where you feel completely healthy. I am on day 3 of taking anxiety medication and Iโ€™m not embarrassed. Iโ€™m not ashamed. Iโ€™m sharing this with all of you (as I always share my highs and lows) to hopefully help another person out there struggling. Another woman. Another mom. ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผThe way you feel about yourself, the way you talk to yourself, the way you let people treat you, the way you live your life, the way you take care of yourself...are CRUCIAL, friend. You HAVE to fill your cup to keep your sanity and to feel happy while taking care of everyone else, and there is NO shame or weakness in asking for help. Do what YOU need to do to stay as close to 100% healthy as you can.
- This is someone who is a mom of 3 kids under 6, a military wife, and business owner. This is the face of someone who makes Jesus, marriage, fitness, health, business, self-care, goal setting, positivity, and personal growth priorities. This is the face of someone who is extremely happy and loves her life. This is the face of someone who battles #anxiety . ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜• Yep, me. The one who makes feeling joyful, spreading positivity, and serving struggling women daily practices. The one who seems to always have it together. The thing is, anxiety has a way of creeping up and lingering, even when you acknowledge itโ€™s there and take steps to rid yourself of it. It has a way of attacking your body physically, even when you feel great mentally and emotionally. It has a way of exhausting you to the point of not sleeping, feeling joint pain, having headaches, losing your appetite, and constantly feeling like you have to be distracted with being busy so that you can forget itโ€™s there for a bit. It has a way of taking away your patience, your focus, your rest, your energy. It has a way of making you crave being around people all while wanting to be alone. It has a way of making you want to talk to someone, but keeps you from having words to say. It makes you feel alone because many people just donโ€™t get it. It makes you cry because youโ€™re sick of crying.๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Sometimes, you can do it ALL and BAM...anxiety is gone. Sometimes you can do it ALL and you still need a little help to really get to where you feel completely healthy. I am on day 3 of taking anxiety medication and Iโ€™m not embarrassed. Iโ€™m not ashamed. Iโ€™m sharing this with all of you (as I always share my highs and lows) to hopefully help another person out there struggling. Another woman. Another mom. ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผThe way you feel about yourself, the way you talk to yourself, the way you let people treat you, the way you live your life, the way you take care of yourself...are CRUCIAL, friend. You HAVE to fill your cup to keep your sanity and to feel happy while taking care of everyone else, and there is NO shame or weakness in asking for help. Do what YOU need to do to stay as close to 100% healthy as you can.
- This is someone who is a mom of 3 kids under 6, a military wife, and business owner. This is the face of someone who makes Jesus, marriage, fitness, health, business, self-care, goal setting, positivity, and personal growth priorities. This is the face of someone who is extremely happy and loves her life. This is the face of someone who battles #anxiety. ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜• Yep, me. The one who makes feeling joyful, spreading positivity, and serving struggling women daily practices. The one who seems to always have it together. The thing is, anxiety has a way of creeping up and lingering, even when you acknowledge itโ€™s there and take steps to rid yourself of it. It has a way of attacking your body physically, even when you feel great mentally and emotionally. It has a way of exhausting you to the point of not sleeping, feeling joint pain, having headaches, losing your appetite, and constantly feeling like you have to be distracted with being busy so that you can forget itโ€™s there for a bit. It has a way of taking away your patience, your focus, your rest, your energy. It has a way of making you crave being around people all while wanting to be alone. It has a way of making you want to talk to someone, but keeps you from having words to say. It makes you feel alone because many people just donโ€™t get it. It makes you cry because youโ€™re sick of crying.๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Sometimes, you can do it ALL and BAM...anxiety is gone. Sometimes you can do it ALL and you still need a little help to really get to where you feel completely healthy. I am on day 3 of taking anxiety medication and Iโ€™m not embarrassed. Iโ€™m not ashamed. Iโ€™m sharing this with all of you (as I always share my highs and lows) to hopefully help another person out there struggling. Another woman. Another mom. ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผThe way you feel about yourself, the way you talk to yourself, the way you let people treat you, the way you live your life, the way you take care of yourself...are CRUCIAL, friend. You HAVE to fill your cup to keep your sanity and to feel happy while taking care of everyone else, and there is NO shame or weakness in asking for help. Do what YOU need to do to stay as close to 100% healthy as you can.
- Our Ahi Tuna Sandwich made it back to our regular menu just in time for Friday Fish Fry season. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € No, but really, this is a great option for those who are wanting to switch up their fish game on Fridays. ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿดโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #monksbarandgrill #wisconsinlife #wisconsinrestaurants #monks #wisconsinliving #wisconsincheese #tgif #ahitunasandwich #avocado๐Ÿฅ‘ #fridayfish
- Our Ahi Tuna Sandwich made it back to our regular menu just in time for Friday Fish Fry season. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € No, but really, this is a great option for those who are wanting to switch up their fish game on Fridays. ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿดโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #monksbarandgrill #wisconsinlife #wisconsinrestaurants #monks #wisconsinliving #wisconsincheese #tgif #ahitunasandwich #avocado ๐Ÿฅ‘ #fridayfish
- Our Ahi Tuna Sandwich made it back to our regular menu just in time for Friday Fish Fry season. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € No, but really, this is a great option for those who are wanting to switch up their fish game on Fridays. ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿดโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #monksbarandgrill #wisconsinlife #wisconsinrestaurants #monks #wisconsinliving #wisconsincheese #tgif #ahitunasandwich #avocado๐Ÿฅ‘ #fridayfish
- I thought about adjusting this photo to hide the things I rarely talk about. But then as the pause grew longer sitting at my computer; something was calling for me to divulge the things resting in my mind. This is my body on whole foods and as much adaptive exercise as I can handle. My body, that has carried a child and held my consciousness up to this very moment; however it has a secret. Doctors themselves donโ€™t even have a conclusive explanation for the mass growing inside of me. letโ€™s start from the beginning. Iโ€™ve always been active but struggled with my weight. Then around the age of 8 I was diagnosed with systemic scleroderma and mixed connective tissue disease. You can google it however I assure you the definition doesnโ€™t hold a candle to the experience of living with this. My body thinks itโ€™s being attacked due to the over production of collagen on the connective tissues. Disfigurement of vital organs that leads to many problems and failure depending on where you fall on the scale of severity. Iโ€™m in the middle, which doesnโ€™t sound so bad, except you donโ€™t want to be on that scale at all. Iโ€™ve had my fair share of drastic issues and itโ€™s always a surprise which organ I must treat next and whatโ€™s going to go wrong with it. Most days itโ€™s painful just to function. Small tasks easily turn into torture just to get them accomplished. However through all the ups and downs, I rarely vocalize what Iโ€™m going through. As I refuse to play victim to my circumstances. My doctors always joke that Iโ€™m the happiest sick person theyโ€™ve ever known. Itโ€™s affected me not only physically but emotionally as well. I donโ€™t think anyone going through something similar wouldnโ€™t carry a little weight on their mind. So Iโ€™m here speaking about the weight I carry in hopes that this reaches the person it needs to so they know they arenโ€™t alone in the struggle of the strong. I implore anyone who might carry a similar burden to vocalize, speak to a friendly ear, or the world. We are not weak because our mind might weigh us down some days, we are stronger because we chose to face it head on. Lend an ear, lay the weight down, give a hug when it becomes too much. Write your story;
- I thought about adjusting this photo to hide the things I rarely talk about. But then as the pause grew longer sitting at my computer; something was calling for me to divulge the things resting in my mind. This is my body on whole foods and as much adaptive exercise as I can handle. My body, that has carried a child and held my consciousness up to this very moment; however it has a secret. Doctors themselves donโ€™t even have a conclusive explanation for the mass growing inside of me. letโ€™s start from the beginning. Iโ€™ve always been active but struggled with my weight. Then around the age of 8 I was diagnosed with systemic scleroderma and mixed connective tissue disease. You can google it however I assure you the definition doesnโ€™t hold a candle to the experience of living with this. My body thinks itโ€™s being attacked due to the over production of collagen on the connective tissues. Disfigurement of vital organs that leads to many problems and failure depending on where you fall on the scale of severity. Iโ€™m in the middle, which doesnโ€™t sound so bad, except you donโ€™t want to be on that scale at all. Iโ€™ve had my fair share of drastic issues and itโ€™s always a surprise which organ I must treat next and whatโ€™s going to go wrong with it. Most days itโ€™s painful just to function. Small tasks easily turn into torture just to get them accomplished. However through all the ups and downs, I rarely vocalize what Iโ€™m going through. As I refuse to play victim to my circumstances. My doctors always joke that Iโ€™m the happiest sick person theyโ€™ve ever known. Itโ€™s affected me not only physically but emotionally as well. I donโ€™t think anyone going through something similar wouldnโ€™t carry a little weight on their mind. So Iโ€™m here speaking about the weight I carry in hopes that this reaches the person it needs to so they know they arenโ€™t alone in the struggle of the strong. I implore anyone who might carry a similar burden to vocalize, speak to a friendly ear, or the world. We are not weak because our mind might weigh us down some days, we are stronger because we chose to face it head on. Lend an ear, lay the weight down, give a hug when it becomes too much. Write your story;
- I thought about adjusting this photo to hide the things I rarely talk about. But then as the pause grew longer sitting at my computer; something was calling for me to divulge the things resting in my mind. This is my body on whole foods and as much adaptive exercise as I can handle. My body, that has carried a child and held my consciousness up to this very moment; however it has a secret. Doctors themselves donโ€™t even have a conclusive explanation for the mass growing inside of me. letโ€™s start from the beginning. Iโ€™ve always been active but struggled with my weight. Then around the age of 8 I was diagnosed with systemic scleroderma and mixed connective tissue disease. You can google it however I assure you the definition doesnโ€™t hold a candle to the experience of living with this. My body thinks itโ€™s being attacked due to the over production of collagen on the connective tissues. Disfigurement of vital organs that leads to many problems and failure depending on where you fall on the scale of severity. Iโ€™m in the middle, which doesnโ€™t sound so bad, except you donโ€™t want to be on that scale at all. Iโ€™ve had my fair share of drastic issues and itโ€™s always a surprise which organ I must treat next and whatโ€™s going to go wrong with it. Most days itโ€™s painful just to function. Small tasks easily turn into torture just to get them accomplished. However through all the ups and downs, I rarely vocalize what Iโ€™m going through. As I refuse to play victim to my circumstances. My doctors always joke that Iโ€™m the happiest sick person theyโ€™ve ever known. Itโ€™s affected me not only physically but emotionally as well. I donโ€™t think anyone going through something similar wouldnโ€™t carry a little weight on their mind. So Iโ€™m here speaking about the weight I carry in hopes that this reaches the person it needs to so they know they arenโ€™t alone in the struggle of the strong. I implore anyone who might carry a similar burden to vocalize, speak to a friendly ear, or the world. We are not weak because our mind might weigh us down some days, we are stronger because we chose to face it head on. Lend an ear, lay the weight down, give a hug when it becomes too much. Write your story;
- Fridays mornings. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜ . . . ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- . #CoffeePotKenosha @discoverwisconsin @travelwisconsin #kenoshafun #discoverwisconsin #travelwisconsin @visitkenosha #onlyinwisconsin #wisconsinliving #kenoshawisconsin #visitkenosha #downtownktown @downtownkenosha #wisconsinnights @downtownkenosha #kenoshaphotographer #WisconsinStories #photoblog #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocalbusiness @only.in.wisconsin @wisconsin_photos #CoffeePot #KenoshaEats
- Fridays mornings. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜ . . . ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- . #CoffeePotKenosha @discoverwisconsin @travelwisconsin #kenoshafun #discoverwisconsin #travelwisconsin @visitkenosha #onlyinwisconsin #wisconsinliving #kenoshawisconsin #visitkenosha #downtownktown @downtownkenosha #wisconsinnights @downtownkenosha #kenoshaphotographer #WisconsinStories #photoblog #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocalbusiness @only.in.wisconsin @wisconsin_photos #CoffeePot #KenoshaEats
- I've been dreaming of capturing this magical scene for years, it was well worth the wait. It's going to be a beautiful weekend. Spend it #outdoors . . . . @travelwisconsin #scenicwisconsin #naturalwisconsin #midwestliving #midwestmoment #sunset @wi_dnr #publicland #ourplanetdaily #ig_nature #exploretocreate #optoutside #wisconsin #onlyinwisconsin #outwigo #prettythings #wearestillwild #liveyouradventure #earthpix #passionpassport #awesomeearth #hike #goldenhour #justgoshoot #wegowisco #explorewisco #wisconsinliving #adventuretravel #devilslake #beautifuldestinations #fallcolors #justgoshoot
- I've been dreaming of capturing this magical scene for years, it was well worth the wait. It's going to be a beautiful weekend. Spend it #outdoors . . . . @travelwisconsin #scenicwisconsin #naturalwisconsin #midwestliving #midwestmoment #sunset @wi_dnr #publicland #ourplanetdaily #ig_nature #exploretocreate #optoutside #wisconsin #onlyinwisconsin #outwigo #prettythings #wearestillwild #liveyouradventure #earthpix #passionpassport #awesomeearth #hike #goldenhour #justgoshoot #wegowisco #explorewisco #wisconsinliving #adventuretravel #devilslake #beautifuldestinations #fallcolors #justgoshoot
- I took this off a coaching site I follow. Do I coach a sport, academic team? No but I came across this site and it spoke to me with its language. I can take so much of what they say and apply it to my everyday life. I am part of so many different kind of teams. I am not alone in this world and can always use a little help on my interactions with my teams. Heres a few hashtags of my teams. #familygoals #bossladiesrule #wisconsinliving #healthyliving #pinkdrink #adoptionrocks #mysonismyworld #trackmama #bandmama #workplaceshenanigans
- I took this off a coaching site I follow. Do I coach a sport, academic team? No but I came across this site and it spoke to me with its language. I can take so much of what they say and apply it to my everyday life. I am part of so many different kind of teams. I am not alone in this world and can always use a little help on my interactions with my teams. Heres a few hashtags of my teams. #familygoals #bossladiesrule #wisconsinliving #healthyliving #pinkdrink #adoptionrocks #mysonismyworld #trackmama #bandmama #workplaceshenanigans
- I took this off a coaching site I follow. Do I coach a sport, academic team? No but I came across this site and it spoke to me with its language. I can take so much of what they say and apply it to my everyday life. I am part of so many different kind of teams. I am not alone in this world and can always use a little help on my interactions with my teams. Heres a few hashtags of my teams. #familygoals #bossladiesrule #wisconsinliving #healthyliving #pinkdrink #adoptionrocks #mysonismyworld #trackmama #bandmama #workplaceshenanigans

This product uses the Instagram API but is not endorsed or certified by Instagram. All Instagramโ„ข logos and trademarks displayed on this application are property of Instagram.