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    I’ve spent the past few years worrying about timelines, appearances and thoughts about me that weren’t my business. I felt no self-security & lost the core of who I was in trying to keep up with life. Although what’s happening in the world is a tragic time in human history, I see the beauty of this break in the rat race. For once, i can hear myself breathe and feel the energy of nature. I look in the mirror and smile at my reflection and feel humility as flashbacks of my life experiences flow through me. This is a trying time, but it’s also a beautiful time to reflect, appreciate who you are, where you’ve been and where you’re going. It’s the right time to love yourself unconditionally & give thanks for blessings life has given you to wake up in health today. I hope you all continue to stay safe and wholeheartedly connect with the love & life you deserve.

    Photo: @kreativekdn & @angel2suave

    Makeup: @sarahjulianaartistry

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  • It simultaneously feels like it’s been one week and one year of this not leaving the house 95% of the time thing. It’s completely necessary, and I know that it will help keep EVERYONE safe. It’s hard, though. 

    Distance learning continues to be a challenge. However, 26 of my 27 students are completing work and communicating with me/one another pretty regularly, and that is something to be really happy about. I feel like I can only take some of the credit for it, because they’re such an intrinsically-motivated group of kids generally. But it feels really good that they’re remaining engaged even though we’re not physically together in the classroom anymore.

    Today, we’re expecting to hear some news from our administration regarding increased expectations for teachers during this time. I think we are going to be required to set daily office hours (which I’ve already done) and start teaching live online - unsure how long/how often/what exactly that will look like. I’m not opposed to it, but concerned about the increased demands this will place on teachers, students, and families during an already unprecedented and incredibly stressful time.

    This Friday is a no-school day and next week is our spring break. It’ll be nice to have some time off from virtually working, but it’s not like we can go anywhere or do anything away from home. I’m trying to throw myself into my hobbies right now: writing, reading, piano/guitar, video games (lately, Sims 4 and Witcher 3), puzzles, and cooking. We’ve been trying to walk outside every day, and I also created a playlist of pregnancy/prenatal workout videos that I want to start doing with some regularity. I also downloaded the Moment app to track my screen time, as it’s far too easy to let it get out of control during this time. 

    Currently 7 weeks + 1 day along in my pregnancy. First actual OB appointment is next Monday. I’m excited and nervous. My symptoms have improved since week 4/5 when they were rougher, but I do get nausea if I go too long without eating, and I’m still EXHAUSTED most of the time. I’m taking naps when I feel like I really have to, but I know it would be super easy to spend all day sleeping and I don’t want to do that because for me, it makes for really shitty mental health and a poor mental state. 

    That’s probably it for now. So thankful for my doggies, my husband, and our health/our families’ health. Also SO thankful for technology, the Internet, and social media for allowing me to stay in touch with my family and friends during this challenging time.

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  • so incredibly grateful for my clients that are still supporting me by buying gift cards even though the date I can begin working again is completely undetermined at this point

    #support small businesses #support local businesses #gratitude
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  • Good Morning💗 Make a wish😘
    Reposted from @abbvie_italia “Non è mai troppo tardi per essere ciò che avremmo potuto essere.”
    (George Eliot)
    #people #passion #possibilities
    #personealcentro #AbbVieItalia .
    #AbbVie #wellness #salute #benessere #health #healthtogether #life #gratitude #innovazione #ricerca #green #valorecondiviso #meraviglia #nature #bellezza #natura #lavita #lovelife #blossom #flowers #springiscoming #flowerstagram #wanderlust #naturelovers #warm

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  • “I thank the Lord there’s people out there like you…”  Those simple, yet powerful, lyrics are included in an Elton John song with the surrealistic title of “Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters.”  During this surrealistic time, I am thankful for all of the “essential” workers who are out there.  I also thank the Lord for anyone who is trying to keep others safe and hopeful. Lombardi’s, established in 1905, is known as “America’s First Pizzeria.”  (Photo taken on January 15, 2018)

    #lombardi's pizzeria #elton john mona lisas and mad hatters #gratitude#nyc photo
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  • I might not be sure about many things in my life rn but I am sure of her love.. and it’s more than I could’ve asked for

    #I love her #Rem#gratitude
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    I know that

    nothing is



    but I am

    Very grateful

    For tomorrow

    All the same

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  • Short yoga flow before my am run today! Today’s intentions: stay grounded, stay grateful. Today’s affirmation: you are enough.

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  • Good evening. Thank you for 2000 followers lol hahahaha. I am just so happy because I’ve been receiving a lot of feedback about my blog. Thank you for the support and it’s good to know that my words inspire a lot of people here on Tumblr. I will continue my passion, I will keep on writing for those who cannot express their thoughts and emotions. Love lots!!

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  • I am writing to you from Italy, which means I am writing from your future. We are now where you will be in a few days. The epidemic’s charts show us all entwined in a parallel dance.

    We are but a few steps ahead of you in the path of time, just like Wuhan was a few weeks ahead of us. We watch you as you behave just as we did. You hold the same arguments we did until a short time ago, between those who still say “it’s only a flu, why all the fuss?” and those who have already understood.

    As we watch you from here, from your future, we know that many of you, as you were told to lock yourselves up into your homes, quoted Orwell, some even Hobbes. But soon you’ll be too busy for that.

    First of all, you’ll eat. Not just because it will be one of the few last things that you can still do.

    You’ll find dozens of social networking groups with tutorials on how to spend your free time in fruitful ways. You will join them all, then ignore them completely after a few days.

    You’ll pull apocalyptic literature out of your bookshelves, but will soon find you don’t really feel like reading any of it.

    You’ll eat again. You will not sleep well. You will ask yourselves what is happening to democracy.

    You’ll have an unstoppable online social life – on Messenger, WhatsApp, Skype, Zoom…

    You will miss your adult children like you never have before; the realisation that you have no idea when you will ever see them again will hit you like a punch in the chest.

    Old resentments and falling-outs will seem irrelevant. You will call people you had sworn never to talk to ever again, so as to ask them: “How are you doing?” Many women will be beaten in their homes.

    You will wonder what is happening to all those who can’t stay home because they don’t have one. You will feel vulnerable when going out shopping in the deserted streets, especially if you are a woman. You will ask yourselves if this is how societies collapse. Does it really happen so fast? You’ll block out these thoughts and when you get back home you’ll eat again.

    You will put on weight. You’ll look for online fitness training.

    You’ll laugh. You’ll laugh a lot. You’ll flaunt a gallows humour you never had before. Even people who’ve always taken everything dead seriously will contemplate the absurdity of life, of the universe and of it all.

    You will make appointments in the supermarket queues with your friends and lovers, so as to briefly see them in person, all the while abiding by the social distancing rules.

    You will count all the things you do not need.

    The true nature of the people around you will be revealed with total clarity. You will have confirmations and surprises.

    Literati who had been omnipresent in the news will disappear, their opinions suddenly irrelevant; some will take refuge in rationalisations which will be so totally lacking in empathy that people will stop listening to them. People whom you had overlooked, instead, will turn out to be reassuring, generous, reliable, pragmatic and clairvoyant.

    Those who invite you to see all this mess as an opportunity for planetary renewal will help you to put things in a larger perspective. You will also find them terribly annoying: nice, the planet is breathing better because of the halved CO2 emissions, but how will you pay your bills next month?

    You will not understand if witnessing the birth of a new world is more a grandiose or a miserable affair.

    You will play music from your windows and lawns. When you saw us singing opera from our balconies, you thought “ah, those Italians”. But we know you will sing uplifting songs to each other too. And when you blast I Will Survive from your windows, we’ll watch you and nod just like the people of Wuhan, who sung from their windows in February, nodded while watching us.

    Many of you will fall asleep vowing that the very first thing you’ll do as soon as lockdown is over is file for divorce.

    Many children will be conceived.

    Your children will be schooled online. They’ll be horrible nuisances; they’ll give you joy.

    Elderly people will disobey you like rowdy teenagers: you’ll have to fight with them in order to forbid them from going out, to get infected and die.

    You will try not to think about the lonely deaths inside the ICU.

    You’ll want to cover with rose petals all medical workers’ steps.

    You will be told that society is united in a communal effort, that you are all in the same boat. It will be true. This experience will change for good how you perceive yourself as an individual part of a larger whole.

    Class, however, will make all the difference. Being locked up in a house with a pretty garden or in an overcrowded housing project will not be the same. Nor is being able to keep on working from home or seeing your job disappear. That boat in which you’ll be sailing in order to defeat the epidemic will not look the same to everyone nor is it actually the same for everyone: it never was.

    At some point, you will realise it’s tough. You will be afraid. You will share your fear with your dear ones, or you will keep it to yourselves so as not to burden them with it too.

    You will eat again.

    We’re in Italy, and this is what we know about your future. But it’s just small-scale fortune-telling. We are very low-key seers.

    If we turn our gaze to the more distant future, the future which is unknown both to you and to us too, we can only tell you this: when all of this is over, the world won’t be the same.

    ~ Francesca Melandri, A letter to the UK from Italy: this is what we know about your future (The Guardian, March 27, 2020)

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  • This morning’s working from home view. Very grateful for the sunshine and light this morning. ☀️ Wishing everyone a fantastic day! . . .
    posted on Instagram - https://instagr.am/p/B-Y78vHpJ_y/

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    Isolation ready ✨ this goddess needs to move her body ✌🏼💕




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  • Things I was grateful for in March 2020:

    A peanut butter chocolate cupcake from Gayle’s Bakery, vegan mac from Trader Joe’s, Melt cosmetics lipstick in Golden, a box of fudge-covered Oreos from my friend Colin, Plaque Sabbath toothpaste jelly from LUSH, The Upside of Being Down by Jen Gotch and Hello I Want To Die Please Fix Me by Anna Mehler Paperny, Keds triple up rainbow shoes, watching Captain Marvel, Wikkid polish in Crimson Amaranthus, a Wacom Intuous Pro tablet gifted to me by my parents, binge-watching Schitt’s Creek, FaceTiming with my best friend @caesars-storm (special appearance by her husband), and taking family photos.

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  • aujourd’hui je suis reconnaissant pour avoir fini deux essais 

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  • Look forward…

    To ice cream parlors.

    The ultimate indulgence of dessert and a crowd. 

    Look forward to ice cream served in a glass bowl with a glass of ice water that tickles as it hardens the hot fudge coating your tongue.

    Look forward to movie theaters with reclining seats, of hearing other people breathing, murmuring, at your collective gasp at the twist. Applause at the end.

    Look forward to internet cafes with latte art, too many seats around too-small tables with too few outlets. People watching through the mask of indifference rather than paper.

    Look forward to coming home to comfort rather then sanctuary.

    Look forward to truly appreciating what you took for granted.

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