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Travel Your Road

“Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, & ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey.”
— Daniell Koepke

According to ‘the Internet’ Daniell Koepke is the founder of a Tumblr called the ‘Internal Acceptance Movement’ (IAM) which discusses recovery, self care, mental health, body image, self acceptance & issues of social justice.

At first I thought, “sounds like a bunch of hippy crap…”
“Platitudes & promises…”

I visited the site & started to look around. There are a lot of saccharine things; catch-phrases & clichés. However, I found that a lot of her Tumblr was relevant. They may sound fanciful but, when you think them through, a lot of the quotes & points Daniell makes resonate & remind me to stay on task. To not get caught up in petty arguments or feel rejected or neglected. I am in control of how I feel, no one else. How I react to a situation is entirely up to me even if I am baited.

On bad days I fall for the bait every single time. When I am feeling insecure or suspicious everything that is said & done around me makes me feel bad about who I am & I question my worth. There are a few people who remain in my life that seem to have the ability to take control of my self-confidence & flush it away. On good days, which is most of the time, I don’t even notice those people or I pity them.

My aim is to become indifferent to them. To see the barbs they throw at me & care not if they hit me. That would be a glorious experience.

Maybe someday.

Led Astray – © Ben Good Earth Art Photography

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Alexander Jansson

~ Alexander Jansson ~ a man whose illustrations make me want to slip right into the image & explore. He opens up so many words & I am thinking of making wallpaper of his images – they are true fantasy – I want to disappear into them & become one of the characters. I can stare at them for hours & continue to see something new, whether it is a face or a light or a tree. Always something new to see. His images fuel my imagination. They are the kind of images I would like to hang in the bedroom of my children. Something to fuel their imaginations & their dreams.

“Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you.”
 ~~ Marsha Norman (American Playwright & Dramatist won Pulitzer (1983) for Night Mother)

Alexander Jansson - 2010 The Bridge

Alexander Jansson - 2010 It Was a Dull Night

Alexander Jansson - Transition (night)

Alexander Jansson - Dogen and Boyds flying curiosity shop

Alexander Jansson - 2011 The Stairs

Alexander Jansson - 2010 Kates Motel

Alexander Jansson - 2010 Evening

Goodbye

“I guess it’s going to have to hurt,
I guess I’m going to have to cry
And let go of some things
I’ve loved to get to the other side.
I guess it’s going to break me down
Like fallin’ when you try to fly,
Sad but sometimes moving on
With the rest of your life,
Starts with goodbye”
~~ Carrie Underwood

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