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Ahhh why does this feel like something from a magazine! Hope everyone is having a great weekend! If your in Orlando, Florida and haven’t checked out @wallcrawlorlando you definitely should. With 20+ walls you can take so many photos, like whatever your heart desires!
𝟕 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐠𝐨𝐧𝐞. 𝐒𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞.
Seven years ago today, I rushed home, not knowing how much longer we'd have him. A three year battle with brain cancer, months in hospice, such a long fight - it seemed to come to a head so 𝐬𝐮𝐝𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐥𝐲 that day.
I came home, and I knew he wasn't really "there" anymore. We had a few more hours left,but my baby brother was already gone. 𝟷𝟻 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘨.
Life has changed so significantly since he's been gone. Some days, our life with him feels so distant that it's almost 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮. Sometimes I have to stop and force myself to remember his voice, how that wide smile formed words, the way he laughed.
My daughter doesn't know her uncle the way she should, if the world were fair. She can name him in photos...but when asked by her teacher if Mommy had any brothers or sisters, her answer was "I don't think so," and my heart broke. 𝘏𝘦𝘳 𝘈𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘭 𝘜𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘢𝘣𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥.
Today snuck up on me, these morbid milestones often do: I never know how I'll feel about it when it hits. This year, something about the distance and the time passed makes it 𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞, that raw grief that I usually build a safe wall around, detach from so that I can cope, so that I can live.
𝐈 𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐈 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞, 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐤, 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. The nearly 23 year old man he'd be today.
Over the past seven years, I've fondly watched his friends grow into these wonderful grown men and women...there's nothing I would have loved more than to watch him grow up with them. 𝐈 𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐬𝐨 𝐛𝐚𝐝𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐧. 𝐌𝐲 𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫, 𝐦𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝.
So tonight, I only ask that you send a little love to your siblings in his honor. 𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐡, 𝐬𝐞𝐭 𝐚 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧. Life is so short, make it count 🖤
Taco ‘bout a fun weekend 🌮
Shoutout to @drepka26 for putting together such a fun Taco Crawl for everyone this weekend. Needless to say, this is definitely going to be an annual event. Mark your calendars for El Barrio Taco Crawl 2k20! 🤪🤪🤪
So I have basically sworn fo using this Tea Tree 3-in-1 Mask Wash Scrub from @TheBodyShop. It has done absolute wonders for clearing up my face and making me feel super fresh 😎. It has worked super well for a lot of people who I have recommended the product to. Its nice to have a safe and trustworthy go-to for if I want a mask, a scrub, or a face wash, and it saves a lot of room when travelling too.
I would definitely recommend it to any of you that have the same troubles as me when it comes to skin breaking out or the random patches of oiliness and dryness. 🥰😍 I decided to try the Tea Tree Anti Imperfection Daily Solution to get a bit of glow and to take care of my skin. I will be coming out with a review for is soon but so far so good!
It's finally official! I got a First Class Honours (1:1) for my BSc Sociology degree! Thank you so much to all those who supported me, believed in me, and gave me much needed sanity checks 😂♥️. My followers have been absolutely amazing, sending me best wishes and motivational messages, and actually worrying when I disappear from Insta for too long 🙈. Most notably I want to thank my family, my parents who provide unconditional love and support, my cousin here in the UK @misslucynewnham and my family in the Philippines who wait in anticipation, sometimes to all hours of the night, just to find out how Im doing and send me all their prayers... And to my additional family here in the UK who have had to deal with the majority of my madness: @chulainn_o, @catarinnafelgueiras, @jay_marcz, and @mattkarybdis.
Good nutrition has never been easier! This power packed combo will make the pounds glide off. Jonathan's favorite shake recipe: 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 half frozen banana, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1.5 teaspoons of integral collagen, 1 scoop original Shake Off, ice to thickness preference 💪🏼🌱.
Enjoying some music in my ‘me-time’ .... when the husband is taking care of the little one and I am out and about with I, me & myself! ❤️❤️ Love a good pair of wireless noise cancelling ear buds! And @phiaton earphones are just that! They charge quickly and are sweat and water (light rain) resistant! Perfect to use during my workouts too. I’ve used them for two weeks now and the husband is already asking for his own set 🥰
What I love is that they aren’t bulky like my previous noise cancellation headphones. So perfect for travel as well! Yay!
Happy Sunday loves 💗💗 ____________________
Um ehrlich zu sein war ich heute erst nicht so motiviert, aber umso besser war dann das Training 🚀
Bin froh, dass ich gegangen bin #thatfeelingafteragreatworkout
Mit beim Training dabei war heute übrigens auch wieder mein Gewichthebergürtel von @prozis - nutze ihn gern als Unterstützung für die Rumpfstabilität bei Grundübungen 🏋🏻♀️
Falls ihr was abstauben wollt, schaut mal bei @prozis vorbei und spart mit dem Code LAURALIMBERG 10% ☝🏼 Für Henry und mich geht es jetzt noch zum Stadtfest und anschließend auf die Couch. 🛋
Wie verbringt ihr den Samstagabend? Party oder Netflix & chill? So oder so: macht’s euch nett 💕
I think it should be the norm to have a good ‘ol Fish and Chips every Sunday 😂🤤 if you ever feel like having a “fancy” Fish and Chips stop by @trofnq and try it with their take on curry sauce, the chipshop curry mayo 😋 it was 👌🏼 and FYI they have 50% OFF the menu every Monday!!!! 😱 oh, wait, it’s Monday tomorrow... 😏🤔 thank you @trofnq for having me!! AD #fbloggersuk#manchesterfoodie