Four years ago, I came home from a whirlwind, life-changing trip to India. I witnessed families living in trash huts. Little clean water. No bathrooms. Girls were being raped when bathing in local water sources or using the bathroom. But there were no bathrooms. I was there on behalf of @thecocacolaco, who was implementing change in these areas, especially for young girls and women. For the purest of human rights.
I didn’t come home the same person. I will never be the same person. I will never look at my privilege the same, and I especially will not support the mistreatment of women in my own country, which is unnecessarily behind on female protection.
I hope that I can be a tiny part of teaching what that means without judgment or blame, while I also teach myself how to be treated.
If you’re following me on Instagram, you may have noticed me mentioning CBD bath bombs from Whipped Up Wonderful, so I thought I’d elaborate more about them in a blog post.
My best friend, Jess, introduced me to these Lush-like bath bombs that contain CBD, as a means to help with my anxiety and insomnia.
What is CBD?
Tell me I’m too weak. Tell me I’m too old. Tell me I’m too broken. Tell me I’m not pretty. Tell me I’m too sensitive. Tell me all of this and I will SHOW YOU how little you know.
“Butterflies are horrific creatures when you catch them mid-metamorphosis. If we focus on the gruesome stages of our growth we’ll never find our wings. I remind myself and others of the importance of persistence and the rewards of determination.”
Mumford and Sons have spoken to my soul for a long time now. The lyrical beauty of their words often leaves me in tears. The good kind of tears, though. Like a tear language that only your heart knows how to speak.
It doesn’t matter how many times I listen to the same songs, the feelings are the same.
There are many lyrics that I want to share with you from various Mumford and Sons songs, but this one…this one is my very favorite. It’s about love, but not the cliche type of love song. You know mama is deeper than that.