Freedom is not free. To be honest, I know I dont think about it enough, but this weekend I am reminded to be grateful to those who have lost their lives for our freedom. And remembering the reason we even get to have the day off and celebrate. ♥️🙏🏼 and while were at it, lets remember to not let their lives lost be in vain. Take this life and this freedom weve been given and live it to its fullest! 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 #grateful#memorialday#memorialdayweekend#weremember#freedomisnotfree#livelifetothefullest
Since it’s #memorialdayweekend here is a picture of one of my favorite #wwii#veterans ...my Grandpa! He was a bomber pilot and one of the most amazing men that has ever lived #IMO ! Who are you honoring this Memorial Day? Make sure you thank them for their service and sacrifice! #freedom comes at a cost!
I am doing this post as a shout out to my friends, particularly my jewelry designer friends, @jewelsbybgc@nikosjewels@dimajewellery. Swipe to see these pieces up close. These people are so incredibly talented. Niko is a dear friend and created the sapphire and oxidized silver pieces. Barbara created the vintage Buddha silver pendant. My gorgeous opal earrings were recently purchased in Cairo from Dimas atelier. Thank you Barbara for the prescient quote. It speaks to exactly where I am at the moment. Finally, this photo is with my dearest friend of 24 years, @teresabernstein. She is one of the most courageous people I know and her heart knows no bounds.😘😘. She does not design jewelery, but is a co-coveter of jewelry, shoes, bags, and on and on. 🙄🙄 . . . . . #jewelry#jewelrydesigner#barbaragodfreycass#nikosjewels#dimajewellery#ilovemyfriends#grateful#happysunday#instagood
Most common question asked to me “ WHAT DO YOU DO AT HOME THE WHOLE DAY? “ Answer : I exist and survive Take care of a 93 year beautiful woman Take care of our 80+ (almost falling ) house Cook Eat Clean Read Write Spend time on my phone Laze Make videos Procrastinate Obsess over myself and my grandma. Why am I writing all this is because this is a choice that I made four years go when I gave up a very good paying job offer abroad. I had to choose between career and family and I chose the latter. Do I regret it? Yes and no both. Will I change my mind and get back to working? Probably not till I finish my responsibilities. Am I financially independent ? NO NO NO Does this make me happy? No and Yes but mostly yes! Will I choose family over family again? Probably yes! Is this what I planned for my future? Hell NO! My point of writing this is actually simple but very hard to digest. “NOT EVERYTHING YOU PLAN HAPPENS, Not everything you decide comes into being, not everything you dream of becomes a reality”. Then what do you do?? Make peace with yourself, continue dreaming, do not stop hustling, find means to be happy and fend for yourself in whatever way possible. Most importantly be GRATEFUL and shift focus on making the best of whatever you have. Allow the Universe to take control and believe that everything is going to be well 🔆 #grateful#doyou#beinghuman#blessed#carveyourownpath