we sometimes annoy the ish out of each other. i chew too loudly. she doesn’t close drawers. we’ve had to navigate multiple surgeries, fertility treatments, deaths in the family, and more. we’ve had to learn how to be parents together. . it’s been a lot. and it certainly hasn’t always been easy or fun. because, let’s be honest. life can feel kinda nuts sometimes. . but she can always count on me to keep her well fed. and i can always count on her to manage our finances. we’re always up for extra long hugs no matter what. we both are big fans of netflix marathons and early bedtimes. . so, is working at home and running a business with my spouse something a lot of couples do? probably not. but real talk, i wouldn’t have it any other way. ✨✨✨ . and yes, this is what working during the day actually looks like for us. messy hair. cozy sweatshirts. macbooks open and ready to crush big goals. . wanna hang with us? we’re looking for 5 super ambitious go getters who are looking to work at home, get in the best shape and health of their lives and inspire others to do the same. feeling curious? drop a ❤️ and i’ll send more details.
National coming out day 💕. It hasn’t been easy, the road has been bumpy, and my life looks completely different BUT I’m so loved, I’m supported, I have a deep and loving relationship with one of my best friends, I laugh a lot, I do more, my faith is stronger, the heaviness has lifted, I’m closer to my kids and I feel more free and confident! It tough to come out but it’s so worth it!! I encourage anyone struggling to find someone who loves you and just start the conversation. Your heart will lead you as begin to tell your story ❤️ #nationalcomingoutday
We are back from our hiatus! Life got crazy and I had to push this to the side. Hoping to post a little more frequently now. . We’re heading to Chicago on Saturday for the @chicagowolves first ever pride night! Meg has been to Chicago before but I haven’t, so I’m pumped!! . . What’s new with you people?? We’ve missed you!! 😘
Trulli😍 The cute traditional houses of Alberobello!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Alberobello is a UNESCO world heritage site and one definitely worthy of a visit. But side note... we kept following the signs that said “SENSO UNICO”... thinking we were heading to the UNESCO site of the many trulli... after a long time of not ending up in the right place we googled it and found out that “SENSO UNICO”...actually means “ONE WAY” in Italian 🤦🏻♀️😆...oopsy - an easy mistake to make we think😬
all of the snow in colorado has me dreaming of warmer summer days on this adorable patio at @landgrantbrewing. 🌈 on the bright side, today is #nationalcomingoutday! to be honest, my story is one i’ve been ashamed of. through high school and college, i dated two different men. both of these relationships had one thing in common... they felt forced. i felt like i had a commitment to stay because it was the right thing to do. i’ll save the details for another time, but that feeling of being trapped is something i never want to feel again. fast forward several years, and i’m laying eyes on the most incredible human i’ve ever seen. everything about them drew me in... their style, their smile, their goofy jokes. it wasn’t just butterflies, i swear the whole damn zoo was in my stomach. but this time it was a woman. i came out before we even began dating. i told a few trusted friends who were incredibly accepting, and then everyone at once. it’s sort of like a lightbulb💡had gone off but honestly it felt like the sun had begun to revolve around me and everything was suddenly more beautiful. i feel fortunate that the first woman i dated turned out to be my wife, but for that reason i’m constantly being told i’m straight or questioned about my identify. i used to feel embarrassed about my past, like i wasn’t actually allowed to be queer. looking back, i don’t doubt for a moment that i am exactly where and who i’m supposed to be. everything i used to hate about my past has made me fiercely proud of where i am today. coming out is never a one-time deal. i was terrified and lost several relationships through the process. however, i’m extremely grateful for the opportunities i’ve been given. for many in our community, it’s unsafe and nearly impossible. i’m proud and always willing to be a voice for others who aren’t able. regardless of when and if you come out, there will always be someone new, someone who doesn’t understand,
Binary: relating to, composed of, or involving two things. Something having two parts. . . . When I was 10, I was half-man, half-woman for Halloween and I had never felt so whole; so seen. Little me understood the binary before I had language for it and before I knew the toll it would take on me through the years. A woman’s body, but not a woman inside; a costume. . . . A costume I don’t care to wear this Halloween. I don’t want my partner to only call me handsome behind closed doors when it makes me smile the way it does. I don’t want to hide the pieces that make me the vibrant, intelligent, and kind person I am. . . Hi, I’m trans and my pronouns are currently they/them, but above all things I am Jamie. . . . Happy national coming out day to me, because once just wasn’t enough. 💁🏽♂️🏳️🌈
happy #nationalcomingoutday 🌈 everyone’s coming out story is different. that’s why it can be so scary. there’s no right or wrong way to come out. today is not only a day to celebrate those who have come out but to remember all those who can’t. some may live in communities where coming out isn’t safe. some have unaccepting friends and family and are living in fear of hate and judgement. some live in places it is illegal to love who they love. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 my story: it took me a while to be okay with the fact that i liked girls. i had only dated guys and i was worried what everyone would say about me or to me. i first came out to my friend via text while she was sitting right next to me. i couldn’t find the words and a text seemed less intimidating at the time. she had the best reaction i could have asked for! i was able to tell her about the girl i was currently seeing and gush about all the good feelings i had once i started listening to my heart. after that i slowly started coming out to people close to me. - after about a year or so i met the GIRL OF MY DREAMS - emily. we had an instant connection and we quickly fell for each other. once i met emily, everything changed for me. emily made me feel like screaming “i’m gay” from the roof top! it wasn’t long after our first date that i came out to the rest of my friends and family. - since then we’ve been dating (now currently engaged!!) and traveling. it’s been a crazy and fun two years with forever to go 💓 - #itsokaytobegay#gay#lesbian#lgbtq🌈 #travel#comingout#loveislove#happynationalcomingoutday#celebratelove#globalgaygirlgang#equalcouples
life isn’t always easy or sparkly or magical. our marriage isn’t perfect. i’m certainly not the perfect mother. but life is all about learning and growing. we learn from the hard times. we grow together in a marriage. we do our very best as parents. life doesn’t come with a manual. there is no one size fits all. sometimes you don’t feel like you fit in but that gives you the freedom and liberty and motivation to create your own path. to dream a little differently. so keep on being you. shine your light even when it feels dim. know that you are not alone. count each blessing you have and hold the vision for what you want. you got this ✨