New experiences & environments create new joy, inspiration, wisdom, & learning ❤️‍🔥 The best way out of a block, halt, or stuck somewhere is forward 💥 During the pandemic, I had a really bad decline in my mental health and felt extreme anxiety and depression, some days I was sooeecidol and most days I was afraid to create, afraid to show up, and absolutely felt worthless as a creator, useless as a wife, helpless as a mom, and purposeless as a person 😞 It was only until I really decided to do what we all would think would be counterintuitive that helped me out of my pit of pity 💀 It was so important to have self care, take time and rest, move slowly, and be kind to yourself ❤️‍🩹 I really tried to focus on my health and came a point where I still felt like I was running in circles with my mental improvement 😵‍💫 We decided to start volunteering as a family for a retreat center after hearing the need about the friends of my fathers closest friend who shortly passed away; the retreat center was run by a 80 year old couple who was now collapsing due to the strenuous labour their 10 acre plot gives them every year ⛅️ Every Saturday Michael, Galahad, Ziek and I were given tasks the whole day prepared in advance to clear bushes, weed the ground, rake leaves, climb the roof, paint 14’ ceiling walls, planted veggies, made wine, eavesdropped, landscaped, and worked with our entire bodies and souls ⛏ We had expected to feel exhausted as normally one would feel rested after a weekend home but with our weekend toiling, we felt rejuvenated for the next week 🌟 The amount of wisdom, stories, practical skills, and love we received from the 80 year old couple and everyone else helping out at the center really shone light into my broken and cracked being, it gave me will to live and hope for work 🔥 continued in comments— @genesisashira vibes inspo @_oll2.v pose inspo @jenn_scale selfphotography inspo @grimilgy hairstyling inspo @cowsel legs inspo @shanevang choker @drmartensofficial @drmartensusa boots @yesstyle harness use my code ‘NAMI10’ @my_kawaiination earrings use my code ‘NACHOFAM15’ @etsy handmade @bts.bighitofficial necklace

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