👋🏼 LETS GET REAL. 3 months ago (out of the blue) I was hit with anxiety. I wasn’t sleeping, would randomly have panic attacks, and break down crying as I didn’t feel like myself. I didn’t know what was wrong with me – how could this happen all of a sudden? I’m a happy person! After ruling out that nothing was medically wrong with me, I booked an appointment to talk with a psychologist to learn that my “bucket” had overflowed. Over the past 3.5 years – dealing with our infertility, family stuff, losing a dear Aunt to cancer, and of course all the other crazy little life events in between – all built up and was TOO much. This wasn’t going to be something I could fix overnight – it was going to be one heck of a journey; an opportunity to grow and re-train the way my brain works. I would have to work through the things in mind that I thought I was handling okay and realize that SO often – we conceal our feelings instead of dealing with them or even just talking about them. It would mean I will continue working with my psychologist to learn how to deal with grief better; processing it for the way I feel and not carry everyone’s broken hearts. I would have to teach myself to recognize GRACE as it happens around me (which has quickly become my source of positivity and inspiration) instead of being stuck in a negative mindset. I would have to learn to LET GO of my pride and accept that NO ONE is perfect – we all have our own struggles. Lastly – I will learn patience and tell myself “I am strong” as many times as I possibly can until eventually…I will feel such strength within myself that I will indeed not only believe but KNOW I will come through this challenging season and be a better and stronger person because of it. I can happily report that since the beginning – things have gotten a bit better...and will continue to. I’ve had an amazing amount of love and support that’s flowed into my life to help me along. I feel as if, though, I need to show a little extra love this this man. Thank you for loving me unconditionally Kyle. You are my strength and inspiration. You are my everything. And even that feels like a huge understatement. ❤️ You. 📷: @thekitcheners
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With the help of my girl, Bean, I wanted to showcase some of the beautiful vistas available as the backdrops for photoshoots here in Edinburgh. This is a quiet little corner of Holyrood Park that I absolutely love.
Maxine Bantleman - Dog Photographer
The “Stone of Destiny” sounds awesome right.
Scone Palace for almost 1000 years was where the kings of Scotland were crowned. The stone was used in part of the coronation.
At the palace today you can find a replica of the stone outside the old abbey. The original is now kept in Edinburgh Castle 🏰@__chrisknight__
Bobby the Skye Terrier belonged to John Gray, a nightwatchman on the Edinburgh police force in the 19th century. They patrolled the streets together until Johns death, at which point Bobby sat faithfully by his grave, only leaving once a day to head to one of their favourite coffee shops for lunch. Bobby so won over the hearts of Edinburghians that when a city bylaw was issued meant to round up all strays, the provost of the city licensed Bobby as his own dog to protect him. Tourists like to rub his nose for luck, the Edinburgh officials have been pleading with the public for years to stop, as it damages the statue! #sorryfortheessay#edinburghtails#explorescotland#skyeterrier
On the way to Talisker Bay in the Isle of Skye, Scotland 🇦🇺 There, never you will be disturbed by traffic jams or noise pollution, but maybe by a herd of sheep on the road... I love these kind of remote areas ! 😍🏞️