carrie_pickering || yes please! @folkmagazine 3d

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carrie_pickering || Never underestimate what a good workout can do for you. Besides the obvious health benefits, working out always energizes me and flat out makes me feel good. Doesn't hurt it also leads to making one 'look' good as well!
My favorite kind of fitness these days (besides outdoor activities) is boxing. It works out all parts of your body and honestly just feels plain good to hit something hard. Frustrations exit the body in a healthy way and I feel lighter each time I leave. Thanks @titlenashville for the awesome classes and instructors!
You da

So get out there folks and be active!
#vsco #vscocam #boxing #titlenashville #titleboxing
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  •   mr.notez Wow like it! 1w
  •   titlenashville You da !! Keep killing it 1w
  •   barbarahampton08 Good girl, Carrie! Keep it up ... staying fit is a habit that enhances your life in wonderful ways. Love you! 5d

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carrie_pickering || #HappyEarthDay! This is a shot taken from the most beautiful place that I finally got to see with my own two eyes, Antelope Canyon.
This particular shot was taken from the Lower tour and they called it "Lady in the Wind" if I remember correctly. This canyon is located on a Indian reservation land and the tours are all guided by the local Indian teenagers! They were incredibly knowledgable about all things to do with the canyon and even showed us the best spots to take the prettiest pictures.
If you ever get the opportunity to go out West, make sure this magical place is on your list and remember, keep our earth clean so we can continue to enjoy these places for years to come!
#vsco #vscocam #az #natgeoearthday #antelopecanyon #adventurethatislife #liveadventurously #livekinfolk #optoutside #adventureculture #earthday
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carrie_pickering || What a fun weekend full of great music (@mumfordandsons) friends, family, and celebrations. Can we have just one more day for the weekend...? #vsco #vscocam #mumfordandsons 3w

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carrie_pickering || This stud right here @taylormoore_music is playing a writers round tomorrow night at @tinroofbroadway from 6:45-7:15pm hosted by @spotlight615 to raise money for a great cause! If you're not doing anything on a Wednesday evening drop by to hear some great tunes, drink a few beers, and donate a few doll hairs.
See y'all there!
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  •   ashlevans It was so wonderful meeting you both last night. You have such great happy souls 🏻! Thank you thank you for staying after Taylor got done playing too - it's great to see artists (and their lovely's) get to enjoy the evening after "work" as well!!!! 3w
  •   carrie_pickering It was great! Lovely to meet you as well @ashlevans excited for the next one 3w

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carrie_pickering || Happy #nationalpetday!
Isn't she just the sweetest animal you ever did see?
This little one and I have been together for the past almost 8 years and we've been through a lot of amazing times together. From hiking around waterfalls, going to college intramural games and everywhere else with me while at college, on road trips, and moved to different cities and new houses with me.
She's experienced scary things with me too, from a terrible car wreck that hurt her far more than myself as I watched her almost die then be saved, I watched her have surgery and recover beautifully. And for her, she's seen me angry, unbearably sad, and snuggled up close to me when I couldn't stop crying.
She's also seen me at my happiest and most joyful and leaped in my lap with kisses when I couldn't stop crying because this time I was laughing from happiness.
She's the greatest three-legged, smartest OG dog in all the land! And I love her dearly. : @taylormoore_music
#Zoe #vsco #vscocam #bordercolliesofinstagram #bordercollie #threeleggeddog #dogsofinstagram
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carrie_pickering || Stillness + Relaxation. For me, this involves most anything outdoors. My two favorite relaxing outdoor events probably involve throwing up my @enohammocks wherever I can find two trees close enough to lay there and to read a good book or just feel the soft breeze and the warm sun on my face OR traipsing around waterfalls, listening to the gorgeous sounds of rushing water and to dip into it feeling the coolness around you while the hot sun beats down. Beautiful sights and sounds make me stop and be still.
Otherwise, I love to find funky coffee shops and go by myself to read, listen to music, or just people watch.
I also love to do fine art and create things. I enjoy taking art classes when I can and learning new skills related to drawing/painting/pottery/digital drawing etc..

Whatever it is that you do to seek stillness + relaxation, never underestimate the importance of it. Everyone needs to calm their heart and mind periodically so find what relaxes you and makes you stand still and just listen.
#creativesoulschallenge #vsco #vscocam #adventurethatislife #liveadventurously #livekinfolk #optoutside #adventureculture #eno #getoutandhammock #waterfallchasing
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  •   creativesoulstribe We completely agree, Carrie. Finding that stillness is key. Without relaxation, we can't pour out creatively. 4w
  •   rockcreekgear Great stuff! 4w
  •   beckyhaynes7 Absolutely love this post! I think Papa passed his love of the great outdoors on down through the generations. I love many of the same things as you and feel closer to the heart of God in His amazing creation- it is like connecting to who you really are and getting grounded again. It puts life in perspective. It soothes and nourishes my soul.... 4w
  •   revawear This is how you do it. Would love to see more! 3w

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carrie_pickering || Three ways to stay motivated. Sorry for the double post but I'm attempting to catch up on the #creativesoulschallenge
I saw this image (not original sorry! Repost from the @theburiedlife) and knew instantly that Choice, Chance, and Change are three major things that motivate me in life.
Choices. Having choices is amazing. You don't have to be stuck doing something you hate, or being with someone you don't want to be with, or really anything for that matter. Choice. It's lovely isn't it?
Chance. I love that we all have the choice to take chances. Seize opportunities. To make things happen.
Change. I love change because it means you're always learning and learning keeps you present, relevant, and valuable. Learning also presents opportunity which presents choices and the chance to make something happen. Funny how it all relates eh?

Now, get on with your bad self.

#vsco #vscocam #rmnp #creativesoulschallenge #liveadventurously #optoutside #liveauthentic #livefolk #meetthemoment #passionpassport #adventurethatislife
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carrie_pickering || My intentional goals for the future include traveling as much as I can to experience beautiful places like this and one day have the nerve and opportunity to go out on my own with my career in order to create the kind of life I seek.
Other than that, I want to strive to be the happiest person I can always be (even when it sucks) and to help others whenever humanly possible.
@creativesoulstribe #vsco #vscocam #rmnp #creativesoulschallenge #liveadventurously #optoutside #CO #liveauthentic #livefolk #meetthemoment #passionpassport #adventurethatislife
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  •   cogagliano Beautiful! 4w
  •   lifeofalley Moving around a lot the last few years has been tough but boy have I grown. Being in new places def gets u out of your comfort zone. 4w
  •   creativesoulstribe Traveling really opens up your world view in a whole new way! Thank you for sharing this! Love it 4w

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carrie_pickering || I'm a couple days late on the #creativesoulschallenge because two days ago the challenge was to post something real + raw and I had no idea what to post. But today is different.
I have a stye in my left eye, my face is broken out, I have a gigantic headache, traffic was horrible, and I spilled my coffee. I'm in a bad mood.
Sometimes days are just rough and that's for real.
Instagram is typically used for all our "highlight reels" and rarely focuses on when things are just hard.
So today, here is real + raw.
#vsco #vscocam #officevibes
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  •   bluegenesphotography Girl some days are tough... Hope it gets better! Thanks for sharing and being vulnerable! 🏼 1mon
  •   sarahcharlottepatton That was me yesterday! It's crazy how drastically our moods can change from day to day. Extend grace to yourself and schedule some extra self-love today! Sending positive thoughts your way! 4w
  •   paigeicle Love it. We need more real + raw posts.. But I hope your day gets better! 4w

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carrie_pickering || Norah on the Crosley and a warm breezy afternoon makes for a perfect Sunday. 1mon

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carrie_pickering || "I began to realize how important it is to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good."
-Roald Dahl

I cheated and technically posted two quotes, oh well. For me, there's so much more to life than (as the @thehungryleopard put it) go to work, come home, eat dinner, pet your dog, then sleep, then eventually die.
This works great for some humans but I am so excited to meet a group of women who think the same as me for once!
Happy Saturday! 🏻️

#creativesoulschallenge @creativesoulstribe #adventurethatislife #liveadventurously #meetthemoment #optoutside #passionpassport #adventuretolive #gooutside
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carrie_pickering || My office unfortunately stays the same every day but I try to fill it with reminders, affirmations, adventures, and a little greenery to keep my #officevibes alive and inspired.
#officeoftheday #CreativeSoulsChallenge @creativesoulstribe #vsco #vscocam #dreamsdontworkunlessyoudo
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carrie_pickering || Happy Easter from two blondes and a dog. 1mon

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carrie_pickering || late night strolls through downtown Atlanta after happy hour lasts just a tad longer than an hour... #vsco #vscocam #atlanta #georgia #officevibes 1mon
  •   tmcclung I don't even know where the cool stuff is in my own city. How did you find this!? 2w
  •   carrie_pickering @tmcclung ha, it's right by Stax and the CNN center downtown! 2w
  •   tmcclung Thanks! Added to my "local adventure" bucket list 2w

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carrie_pickering || Perks of work trips to Atlanta, lovely hotel balcony views

#vsco #vscocam #atlanta #georgia #officevibes
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carrie_pickering || inspiration board in my office. Sometimes you just need a little creativity and pretty things to look at.
#vsco #vscocam #creativemornings #inspirationboard #officevibes
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