emilyvaldez Happy Birthday to this man, the most courageous, spirited, generous, intelligent, and loving person I know. When I was younger I used to pray that my future husband would be able to make me laugh (and be super hot). He is/does both. Cheers to giving me laughter wrinkles for the rest of my life, I'm so blessed I get to spend everyday with you. Your life is a gift, your options are limitless, I hope you soar, you deserve to be celebrated. I love you Happy Birthday. PC: @caseykaui 14h

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emilyvaldez Ok on a real note.. Life has been rough these past 7 months. There have been some extreme ups and downs in my personal life which have affected every aspect of my life. There have been days when I couldn't even muster up the energy to get out of bed, or wanted to even be here. Despite my dreams coming true right in front of me, the heaviness of reality was so overwhelming. This past week I have felt so much love, support, and kindness that it almost melts away everything that has happened and has given me an entirely new perspective on life. Pain is real, loss is real, agony is real, life happens, bad things happen, scary things happen, but it is a part of experiencing the fullness of life. I want to experience nothing less than that. Life is rich and extreme and overwhelming in so many different ways, but the hand of God, and his promises are always prevalent. I don't always understand it but I always want to be a part of it. I remember at 18 years old stumbling upon the verse with Yahweh YIREH and declaring that I would always give everything I had no matter what. My Community has reminded me of this promise this past week. I don't write this for sympathy, I write this to be real and raw and to say that there is always hope for a better tomorrow. To fully experience the richness of life you have to be willing to wade through the depths of it. There will be bad, but there will also be good. I never want to stop giving all I have, despite the circumstances of life. 2d

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emilyvaldez I need to brag about this man for a minute... Not only does he put up with ( and go along with) all of my craziness, but he is constantly supportive. Yesterday he worked for 13 hours, from driving around, to setup, to playing security guard, to carrying all the things, answering a million different girls questions about how dresses fit, and then telling me how beautiful I looked between it all. He is a gem and I Am so so blessed to have him as my business partner. thank you so much @davinjaime 2d

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emilyvaldez My girls backstage right after the show. So much fun and good energy all night! @yireh_ @jadealexis @_sophhhhhh_ @mudra_love @boonyanudh @kealohakait @ktlyynn @taylorlabanon @alliechuuu 3d

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emilyvaldez About last night.... I am so thankful for the team that I had to make this show happen! So humbled and in awe of all of the hard work, dedication & time to pull this off! Thank you from the bottom of my heart: @britty_mack @davinjaime @samantheeyo @risa.hoshino @jasminemullins_mua @kealohakait @mudra_love @jadealexis @_sophhhhhh_ @boonyanudh @alliechuuu @jadeksnow @tricy_correa @reneekauai @sarajulia456 @breeanakawailehua @bmkehrer @ks.domingo @theresaloha and amazing dancer @celinarightmeow !! Thank you @hnlnightmarket 3d

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emilyvaldez This resonates with me on so many levels. "make the most of every opportunity" Ephesians 5:16 5d

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emilyvaldez This Saturday if you are free come down to Honolulu Noght Market and see @yireh_ very first fashion show! It's gonna be good. 685 Auahi St. 1w

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emilyvaldez Haven't had a proper surf in so long. This adult thing is really cramping my style. 1w

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emilyvaldez Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide
PC: @jmack808
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emilyvaldez Love should be celebrated. || 55 days until forever but whose counting #davinandemily 2w

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emilyvaldez I want a life filled with passion and depth. Even if it is a chaotic mess, and things don't always make sense, and I just make everything up as I go. I would much rather have authenticity than fake, surface level, superficial crap. I crave a life of truth, I crave freedom in its rawest form, I crave passion, I crave DEPTH. There has to be more to this life than just getting through the day, there has to be more than the 9-5, there has to be more then the "hello how are you, I'm fines" there has to be more. I crave it and I have to consciously choose it everyday because the surface is so much easier than holding your breathe and sinking deep. It's darker, and scarier down there but it's where freedom lives. 2w

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emilyvaldez No shallow end here 2w
  •   emilyvaldez @kkems impossible haha! But what's weird is I had a dream about you last night too!! 2w
  •   kkems Really?! Omg! Crazy. I hope it was a bad dream lol 2w
  •   emilyvaldez @kkems yeah so weird! Not not a bad dream you were at a party drinking in a bikini hahha 2w
  •   kkems Haha sounds pretty standard. 2w

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emilyvaldez Happy Mothers Day to my beautiful mama and all the beautiful moms out there. I'm so thankful for this woman. She has been completely selfless, and given up probably more than I'll ever know. Love you mom, can't wait to have you walk me down the aisle in exactly 2 months! I love you so much. Thank you for everything. 2w

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emilyvaldez Love is the hardest yet most rewarding thing I've ever done. There are no fairy tales people, love is a choice, it is vulnerable, rugged, raw, and real. It pushes you, it reveals the darkest parts of yourself you've never known existed, and it is the scariest thing to trust another human with your heart, because humans aren't perfect and never will be. But loving someone this intensely I feel is the closest we can get to knowing God's love for us on earth. It is euphoric, powerful, and overwhelming. Knowing someone will love you through your darkest times and never judge you through them, but instead pick up the pieces for you when you can't. Loving you through your success and never expecting a part of it, but helping you every step of the way. Choosing to love you no matter what life throws at you, but knowing you have someone in your corner willing to fight and tackle every battle with you. Life is not easy, love is not easy, but it is so so so worth every minute. I have a million run on sentences and don't know if this makes sense but in 2 months and 1 day I will say I do to this human for the rest of my life and I just cannot believe how blessed I am to do so. From meeting in Indonesia to full circle in Hawaii to traveling the world. It's forever with you @davinjaimej 3w

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emilyvaldez We're all castaways in need of rope. 3w

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emilyvaldez The best part about my job are moments like these. When I get to sit back and witness courageous women living out their dreams boldly. When like minds come together to create, that is when the best works are made, and it's never out of the love of money, but the love for the art itself. I was honored to work on a new campaign for @yireh_ with @brooklynhawaii x @shamores x @risa.hoshino and @britty_mack all amazing women living lives that demand an explanation. 3w

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emilyvaldez When you have migraines for a week and pizza for dinner every night because of it. 3w

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emilyvaldez Happy Birthday to my bestie @britty_mack she is genuinely as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. Also one of the strongest and most selfless women I know. Love you happy birthday!!!! 3w

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emilyvaldez #throwback Thursday. Walking through the cow fields to get to my $2 bamboo sleeping mat & surf. Now there is a big hotel being built here and these fields are non-existent. Sorry there wasn't a happier ending to this post. 4w

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