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User Image thewritersink Posted: Feb 17, 2018 10:54 PM (UTC)
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Oh what a night ✨🥂 Celebrating forty means celebrating LIFE. Yep! Dress by @bronxandbanco back redesign by me 😍 Xo @kellytapley thanks for this pic, have loved being friends with you since kinder 👧🏼 xo
User Image thewritersink Posted: Feb 12, 2018 10:27 PM (UTC)

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My beautiful friend sent me this. So true ➳ ➳ ➳ #keepgoing #keepaiming
Whatever you are facing and wherever you find yourself, celebrate something.
Celebrate friends, family, a phone conversation, an extra long hug, a personal joke, a knowing glance by someone who loves you.
Celebrate how you were brave this week, for choosing to love when it was flipping hard, and for not giving up today.
When we are slow and generous to thank, we SEE.
And boy, there is so much to see, and be thankful for.
Studies say thankfulness actually releases dopamine, which makes us feel good. #yepthatsright 👌🏻
Man. Even as I am writing these words my heart and mind are feeling more at ease. #hellodopamine
The worry from earlier is subsiding.
So, reflecting on forty, I’m really thankful for my LIFE. 🦋
And so, being a massive celebrator of ALL events (big or tiny) to celebrate this puppy (#40), I took a drive down the Great Ocean Road with these chickie babes. 🐥
CELEBRATE (v.) = “to acknowledge (a significant or happy day or event) with a social gathering or enjoyable activity.” ✨🥂
So go for it, celebrate this week. Be kind to yourself. What will you do?
I picked The Great Ocean Road.
Oh Wye River.
What a place.
What a dream spot to chill and celebrate LIFE, bravery, strength ⚔️ and a flipping beautiful milestone 🌿🌊🐨🌴 Thank you girls for spoiling me. xo
#birthdayweek #letthecelebrationscontinue
#happybirthdaytome xo
User Image thewritersink Posted: Feb 10, 2018 12:28 PM (UTC)

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FORTY ✨It’s my birthday!! It’s funny, every single one of my friends told me something happens when you turn forty.
And now I know what it is.
It’s like a switch has been flicked and I can feel it. If you’re there already you’ll know what I mean, and if you’re not yet you’ll know when you get there. :)
I’m thankful for everything I’ve learnt this decade, I’ve been through the fire and I’m slowly coming out the other side.
I’m fierce and brave and I’m so proud of who I have become.
So unbelievably thankful for beautiful friends and family. Here’s to a brand new decade. Happy birthday to meeeeee!!! ✨✨✨ xoxo
User Image thewritersink Posted: Feb 8, 2018 2:46 PM (UTC)

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I’m back!🌷 And it’s officially Birthday Eve 🙌🏻💕🌸 #thebigone 😜 #onemoresleep 📷 @amy.miocevich xo
User Image thewritersink Posted: Feb 1, 2018 1:41 AM (UTC)

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Taking a lil break from social media :) Bye bye ✌🏻🌴 xo #socialmediadetox #likeajuicecleansebutbetter 😂
User Image thewritersink Posted: Jan 28, 2018 2:19 AM (UTC)
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After a delightful 2-day migraine 🤦🏼‍♀️ it was nice to pop down the end of my street for a quick swim 🏊‍♂️ #cabinfever #nearlygone #hallelujah #migrainesarenoflippingjoke 🤕🤢
User Image thewritersink Posted: Jan 28, 2018 2:09 AM (UTC)

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Whether we’re in the trenches or flying high, he never leaves us xo 🦋⚔️
User Image thewritersink Posted: Jan 26, 2018 1:41 PM (UTC)

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We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down. 🦋🎶
{Kurt Vonnegut} #truth #creativity #thefairytaleawaits @touramigo
User Image thewritersink Posted: Jan 26, 2018 1:33 PM (UTC)

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Can’t stop looking at this. So stunning :) 💕🌸 2018 goals 👌🏻 @kerriehessillustration #kerriehessillustration
User Image thewritersink Posted: Jan 23, 2018 10:32 AM (UTC)
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This happened tonight. When bullets are flying from all sides, creativity is an UNSTOPPABLE SHIELD. ⚔️
If you’re in the fire, use your creativity. ASAP. X #ohyesidid #ballet #fightthegoodfight #thespace #creativity #stiritup
User Image thewritersink Posted: Jan 23, 2018 10:31 AM (UTC)

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He makes all things NEW. :) 🦋
User Image thewritersink Posted: Jan 22, 2018 5:48 AM (UTC)

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Sometimes showing up, being brave, taking ownership of your life, dealing with past traumas, focusing on growing, having hard conversations, and discovering truth feels like the stupidest mistake EVER, like running into the deepest most craziest ocean.
BUT, actually it’s the bravest and most beautiful thing you can do for yourself. 💕🌸 And like the ocean, when you know it’s safe, diving headfirst into the waves and getting your hair wet and all crazy looking and swimming when you can’t touch the ground, it’s actually one of the most freeing things you’ll ever do.
If you’re like me and you’re on this journey, I salute you. 💙⚔️
Nat xoxo
Thanks for the pic @colettewerden 😘
User Image thewritersink Posted: Jan 21, 2018 8:49 PM (UTC)

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Okay I think I’m a little bit obsessed with her. And I need one of these tutus STAT. 👗
Natty: “We’re walking on the road”
Bella: “Woad! Wacking! (Walking)”
Oh my. Too much cuteness.
Bella you are such a sweetheart!!! 👧🏼🌸🦋 #bellajoy 📷 @margieboxy
User Image thewritersink Posted: Jan 14, 2018 10:24 AM (UTC)

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Tried all these on today 👗👗👗 Hmmmm. Do you think my colour palate is obvious? #noblack #dressups #fancy #pastelsalltheway #thefairytaleawaits #anythingcanhappen
User Image thewritersink Posted: Jan 14, 2018 6:13 AM (UTC)

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Just having a moment. So very thankful. ✨
When you stop and think about this... it’s really quite overwhelming :) xoxo @virginemamapapa
User Image thewritersink Posted: Jan 13, 2018 9:24 AM (UTC)

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In about 5 hours, in South Africa, my beautiful NYC sister Whitney is marrying her prince, Christo. 👰🏻
In this pic we are on the rooftop of the Hudson Hotel in New York City last September, celebrating her engagement. ✨
THIS, my friends is a fairytale story. And Whit, you have been SO courageous and brave this past year!!! I have loved watching your love story unfold. ❤️
You are so special to me. Our New York adventures have been like a movie, and I am so thankful for your friendship.
I am so sad I can’t be there to celebrate with you tonight. 😭
My heart is with you and I’m so excited for your new adventure. :) ✨🌸💍💙🌈
I can’t wait to see you soon my darling — congratulations!! 🍾🎉 xoxo
Love you gorgeous bride enjoy every second!!!👰🏻 #friendship #celebrateyourbesties #thefairytaleawaits #anythingcanhappen @wlynnr
User Image thewritersink Posted: Jan 13, 2018 9:08 AM (UTC)

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Come on Melbs. Um. Just checking you know it’s summer right? #wintermuch?
User Image thewritersink Posted: Jan 12, 2018 12:30 AM (UTC)

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She would have been married to her sweetheart, my Papa, for 71 years yesterday. So we bought her flowers and had beautiful cups of Buckingham Palace tea in China teacups 🌸💕
Fairytale love affairs that last a lifetime do exist, I have seen it with my own eyes.
My Nanny and Papa met through a photograph during the war. Nanny’s friend had a photo of her boyfriend and Papa was also in the photo. “This is Fred why don’t you write to him?!” Her friend said.
So she did.
And for two years they wrote letters back and forth. He was in Darwin in the RAAF Radar and she was in the WAF in Sydney.
They both met each other’s families before meeting each other. :) They married on January 11, 1947 and that December my Dad was born!
Of course she gets teary and misses him dearly. I can’t imagine what that must feel like, losing a love like that. A lifetime of memories... but the beauty that weaves its way through this story, even through the pain, is so precious.
Happy anniversary Fred and Joy. :)
🌸💕 #lifetimeloveaffair #lovestory #anythinncanhappen #thefairytaleawaits #nannylooksamazingfor95!
User Image thewritersink Posted: Jan 11, 2018 2:41 AM (UTC)

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Sometimes the darkest, most confusing road is actually the most beautiful road to freedom.
Quite often pain is the most exquisite gift. It’s priceless and unquestionably difficult, but just like in this picture by @andy_best, beauty hidden by darkness and fog is eventually revealed. 🌸
Flowers in Alaska and Canada are so much more beautiful because they experience complete death through an icy cold winter season, and it’s because of these defined seasons (as opposed to warmer climates where the flowers don’t die but grow year round) their beauty is FAR more extravagant and quite unlike anything I have ever seen before.
Never underestimate what is going on in you under the surface. :) I am discovering this beauty from my personal journey and I send you encouragement today.
Don’t give up.
He makes all things NEW 🦋
Xo #thefairytaleawaits #thestoryisstillbeingwritten