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I just love the simplicity and "duhhh"ness of this quote. This whole book is kind of full of her saying "YOU ARE ALREADY A QUEEN/KING, YOU JUST DONT REALIZE IT" and it's allllll true!

There are a bajillion people on this earth. There have been a bajillion more before us. Whenever I go to Disneyland or somewhere with a lot of people, my mind is just blown that there are that many people and every single person is different. Sure, there's that doppelganger theory, but you are LITERALLY the only you there is. I am the only me there is. There is no other Holly Robinson just like me. I have my own unique set of gifts and talents that I am here on this earth to share. Here's a little bit surrounding the quote....

"You are perfect. To think anything less would be as pointless as a river thinking it's got too many curves or that it moves too slowly or that it's rapids are too rapid. Says who? You're on a journey with no defined beginning, middle or end. There are no wrong twist and turns. There is just being. And your job is to be as you can be. This is why you're here. To shy away from who you truly are would leave the world you-less. You are the only you there is and ever will be. I repeat, you are the only you there is and ever will be. Do not deny the world its one and only chance to bask in your brilliance." -Jen Sincero, You are a Badass

CAN YOU EVEN HANDLE THAT? I love it so much. Your journey is your own, it is no one else's, and more importantly, it is no one else's business. Another gem.. "Do not waste your precious time giving one single crap about what others think of you." Honestly. This. I'm not going to blabber on, I'm just going to tell you to pick up this book and learn to love yourself and embrace yourself.
*gives self a hug*

Download this here, hang it on your wall, somewhere where you can see it and read it and believe it every day.




We Back!

MY BLOG IS BACK IN BUSINESS!!!

About a month back, something happened. And my blog became a hideous thing. All of my design was... lost. I was annoyed because I happened to have an important post coming, but I mean, I'm no HTML professional, so it wasn't a huge loss. Anyways. I've been too lazy to fix it, but yesterday I thought, I AM A GROWN-A$$ WOMAN! I can fix this!! So I did.

I like having a place to share my thoughts about certain prints and quotes and things. So here we are. Do you feel a little bit like you're in a rubber room with all this WHITE? Well I had to stay on brand, didn't I?

I've thought about a website, but um... I truly love the ease of Etsy for both myself and my customers! All I need is this blank white space to ramble on and on. I used to blog all the time, did you know that? Through and after high school, up until the very very end of 2014. The year my mom was diagnosed with cancer and then kicked cancer's butt. It was therapeutic for me, as well as a way to keep family and friends updated on the happenings in the Robinson house. I wrote my last blog post the day after Christmas, and never looked back. It seemed like a good ending. Here is that blog post. I'm still really proud of it.

Anyways. Got a little off track there! I actually have no artistic substance to show you today. Unless you count this flawless, beautiful writing as art. ha. ha. ha.

Stay Golden.

Halloween Printables Repeat!

I'm having a hard time getting into the Halloween spirit this year! It's never been my favorite holiday, and if we're being honest I'd love to skip right to Thanksgiving ;) Here are some free printables from last year! 


 

Back-To-School Printable

I have been loving the collaboration game lately. Besides the great networking opportunity, it also allows me to stretch myself and step outside my comfort zone. It lets me discover what more I can do and opens new doors! Is that cheesy enough for ya?!

This week I am so excited to be teaming up with Jamie from Wander and Scout for a little 
back-to-school printable with her theme this year, "Stick to the task". Jamie is  

Download this printable HERE!


Nurse's week!

Hiya pals!

So I started a new job, at a different part of the company I've worked for for almost two years. This new office has about double (or more) the therapists, and we also have a few doctors! which means we have a few nurses! 

I'm probably not alone in thinking nurses are the ultimate badasses of the universe... right? right.

WELL GUESS WHAT it's NURSE'S WEEK! Let's shout it from the rooftops and tell all the nurse we know how loved and appreciated they are! ARE YA WITH ME? Here I'll make it easy for you! 

This week you can download and print these two cards for the nurses in your life! 

 Download this one here

And this one here! 




Infinitely More

I hadn't had a very hard life before 2014 struck. Well at least I thought I hadn't. When I was younger, from about 3rd-5th grade I had some pretty bad anxiety. It was about the weather, fire drills, something happening to my mom, and on and on. I was in therapy for about a year, which helped a tooon. For the most part, the anxiety was gone. And when it was gone it was gone. I didn't really think of it as a trial, because I was pretty young, and I guess I was resilient.

Ironically in 2014, something did happen to my mom. Cancer happened, that SOB. It was a year of prayer, and patience, and relying on my Savior. There were moments when all I could do was collapse to the floor of my bedroom and pray that my mama could feel some relief from the chemo demons. chemons, if you will. (I just made that up and I'm really mad I didn't think of it 3 years ago) In the past few years, I've gone through a few bouts of gnarly anxiety, which I would still have if it weren't for *que hallelujah chorus* Modern Medicine. Thank you, Lexapro. I heart you.

ANYWAYS.

As part of this Easter campaign for the church, we were sent little stories by influencers and their experiences with trials, overcoming, and the atonement. Ashley Lumieux of The Shine Project shared her story of adopting two beautiful children, then losing them suddenly in a custody battle. This is what she said... "People often say that we're not given more than we can bear; my family's life is proof that this simply isn't true. We are given more than we can bear. We are not exempt from pain, but this does not mean we do not have a loving God. In fact, because of the experiences that He knew we'd go through that could break us, He has provided a way of peace, of hope, of light, and of pure love for us through His son, Jesus Christ."

Let me tell you. I could not agree more. God DOES give us things we can't bear by ourselves, but Christ is there to make the difference. (as Brad Wilcox says, "Christ is the difference"

I know with every part of me that Jesus Christ lives. He is our advocate, He is our mentor, He is a light in the darkness, He is our brother, He is our friend, He is our savior. We can't do life without him.

"God sent His son to walk with man". Heavenly Father WANTS US TO BE HAPPY. So while this life is unbearable and so, so difficult at times, there are things to help us. There is family, there is the peace of temples, the peace of the scriptures, and there is the Gospel. On a less reverent note, there is Diet Coke, Harry Potter, and the aforementioned anxiety/depression medication.

I'm SO glad that this stigma is being broken, slowly but surely.

NOWWW the moment you've all been waiting for... a free printable! Hang this where you can see it and be reminded that YOU ARE MORE than your depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PPD, or whatever demon you are fighting. And most importantly, remember that you are not alone.


(you can totally crop out my watermark after you print it.)

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