LA / NYC based artist • clothing designer • mom to Link J
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116 degrees in the shade. I love my little man to the stars. Someday he will be a man, taller and stronger than me; I am soaking in these passing days where I can still get by with him on my back. Love you Lincoln.
love marriage and baby in the baby carriage
Little sister, my original baby. I didn't remember seeing this photo before, but looking at this pic of my newly-born sister brings me back to the moment I met my son for the first time. When I laid eyes on Link the day he was born, my first words were, twice-over in excitement, "he looks like Beck! He looks like Beck!" I wonder how much of my reaction to his face on that day was planted in me when this photo was taken those years ago. Side notes: I look just like Linky. And I love the energy of my mom wrapped around us, a mother 5 times over connecting her last two dots.
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Little star, full of words.
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SUPERPOWERS on. Sending love to my babies in transit 🖤 #homestretch
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102 degrees in the desert dark, I swim alone in the salty pool. Seasons are turning and I find myself twisting my limbs underwater, unclicking tired joints, reknitting my muscle body, aligning my form a year and a half post-natal. I feel Change in the air and inhale it deeply. I feel stronger than I've ever been.
I am thankful for the great dad who raised me, for the loving dads I inherited at marriage, for the magnetic boy who became the hardworking man who became the wonderful father of my darling son. I am so grateful for you, in so many ways. Thank you for having my back always, for loving me fiercely, and for being my ride or die guy. ILY @anthonygoble
a scan from my post-partum journal. Watching him grow has given me new comprehension on the fact that everything is passing. I've carried this growing boy for so many miles. Before long he'll be too large for walks on his mothers back. For now, I hold him close, feeling his calm heart beating against me. I am relishing the sweetness of my boy in transition. I will carry him for as long as I can.
Heart eyes all around. Even Ku was there smiling at me through the open window but ya can't quite make the ol' gal out in such shadows. Thanks for the joyful send-off, guys. #goals@anthonygoble love you boo
Thx facebook for reminding me that I graduated from @parsonsschoolofdesign 6 years ago! I am very grateful for the time I spent there and the skills that were carved out by thousands of hours of hard work and guidance from some of the worlds brightest minds. I didn't understand at the time how pressed I'd be after graduating to meet the burden of my student loans-- ever growing, even though I pay thousands every month. It's a humbling conundrum. And definitely keeps me focused. I was so stressed and on top of it ashamed to be working so hard and still be struggling. Shame, guilt, remorse, acceptance. It will bring me SO MUCH satisfaction to pay my debt it full. My only option is to ball hard and keep dropping fat checks on the debt, bang it out in large chunks. As much as I'd love to live off the grid in a minimal cabin somewhere green and slow, the 18 year old girl I was signed away such freedom. I signed up for the fast lane. So we keep engaged, stay focused, build. I was crippled with fear after I graduated and began to fulfill my obligation. I can smile and laugh at how crappy the terms of my loans are. I've grown up a lot learning how to step into adulthood with such a large burden. It's sincerely been humbling. To those of you who have an education and no loans -- I hope my circumstance can bring you gratitude for yours (thank your parents or scholarship programs!) For those who are struggling or look to instagram and compare life stories, there is challenge in everyone's picture. If you've got that pit in your stomach that burns when you don't know how you're gunna make ends meet -- happens to the best of us. It's not standard to talk about financial challenges or student debt. The burden of responsibility weighs heavy sometimes. We can all concur that #adulting is hard. I saw that pic on the left and was reminded of how much I've evolved since '11, what my struggle has taught me, how real the pressure can feel at times and how cathartic it is to use it as fuel. It's not contradictory to be successful and evolving and also struggling. It's part of being human. #realtalk [right: @eminem by #chrisbuck]
'89 • @bpugs + @quicagh teaching me how to use my legs (been using them successfully ever since!) sincerely thankful for the fine examples of motherly love in my life. Knowing such strong women feels like a cheat code - a shortcut to understanding what it looks like to move with courage and humor. Thank you to the many women who have inspired my being along the way. I am the culmination of so many others' loving.
I have hundreds of instants from Link's first year, stamps of exact moments in time. These are two of my favorites, too is at 5 months taken in our skyscraper, second is at 10 months at our first pad in West Hollywood. #mothersday#linkjhg
We let our freak flag fly pretty regularly around these parts. Exhibit A: Kathleen on caffeine. Happy Friday y'all 🏻
What does that look like? Speaking up for yourself. Saying No if it's your truth. Being compassionate when it's not easy. Practicing patience. Choosing not to engage if it's not healthy. Going the extra mile when that whisper in your mind asks action of you. #goals
so much more than skin
It's said that emotions only live 90 seconds in the body if not fueled by thought. How powerful a notion, if I accept this feeling, and embrace the truth that it is fleeting, I can move through it without it sucking me in or weighing me down. It takes practice to hold an easy heart, to stay open to tenderness over and over again, to have a direct experience with life. So often we get caught in this felt sense of grasping and fixating, stuck in quick sentences in our minds, a sticky emotional ether vibrating out of us. When we are in that state, the most powerful thing we can do is to take notice. To step out of the dialogue and stay receptive, no storyline, experiencing sensations without interpretation. When we allow it to just be, without needing to label it as good or bad, like or don't like, we neutralize. Center. Suffering lessens when we practice non-resistance, acceptance of the fundamental groundlessness of being human. We are in a perpetual state of transition. Lest we waste our focus resisting the constant inevitable. Change is in the air, indeed. We're noticing it more with this moon. Staying open + receptive 🏻 let go of dialogue that no longer serves your purpose. Neutralize your force field, heal old wounds. This is a time to accept that we are perpetually new. Working on it, wanted to share in case this message is for you.
Oh, this changing moon in a sky heavy with clouds, a wishy washy veil over a woman underslept. Taking it slow today and enjoying the textures of my second childhood, soaking up his free-spirit by osmosis, letting go of any fixed-notions of Self. I am so thankful for my little man, for the friendship we share. Sometimes, sure, he's cloaked in toddlerdom and shrieks in screams and kicks and pulls-- I am the enforcer, I am the police, I am the end of fun. But most of the time we look at each other and smile with certainty-- how lucky we are to be together in this life, in sync, sharing this scene. I love you, Link J, thanks for picking me. Thank you for making a mother out of me and thank you for being my friend. I love learning from you, I can see the truth in your eyes. I am grateful for this round together. #takeiteasy
like a cactus tree
so close to fire
a smile, a sniffle, a scratch - happy Friday from my child's chicklets.
This is my Belita, the mother of my mother (and ten others, twenty grandchildren, a growing brood of great-grands.) Super impressed at the strength of this young ladies' genes... she looks so much like my Link, I had to share. Second pic is on her wedding day to my Abuelo - I resemble the gal as well. I wish I could move time and know her from the place I stand now, thank her.