love, Ruth Nineke

You Gotta Believe In YOU

Post Published: August 26, 2023

Real quick reminders for whoever needs it:

You gotta be your biggest cheerleader and champion. You gotta do your affirmations – intentional messages you give to yourself about yourself/your life. You gotta hydrate. You gotta exercise. And you gotta cut off people, places, and things that make you feel bad.

Healing is ongoing. We’re all doing it even when/if we think we’re not, and even if we’re not into the “woo-woo” metaphysical/spiritual hoo-ha. We’re all healing and coping from a society that’s been trying to suffocate us as soon as we joined it.

So you can buckle, bend, and break beneath that society’s demands and you can wonder why everything hurts so badly. Or you can follow the white rabbit, exit the matrix, go to wonderland, and meet yourself as the captain of your own destiny.

The affirmations will help. Boston, and mushrooms will also help.

You deserve to be happy and healthy. You deserve to feel love as an energy and undeniable force within you.

When I was in high school, and for some of college I had subscriptions to Vogue and W magazine. And I’d cut out the sexiest ads and tape them all over my walls. The two-page Versace & D+G were obvs a fave.

I never cared a lick for fashion. I just like to look at colorful things. Don’t you?

I like bold shit yes, and I loved my $5 Jeffrey Campbell knock off platform boots – but I only even bought them because they were pink and FIVE DOLLARS at the edge of China Town.

Anyway, my inspiration and obsession has always been lighting, contrast, and BOLDNESS. I like angles, patterns whatever who cares. But the lighting. The contrast. I like things to be extreme, but just on the edge of is that what it really is or is it embellished, or could that really look like that?

You know, it’s the capture of the thing and then imagining a whole scene and “reality” around it.

That’s why I LOVE taking pictures of my own body in the sun. Checks all the boxes. Me. I check ALL my boxes. And that’s exactly as it should be.

If I see myself as a work of art to behold then what else can it possibly be? My perception of my self is the most important.

Repeat that last sentence out loud. Apply it yourself.

That’s how we get through this world that’s always trying to cut us down, diminish us, control us and box us in.

My perception of my self is the most important.


Tell me what you think before we both die



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