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  • Istanbul is a city divided between two continents. So I guess I did the fastest globetrotting experience yet today— Asia and Europe within five minutes. Damn, I should win a Guinness world record. 😂 Double tap if you agree 😜
  • Traveling healed me from MY MIND.
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Before I started traveling, I used to count calories, cut out foods, and do “intermittent fasting” when I felt bad about eating like crap. I used to be a workout junkie, and the gym was my second home.
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I remember crying and praying to God for things to change. I could not stop my obsessive behavior. I hated food so much, but then I loved it. It was crazy behavior that sparked after I gained weight my
freshman year of college.
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I only expressed this to a few people in college because I was A S H A M E D of it. I asked my boyfriend to take this picture of me...And this morning when I was adding my preset to it, I realized “oh shoot, I ate that pizza without thinking twice”.
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So why did travel help? I wasn’t used to being so out of control with my food. I had no option but to go for that pizza at a gourmet grocery store in Italy since I had no kitchen. And when I was traveling, I was able to push aside my obsessive behavior to hang out with people over food and to enjoy it because I knew that memories were far more important.
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I also walked around a LOT. I am a pretty active person because I walk around quite a bit (especially in Europe). So to see that foods I called “bad” did not significantly change my body a lot because I was so active REALLY helped my mind. And it helped me to see that “bad” foods are actually a healthy part of the food culture in many countries.
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I looooove eating healthy foods. And my mind goes a bit cookyyy without it. A lot of the times I would rather eat a salad over a burger— because that is just ME. But when I decide to eat that burger I no longer feel guilt.
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I’m not saying traveling is a cure for obsessive eating patterns, but it helped me. The whole world eats differently. A little bit of everything won’t kill ya. Thanks travel for teaching me that. 💓
  • The look on my face after coffee vs before. TURKISH COFFEE IS GOOD, yo! 🤤
  • Can we take a moment to appreciate the glory of Turkish delights?🤣😍
  • CREATE BEFORE YOU CONSUME.📹
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This is the BIGGEST lesson I am learning as a new content creator. It can be so easy to compare yourself to other big time creators that you admire. But I am learning to consume less, and create more.💪
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The biggest asset you can bring to whatever platform you are creating for, is YOU! You have an unique personality, and with that you have something different to bring to the table.
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Something I heard when I was going to law school is “the market is oversaturated, best of luck”. And now as a new baby Youtuber, I hear the same thing. Don’t be discouraged, keep your head down and HUSTLE! That is key.🔑
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Any new content creators feel me?💓
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